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Alcohol awareness with Thrive

2020 has certainly brought some unique challenges for everyone, and as we head into October, many people are signing up for the Sober October challenge. Particularly if the pandemic has had an impact on how much you drink, this can be a great way ...

Cold, flu or Covid-19? Guidance for the next few months

It’s that time of year again – the children are back at school, the cardigans start coming out and the seasonal sniffles also make an appearance. Most of us know that while there are similarities in the symptoms, flu viruses usually make people ...

Stop! Are you heading for burnout?

By Health Coach and founder of Peppermint Wellness, Suzy Glaskie.

The funny thing about burnout is that we’re familiar with the word…but we don’t tend to recognise it when it applies to us. And yet so many of us are well on our way to burning ...

The truth about our lockdown challenges

Our mini-podcast series covers a range of topics from anxiety, home-schooling, screen time and pregnancy during a pandemic. Health Shield staff volunteered to take part in the following videos and share their personal experiences and views on ...

Primary foods

By wellness business coach, yoga teacher and health coach, Victoria Adams.

The four primary foods are Relationships, Exercise, Career and Spirituality. When one (or all) of these categories are not met (or “fed”), we turn to secondary foods ...

Is your energy bank balance in the red?

We’re all familiar with the concept of a bank account. We know that if we spend more than is in our bank account, we run into problems. We also know that if we attempt to drive across the country, we need to have enough petrol in the car!

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Becoming a new mum during COVID-19

Having a new baby can be challenging enough at the best of times, but given the current circumstances it’s understandable if you (or someone who know) is a new mum (or dad) and is facing additional worries about COVID-19. There’ll probably be ...

A vaccine for COVID-19? Update on developments

A key hope in the fight against COVID-19 is the development of an effective vaccine. Barely a day goes by without media reports of ‘significant developments,’ but what’s the reality?

Introduction to movement

If you’ve started an ambitious exercise routine, but then lost inspiration and given up, you’re not alone. Exercise can often feel like a chore, so understanding what motivates us is key to staying engaged with movement and combating more ...

We’re all going on a staycation – what to keep in the medicine kit for the great British summer!

I’m sure by now most of us will have come to terms with the fact that many of our holiday plans have changed dramatically. Dreams of golden sands, palm trees and exotic cocktails may have been replaced by thoughts of deckchairs in the garden, or ...