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Balance Box Balance mood: How what you eat affects your mood

  There’s no denying that eating well is the keystone to a healthy body, but a good diet is also important for a healthy mind and mood Of course, mental health is complex and determined by a tonne of different factors, many of which are...

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Top tips for gut health

    Recently, the importance and complexity of gut health has been a topic of increasing research Scientists are realising just how vital our gut health is in benefiting our daily functions like our mood, mental health, immune...

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Bounce Back with Balance Box

  It’s natural to indulge over Christmas- it’s all part of the magic of the festive period and definitely not something to feel ashamed or guilty about – despite what social media may have you believe! Whether you’re looking to...

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How to unwind after a stressful day

  Healthy diet Tick Reduced alcohol intake Tick Exercise Tick Managing stress at work, stress at home, home-schooling children, demanding family, friends and mental health issues Well… if you can’t tick this one off, you’re not...

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Collecting chestnuts

Chestnuts aren't just for conkers, says keen gardener and our founder, Jennifer Irvine There are two types of chestnut in the UK-the spiky, sweet chestnut that's edible, and its smoother cousin the horse chestnut, which is toxic to eat, and...

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Foraging blackberries

What a wonderful concept foraging is – all the benefits of fresh produce but with minimal input Foraging is therefore ideal for readers who are busy gardeners or juggling life in general It also gives you a lovely connection with the land and...

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Ultimate BBQ Guide

  Barbecue season is in full flow, and here at Balance Box we know that preparation is the key to a successful, stress-free day We’ve put together some of our favourite summer recipes from our Founder, Jennifer Irvine, in a handy barbecue...

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The Joys of Cold Water Swimming

‘Own your mind, master your biology and activate your full human potential’ (Wim Hof) Our guest blog today comes from Michelle McKenzie (BSc, ANutr) Michelle's  journey into the world of nutrition began in 2009 when she was diagnosed with...

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