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HOW TO MAKE YOUR FAVOURITE OUTDOOR SPORTS MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

With the four walls of home far too familiar these days, we think it’s fair to say that the pandemic has got us looking for new ways to enjoy...

7 ESSENTIAL ITEMS YOU NEED IN YOUR HOME GYM

Lower the drawbridge. Lift the gate. Don your running shoes and do a little jig...gyms are set to reopen in just three days time! You’d think that the anticipation...

6 LIFESTYLE HACKS TO MAXIMISE YOUR GAINS PRE & POST GYM

Rejoice! In less than a week, gyms in the UK reopen their doors, and exercise enthusiasts who've been chomping on the protein-boosted bit are unleashed once again.  Let’s face it,...

4 HOME WORKING HEALTH RISKS & WAYS TO MITIGATE THEM

Since the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world and government guidelines to work remotely became the norm, there have been countless studies into the effect of home working on our...

HOW TO ENSURE TAKING YOUR DOG ON HOLIDAY IS A PLEASURE NOT A CHORE

As the author Orhan Pamuk once so deftly put it, ‘’Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen’’. If you’re to listen to your pup...

FAST AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT TO RELIEVE BACK PAIN

Experiencing lockdown back pain since the beginning of the pandemic? You're not alone. As was recently reported in the Independent, more than a third of Britons have experienced increased...

HOW TO CREATE AN EXERCISE ROUTINE FROM HOME YOU’LL ENJOY

When our whole world was turned upside down a year ago, little did we know that exercising at home would be the saviour. Indeed, with a more static day-to-day...

HEALTHY AGEING: 5 TIPS ON LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE IN YOUR LATER YEARS

2021 marks the second year of the United Nations’ Decade Of Healthy Ageing, which aims ‘’to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which...

5 TOP TIPS FOR STRENGTHENING YOUR HAIR THIS SPRING

A change in the seasons always seems to signal a shift in the state of our nails, hair and skin, too. It feels like the sudden onset of spring...

5 WORKING FROM HOME HABITS WHICH COULD BE HARMING YOUR HEALTH & PRODUCTIVITY

And the IDEAL ways to remedy them. A year ago yesterday, everything changed. Since 23rd March 2020 and the government’s lockdown announcement, the UK has experienced a dramatic shift in...

CORONASOMNIA: 5 WAYS TO FALL BACK ASLEEP DURING A RESTLESS NIGHT

Ideal for those who have trouble falling back to sleep. This just in; a new portmanteau has entered the national lexicon this year, but even before learning the word, so...

CELEBRATING VITAMIN C DAY: 7 REASONS YOU NEED VITAMIN C

Next week, the whole of the UK will be celebrating. Nope, not on Monday 29th March, when lockdown restrictions are lifted, stay-at-home rules scrapped, and families are permitted to...

6 POPULAR NATURAL REMEDIES FOR STRESS RELIEF

Ideal for those looking to take back control of their mindset. Last month, the Guardian reported on a phenomenon which psychologists have termed ‘pandemic burnout’, warning that the latest lockdown...

GO GREEN: 5 PLANTS YOU CAN GROW INDOORS

If you're a regular reader of IDEAL, then you’ll know how much we love our house plants. Hey, after a lockdown spent watering dutifully pruning, repotting and staring lovingly...

5 OF THE BEST PRODUCTS THAT WILL UPGRADE YOUR BATHTIME EXPERIENCE

Ideal for a moment of bliss in the bath . If you’re a regular reader of IDEAL, then you’ll know just how much we love a good soak. Hey, perhaps you’re...

SPRING CLEAN YOUR WELLBEING REGIME IN 7 IDEAL STEPS

Wellbeing regime? What’s one of those when it’s at home? Well, seeing as we are at home right now, without both the usual stimulation of social interaction and the...

7 WAYS TO COPE WITH ANXIETY ABOUT LOCKDOWN ENDING

Yep, you heard us right. And nope, we’re not being contrary. Whilst a vast swathe of Brits are clearly excited about the chance to fling the doors open and...

6 QUIRKY NEW HOBBIES TO DELIGHT YOUR FRIENDS AFTER LOCKDOWN

Let’s face it – most of us have tried our hand at a new hobby or pastime during lockdown. The keyboard piano gathering dust in the corner, the Learn...

5 WAYS TO BEAT MONDAY LOCKDOWN LOWS

Once upon a time, we used to get a little anxious on a Sunday, thinking about the commute into work and a week’s worth of issues waiting in our...

6 IDEAL TIPS ON HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR LETTERBOX FLOWERS

Since a global pandemic locked us all down, we've all been missing loved ones and keen to express that sentiment from afar. Perhaps it's no surprise, then, that letterbox...

A NEW SKINCARE REGIME? YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED ON USING CBD CREAM

The year is 2021 and the world has changed irrevocably. Loved ones have been living apart for almost a year, masks obscure strangers’ smiles and their grimaces, and terms...

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