This month I visited Little Himalaya in Kenilworth, Warwickshire after I had noticed by chance their advert in the local newspaper.
Little Himalaya is an alternative health centre which opened in November 2016 which aims to provide salt therapy to those with respiratory conditions such as Asthma, Bronchitis, COPD, Emphysema etc.
Salt therapy is also known as halotherapy.
When my children were young they were always catching colds and sore throats and ear infections. Like all children, they experienced high temperatures, teething problems, chicken pox, tummy bugs and everything else that was going around at the time. Calpol was the secret remedy for everything and every household with small children had a bottle of Calpol at the ready!
Bill and I went on a bluebell walk recently.
A walk we have done many times over the years to Hampton Wood. It is a peaceful and tranquil place and on this occasion, we had it all to ourselves.
Seeing the carpet of bluebells through the trees looked mystical and magical. The haze of blue looked so beautiful and serene and the sounds of the birds singing in the trees created a wonderful soundscape. Each year I appreciate it as if it was the first time.
How much water do you drink every day?
The adult human body is around 60% water, with the brain being 75% water and the lungs nearly 90%. The blood is made up of a large percentage of watery serum. The lymph fluids which transport waste and nutrients around are made from the water we consume and every cell in our body owes its life to an adequate supply of fresh water. When the body does not receive a reliable supply of fresh water it has to ration what is available and cut back on certain functions.
Imagine your body is like a small pond. When you drink fresh water regularly you may pee more but your body is well hydrated and fresh. When you don’t drink enough your body becomes like a stagnant pond. This can have a negative effect on your body making your urine more concentrated, creating headaches and possibly other health issues too.
It started off as a perfect day. I was on holiday with Bill (my hubby) in North Devon and the weather, especially for late September, was amazing. We had been walking around the Valley of the rocks admiring the scenery and dramatic coastline and then we enjoyed a full English breakfast in the café. We had planned to explore Woody Bay to find the natural tidal pool we had read about through the wild swimming website. We knew it was going to be quite a climb down to the bay but we needed to work off our full English breakfast so we were prepared for the long haul down and back.
It took us about an hour to reach the bay and it was worth all the hard work. We had it completely to ourselves and we found the tidal pool, hurray! We stripped down to our swimming stuff and jumped in. It felt amazing. We spent about two hours swimming and messing about on the beach before starting the climb back up to the car.