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The start of November marks the start of the month-long campaign of Movember. It is a charity awareness campaign that was set up in 2003, with just 30 participants growing a moustache. The aim of Movember is to raise awareness and combat a variety of health issues that affect men and giving them the chance to live happier, healthier and longer lives. In the 13 years since its creation Movember has grown into a global charity with over 5 million participants and has raised a staggering £443 million and funds 1200+ projects in 21 countries. Movember’s overall aim is to reduce the number of men dying too early by 25% by the time we reach 2030. Here at Kegel8 we are also passionate about solving the health issues that can affect all men which is why this year we are helping to do our bit to see change.
You’ve probably heard about mindfulness by now – it’s been growing in popularity for a few years through mobile apps like Headspace and a whole host of self-help books and anti-stress colouring books. It’s based on meditation and involves learning to be conscious of the world around you, de-clutter your mind and focus on the present instead of getting distracted by worries and anxiety.
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If you find yourself feeling low every year when the clocks change, you may have heard about something called ‘light therapy’. This can treat conditions like ‘winter blues’ and is done using special SAD lighting that replicates the effect that the sun has on your body. Continue reading
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With autumn in full swing sometimes it can be a little sad to see the leaves dropping from the trees because you know there’s no hope of clinging onto the last of those glorious summer months. With the winter comes along a number of other things we don’t enjoy such as colds, flu and other common aches and pains such as muscle soreness and ailments can often seem worse. Continue reading
The Monday of the last full week of January has, since 2005, been declared ‘Blue Monday’; the most depressing day of the year. Scientific studies have claimed that a combination of bad weather, post-Christmas debt and a loss of motivation to stick to New Year’s resolutions makes us feel particularly down in the dumps on this day.
You can’t deny yourself a few cheeky drinks with your colleagues at your work Christmas party can you? Then there’s the booze-filled festivities on Christmas Eve, and the hair-of-the-dog Buck’s Fizz on Christmas morning. Plus the get-togethers with friends and family around Christmas which usually require wine, beer, cocktails and spirits. And just when you thought that was it New Year’s Eve is round the corner and there’s yet more alcoholic merry-making to be done; you’ve just got to see in the new year with a few glasses champagne.
Valkee - the Bright Light Alternative in just 8 minutes a day!
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is aptly named - because that's how it makes us feel. It seems that us Brits are suffering with reduced light levels, especially in the winter months and it is has a noticeable impact on our mood. We've selected an impressive, medically endorsed range of SAD lights and products to help combat the misery of the 'winter blues' - but one in particular has really impressed us.
Seasonal Affective Disorder - Sad by name, sad by nature...
Now officially recognised as a medical condition by Doctors and Psychiatrists, Seasonal Affective Disorder can be really detrimental to your mood - especially during dark winter months. However you are not alone - it is estimated that 2 million people in the UK and Ireland suffer with it!