SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR OWN GRANNY BLANKET…

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With the sun well and truly popping its head out in the UK this week it makes us all want to chill in the sunshine but once that sun goes behind a cloud or disappears later in the day the chill can really be felt. After all it is still only March but I love being outside so I made myself a granny blanket during the winter ready for this day to arrive.

I wrote a post on this on Afternoon Tea4Two last year and wrote what inspired me to give it a go. “The knitted blanket is a glorious expression of any grandmother’s soul; it is the colours of her dreams woven in delicate and loving hands. She would sit in that old rocking chair, hands moving, brain at peace, and from those delicate fingers would come the blankets.” Reading that paragraph in a book I was reading really…

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WHY HOUSEWORK IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH…

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Love it or hate it, housework has to be done regularly but they are now saying it is also good for your health.

Housework can count as an exercise (well I already knew that), and some tasks can actually help to improve your strength and flexibility.

Apparently ironing isn’t at the top of the list for exercise but you can burn around 55 calories and it can make a significant difference to your core strength.

Vacuuming, however, can boost your core strength and can give your heart a good workout AND you could burn up around 100 calories each time.

Dusting and polishing will burn around 90 calories and helps increase flexibility as you reach up to corners and around furniture.

Changing the bed is also a good cardio workout and can burn up around 70 calories.

Mopping the floor is another good cardio workout for your heart and can…

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SIMPLE WALKING CAN VASTLY IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING…

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Getting out in the snow is difficult for anyone and not advised for many in case they slip but the snow won’t be around much longer so we have no excuse to get outside and walk.

Walking, they say can improve your health ten fold and some say a 10 minute brisk walk is enough and others say 20 minutes but if you can start with the 10 minutes you will soon see the benefit. It can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also help with lower back pain.

White blood cells and antibodies help in determining any illness faster. When you exercise daily, they modify these cells, helping you identify and prevent any disease. Daily workout also lessens the stress hormones that are responsible for many diseases.

If you find walking a bit boring or monotonous you could…

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TEACH YOURSELF HAND REFLEXOLOGY TO HELP EASE SOME OF YOUR PAIN…

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With us all cooped up inside at the moment it makes it an ideal time to learn a new skill and hand reflexology could not be easier to learn. There are a number of online courses which you could take and then start practicing it on yourself. It is a well known fact that acupoints can be stimulated to help alleviate pain.

What is hand reflexology and hope can it help with pain?

The earliest evidence of Reflexology comes from China, circa 2700 BCE. which gives you the impression of how long this has been around and is still being used for pain relief.

Most people know ‘reflexology’ as something that is done to your feet but hand reflexology is definitely another technique that is becoming just as popular.

Hand reflexology certainly provides some benefits compared to foot reflexology. The obvious example is that our hands are far more easy…

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