How to beat flu season, Chris Hughes and a Monumental Mindful Moment!

How to beat flu season, Chris Hughes and a Monumental Mindful Moment!

Flu season is here...
 
It's early November, sneezes are ringing around the office, you can almost see the germs floating in the air, plotting to take you down. You have two choices, either swap your water for Tropicana orange juice with your meal deal, because you think the Vitamin C with make you invincible. Or you can start taking Rhodiola Rosea supplements which will whip your immune system into shape quicker than you can say, well, Rhodiola Rosea.

Would you rather take antibiotics when you're already unwell or take natural supplements to prevent illness in the first place? Let's beat flu season from the inside out!

 

Here’s one for our Millennials out there!

Chris Hughes, who you may know from Love Island 2017 has used his platform since being thrust until the spotlight to reveal the power in being vulnerable and is encouraging all men to feel no shame in showing their true emotions.

As an ambassador for charities CALM and Movember, Chris is striving to help change the narrative around men’s mental health, and make a real difference.
The 26-year-old, was often filmed in tears interacting with other contestants; particularly when navigating the choppy seas of romance with then-girlfriend Olivia Attwood, who he split from in February 2018.

He has since used his place in the public eye to raise mental health awareness, in particular talking about a difficult three years from the age of 19 where he was racked with anxiety and panic attacks. Read the full story of how he turned to a professional hypnotherapist to help treat his anxiety here.

 

A MONUMENTAL MINDFUL MOMENT

"Sport has the power to change the world," Mandela said in a speech five years after that match. "It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does."


Nelson Mandela made this speech 5 years after being part of the most iconic moment in Rugby history when he lifted the world cup alongside Francois Pienaar. This moment came shortly after Mandela's release and the fall of apartheid meant an end to international sanctions and sporting boycotts. A year after the first multiracial democratic election in 1994, the country hosted the Rugby World Cup and when the whistle blew on that final match, South Africa changed forever. Fast forward 24 years and that image of the Francois holding the trophy in one hand and Nelson Mandela in the other is replaced by one which at that time in 1995 would have been nothing more than a dream, a distant hope. For the first time in Springbok history, a black man captained the nation to world cup glory. Siya Kolisi, who wore boxer shorts to his first-ever rugby trial because he did not own rugby shorts. "Siya has been an incredible role model for children here. Whenever he comes to visit you'll see the youngsters coming out to see him. Everyone in the townships wants to be closer to him.

"He is a son of our soil. If you could have seen how full the taverns were for the semi-final you would not believe it. All of these people are now supporting the Springboks."

"It makes me so proud to see him in the Springbok jersey, to see the crowds at the game, calling out 'Siya! Siya!"

"You can see it in the faces of the people of this country how much it meant to have Siya as captain. He is a true hero of modern South Africa." says Freddie Makoki, president of Zwide United rugby club, who played with Kolisi's father and grandfather and watched the young Siya grow.