Me-time: Why parents shouldn’t feel guilty for taking time for themselves

Mar 18 2019

Me-time or no me-time? That is the question… Across the globe, there are 258 worldwide births per minute, resulting in a huge 516 individuals becoming parents for either the first time or expanding their family further every 60 seconds. Only parents know the true extent that having a child can have on your life, with time, energy and undivided attention required at all times. With no pre-written handbook to give answers to the meaning of newborn cries, how to handle the ‘terrible twos’ phase or even how to complete primary education homework, the journey through parenthood, whilst hugely rewarding, can also be exhausting. 

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Simple steps to prolong longevity after 40

Jan 22 2019
I am a bit obsessed with longevity because I lost my parents at a young age despite being healthy and sporty. I live every day as if it was my last. My motto is Carpe Diem (Latin expression for ‘Seize the moment’). I live a healthy life including a balanced diet and the right amount of sport (not too much, not too little) always in my quest to prolong longevity. I have never been on a diet because I take everything in moderation. But I take the longevity thing quite seriously and treat my body like a temple.

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First aid training to become a mandatory part of the curriculum in UK schools

Jan 21 2019

Every year, 60,000 people in the UK experience a cardiac arrest and 50% of these incidents happen in the community. 270 children die at school as a result of sudden cardiac arrest. To give someone the best chance of survival, bystander CPR should be given immediately, however often this does happen as people simply don’t know how to help. By the time an ambulance arrives, valuable time has been lost and, in many cases, any chance of saving the casualty has gone. In England, the ambulance services attempt to resuscitate approximately 28,000 people each year, of which less than 10% survive. The more people in the community trained to help and able to give prompt CPR and use a defibrillator, the better the chance of survival and prognosis for all of us. 

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