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Liz Earle Wellbeing Autumn 2015

Built on over 30 years of Liz Earle’s personal, award-winning advice, experience and research, our much-loved bi-monthly magazine brings you the best ways to look good and feel great. You’ll find each issue packed with tried-and-trusted recipes, inspirational ideas and simple ways to bring out the very best in you. Wellbeing wisdom you can trust is at the heart of all we do. Enjoy!

United Kingdom
Liz Earle Associated Productions limited
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
join us

Step into the world of Liz Earle Wellbeing and enjoy our seasonal quarterly magazine, brought to you with love from Liz and the team at Wellbeing Studios. Subscribe... to our digital magazine available on all devices via the Liz Earle Wellbeing app or zinio.com. (Single issue £2.99 or 4 issues for £10.00.) Sign up... to Liz’s regular newsletters packed with recipes and behind-the-scenes secrets, as well as advance information on all Liz Earle Wellbeing events at lizearlewellbeing.com. Follow us Twitter @LizEarleWb Facebook Liz Earle Wellbeing Instagram Liz Earle Wellbeing Pinterest Liz Earle Wellbeing Vine @Liz Earle Wellbeing Periscope Liz Earle (@LizEarleMe) lizearlewellbeing.com…

2 min
hello & welcome

Welcome to the start of a whole new season! We’ve got so much wellbeing wisdom and so many bright ideas to share with you for the months ahead. The wellbeing team and I have been in hunter-gatherer mode, gleaning a wide range of ideas to help us all look better and feel great – from new and inspiring ways with foods to setting up the perfect seasonal store cupboard. Now is the perfect time to get foraging in the great outdoors as well as discover some brilliant ways to preserve nature’s bounty with jams, jellies and sloe gin. We’ve packed this new edition with plenty of healthy ideas for back-to-school lunchboxes, perfect pumpkins and brilliant bonfires, as well as naturally clever ways to encourage a radiantly healthy glow – there’s just…

3 min
botanical boosters  

Maidenhair tree (GINKGO BILOBA) Extracted from the leaves of the maidenhair tree, ginkgo can be traced back to the ancient Chinese, who used the leaves and seeds for boosting internal energy and brainpower. Thought to originate over 200 million years ago, ginkgo biloba is recognised by its fan-like leaves. It is known to live as long as 1,000 years and is extremely hardy: some trees even survived the fall-out from the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima in Japan. The leaves of the tree contain a unique blend of active compounds including plant sterols (waxy substances) and organic acids, as well as being rich in bioflavonoids, which have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The bioflavonoids found in the leaves of the ginkgo tree have been shown to be up to ten times more effective…

2 min
shake it out

Feeling sluggish as the shorter days draw in? These simple energising techniques are a fasttrack way to invigorate and rejuvenate from top to toe. Designed to switch on our proprioceptors – sensors in the body that control our stability and spatial awareness – these moves have been devised exclusively for us by one of our favourite fitness trainers, Viv Worrall, and include the latest in physical training. Proprioceptors provide a physical connection between our brain, our body and the world around us, and are why we don’t fall over when we close our eyes. Engaging these internal body sensors is a very simple and effective way to literally shake off stress. Take a few moments at the beginning, middle or end of each day to run through these four simple steps…

4 min
healthy snacks

Beauty-boost bars These terrific omega-rich energy bars are a firm favourite in my family. They make the perfect onthe-go breakfast, midday energy boost or postsupper snack. I like to make a batch at the weekend and keep it in my fridge for the coming week. Makes 20 bars or 40 small squares 50g each dates, dried apricots, sunflower seeds 100g raisins 100g porridge oats 30g wheatgerm 25g medium oatmeal 20g linseeds 1 lemon, juice and grated zest 1 tbsp honey, preferably local 2 tbsp cold-pressed flax or rapeseed oil Whizz all the ingredients in a food processor until they form a firm dough ball. Lightly oil a 20cm loaf tin (with flax or rapeseed oil) or one end of a rectangular baking dish. Press the dough into the pan to a thickness of about 2cm. Chill in the fridge for an…

4 min
walk on

Research shows that a regular brisk walk increases the capacity of the heart and lungs, lowers blood pressure and harmful blood fats, stabilises blood sugar and increases ‘good’ HDL cholesterol – all of which can lower our risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. It also helps to strengthen our bones and keeps our joints supple. But the benefits don’t stop there. US research shows that walking for 20 minutes or more a day can significantly ramp up mood and, done regularly, is as effective as psychotherapy for problems such as anxiety and depression. Plus it is one of the easiest ways to get our daily 30–60 minutes of moderate physical activity essential for health. Free, fun and instant – all you need do is open your front door and…