Health and wellbeing

Some examples of my health writing, covering subjects such as healthy eating, self-help, and the menopause, for titles including Hearst Magazines’, Prima, Saga, Netdoctor, Here’s Health, Mother & Baby and Made for Mums. Click on a link for the web page or PDF.


screen shot 2019-01-29 at 12.22.32New views on dying – and a visit to a Death Café | That’s Not My Age
A guest-blog on contemporary ways of talking about death for this successful style blog




screen shot 2019-01-29 at 12.30.0510 best low-alcohol beers | The Independent




screen shot 2019-01-29 at 12.28.4810 best alcohol-free beers | The Independent




Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 16.38.33Jumping on the menopause bandwagon – do we really need hot-flush-proof clothes?  |That’s Not My Age
A guest-blog on ‘meno-marketing’ for this successful style blog




Screen Shot 2017-10-10 at 12.06.42Beat mosquito bites | Saga





Screen Shot 2017-10-10 at 12.08.09Treatments for travel sickness | Saga





screen-shot-2017-01-06-at-15-31-17How to do dry January | Saga





screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-13-25-50Making it through the menopause, one drink at a time | That’s Not My Age
A thinking about drinking guest-blog for this successful style blog



screen-shot-2017-01-06-at-15-12-25How to make party shoes less painful | Netdoctor
Here’s the lowdown to keeping your feet happy in high heels




screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-16-12-19Boost your brain power with chocolate | Saga

It sounds too good to be true but eating chocolate needn’t be a guilty pleasure. Learn more about how chocolate can help boost memory and cognition.



Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 11.24.33How to stay cool, calm and collected during the menopause |

Now there’s no need to just ‘put up with’ the discomfort of hot flushes



Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 11.20.53| Syndicated to Good Housekeeping




screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-16-15-20Beat blisters | Saga




Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 10.13.57What’s the minimum age? |

We’re always telling the kids to ‘wait until you’re older’ but the legal minimum ages for certain activities may surprise you.


Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 09.06.09Why chocolate is good for you |

It might sound too good to be true but eating chocolate needn’t be a guilty pleasure. Yes, your favourite indulgence is actually good for your health



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The side-effects of pregnancy | Made for Mums

From bursting into tears at the slightest thing to getting ‘baby brain’, pregnancy can cause some unusual side-effects…



Mature women walking on beach - What women need to know: menopause facts and figures, by Adrienne WyperWhat women need to know: menopause facts and figures |

If you haven’t yet started what used to be known as the ‘change of life’, or you’re not sure what’s involved, you’ll find these menopause facts useful.



Surprised woman holding drink - Do you drink more than you think, by Adrienne Wyper Do you drink more than you think? |

Ever counted up how much you drink? It’s quite possible that your sums were wrong – Adrienne Wyper explains why




Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 14.15.11Wellbeing buy of the week: organic tampons |

Try all-natural tampons, made from 100% organic cotton




Lavender flowers and lavender essential oil - Easy ways to use essential oils, by Adrienne WyperEasy ways to add essential oils to your life |

Quick and easy ideas




Woman throwing bucket of water over herself - Beat the heat of a hot flush, by Adrienne WyperBeat the heat of a hot flush |

Cool ways to make it through the menopause




'No salt added' label on can of food - Easy ways to cut down on salt, by Adrienne Wyper10 simple steps to cut down on salt |

Most of us eat too much salt, and it is linked to many health conditions, so why not try our easy ways to cut down on salt in your diet?



Woman yawning, holding mug - Best bedtime drinks, by Adrienne WyperBest bedtime

The best bedtime drinks for a good night’s sleep





Woman eating crisps at desk - Healthy snacks to keep at work, by Adrienne WyperHealthy snacks to keep at work |

There are so many good reasons for snacking… No time for breakfast? Eat deskfast later. Lunch too light? Top up in the afternoon. Pre-dinner peckish? Bridge the gap.




Simple remedies: self-help for hay fever |

Keep hay fever under control: know the pollen count |

50 snacks under 50 calories |

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