Baby carrots are aesthetically appealing, they are cute, small, a good colour and the perfect size for a snack. They have become a regular in children’s lunchboxes and for adults for a great substitute to snacking on biscuits and chocolate. There are however some rumours surrounding these cute little snacks. One being that the carrots are soaked in chlorine and the white foam you may notice around them is the chlorine coming out. So how are these baby carrots grown and what is the white
This summer, consider making a DIY bug spray as it’s a much healthier choice than the repellents which are readily available in the market. With summer upon us, unfortunately, most of us will be troubled by the dreaded bugs that accompany our coveted summer. Whilst there are plenty of bug sprays in the shops a lot of them contain harmful chemicals that are not good for us. The skin is the largest organ in the body so just think how much we must be absorbing
In the age of the laptop, mobile phone and tablet, we are becoming a generation with bad posture. Which are the worst sitting positions for your health? We hunch over our computers, we perch on bar stools and slouch on the sofa on our phones. We are all guilty of doing it but perhaps some more than others. Below are a few of the worst sitting positions and how we can look to correct them to improve our posture and general health. 1. The Hunch
Namaste is a word that has become extremely popular among new age spirituality and yoga practitioners. But what does Namaste mean? Avid readers of LifeAdvancer will have probably at some point in their lives attended a yoga class (and hopefully regularly) and heard this spoken at the end of a class, normally with palms together pressed to the chest with a slight bow of the head, but did you ever asked yourself: what does Namaste mean? It is a way for Hindus to greet one
There are actually two types of Vitamin K, K1, which is found in vegetables and K2 is found in dairy products and produced by the bacteria in your gut. Let us take a look as to why it's important in our diet, how to identify if we are deficient and where the best sources of it are found. Why is Vitamin K so important? Vitamin K is incredibly important as it helps with blood clotting. It aids in the restriction of blood flowing from out
We all know that our cats are special and have their own special traits. But what if I told you that there actually are different cat personality types? A recent study has been undertaken that has identified five major cat personality types that our beloved feline friends can be divided into. Dr. Finka of the University of Lincoln interviewed two hundred cat owners to find out about the personality of their cats. From this data, she has concluded that there are five different personality types
It is said that you are the average of the five people that you spend the most time with. So what if you surround yourself with empowering people? People you hang out with do matter for your wellbeing and personal development. It’s important to think about whom you are spending your time with, as they will directly influence who you are as a person and therefore what you can achieve. There are different kinds of friends, those who inspire you and those that drain you.
We all know about the health benefits of practicing yoga positions or asanas. But one inspiring girl also uses them to convey a powerful message. You probably won't have heard of Heidi Williams unless you are a social media loving yogi, but you should know who she is as she and her beautiful yoga positions are a total inspiration to us all. American yogi Heidi is a survivor of rape, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and depression. She turned to yoga to help her try