Jumping for joy 

Bounce your way to better muscle mass with  Sarah Maxwell, as she explains the benefits of one of her favourite forms of exercise – trampolining  As a child I always wanted a trampoline but it wasn’t until my twenties that...

Nourish to Flourish – the effects of alcohol on our bodies

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach Charlotte Lau takes a look at the effects of alcohol on our bodies For some, drinking alcohol can be part of a balanced lifestyle and a way of celebrating and marking social occasions. But everyone is...

Keep Your Cool

With the climate hotting up, Sarah Maxwell get to grips with exercising safely in the heat Today I’m enjoying basking in glorious sunshine, contemplating doing a lunchtime workout. The usual excuses come to the surface, ‘it’s too hot to exercise’,...

Nourish to Flourish – tips for eating well on a budget

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach Charlotte Lau gives her tips for eating well on a budget With the cost of food increasing every month, and with shoppers trying to save money in all areas of our lives, buying habits are set...

A Whole New World

Loving local doesn’t mean you can’t explore a whole world of global flavours and cuisines Curry Favour Rameeza’s Repetoire Indian Cookery Workshops are held by local expert Rameeza in her purpose-built kitchen in West Byfleet, and are designed to empower...

Home Grown

These eateries prove local ingredients make for the finest dining The Rose Inn has been brought to life by Chef and Publican Billy Stock, who vowed to bring his passion for food and community to the village of Wickhambreaux, in...

Eat Sleep Breathe

These local stays are great for an evening meal and a sound night’s sleep Bliss at the Bell – The Bell in Ticehurst Location: A public house on the Kent-Sussex border, in what was a rather showy Tudor property around...

Dine with a View

From the airy blue of a far reaching seascape to endless heaps of rolling hills, one of our favourite things about living in the South East is the amazing scenery. And what better way to enjoy the many sights our...

Walk it off

Round off a tasty pub meal with a circular countryside walk Enjoying a big hearty meal in a country pub is one of the great joys of British summertime, but it can leave you sat feeling weighed down by all...

Into the Blue

Sarah Maxwell dips into the world of blue health coaching At this time of year, many of us take to the water in one form or another. I love water (when it’s warm) but my swimming technique leaves a lot...

Nourish to Flourish – Heart Health

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach Charlotte Lau explains how to protect your heart’s health through healthy lifestyle choices Heart disease is still one of the leading causes of death in the UK and worldwide. Encouragingly, however, the death rate from heart...

Rediscover your inner zen 

Sarah Maxwell shares how she finally found calm in the middle of a forest No matter how hard I try, I can only manage three minutes of meditation before I’m utterly distracted, bored or find myself doing something else. My...

Nourish to Flourish – The relationship between physical and mental health

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach Charlotte Lau explores the relationship between physical and mental health Quite often when we talk about ‘improving our health’, we make specific choices about the food that we eat or the amount of exercise that we...

Pamper & Preen 

We take a look at the relaxing treatments and experiences on offer at some truly memorable retreats and spas The Spa at Green Farm, Shadoxhurst Set amongst idyllic ancient woodland and meadow pastures, Green Farm is a wonderfully rejuvenating place...

Not just for wrinkles

We take a look at some alternative uses for Botox® Botox® relief for excessive sweating available from Dr Kim Prescott, aesthetic doctor and medical lecturer For anyone who suffers from excessive sweating, injections into the sweat glands can dramatically reduce...

Meet the Skincare Saviour 

Natalie Hughes – founder of eco-luxury circular skincare brand, Sacred – explains why her small-batch products should take pride of place on your revamped bathroom shelves  How did you get involved in skincare?   People have such an emotional relationship...

Get your life back on track! 

Sarah Maxwell gives a very personal account of her perimenopause and menopause coping strategies For many women during the three menopause stages it’s common to experience mood changes such as irritability, sadness, lack of motivation, aggressiveness, problems focusing, stress, difficulty...

Nourish to Flourish – Food choices to support the ageing process

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach Charlotte Lau gives her advice on food choices to support the ageing process Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy as you age, but getting one well-balanced meal on the table every...

Nourish to Flourish

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach Charlotte Lau recommends small changes for a more sustainable diet A sustainable diet is one with a low environmental impact and helps contribute to the security of food and nutrition for the present as well as...

Nourish to Flourish

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach Charlotte Lau brings some calm to morning routines For many of us the relentless cycle of going to bed too late, hitting snooze on repeat and rushing out the door feeling highly stressed, is all too...

Keep it Manageable

Sarah Maxwell shares her Christmas exercise stress busters With Christmas around the corner, I’m focusing on the benefits of stretching, to keep you in tip top form – both mentally and physically – during this busy season. Although Christmas is...

Slow, Grow, Eat

Hairdresser-turned-shepherdess, Zoë Colville farms nearly 100 acres of land near Maidstone with her partner, Chris Woodhead. With prime focus on their animals’ wellbeing, together they rear cows, sheep, goats and pigs, eventually selling their meat through The Little Farm Fridge....

The Thought that Counts

Sarah Maxwell takes a closer look at mindfulness and its role in exercise The health, fitness and wellbeing industry is ever-changing, over the years we have seen many things come and go, but mindfulness practice is here to stay. Mindfulness...

Slow, Grow, Eat

Hairdresser-turned-shepherdess, Zoë Colville farms nearly 100 acres of land near Maidstone with her partner, Chris Woodhead. With prime focus on their animals’ wellbeing, together they rear cows, sheep, goats and pigs, eventually selling their meat through The Little Farm Fridge....

Slow, Grow, Eat

Hairdresser-turned-shepherdess, Zoë Colville farms nearly 100 acres of land near Maidstone with her partner, Chris Woodhead. With prime focus on their animals’ wellbeing, together they rear cows, sheep, goats and pigs, eventually selling their meat through The Little Farm Fridge....

Let’s Go Wild!

Sarah Maxwell takes the plunge and braves the chill of wild swimming Something which has caught my eye over the last year is open water swimming, or cold-water therapy, gaining lots of media attention and there is a good reason...

Slow, Grow, Eat

Hairdresser-turned-shepherdess, Zoë Colville farms nearly 100 acres of land near Maidstone with her partner, Chris Woodhead. With prime focus on their animals’ wellbeing, together they rear cows, sheep, goats and pigs, eventually selling their meat through The Little Farm Fridge....

Safety first

Sarah Maxwell explains how all is not lost if you pick up an exercise injury You finally manage to get into exercising regularly – cycling, running, walking, exercise classes, or whatever – and it’s all going well until you injure...

Body Loving Goodness

Sarah Maxwell stresses the importance of learning to take care of yourself

Nourish to Flourish

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach Charlotte Lau explores the link between food and mood… The brain, a powerful but fragile organ that accounts for just 2-3% of our body weight yet makes up for around 20-25% of our daily energy requirement....

Slow, Grow, Eat

Hairdresser-turned-shepherdess, Zoë Colville farms nearly 100 acres of land near Maidstone with her partner, Chris Woodhead. With prime focus on their animals’ wellbeing, together they rear cows, sheep, goats and pigs, eventually selling their meat through The Little Farm Fridge....

Lazy bottom

Do you suffer from lower back pain? You just might have a lazy butt! Most people are unaware of how important their buttocks (actually their gluteal muscles or glutes) are to their overall core stability and overall muscular skeletal health....

Holiday skin

Henrietta Norton’s six steps to sensational post-holiday skin Nourishing our skin is always important, never more so than when we return from a sunny holiday, to prevent dry skin and premature ageing and to prolong your sun-kissed glow. Here are...

Banish the Winter Blues

Christmas stress can be kept at bay with a little self care, Sarah Maxwell explains At this busy time of year exercise and wellbeing will usually be last on your list of priorities, however… ! Christmas can be a stressful...

Have a Healthy Christmas

Henrietta Norton explains how, despite the extra indulgence, it’s still possible to have a nourishing and nutritious festive season Mid-winter celebrations give us the opportunity to commune and foster cheer, bringing light to the darkest month of the year.  “Research has...

Getting ready for the little black dress

It’s just as important to feel as good as you look this party season, as Sarah Maxwell explains with her tips for tracking down the ultimate LBD and the exercises you can do to own your look As we start...

10 minute fitness

Being healthy isn’t just focusing on exercise or diet, it’s about lifestyle and mindset, too, as Sarah Maxwell explains. Prior to a summer break, many of us think about sprucing up in readiness for the beach, family fun, great food...

Boost Your Immunity

Henrietta Norton explains how changing attitudes to fermentation are having a beneficial effect on gut bacteria. Fermenting is firmly back in fashion these days.  Not during my 15 years as a Nutritional Therapist has the advice of fermenting a cabbage...

Spotting the signs

Speaking from her own personal experience, Sarah Maxwell looks into the stigma and concerns surrounding the menopause and perimenopause. Perimenopause generally occurs in a woman’s 40s but can happen in her 30s or even earlier. With this in mind we...

Wild at Heart

Henrietta Norton from Wild Nutrition explains how she’ll be harnessing summer goodness to keep her body and mind healthy throughout July. The Summer Solstice on 21st June this year marked the transition into a new season and the start of...

Heal Headaches

Henrietta Norton explains how a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing can help to ease problem headaches. A headache is one way your body can tell you that something is out of balance – whether this is a psychological...

Water for Health, Fitness, Mind & Body

Sarah Maxwell breaks down the sometimes daunting prospect of exercise into easily manageable activities that can be slotted into a busy lifestyle  This summer I will be heading to the beach to reap the many benefits of the seaside. Fresh...

A Year of Wellness – Finding your balance

Hormones control everything from how much sleep we get to how happy we feel – Eminé Rushton explores how we can balance them to create healthy equilibrium. Without diving too deep into the biochemistry behind our body’s mechanisms, it’s safe to...

A Year of Wellness – The home front

From plastic oceans to record air pollution, the headlines would have us believe that we’re on course to leave this planet in a bit of a mess. Eminé Rushton believes that there’s still hope – and that our homes are the best...