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Coronavirus – Fri Apr 9, 2021
UK

Oxford vaccine teams among winners at NHS Parliamentary awards

The Oxford Vaccine Group and the Jenner Institute, both based at the University of Oxford, were honoured with the award for excellence in healthcare.
Wellness

13 best UK wellness retreats in 2021

From wild camping to woodland foraging, it’s time to unwind at a soul-nourishing outdoorsy retreat says Rosie Fitzmaurice

UK

New awards champion workplace mental health and wellbeing

These companies put the health and wellbeing of their employees at the top of the agenda

Wellness

International Yoga Day 2021: how to choose the right practice for you

Bored of the same old chaturanga? Here’s an expert guide to elevating your flow

Wellness

6 steps to a good night’s sleep, according to an insomnia expert

From ditching your sleep tracker to building a 'sleep drive', sleep specialist Kathryn Pinkham shares her expert tips 

The Escapist

7 at-home health test kits for boosting your wellbeing

From Numan’s finger-prick MOT kit to Medichecks’ fitness blood test, these are the health checks you can order to your door

Wellness

Why you need to start caring for the microbiome in your mouth

From tongue scraping to water flossing and the active ingredients not to miss, experts share their top tips for oral hygiene

Health & Fitness

The Mayr Method explained: What is Rebel Wilson’s diet?

Rebel Wilson shed over four stone last year. Rosie Fitzmaurice investigates how she did it and how she plans to keep the weight off

London

Sadiq Khan on London’s recovery and struggling with the past year

It has been a cataclysmically bad year but has the Mayor done enough to protect London? He talks about why we need a public inquiry into the pandemic, sexism at the top and missing his mum

Wellness

Is a Bojo-approved power nap the answer to your lockdown burnout?

A sleep expert shares how to nail a “power executive business nap” à la PM

Wellness

Home healing: holistic methods to help ease stress and anxiety

Adrenaline at an all-time high? From DIY reiki to daily journalling, learn the art of self-healing

Wellness

Adrienne Herbert: ‘one power hour per day can change everything’

Cold showers, fast nasal breathing and movement first thing: Power Hour podcast host and wellness guru Adrienne Herbert shares her secrets to getting s*** done in 2021, as told to Rosie Fitzmaurice

Comment

Infection rates are rising in the West but not the East

Is there a trade-off between individual freedoms and collective wellbeing?  

The Escapist

How to find the right meditation practice for you

From Japanese sitting meditation to  mantra meditations and visualisation techniques 

The Escapist

Is the pandemic ruining our friendships?

The covid crisis has reshuffled our social circles and altered bonds forever. Here, Rosie Fitzmaurice writes movingly about her fears of drifting from her BFFs

Wellness

Functional fungi: time to start spiking your coffee with mushrooms?

Those in the know are adding shrooms to everything from coffee to skincare, says Rosie Fitzmaurice 

Business

PWC boss warns of working from home mental health crisis

Boss also predicts boom for takeovers and stock market flotations despite uncertain times

Wellness

CBD skincare founder Charlotte Ferguson shares her wellness routine

Charlotte Ferguson is the founder of Disciple, the London-based skincare brand to have on your radar

Tech

Map reveals most stressed areas of London hit by pollution

Data startup CentricLab crunched environmental and health effects of toxic air in hundreds of wards across capital as new app encourages children to become family eco influencers

Wellness

How to embrace the Dutch art of doing nothing

Your schedule’s empty — but don’t despair. Sit back, relax and revel in the Dutch trend niksen, says Katie Strick

Wellness

The joys of cold water swimming

There’s nothing more restorative for body and soul than leaping into the icy deeps. Yes — really, says Susannah  Butter

Wellness

Digital tarot: can spiritual therapy help ease your lockdown despair?

Spiritual sceptic or a modern day mystic? It might not matter says Rosie Fitzmaurice...

Health & Fitness

RED-S: the dangers of overtraining and under-fuelling

The condition is more common than you think – and it can have serious long-term health consequences 

Wellness

How being a perfectionist can hold you back in life

The dark side of the impossibility of perfectionism 

Wellness

Join the capital’s green party: how to keep your plants alive now

There’s been a bloom boom — from what to buy now and how not to kill it, Samuel Fishwick has a gardeners’ guide

Wellness

Best autumn wellness retreats in the UK for a new season reset

Recharge and reboot at one of these self-care sanctuaries

Wellness

Struggling to drift off? Try one of these methods to hit snooze

From sleep meditation to breathwork and sophrology, Rosie Fitzmaurice explores alternative ways to slumber 

Video

This initiative is providing free wellbeing treatments for NHS workers

Duty to Care seeks to look after those who choose to look after us. Laura Hampson meets the founders

Tech

Psychologists reveal TikTok can be great for your mental health

The top activities keeping us safe and sane during lockdown 

Wellness

Just breathe: try this simple meditation to ease lockdown stress

Will Williams, founder of Beeja Meditation, is hosting live, free guided meditations on Instagram to help calm quarantine anxiety  

Wellness

How a personal trainer is keeping fit and well in isolation

A behind-the-scenes look at how some of the capital's top wellness pros are adjusting to a life in lockdown

Wellness

How to stop WFH getting in the way of your sleep

Because 'you can't force sleep' according to James Wilson, aka The Sleep Geek 

Wellness

Simple things you can do to reduce your coronavirus anxiety

'What has struck me the most has been the profound impact coronavirus has had on the mental wellbeing on each and every one of us'

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How learning a new skill can benefit mental wellbeing

Taking up a fresh activity may be daunting but psychologists say it can improve your health — and it’s fun

Wellness

Your guide to what's hot in wellness this March

From the latest activewear and self-care drops to free fitness classes, here's something to cheer you up amid all the C-virus panic 

Wellness

New wellness supplement labelled 'ingestible retinol' lands in UK

Jules Miller, CEO and founder of The Nue Co., on disrupting the supplement industry and why her products "just work"

Wellness

Cold showers, no lie-ins and an Insta-ban: 5 life coach hacks

Feeling a little burnt out and exhausted, wellness writer Rosie FItzmaurice visits holistic health coach Milla Lascelles for some productivity-boosting inspo 

Homes & Property

Why painting a room could be the wellbeing boost you need this spring

Painting has overtaken exercise as an endorphin boost for Londoners, according to a new survey.
Interiors

Why painting a room could be the wellbeing boost you need this spring

Painting has overtaken exercise as an endorphin boost for Londoners, according to a new survey.

Wellness

Meditation, running and a plant-based diet: Lewis Hamilton's wellness

'I used to fall asleep in meetings because I was juggling so many balls, now I'm hyper!'