Running for depression Why: Any aerobic exercise (which raises your heartrate and breathing) has numerous physical benefits but there are psychological ones too. ‘It stimulates neurotransmitters – the brain’s happy…

Ideas for strong bright colours Imagine how much more inviting a sunny patio will look with containers filled with blooms in the tropical shades of scarlet and orange. To maintain…

Tall and dramatic Known as desert candles or foxtail lilies, the stately spikes of eremurus like it sunny and dry and, in order to induce flowering, a cold snap in…

Cultivating soil is fundamental to good gardening. It improves the soil’s structure as reducing compaction increases aeration, so that more air gets to plant roots and drainage is enhanced. How…

It’s probably a tension headache (the most common type of headache)… If you have A tight band of pain around the front or back of your head, which isn’t severe…

Recent, lower recommendations for alcohol consumption have had a mixed reaction as alcohol in moderation does have some positive effects. It can relax, de-stress and make us more sociable, and…