Addicted to busy

As the title suggests, this post is about the potential repercussions of living a busy lifestyle. I mentioned in my previous post, that this time the depression was very physical rather than mental – something I couldn’t quite wrap my head around in the beginning. In 2017, I was a slave to my own mind …

How your mindset and lifestyle can alter your Genetics

You’ll often hear people using the phrase ‘it’s down to your genetics’, meaning it’s something that was pre-programmed into you as a human, from the moment you were conceived. A basic explanation for anyone that doesn’t know is that we all have a sequential genetic ‘code’ of chemicals that together, built into structural proteins that make …

How the ‘Fitspo’ lifestyle can lead to Amenorrhea and Hormonal imbalances

As a young female, hormones and periods may not seem all that important. It doesn’t become apparent until you start thinking about having children, but if you put it to the back of your mind for a few years, you may find yourself struggling to conceive. You may then need to add an extra year or two to that …

Hormonal Acne

During the week I was cleansing my face and I noticed two spots on my chin. It got me thinking that these were the first spots that I’ve noticed in a while. I used to stress over getting spots, because as you can see in the pictures below, I had full on acne a few months ago. I’ve …

The Science behind Mindfulness Meditation – Exercise for your mental health

I know what you’re thinking – Meditation? That airy fairy, voodoo thing that hippies and yoga instructors do? I know that’s what you’re thinking, because that is exactly what I thought until a few weeks ago. Meditation is something that I’ve always wanted to try, but continuously put off as I could never quite ‘find …

Chronic exposure to stress and it’s negative effects

The average person tends to lead a very busy lifestyle, trying their best to achieve in every aspect of their life. Between trying to excel in your career, paying off never ending bills, keeping active and maintaining a social life, we can feel like we are in constant overdrive. Often people reach for stimulants like …