All in Healthy Living

Why Is Smoking Still So Big in Europe? Come On It's Time To Kick The Habit

At 22, I moved to Bermuda and really didn't witness much smoking at all (plenty of drinking though, they don't call it 65,000 alcoholics clinging to a rock for nothing) so when I returned to the U.K. again the smoking level seemed pretty low and most of the clients I came across who did smoke were in the process of quitting. However, I then moved to Amsterdam six months later and was shocked to see the level of smoking in the city (I'm talking cigarettes not other legal substances you can smoke in the Netherlands). There are still so many young people here who think smoking is trendy and you can tell many of them are doing it to fit in. Amsterdam is a very sociable city and it's common to go for a drink with friends or colleagues in the evenings. Most people just step outside onto the street to smoke. So if you are walking home through the canals, like me most days, you are often subjected to inhaling clouds of smoke on the way.

Bloggers Back: The Back Pain Epidemic

'Bloggers Back', otherwise known as 'Text Neck' are keeping physiotherapists in business but the full scale of the problem is not yet known. The terms are used to describe neck or back pain sustained from looking down at your phone, iPad or laptop screen too frequently or for too long. These repetitive activities done every day can wear down the spine, however often people don't develop serious problems until much further down the line.

My Top 10 Herbs And Spices To Help Reduce Inflammation

Anti-inflammatory foods are not just important for those of us with inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or other conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), they are also important for things such as exercise/ muscle recovery and heart health. Her are my favourite anti-inflammatory foods, try and buy organic as much as possible and see what creative ideas you can come up with to incorporate some of them into your diet on a regular basis.