On your marks for two big events coming up for runners

Across Teesside, runners of all ages are following exercise regimes, prepping their sports kits and limbering up for two major events taking place next month. Hundreds of runners will take to the streets on Sunday, 3 September, for the Middlesbrough 10k.  This major event in Teesside’s running calendar is closely followed by the Great North Run, … Continue reading “On your marks for two big events coming up for runners”

75 years of the NHS

As we celebrate the 75th birthday of the National Health Service (NHS) in Britain, we’ve been reflecting on how it’s helped us all over the years.  Here, Professor Tim Thompson, Dean of the School of Health & Life Sciences at Teesside University, shares what the NHS means to him – and what the future looks … Continue reading “75 years of the NHS”

Brengle’s ultimate guide to relaxation

Life is busy, so it’s easy to think that giving ourselves a moment to unwind is a luxury we don’t have time for. But it’s actually an essential part of looking after our mental wellbeing, helping to relieve stress, improve sleep and boost our mood. We’ve paired up with Brengle the Therapy Dog, who is … Continue reading “Brengle’s ultimate guide to relaxation”

10 homemade drinks that’ll keep you refreshed this summer

Spring has finally sprung, and if you’re anything like me you’ll be looking forward to the sunny weather that’s on the horizon. It’s almost time to ditch the hot tea and coffee and turn to refreshing thirst quenchers that will see you through the warmer weather that we’re treated to this year! Follow along for … Continue reading “10 homemade drinks that’ll keep you refreshed this summer”

9 tips for coping with anxiety

Most people feel anxious at some point in their lives. It’s a natural response when we feel under threat, but living with anxiety every day can feel overwhelming and affect our enjoyment of life. Maybe you avoid things or situations that cause you to feel anxious. You might not be able to stop or control … Continue reading “9 tips for coping with anxiety”

The positive power of music

Music can inspire so many emotions. Hearing just the first few bars of a much-loved album track or a long-forgotten chart hit can create a deluge of memories. Like an old friend that can provide an aural hug, music can help us in so many ways, whether you’re listening solo on your headphones or enjoying … Continue reading “The positive power of music”

Is breakfast really that important?

At some point or other you’ve probably heard someone tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but is that actually true? Read on for some of the benefits of breakfast that might surprise you, and find out about a free programme that emphasises the importance of breakfast for students run … Continue reading “Is breakfast really that important?”

The eco-friendly period products you need to know about

Periods. They’ve been around for as long as we have. But if you think the idea of reusable menstrual products is a new one, think again. Long before the invention of recognised period products like tampons and pads, the use of simple rags or cloths was standard. It was only during the Victorian era that … Continue reading “The eco-friendly period products you need to know about”

11 ways to eat healthily on a budget

Eating a balanced diet isn’t always easy – particularly when you’re on a budget. Nutritious food can be expensive, and with the increased cost of living, you might be feeling the pinch more than ever before. But the good news is, there are ways you can save money and still eat well. By making a … Continue reading “11 ways to eat healthily on a budget”

10 tips for a better night’s sleep

A good night’s sleep is just as important for your health as regular exercise and a balanced diet. But we’ve probably all gone through times in our lives when getting 40 winks isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you’re struggling to nod off or waking up throughout the night, it can be incredibly frustrating. … Continue reading “10 tips for a better night’s sleep”