7 DAILY MOVEMENTS TO SET YOUR BODY FREE ‘STRETCH’ BY MOVEMENT COACH ROGER FRAMPTON – BOOK REVIEW

Confused about Posture, Flexibility Techniques to Resolving Pain? Mobility Coach Roger Frampton Author of his Brand-New Book STRETCH recommends, just 7 minutes per day of simple stretching can undo a lifetime of damage caused by sitting.

How are you getting ready for World Wellness Weekend? Have you established your new Physical Activity Routine in 2021 yet? Look at the recommendations from the World Health Organisation to make sure you are active enough. Moderate Physical Activity includes yoga, walking, dancing, housework, gardening,..Intense ones includes activities such as running, aerobic, cycling, basketball, football, tennis and more…

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WORLD WELLNESS WEEKEND 18th & 19th SEPTEMBER 2021

The countdown is on for World Wellness Weekend 18th and  19th September 2021. Together we can inspire millions of people with wellness tips. It’s you’re chance to promote vitality, serenity, immunity and solidarity.19th.

“It’s about making real and authentic well-being accessible to all. Wellness means different things to many people”

I’ve recently discovered a new book ‘STRETCH By Roger Frampton where flexibility and mobility are the keys to our long-term movement.

Stretch gives you unique insights into the seven principal movements which can be done either at intervals throughout the days or all at once depending on your lifestyle perfect for those who work remotely from home too. His book also includes a programme and a full breakdown of how to implement the movements including progressions and regressions based on your current level of flexibility and how to scale as your flexibility improves.

“For the first time EVER, a Book has made History about Stretching is top of the Fitness charts!”

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Finally…people are starting to recognise that tightness in the body literally pulls your body into rounded posture, is the root cause of too much pain in the body and leads to all kinds of mobility issues as we age.

Following Roger’s key exercises starting from as little as 7 minutes per day we can get such tremendous benefit from incorporating our daily stretches…And the great news. We can reverse so much of the damage already done and I’m willing to give this a go and so should you.

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The book highlights some of those common problem areas that lead to pain in the body including, IT back, hip flexors, neck & shoulder blades and is written for those who are currently experiencing pain, sat hunched over a desk all day or just want to feel the plus benefits of some regular good old-fashioned stretching”

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PLAN YOUR WORK OUT SCHEDULE

Depending on your schedule it has programs within Roger’s book ranging from 7 minutes per day and up to 1 hour training schedules for those wanting something more advanced. 

Set Goals for Daily Regular Movement Exercise

Set yourself a goal and allocated a time each day to improve your overall movement and form a solid habit of regular movement.

The Benefits of Stretching and Yoga

On the subject of stretching the beginnings of Yoga were invented by the Indus-Sarasvati civilisation in Northern India over 5,000 years ago. In 2019 the Yoga Market size reached 88Bn and the year on Year growth is expected at 12 percent. But, what made yoga become so popular and on trend?

Studies show on top of helping with physical pains such as back pains, and improve functions such as the ability to move or walk, by increasing your balance and flexibility as Movement Coach Roger Frampton leads as great example. Did you know, Yoga could increase sleep efficiency and time quality. In studies of diabetes, daily yoga decreased blood glucose levels, heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and oxidative stress markers. Increased energy and decreased stress were observed among diabetic groups.

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World Wellness Weekend Is an exciting opportunity to champion wellness in your daily routine, and to inspire your family, friends, colleagues and local communities to participate. Together let’s champion, wellbeing, hope and enthusiasm for world wellness weekend and beyond.

The goal of World Wellness Weekend is to inspire and empower others to make healthier choices and enjoy an active lifestyle with friends and family. Due to the current health situation around the world reminds us how important it is to have a strong immune system.

Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, SDG 3 is Good Health and Wellbeing for All. In partnership with the United Nations Global Sustainability Index Institute, world wellness weekend encourages, venues, groups, associations. Federations, visitors, bureaus, Mayors and Governors to organise free, fun and creative, free, fun and creative wellness activities on the 3rd weekend of September, just before the Equinox, when daytime and night are equal, as a symbol for work life harmony.

Let’s be pro-active and responsible in these times of uncertainty. Let’s choose a wellness challenge to be accountable to. Let’s be active at home. Here’s a look at the five pillars of Wellness which are to increase vitality, serenity, immunity, creativity, and solidarity in your life. Let people know what you do to keep healthy a mind and a healthy body.

In case you did not know what new activity to try this weekend, we hope that you now do! STRETCH offers the bare minimum to do, to keep our bodies free from pain and moving well.  Just a recap, with programmes starting from 7 minutes up to 1 hour. You can choose what fits best into your lifestyle. STRETCH! The Seven Essential Movements To Set Your Body Free is OUT NOW!.

Roger Frampton Movement Coach, Author of The Flexible Body & STRETHCH, TED Talk- 4 Million views on YouTube

p.s. If you don’t have a copy of Roger’s bestselling book, we highly recommend you pick up a copy of this brilliant, entertaining and accessible guide to fitness at home. Have a wonderful and active week!

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A SUSTAINABLE SUMMER STAYCATION AT HOME WITH TROPILEX

Give yourself a little Holiday because Mind and Body deserve a little vacation sometimes…

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This summer I told myself if I don’t go anywhere for vacation due to travel restrictions amidst the pandemic the idea of relaxing at home isn’t something I had considered until now. With that said, a summer staycation at home has been the most sensible option this year but don’t let that spoil your fun because there are ways to make the most of your open space including the back garden too.

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When it came to choosing the ultimate summer accessory to transform the vibe of my back garden I was momentarily inspired by the idea of hammocking to transport me to the beach and just watch a lazy afternoon go by. I can’t think of anything more pleasant than lying in a hammock to re-create those summer memories and great feeling of being on holiday. Somewhere exotic or shores closer to home to watch the sunset go down. Which is your favourite British Beach?

At least this summer I can save on the air miles and adopt a more sustainable approach to travelling less which seems like somewhat a great idea than previously intended. So, I thought instead of missing out on a vacation why not bring the beach culture to me and set up with a hammock in my back garden sounds like the ideal summer situation.

After all, summer is all about re-living memories and making some new ones. I’m always up for being spontaneous and trying something new especially if its good fun like hammocking the act of setting up and subsequently chilling in a hammock with a view.

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Tired of winter already? Get some summer vibes today with a nice siesta in a Tropilex hammock. Vice versa, why always hammock outdoors when you can hammock indoors as well. You can get comfy in a hammock during the cold wintery days too. The best feeling is that satisfaction when you put your feet up after a long day…

Did you know Tropilex is a proud member of  1% for the planet. As a member of 1% For The Planet, Tropilex donates a minimum 1% of yearly sales to support environmental non-profit organisations which is a great cause to make a difference for a greener planet. Their hammocks and hanging chairs are woven and repelled by traditional hammock weavers in Columbia and India which is unique by local artisans.

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A suggestion for today during a sunny day would be go offline: less scrolling, indulge in more relaxing and enjoy is the most productive thing you can do this summer. Just – Be Free. Be Happy! Good Vibes Only.

Wanna hang-out in a hammock with all your friends? Tropilex has supper big family sized hammocks! Which one is your favourite? I recommend the Travel Hammock Majolia range made from super light but strong fabric your perfect travel companion at the beach and beyond. The hammocks are made to handle even a rain shower where the polyester yarns ensure that the cotton does not get too stretched too much. Ideal for British weather too given the unpredictable change in forecast rain or shine.

The beautiful wooden standard wood in other ranges would look great in every garden home made with 1005 FSC certified pinewood. They even deliver their products CO2-neutral.

Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air with Tropilex and make it a summer to remember.

Cheers to the weekend!

 

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HOW TO GET A GOOD NIGHT’S REST DURING LOCKDOWN | TIPS FOR GETTING TO SLEEP NATURALLY

THE PUKKA HERBS BEST SELLING NIGHT TIME TEA NEW SLEEP WITH EASE PROGRAMME BIGGEST EVER CAMPAIGN #SLEEPWITHPUKKA

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Just recently, I wanted to share with you that Pukka are about to launch one of their biggest ever campaigns: Sleep with Ease. That’s right, to finish off the year they are focusing on sleep so when the brand approached me to be part of their campaign I was delighted to help promote Pukka’s best-selling NIGHT TIME tea and NEW ‘Sleep with Ease’ Programme to my readers. In return as part of the campaign they sent me a Pukka kit including their tea, a downloadable sleep diary with exclusive sleep tips for me to try out. It will be interesting to see how this compares to my usual caffeinated tea bags and if my sleep pattern is much improved at the end of the trial.

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This campaign could not have come at a better time now that the clocks have gone back and I do especially love to drink tea during the colder winter months wouldn’t you agree is quite comforting early mornings, mid afternoon at work to evenings even before bed. The one thing I have learned over the course of the lockdown is to make sure Health & Well-being is you’re main priority as looking after yourself is number 1. One thing’s for sure is that my mornings have never felt so refreshed after a good night’s restful sleep which has not happened in a long while since the beginning of the 2nd lockdown. Lately its been the norm in covid times to feel stressed or experience anxiety as we realise the world has changed the way we live where health and well being impacts our daily lives including the way you feel both on the inside and out.

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All it takes is a change in mind set by making the slightest changes to habits such as caffeine intake is vital for living a healthier lifestyle. From my positive experience of trying out Pukka Herbs Herbal Tea Organic range it’s really made a vast improvement in the last few days. Even better its all natural. So over the duration of a week, I managed to record my sleep pattern to see how I can achieve a much needed good night’s rest of at least an average of 8 hours sleep per night.

Since using Pukka Herbs teabags all this week, I’ve noticed a dramatic improvement to energy levels and feeling more alert. Walking up in the morning with ease and less stress with not much of a headache like before using my conventional ordinary caffeinated tea bags. I really appreciate those moments of feeling refreshed in the mornings when you wake up, but unfortunately for most of us it’s sometimes not possible during the pandemic. Even though we’re in a lockdown for me especially I have found it very stressful and at times often difficult to maintain a good nights restful sleep.

Watch my Review on my YouTube Channel for more info and what’s great about the product too. So here’s how I got on with my Pukka Sleep Diary. Read it just here

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KICK START SUMMER WITH CAP GIN | GIVE CLASSIC GIN COCKTAILS THE RED CARPET TREATMENT

DIVE INTO SUMMER WITH THE LATEST PREMIUM SPIRIT FROM THE CÔTE D’AZUR

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Transport yourself to the Côte d’Azur with CAP Gin. Get a Taste of refinement from carefully selected botanicals expertly blended to produce premium Gin that pays homage to this iconic Jet-Set destination

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Discover the premium Gin that Celebrates everything about the Côte d’Azur Lifestyle – Le Cap Soiree

Did you know the Côte d’Azur is acclaimed for it’s timeless glamour with over 300 days of sunshine a year which boast the most iconic coastlines in the world. It makes me think of Hotel du Cap Eden Roc. Imagine this – where you can plunge into the spirit of the French Riviera through the taste of Cap Gin.

 

As far as I know, Cap Gin is made on the shores of the Mediterranean and the spirit of the Côte d’Azur reflects that of the glamorous stylish lifestyles lived in Cannes, Nice to Monaco.

 

 

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Since lockdown happened in Britain amid the Covid 19 pandemic people are still reluctant to make vacation plans as only most recently restrictions are slowly being lifted with the opening of some hotels, bars and restaurants. I’d like to hear you’re thoughts on this or are you still in favor of entertaining at home to feel safe until this situation settles a bit.

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CAP Gin Le Esprit de la Côte France

Although I’m still hesitant for making social plans, I support staying in and drinking can still be fun with great company with sumptuous cocktails to get you into the summer party spirit. I thought this period was very unusual to spend time at home with all major sporting events to music festivals cancelled it seems vacations abroad are nonexistent. So why not bring the Cote d’Azur Lifestyle to me instead.

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The Distinct CAP Gin’s formulation was produced  in collaboration with Dr David Clutton PHD a former Technical Director at Diageo who also processed the distillation of Bombay Sapphire Gin.

 

 

 

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This week I’m discovering and getting to know Cap Gin from the South of France that features botanicals inspired by the French Riviera with mimosa flowers, rose, and orange blossom sourced from the Provence region. Just for you guys at home, let’s get to know the Gin together and tell you what makes this brand new spirit so distinctly remarkable in taste. For me it does have the wow factor that appeals to Gin lovers alike. When the sample of the Cap Gin arrived the other day, I’m so very delighted to tell you more about it. So here’s what I was able to find out so far. Cap Gin is distilled and produced at the distillerie de Terres Rouge, Turrene in France to create the most classic and timeless cocktails

 

Cap Gin, the unique premium spirit from the Côte d’Azur has made it’s debut in The Spirits Business Gin Masters 2020, being awarded two gold medals.

 

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It’s no surprise that in it’s first year of entering the awards, the Gin won across multiple categories. Experts judges on the panel have portrayed it as floral and luxurious applauding Cap Gin as the ‘IT’ drink this summer winning gold in both the premium and London Dry Categories shows its distinction for exclusivity.

Curious and what to know what’s in it? If you love the fresh feeling of summer then this ones defiantly up your street if you love all things citrusy. Throughout history citrus has formed an integral part of the Côte d’Azur from the prestige of Menton Lemon to Fleur d’Oranger used in the perfumeries of Grasse. Cap Gin contains all of these botanicals, fruit, spices, and herbs to create flavour that is derived from this iconic region. You’ll notice the flavorsome of coriander and juniper mixed just right with natural scents found here to create this premium French Gin.

Just a bit of background into CAP Gin which was created by it’s co founder’s Andrew Campbell, James Auld, Adam Payne three friends to embody the rich culture and diverse heritage of its residents with homage to the spirit of the Côte d’Azur. The port town of Antibes can considered as a major influence with its significance of historical culture to the alluring glitterati nightlife scene.

Even the bottle reflects the clear coastal waters of the Mediterranean brought to life as the go to lifestyle brand. When tasting the gin for yourself it gives you that feeling of being there in the moment or aspire to want to go there is the idea to sell you the Côte d’Azur lifestyle in a bottle. I do love the gin’s uniquely distilled floral finished with a delicate blend of citrus is lightly refreshing to portray the lifestyle of the South of France . I can’t imagine anything more perfect than to unwind this weekend with the refreshing taste of Cap Gin.

 

 

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Cap Gin can be distinguished as classic, refined and satisfyingly refreshing – enjoy a taste of the French Riviera. Welcome to the Côte d’Azur with luxury and indulgence around every corner.

For now, we wait patiently for the end of confinement, but now instead let’s live for the weekend shall we? As we continue to live behind closed doors, but hopefully not for much longer there is elegance and style in abundance on the Côte d’Azur. So cheers, jump into the weekend with a home made Cap Gin & Tonic, Negroni’s to French 75 cocktails and make some new memories with Cap Gin.

As we wait to see what life will be like in the future. Let’s dream about the things we miss and what we will do when we are able to do so once more. Til then let thoughts of wanderlust transport you to sail away with Cap Gin the perfect match to salute the glamorous lifestyles of the Côte d’Azur aboard the super yachts.

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HOW I’M STAYING ON TOP OF MY SKINCARE ROUTINE DURING SELF ISOLATION

THE BEST MEN'S SKINCARE PRODUCTS YOU CAN RELY ON TO HOARD IN LOCKDOWN

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You would agree, when it comes to our favourite brands we swear by and pledge loyalty to as we love them too much it’s not possible to feel complete when getting our morning’s off to a good start.

Essential Men’s Grooming during lockdown to hoard in isolation at home – Get to know my current favourites

You would agree, when it comes to our favourite brands we swear by and pledge loyalty to as we love them too much it’s not possible to feel complete when getting our morning’s off to a good start.

Over the past few months we’ve all had the challenge to adapt to a new life during the Covid 19 pandemic and that includes not going to the shops as normal, but in this case it was only allowed if absolutely necessary for essentials

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Men's Skincare

For me, I count beauty and grooming products as everyday essentials even though we are used to adhering to our own personal grooming rituals at home before going out. With that said, staying in isolation for long periods of time feels like you’re putting life on hold for the moment but that doesn’t mean you should neglect daily routines and the same goes for grooming. Lucky for me, I’d stocked up on a few things which I already had before the whole country went into lockdown so I have learned at this moment in time to appreciate things allot more.

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A sneak peak inside my personal toiletries bag with all the essential items I often carry with me to refresh my grooming kit at home or on the go.

This whole experience of the lock down period felt a bit like the War in Britain in comparisons to shortage of food items which was a bit of a culture shock at first. Learning to go without certain items like loo roll which my household was careful to ration at the beginning felt like a luxury until hoarding of this item calmed down a bit. But, with none essential shops having to close consumer and luxury goods were not easy to get hold off even online for that matter, but we just had to make the most of what we have during this time, so here’s what’s inside my personal toiletries bag with all the essential items I often carry with me to refresh my grooming kit at home or on the go.

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In situations like staying at home my skin needs to feel refreshed and energized using the following brands which I highly recommend which are no particular order Clinique men’s or women’s to Acqua di Parma products because they just that fabulous once you try them out and work miracles for their individual uniqueness and formulated to suit various skincare types.

Clinique’s dramatically different moisturizing lotion gives my skin that extra feeling of hydration best applied when the skin is moist after a shower to feel refreshed.

When self selecting favourite brands you can’t go wrong with specialist sensitive skincare products out there in the market bearing in mind they custom to your skins condition like mine is prone to in between oily to dry skin combination. Clinique’s dramatically different moisturizing lotion gives my skin that extra feeling of hydration best applied when the skin is moist after a shower to feel refreshed. For me the skin pores open up so the lotion is easily absorbed once gently applied to the face.  Before doing this, once in the shower use the face wash to gently remove any excess oil, grime and dirt gently using hands to let it lather into the layers of skin then rinse off for a deep clean. This product works wonders as a thorough cleanser yet gentle is suitable for normal to dry skin. I love the Men’s skincare range just because Clinque is developed by dermatologist, 100 percent fragrance free and allergy tested.

For this range of Moisturiser, I use dry to combination as my skin sometimes tends to feel oily so this balances out the condition of my skin to improve its appearance.

They don’t call it dramatically different for nothing as it does exactly what it says on the tin. For outside in the garden when being confined to being at home our skin needs vitamin and sun protection from UV rays. Rain or shine Clinique’s Super Energizer SPF 40  is a great gel formula too although some prefer to use other versions in a lotion based on personal preference as it absorbs allot easier I think. I do love the hints of citrus notes in this product which helps to re-energise the skin for that extra boost to protect your skin against the outdoor elements. This one is great for hydrating tired looking skin with anti fatigue concentrate to protect against UVA/B + IR + Blue light defense in one.

And finally onto my one my other favourites let’s mention fragrance because it’s something I always like to have on and it’s always great to smell good for that final touch of luxury to complete any grooming routine. I think it was Tom Ford who said it’s essential to wear fragrance even in bed and I absolutely agree. That invigorating feeling of scented aroma in a room amongst my bed linen is just amazing I tell you from experience with spaying on fragrance favourites. Even when I travel I’ll do the same before going to bed a spruce on Colonia by Acqua di Parma for its hint of freshness on the skin. Just give these products a try I’d like to see how you get on. Just leave comment below for some feedback I’d love to hear your thoughts on your personal grooming recommendations during lock down.

Editorial Disclaimer: As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I don’t personally support and believe in. The products reviewed are items which I purchased myself personally. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any brand or retail department store, and have not been reviewed or endorsed by any of these entities.

GETTING OVER SUMMER BEACH BODY ANXIETY IN JUST 3 STEPS

THE PRESSURE TO GET BEACH BODY READY THIS SUMMER HAS BECOME THE NORM FOR MEN

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