Category Archives: Healthy living


10 Great Ways to Get Your Kids Walking

Did you know that May is National Walking Month? With the weather improving, and the days getting longer and warmer, now is the perfect time to get out and about with your kids. And it’s hard to beat walking for an activity that has great health benefits and is free as well.

Daily exercise is important for kids (and grown-ups too!), and walking can help develop a healthy heart, strong bones and muscles, and provide a dose of vitamin D from being outside. And getting kids into good habits when they’re young can help prevent them developing health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure later in life.

But it’s not always easy to convince them about the importance of walking, is it? If you’ve ever dragged a whiny child (or several!) on a walk, you’ll know it can be more about endurance than enjoyment. But here are 10 easy ways to make walking more fun.

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Growing Your Own Food Made Easy

Do you love the idea of growing your own fruit and vegetables but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re on a tight budget, so you think you can’t afford to ‘grow your own’? Or are your kids not keen to eat anything that hints of a vegetable? We all know we should be eating plenty of fruit and vegetables but buying them can be expensive, so my posts for the next few weeks will be about growing fruit and vegetables on a budget.

It’s surprisingly easy to grow your own food, even if you’ve only got a very small space or cash is limited. With a little ingenuity, you can find lots of ways to find seeds and plants for free (or very little!), avoid spending a fortune on pots and seed trays, and spending hours each day digging and weeding. And kids really love the idea of ‘growing your own’, which means it’s more likely they’ll try eating something new – which has to be good news, doesn’t it?


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Healthy Packed Lunches for Children: How to Involve Your Child

We all know that children can be notoriously fussy eaters and there’s nothing more depressing than having their lunchbox come home almost as full as it was in the morning. So how can you get your children to eat more of their packed lunch? Of course, there are no magic solutions, but involving children in making decisions about their packed lunches will help them to feel more positive about them. These tips will show you how.


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Six Ways to Make Your Office Packed Lunch Special

OK, hands up! Who has ever been guilty of munching a sandwich at their desk while checking their emails or updating their Facebook status? We’ve all practised that particular version of a ‘working lunch’ and it’s not very enjoyable, is it? Taking a proper lunch break not only feels better but also makes you more productive as well, so why not use these tips to make lunchtimes a bit special and improve your efficiency at the same time?