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Healthier Choices

Your greatest wealth, is your health – Virgil

With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start making some healthier life choices so you’re feeling your best this year. With so much fresh, in-season produce available across a wide range of supermarkets, there’s no excuses! Small, simple changes will make a huge difference to the way you feel both inside and out, so try these top tips to make sure you’re summer ready!


Try to drink between 3-5 litres of water a day, even more depending on your body consumption. It may sound like a lot initially, but once it’s part of your routine you may even want to increase it. Try replacing fizzy drinks for sparkling water with lemon … Continue reading »

Healthy Mind

To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear – Buddha

Every consistent gym-goer and personal trainer will notice the sudden surge of new leisure club members after Christmas in a frantic attempt to get fit following the winter splurge. However, three months on, are these optimists still regular users of the treadmill? Studies indicate that in fact, numbers drop after a few weeks when the novelty of the ‘summer body’ wears off, but why not try making exercise part of your lifelong routine?

A study has shown that lifelong exercise can improve brain functioning later in life. It indicated that those who engaged in regular exercise performed better in mental … Continue reading »

February 14th <3

All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then wouldn’t hurt – Charles. M Schulz

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so I can imagine some of you are starting to panic about gift ideas! With jewellers bombarding potential customers with offers, restaurants advertising 7 course meals with champagne and hotels throwing in spa treatments with an overnight stay, it’s easy for the true meaning of Valentine’s Day to get blurred!

There is no need for this annual event to break the bank, so I’ve come up with a few sweet ideas to set your heart racing and make your Valentines’ day.

Breakfast in bed! This year Valentine’s Day it’s on a Saturday so no excuses like the early … Continue reading »

National Hugging Day

Sometimes all you need is hug from the right person…and all your stress will melt away – Unknown

So if you didn’t already know, today is National Hugging Day and here at beFriend, we’re rather excited about it!

National Hugging Day is an annual holiday on 21st January, founded in 1986. Originating in Michigan, the holiday has since spread globally and people across the world are now embracing this ‘feel-good’ day! So why has this day become so popular?

We think there’s no better way to express your care for someone than by giving them a hug. When done authentically, a hug can make someone feel loved, happy and comforted, supported by research carried out in the U.S by two psychologists; Grewan and Light. They … Continue reading »


We human beings are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others’ activities. For this reason, it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others. – Dalai Lama

As the buzz of Christmas draws to a close, the markets pack up for another year and the last of the left over chocolate gets thrown hesitantly in the bin in an attempt to embrace the ‘new year, new me’ diet, we are met with January. Notoriously the bluest month of the year, January … Continue reading »

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