Author: Martha Lourey-Bird

‘Mindfulness’ is one of those health and wellbeing buzzwords that seems to be everywhere you look right now. It hit my radar about five years ago, and ever since, I’ve been doing what I can to include it in my – and my family’s –...

I ask this because it’s something I’m incredibly passionate about encouraging, and for a very good reason: the benefits of playing sport for our girls are impressive – and plentiful! From developing communication skills and building an ‘extra’ social circle, to improved academic performance and...

‘Mindfulness’ is one of those health and wellbeing buzzwords that seems to be everywhere you look right now. It hit my radar about five years ago, and ever since, I’ve been doing what I can to include it in my life, and the lives of...

The fact that food is primarily a source of energy is true for everyone, but it’s a particularly important thing to remember when you’re feeding a young athlete or helping them learn more about what does – and doesn’t – make the best food choices...

I ask this because it’s something I’m incredibly passionate about encouraging, and for a very good reason: the benefits of playing sport for our girls are impressive – and plentiful! From developing communication skills and building an ‘extra’ social circle, to improved academic performance and...

I don’t know about you, but with just a few weeks to go until winter officially arrives, I’ve noticed a significant change in weather conditions lately. It’s not only cooler, it’s been pretty blustery out there, too. In fact, on the back of the (strong!) autumn...

Regardless of gender, it’s no secret that doing some regular exercise delivers a health kick for a (whole!) lot of reasons. But it’s also true that for us women, physical activity brings with it some specific health benefits – benefits that for me, make moving...

Well, hello spring! It’s one of my favourite seasons, thanks to the warmer weather it brings after winter, and the promise of the longer days that are just around the corner, if you’re living in a daylight savings zone. Both of those things can suddenly...

Hands up if you’re a mum who spends a decent chunk of time cheering your kids on from the sidelines as they play or train for their favourite sport, not to mention acting as ‘taxi mum’, ferrying them to and from? I can relate! My children...

And by ‘do’ I mean actually making the effort to take a break on workdays, to enjoy a healthy lunch. When was the last time you did that? While it might not sound like anything particularly special or out of the ordinary, statistics suggest the...