Blending Up a Storm

Back at the beginning of the year, I vowed to improve my diet and become a little fitter. I always find that studying and living on a budget means eating healthily is often easier said than done. To motivate myself, I invested in a Philips Daily Collection Mini Blender. It was only £50 and came with a blend-and-go bottle, which I hoped would encourage me to get on the smoothie bandwagon, taking something healthy to the library and my early morning lectures. To say it’s become an obsession is an understatement and it’s inspired me to make sure my fruit…

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In The Nood

Running low on energy? Workloads piling up? Finding it harder and harder to drag yourself out of bed in morning? We feel you. Exams are rapidly approaching and now that the sun is beginning to shine, those afternoons in the library are leaving you feeling more and more drained. That’s where In The Nood comes in.They’re nutritional, a great way to fight back hunger and give you tons of natural energy to help you get through the day. They’re also the perfect pre/post workout for when you’re in need of a little energy boost. Each energy ball is packed full of antioxidants,…

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The Chemicals behind the Cosmetics

The shampoo; the lipstick and the perfume you sprayed on as you quickly rushed out the door: products you would never guess were dangerous.Across the globe, cosmetic producers are placing carcinogens like anti-fungi chemicals, hormone disrupting chemicals, lead and mercury amongst others into our cosmetics for various reasons causing a variety of different health issues to come to the forefront.Although there are strict chemical regulations within the UK a few chemicals that are placed in our cosmetics are questionable. When I spoke to chemicals and research manager of Breast Cancer UK, Dr. Margaret Wexler, she explained: “In the UK makeup…

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Cooking made easier

So you’ve officially arrived at university and the freedom is pure bliss. There’s no one telling you what to do, no one reminding you of your chores and no one keeping an eye on you. Perfection! But there’s one thing you seem to have forgotten, dinner is not going to be ready on the table at 7pm unless you make it and put it there. Most of us have come to university without having to make dinner every single day, so now we are independent, it is our responsibility to take on the task – similar to a horror story…

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Need to know fitness trends

Every year there’s new fitness trends or diets announced that are guaranteed to help us achieve our dream bodies, and whilst those beach days may be a little way off yet, keeping healthy all year round is far better for us and can help us to feel a lot better both physically and mentally.Of course, we know it’s a case of moving more and eating a balanced diet, but these fitness trends will help to keep you in shape in 2016 and beyond.Clean EatingClean eating is still big news and a trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime…

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