The World Health Organisation estimates that upwards of 70% of doctors’ visits are for stress-related issues. Stress is considered to be directly or indirectly responsible for many diseases of the cardiovascular, reproductive, digestive, and respiratory systems.
It’s back to school time around the country. The uniforms are out, the school bags are heaving and the kids are getting up and out earlier. It’s a great time of year to reassess, to get back into a healthy routine and to kick another school year off the way you mean to go on. As each year passes, school work becomes more demanding on our little ones, not to mention the plethora of after school activities. We want to keep our kids happy, healthy and energised so that they have all the ingredients for a productive and fun day at school. This week, Heather Leeson gave a healthy lunchbox demo in Donnybrook Fair Cookery School to help fill those mouths with tasty but healthy food all day. Heather also featured in the Irish Examiner with some of her top tips for school.