Health

3 Parts of Your Body That Need The Most Attention

There are lots of parts of your body that you need to look after. You need to make sure that you exercise so that your muscles stay strong and you don’t put on weight. You need to make sure that you don’t strain your eyes to protect your eyesight. However, these are the three parts of your body that need the most attention.

3 parts of your body that needs attention

Skin

You need to take good care of your skin. Poor quality skin can start to dry out, crack and become painful. Your skin stops all kinds of bacteria and infections from entering the body, and if you do not take care of it, then it will not be able to do its job. However, you also want to take care of your skin to ensure that it looks and feels as lovely as possible. This means that you need to wash your skin often and apply moisturiser to it as well. This will keep it hydrated and in good condition. When it comes to the skin on your face, you are going to need to spend a little more time with it than the rest of your body. You need to wash it twice per day. This will ensure it keeps in good condition. If you are wearing makeup, then you are going to want to make sure that you wash this off. You might also need to use toner, and you should always apply moisturiser to ensure the skin does not dry out.

Teeth

You need to look after your teeth. Not doing so can be painful and expensive. You only get a single set of adult teeth, so if you ruin them, you are not going to get a second set. This means that you need to spend time looking after your teeth. Each day you need to clean them twice. This means brushing your teeth in the morning when you wake up and then again before bed in the evening. After you have brushed your teeth, you need to make sure that you floss and use mouthwash. If you are concerned about how straight your teeth are, then you can contact a company like Invisalign, and they can help you to straighten your teeth. You should also do your best to avoid food and drink that will leave bacteria and plaque on your teeth. Also, you foods that are high in acidic content such as soft drinks can cause major damage to your teeth, so these need to be avoided as well.

Hair

Your hair likely takes a lot of time to manage and get looking amazing. You need to wash, dry and then style it. However, you need to make sure that it is kept healthy at the same time. You need to avoid over washing your hair and make sure that using hair tools such as a hairdryer and straightener is not drying out your hair. If they are, then you need to make sure that you are using conditioner and hair moisturiser. You should also make sure that when brushing you start at the bottom and work your way upwards. This will be the least amount of strain on your roots and means that you are less likely to pull your hair out.

 

The sweetest of dreams with Sleepbear

Our mattress is years old. In fact I have had it for longer than me and the Hubby have been together and thats now 11 years. I remember reading that a mattress should be changed every 5-7 years, so ours is definitely due an upgrade.

We have a double bed, sometimes I wish it was a king size, but in our first home together we didn’t quite have the space. Our bed also cost us a lot of money, as it is solid oak and we bought it to last. Although I do sometimes think a lovely white wooden bed would be nice. My Hubby wouldn’t to too happy if I told him that I wanted a new one.

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Since having my daughter 4 years go I seem to have developed an issue with my lower back. I often thought that it was due to my sleeping in a funny position, but recently I have been wondering if it is connected to our mattress. It has led to me having some very restless nights.

Sleepbear got in touch and offered me a mattress to review…. yay! Fingers crossed for a better nights sleep.

Sleepbear

Sleepbear are a British family owned business based in Oxfordshire. Who after trying to find an affordable mattress that was also comfy, supportive and of a high quality but being disappointed, decided that they would design a mattress that was all of those things but  so much more. Sleepbear was born.

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Sleepbear mattresses are different because they are made with premium natural latex, giving their mattresses more bounce, making them more breathable and non-heat retentive. The memory foam layer is also in the middle so it means that unlike most memory foam mattress’s you do not suffer with the heat. The Sleepbear Mattresses are also made using their very own Cairfull sleep surface fabric, it gives extra ventilation, moisture regulation, resilience, it also compliments the natural latex perfectly well. The Cairfull fabric has a 3 dimensional cross structure that also adds a ventilating layer of air within the fabric itself. With all these carefully thought out elements coming together to make a mattress like no other.

My Sleepbear Mattress Review

When placing the order for our mattress, I was able to choose when it would be delivered. I choose a Friday and although it was just over a week away I knew I would be home and have the time to sort everything else out ready for it’s arrival. I had a email the day before to confirm it would be arriving with us, on the day it arrived with no issues and a friendly delivery man. After we had removed our very old mattress gave the bed frame a good clean, we began to remove the outer package. To be honest I was quite impressed with how little packaging was actually used, just the box and then a large plastic bag for protection followed by the plastic that was used for the vacuum packing.

The mattress when rolled was really easy to move about. We positioned it nicely on the bed, cut away the vacuum packing and watched it inflate. The fabric feels so lovely and soft. It was surprising how quickly it went from flat to a full depth mattress, only a couple of minutes, we did however give it a little while before eagerly trying it out. Just sitting on the edge of the bed you instantly sank down into a soft yet firm cushion, so comfy. We left the mattress to fully expand and inflate for a few hours before making up the bed and it being ready for us to sleep in.

Wow! I don’t really think there is much else to say about our fabulous Sleepbear mattress. We were both slightly worried about our backs hurting for the first couple of nights, but that shouldn’t have been a worry. From the first moment of getting into our newly made up bed we were in love with it. It’s so supportive, yet soft and comfy at the same time. It moulds to you as you move positions and then holds you in place once you are in the perfect sleeping position. My back has improved even in 10 days, I haven’t woken up in the morning once thinking about my back aching which really is a great improvement. My Hubby goes away a fair bit with work and during the last week of him being away, he came home to say ‘I cannot wait to get in to bed, with that new mattress’. So it must be good.

The only thing that took a little bit of getting used to was the that if you get too close to the edge while asleep with the foam moving with you, you would almost just roll off, unlike our old mattress that was so firm around the edges that it had no give and you stayed on. It however, only took a couple of nights to get used to this and honestly most people wouldn’t even notice. But when you regularly have a four year old in bed who takes up most of the space that the Hubby and I often find sleeping on the edge the only space left for us.

We have been speaking about getting the children them for their beds too, as they will last and they will be as comfy as us. Plus it also means if we have to hop into one of their beds for the night we also have a comfy nights sleep.

Just about everyone who has been around to our house since our new mattress arrived, I been saying ‘ooh, come a sit on our new mattress’ my brother in law and best friend are now both considering getting a Sleepbear mattress. I genuinely cannot fault our Sleepbear mattress, I cannot recommend it to enough and with a 100 night sleep trial what are you waiting for? If you do not like the Sleep Bear mattress then you can just send it right back, with a money back guarantee.

Giving back to the Bears

The family team at Sleepbear not only wanted to design and manufacture a brilliant mattress they also wanted to give something back. Sleepbear give a percentage of proceeds made from their mattress sales directly to Polar Bear International. Polar Bear International are an organisation raising awareness about the Polar Bears, their ice and their seas. Doing everything they can to ensure that the Polar Bears will always remain part of our Artic.

 

*Thank you to the lovely Sleepbear family for sending me this mattress that comes with the sweetest dreams. As always thoughts an opinions are my own.*

New Year New You…….

That’s it Christmas is all finished for another year. I guess like me you have eaten a bit to much turkey and you have already finished off those lovely boxes of chocolates? Which like half of the nation means that January detox, diet and fitness regime is about to kick in. A couple of years ago I was really good throughout January, in February and even March before my fitness kick had worn off and I was no longer out running 3 times a week.

New Year New You

This year however I am determined to get fitter, having recently lost some weight before out trip to Lapland. I still want to shift a few more pounds and feel better than I have done for a long time.

New Year New You

I have been looking at lots ways to get healthy and stick to it this year. Starting off with:-

Healthy food and drinks

For me making the right food and drink choices is really important. I am terrible for drinking far to many fizzy drinks and not enough water. I go through fazes of drinking water but it doesn’t last very long so this year I want to try and drink healthier options. Smoothies packed with fruits, healthy natural waters and natural fruit juices.

True Nopal Cactus Water is 100% natural and full of flavour with no added sugars, it’s vegan friendly and paced full of antioxidants. It tastes great and myself and the Hubby have enjoyed drinking it.

Shaken Udder smoothies are just yummy! With lots of different flavours to chose from. My favourite is strawberries and clotted cream, so full of flavour. They are a great source of calcium and protein, gluten free and there are no artificial colourings and preservatives.

Benefit Drinks are 100% pure squeezed fruit juices. Enrich – Carrot juice, Cleanse – Prune juice, Vitality – Beetroot juice, and a Cleanse – Prune juice not from concentrate. The Carrot is my favourite, but they all tasted great. Packed full of vitamins to help keep your body topped up with goodness.

Healthy supplements

I am useless at taking multi vitamins and supplements which I know I really should be taking. This year it’s part of my new me, taking regular supplements. Hello Day have sent me and ‘Hello Winter’ box packed full of supplements to help me start on my quest. A box of Immunity support to help with the function of my immune system. A box of Bioharmony balance to help balance the gut functions. Beauty boost. To help with the conditions of my nails, hair and skin. There is one final box of vitality boost to help with the reduction of tiredness and fatigue which is perfect for the winter months.

Fitness

Just like most people out there we want to be that bit fitter, there are so many ways you are able to do this. You don’t have to take on the big monthly costs of joining a gym, you could walk more, get outside running or even take up yoga or work outs in your own home.

Amazon basics offer a great range of fabulous fitness items at really reasonable prices. I really love these exercise loop bands, great for resistance training at home or in the gym.

Relax

After you have spent time looking after your body, eating right, drinking right and getting in some exceise, its time to relax.

Keep your body ready for that last minute swim or gym session, or even just to feel good. Try this fabulous Dove shower foam, its perfect for taking to the gym or just using at home. It’s so silky and soft and smells amazing, plus it helps to moisturise your skin.

Or this fabulous razor subscription box so you never run out. I have been using my Dorco razor for a couple of months now and I love it. It just glides across my legs, without even worrying I might miss a bit on those difficult ankles or around the knees.

Then after a long day run a nice hot bath and relax with a detox scrub from Absolute aromas. Their Himalayan salt scrub is great for buffing off the dead skin and helping to rejuvenate your skin, leaving you feeling silky smooth and relaxed.

So that’s my January sorted, making you I take some extra time to look after myself to help get a bit fitter and fingers crossed shift a few more pounds ready for the Spring and Summer that is fast approaching.

Have you thought about adding some training into this year? Not just training at the gym. I am really thinking about doing some course this year. NLP Training courses offer a range of different ones, something to help me develop and learn more about myself and whys to help others.

Whatever your new year quest is, I wish you lots of luck.

*Thank you to everyone who has sent me products to use within this post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*