The human brain is by far the most complex structure that we know of on the planet. It contains about 100 billion neurons and at least 100 trillion neural connections. To put that in context, that is at least 1000 times the number of stars in our galaxy!
Coaching may be a relatively new field, but it is a hugely dynamic one with new models and approaches emerging all the time. One of the most exciting evolutions in the field is ‘Transformational Coaching’.
A well trained nutrition professional can put together a varied and nutrient dense plan in their sleep….it’s our bread and butter after all! However, there are some clients that require that little extra from their meal plans, maybe for specific health reasons, performance enhancement or a corporate client to help with product development. These clients need the detailed dietary analysis and super specific meal plans that only hours of manual calculations or a really great dietary analysis software can offer.
Even though it's something most women experience at some point in their life, periods are a topic that lots of people would rather not discuss openly. With this self-imposed silence, it's no wonder there are a lot of myths surrounding this monthly process.
Parenting can be one of the most rewarding, but also most demanding, jobs in the world. Juggling home and work life has always been a challenge. But over the last 18 months, the demands upon parents have reached a WHOLE NEW LEVEL.
The long awaited vaccination programme appears to be the most effective way out of Covid and it’s associated restrictions. But whilst we wait patiently to be called to our GP surgery could we be using the time to get our bodies ‘vaccine ready’ and to help maximise its efficacy?
There is no denying it, Christmas is just around the corner. I have no real idea where this year has gone but it’s time to start looking ahead to the festive season and the fun of gift giving. Finding the right gift for the special people in our lives can sometimes feel like a mountain that we need to climb and along the way there can be many pitfalls and traps.
Sheila is a Nutritional Therapist (Sheila Downes Nutrition) and an IHS Clinical Practice Supervisor & Course Consultant
“I want to feel fit, I want to feel strong, I want to be healthy, and I want to lose weight. Urgh, that must mean that I need to go on some sort of crazy health kick and I’m going to need to diet, which is going to be boring and I won’t be able to eat half of the foods that I actually like.”
What a crazy few months it has been. One way or another we have all been affected by COVID and the lockdowns that have had to be put into place. Whilst we all had to adjust to a new way of living, with children out of school, home offices suddenly in permanent use, queues to get into the supermarkets, shortages of some foods, and the strange feel of wearing face masks it is now time to adjust again.
Caroline has spent 20 years working in the wellness industry using coaching and behavioural change strategies with groups and individuals.
Nutrition, mindset, movement, stress management, sleep and fun - we've got you covered! IHS have put this free short course together to help those looking for practical and easy ways to stay well, stay positive and have fun whilst at home.
Time to switch panic buying loo roll for proactive food prep folks!!
At IHS we celebrate all things Health & Wellness and this doesn’t stop at Christmas time. Not only do we love receiving gifts that suit our lifestyle but we love gifting them too. To help you choose the perfect wellness gift this season, we have put together our top picks as chosen by our Academic & Operations team. Something for everyone – not matter how picky they might be!
It’s time to meet the IHS team again. Since joining IHS in 2018, Sally has had a massive impact on how the operations department runs, we managed to catch up with her for a quick Q&A
The UK Health Coaches Association (UKHCA) is the Professional Body dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of the role of Health Coaching as a credible and accessible model for preventing, and potentially reversing, chronic, lifestyle-related disease.
Jess is one of our Internal Quality Assurers, as well as a lecturer and unit leader for the nutritional therapy programme here at IHS. We had a quick catch up earlier this month, read the full Q&A below.
We caught up with Chris Peare who has co-created our new Plant-Based Nutrition Course and he shared with us some of his top tips for plant-based eating. Whether you identify as vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian these tips are perfect for you.
In keeping with our plant-based theme, this nut roast recipe is courtesy of Chris Peare. It's easy to make, healthy and perfect for sharing with friends and family.
It’s time to meet the IHS team again. This month we are delighted to introduce you to Sheila Downes