Your healthy lifestyle and well being tips
I’m on a mission to help you understand how to live a healthier, happier and more active life. Whether you’re looking to lose weight or simply want a healthier lifestyle, Jane Plan can help.
What even is wellness?
It can seem like a trend, a minefield, and even a bit of an effort to keep up with wellness trends, but it doesn't have to be. Make it work for you, just like I have.
Say thank you to your gut
It's one of the largest organs in our body, and with good reason. The gut, which runs throughout our body, plays a huge role in our health and wellbeing. Exactly what does it do and how do we look after it?
Eating out: how to do it right
As restaurants and pubs start to re-open, we can all start to book into our favourite spots again. So how can we make sure that we stay on track whilst eating out?
How To Spring Clean Your Kitchen
Spring is here and it can only mean one thing - time for a Spring clean. This time is usually spent de-cluttering our homes, getting rid of all those things we've accumulated over the past year and giving everything a deep clean.
Why we should be obsessed with sleep
Why does there never seem to be enough hours in the day? As an increasingly time poor society, we'll happily set an earlier alarm or burn the midnight oil to get it all done. Even then, there's still a myriad of life's stressors to keep us up once we finally make it to bed...
Getting the spark back (with your stove)
We've been at home for over a month now, and many of you, like us, must be feeling a slight resentment towards your kitchen. We don't blame you. With nowhere to head out to for a welcome break away from the stove, the task of home cooking seems to have become a real chore.
It's never too late
“I’ll start eating healthy next week” - everyone. Why do we always seem to start a new habit at the start of the day, week or month? We seem to be hard wired to think that making a positive change should start at a specific time for us to be successful.
Making the most of a locked down January
We usually take January to lie low, establish better habits and 'detox' ourselves after an indulgent December. Now that we must stay at home, this usually cathartic and self induced hibernation doesn't feel quite the same as previous years gone by.
Move more in lockdown to stay healthy
Winter workouts - without the gym!
Getting through lockdown
As we begin another national lockdown it’s really important to keep on top of our health, both physical and mental. We’ve spoken to lots of our lovely customers this week and just like us, anxiety and stress seems to be weighing heavily on everyone’s minds.
The secret to healthy habits that last!
Be kind to yourself, set lifestyle goals and take one small step at a time. September is all about new beginnings, forming new routines, starting afresh on the healthy new you - the challenge is how to make these new beginnings become healthy habits that last.
All you need to know about your 5-a-day
With autumn well and truly underway, it somehow feels harder to be inspired to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and instead we tend to focus on warming casseroles and comfort food. That can mean neglecting your fruits and vegetables.
Your regular dose of positivity
Your regular dose of positivity With so many changes happening right now in our daily lives, we're committed to bringing you a regular dose of positivity and happiness.
Vitamin D - are you getting enough?
This essential nutrient gets lots of press but did you know these surprising facts about the sunshine vitamin and your immune system? Also known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D3 is an essential molecule that is produced by the body when skin is exposed to direct sunlight.
Time for a re-set?
Set some goals, establish new routines and get ready to take the rest of 2020 by storm. This is your guide to getting back on track. This weekend's weather is a stark reminder that summer is on it's way out and the autumn is looming.
Sleep - are you getting enough?
With the recent hot weather, many of us, have been having difficulty sleeping! I wake up after a restless night feeling tired, slightly irritable and generally not quite myself. A good night's sleep is incredibly important, in fact, it's as important as eating healthily and exercising.
Exercise is optional, movement is essential!
Being sedentary has become "normal". Many of us work in jobs that don't require our bodies to move, and this is particularly true over the last few months, we drive everywhere as opposed to walking, and we are surrounded by machines that supposedly make our lives easier.
Are you as healthy, nourished, and resilient as you possibly can be?
We want to try and help you to strike a balance between returning to pre - Lockdown norm as well as introducing some new practices that will support both our physical and our mental wellbeing - keeping us calm and happy.
Counting the true cost of lockdown - in lb's!
If the media is to be believed, for most of us, the weeks of living in Lockdown have taken their toll, with many of us turning to food for comfort. To find out if this is really true, we've commissioned some research and asked thousands of people all over the country about their eating habits.
Can we slow down the ageing process?
My Lockdown self-care has been fairly limited when it comes to hair and skin - I haven't even bought a new moisturizer since March, so like everyone else, I can't wait for the hairdressers to open next week!
Fact or Fiction? Men lose weight more quickly than women
As it's Father's Day I wanted to write about men, (well it was either that or yet another BBQ recipe :) and one of things I am asked all the time, is why do men lose weight more quickly than women? So here are the facts....
Are you drinking too much alcohol?
Most of us are still spending the majority of our time at home - and apart from work, entertaining the children, and domestic duties, we have little else to do. It's therefore not surprising that we're all tempted to have a few more drinks than usual!
The importance of friendship
We all know that friends are important. But did you also know that friends are good for your well-being and health? The last few months have really made me appreciate my friends - a quick chat is a great mood booster! So I started to research whether there's any scientific evidence behind this....
Recipes to make you feel fabulous!
A lot of people have mentioned to me recently that despite strict Lockdown rules starting to be lifted, they still feel a sense of lethargy and are not feeling their best. So this week, I want to inspire you to have a health re-set, with some re-refreshing and re-vitalising recipes.
Weight Gain in Lockdown - The Stats
Is it Easier to Lose Weight in Lockdown? During these times, at the forefront of our minds here at Jane Plan is that of maintaining your health. We have always been committed to helping make the healthy choice the easy choice.
Jane Plan Team Lockdown Recipes!
Have you jumped on the 'baking bandwagon' in Lockdown? As we try and navigate our way tentatively through the gradual easing of lockdown, it can feel very confusing. But the one thing we don't need to feel confused about is staying healthy.....
Jane Plan Team during Lockdown!
As you read this, most of us are at home - 24/7 - juggling work, family life, older parents, food confusion, and exercise limitations. The lines between 'at home' and 'at work' have become confused and blurred.
What Dr. Sarah Jarvis has to say...
You spoke, we listened! After last week's wonderful response to Dr.Sarah Jarvis's advice on snacking, we're now bringing you more of her advice on healthy, lockdown living. Here's what she has to say....
A Little Piece of Calm
With so many changes in our daily lives, we're committed to giving you a regular dose of happiness and positivity. This week, I want to share with you what we've been up to here at Jane Plan HQ to keep our little business up and running to support our wonderful team, our community, the NHS and of co
Is staying inside driving you insane?
Unless you're lucky enough to be isolating in a large house with plenty of outside space (I'm not btw), before long, the idiosyncrasies of our nearest and dearest will probably start to grate.
How Social Support Can Help You Lose Weight
Are you highly motivated at the beginning of a weight loss journey, but find reaching your goals a challenge?
How Food Affects your Mood
There's no doubt that the food we eat can affect us, not only physiologically but psychologically as well. Eating a healthy and well - balanced diet can really affect your mood - and with the colder days drawing in, we could all do with a boost. To keep you feeling healthy!
Many of us made a special effort to hit the gym in January - but moving into February, it's hard to keep the motivation going. We've pulled together some of the most common fitness myths so when you work out, you can be sure you're doing the right thing.
Can Vitamin C Prevent the Common Cold ?
It's official - the cold season is here. You can't miss the symptoms; a scratchy throat, a headache, and a runny nose. If you think boosting your Vitamin C intake may help, then read on...
How To Beat The Bloat
Are you back from your summer holidays and feeling a bit bloated? Or is it a longer term problem you'd like to address? If you suffer from regular bloating, stomach cramps, tiredness, and irregularity going to the toilet then you could be suffering from IBS.
The workplace can be full of temptation, with after-work pizza, celebratory birthday cakes, and Friday night beers very much the norm for many of us. Considering most of us spend over a third of our lives at work, it's a minefield of temptation! So what can we do to improve how we eat?
8 simple tips to improve sleep and your diet plan
Finding it harder and harder to get up these mornings? Don’t worry, you’re not alone!
The Power of Positive Thinking!
We think it’s really important to focus on positivity and its power to uplift and influence our state of mind.
PCOS, weight gain and your diet
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that can affect a woman's menstrual health, hormones, heart, blood vessels, fertility and weight.
Find a Weight Loss Buddy to Boost Your Diet Plan
Dieting with a friend or family member can help you stay on track to lose weight
How the timing of when you eat affects your healthy diet plan
Here are some top tips to keep in mind when scheduling your meals on your healthy diet plan.
Eating healthily in your 20's
Eating healthily may not be so high on your priorities, but we’ll tell you why it should be and how to do it
Eating healthily in your 30's
Follow our advice to take care of yourself during this busy decade
Eating healthily in your 40's
Many women in their 40's find time for themselves again, so follow our advice to improve your health and make sure you're getting the right nutrients
Eating healthily in your 50's
Follow our advice to stay fit and fabulous in your 50’s.
Eating healthily in your 60's and beyond
For ladies in their 60’s it’s a great time to take stock of your health and take steps to continue leading a healthy life
4 Ways to Stay Realistic About Your Weight Loss Journey
Four top tips to ensure a healthy eating diet plan, positive attitude and realistic goals this summer.
Are You Drinking Enough Water?
Did you know that by the time you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated? Follow these top tips to stay hydrated and healthy.
How To Be a Wellness Warrior
Keeping your health and wellness in check can feel like a full-time job, our bodies are high maintenance!
Why Getting Outside is So Good for Your Health
Our friends at Neat Nutrition have given us even more reasons to get outside this summer!
Need some motivation to kick start your weight loss?
Follow our top weight loss tips to 'ease', rather than squeeze, into your favourite clothes.
How to Manage your New Year Resolutions
Are you struggling to keep your goals in mind? Have January blues already set in?
Excuses, Excuses, Excuses!
What’s stopping you starting your Diet Plan?
Is Wine O'Clock part of your daily routine?
Whether you've had a stressful day at work or from looking after the children, the first thing you want to do when you get some me time is unwind and relax.
Think Yourself Happy in 5 Simple Steps!
This 2016, we think that you should put as much energy into minding your mental health as you do for your diet and fitness.