For millennia animal milks were a staple for our farming ancestors, providing them with much needed calcium, vitamins, minerals and fats. Historically cow milk has been the largest source of calcium, for which it continues to be applauded; our food pyramids even dedicate a whole section to dairy! Whether you have “issues” with dairy products or not you can’t have failed to spot the ever increasing range of alternative milks supplied by our supermarkets these days. Fantastic news for all those long suffering lactose intolerant people amongst us, but what does it mean for the average dairy consuming consumer? Read More
Like it or not, our brains are hardwired for negativity. It’s a human survival mechanism. And that little voice in our head that questions everything, it’s something that has naturally evolved from the flight or fight reflex that kept our ancient selves out of the way of tigers and quicksand. Read More
When you are cooking with children, they are physically exploring subjects they can find boring or difficult when taught in the rigid environment provided by most schools. Read More
Let’s lick the spoon!
At a time when childhood obesity rates are higher than ever and food related illnesses have reached almost epidemic proportions globally, any weapon in the arsenal to tackle diet based problems must be embraced. Recent studies have shown that children that cook at home are more likely to have positive, healthy food experiences, allowing them to make better food choices throughout their lives. It’s not just about health though; cooking with children subjects them to all manner of subliminal learning experiences, allowing them to learn without even realising they’re being taught. A win win in anyone’s book!! Time to don that apron then, and get them started as soon as they can hold that mixing spoon!
This article is too good not to share. Here at BodyICE HQ, we’re big fans of Tony Robbins as his work has impacted and changed thousands of people’s lives. Here, we learn the power of mental imagery training. It’s proven. It works. Read More
You really can’t begin to sum up what it feels like leading up to the birth of your baby, and there are so many different emotions you feel. Every moment of your day is now spent dreaming about holding your little one in your arms for the first time, what you will dress them in on the trip home from hospital and all the hazy days you will spend at home nesting together. Each little milestone of your pregnancy brings excitement and a sign that you are getting closer to having your little one with you. Read More
No matter how you look at it, getting injured sucks. You were at the top of your game: and now forced to break from your training, your life, your established routine and the sports activities you love. And it’s more than the physical injury you have to recover from, you now have to build yourself and your confidence back to where they were. Read More
You put your kid’s health as priority number one. You do everything you can and everything else you can think of. Although you think you might have everything covered, from getting in their vitamins to drilling it in their heads to wash their hands before eating, your child’s gut health might not be in the running for top priority in your daily routine. Read More
Mindfulness is an ancient practice that is gaining more and more acceptance as part of mainstream medical treatments and overall wellbeing. Mindfulness helps us (and children too) regulate emotions, improve concentration, and be kinder to ourselves. Read More
Eat. Sleep. Poop. It seems like that’s all babies do. If mum is breastfeeding, it may seem like baby is always in mum’s arms. And if baby’s asleep, you may be too. And you’re open to some nappy changing, but is that the only way to get some time for Dad to bond with baby?