Firming Up In The Office Chair

Here at the clinic we like to be very active. It’s important for us to lead a healthy lifestyle, and one area we always let that slip is when we’re sitting down. Spending all day working at your desk can be mentally draining and put you off heading to the gym or going for a run after work.  Continue reading

Some More Winter Skin Tips

We wrote last week about easy ways to care for your skin during the colder months, and as we get closer to the most wonderful time of the year we thought it would be a great chance to stuff your stocking with more easy to remember skin tips that will have you looking and feeling good. Continue reading

Some Winter Skin Tips

We get so many customers contacting us this time of year asking for advice on how to look after ‘winter skin’. You know it’s those chapped lips which have to face cold commutes in the morning or faces with skin that has had just about enough of having to face the blistering cold. Continue reading

Trans(forma)ing The Way Skin Looks

Here at Snowberry Lane we are really proud to be able to offer people a fantastic new treatment which we believe works fantastically. It’s a new way to get rid of lines and wrinkles around the face (and other knobbly parts) without having to go under any knife. It’s called Forma and we want to tell you all about it. Continue reading

Winter Food Options

Brace yourself, winter is coming and as we rise to darkened skies and weather beaten roads, toil away at work only for the nights to roll in earlier and earlier it is easy to slip into the old habit of comfort eating.

We have all done it, curled up in front of the TV, closed the curtains and snacked but a poor diet can lead to poor skin so maintaining a healthy diet through these harsh winter months is important.

Our skin will have to endure quite dramatic temperature changes as we come in from the cold and giving it a fighting chance to combat that is important if you want to stay looking fresh.

Here are some great winter foods that are healthy and can offer your body the fuel to fight off the bugs and fatigue that usually accompany the undesirable weather that we are all set to endure.

Pomegranates and Pomegranate juice are proving to be more and more popular and with them offering health benefits that can only be a good thing. High in antioxidants, it has been suggested that as little as one cup of juice a day can make a difference.

Taking advantage of the generous amounts of dark leafy greens on our supermarket shelves is also a great way to make sure your body is getting what it needs. A great source of vitamins A, C and K things like kale, chard and collards are a great option.

If you are looking for a snack to brighten up your day look no further than citrus like lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit. A great source for Vitamin C they make a great alternative to traditional winter fare.

Potatoes might get a bad rap but can provide you with much needed vitamins and fibre in the winter as well as bulking out a meal.

Finally the Winter Squash family including butternut, acorn, delicata and spaghetti squash can offer high vitamin, potassium and folate levels while having few calories.

Just try to remember that we are not bears that need to bulk up and hibernate. Taking care of your health will leave you with a healthier body and appearance.

Snowberry Lane Clinic fully promotes a healthy lifestyle and you can find out more about us here.

Winter Exercise Motivation

When the weather starts getting worse many of us choose to let that run the next few months of our lives. Any good intentions or routine tends to get thrown out the window but now more than ever is the ideal opportunity to stay active and get healthy.

You might want to just get straight back to your home and lock the door but staying in good physical condition can help you fight off any bugs that are flying around at winter. Maintaining a healthy diet as well as good physical condition is always recommended.

By planning out your day you can maintain your gym routine. Knowing what you are doing rather than playing it by ear can motivate you and rather than getting back to your house and having to go out again schedule your gym trip into your daily routine.

Get out and walk at your lunch breaks, even if the weather is poor. Just get yourself wrapped up or get your waterproofs on and get a little bit of exercise.

If you are struck down by illness try not to let it debilitate you because it can be difficult to get back into a routine. Try to exercise even if it is gently and then you will find as you start to feel better you can increase the intensity.

Winter breaks are a great way to embrace the weather with skiing and snowboarding being wonderful ways to stay active.

Another benefit of exercising during the winter is the positivity it will bring into your life. With the lack of sunlight many people can struggle to find the motivation and generally feel down. Exercising can combat those feelings as well as keeping you in shape.

Feeling good about your self is important and staying healthy and active is a big part of that. You can also find out more about the latest techniques and procedures that have been helping people improve their self-confidence at Snowberry Lane Clinics here.