Category: Wellbeing

HP Wellbeing
Why Ramazan is the holiest month of the year

  Described in Turkish as ‘12 ayın sultanı’ (the queen of 12 months), Ramazan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. During this 30-day period, Muslims fast between the hours of sunrise and sunset as they consciously reconnect with God (Allah) and their faith. Any good deeds and all prayers during this time count […]

Body
Losing weight safely this summer

Summer time means wearing fewer layers, but also becoming more body-conscious. Few people are blessed with having a high metabolic rate, allowing them to burn off whatever they eat. The vast majority of us will put on weight if our intake of daily calories goes up, while our physical activity levels remain the same or […]

Cookbook
Naciye Nene’s Cookbook: humus

Prep Time: 20 minutes      Garnish Time: 7 minutes     Total Time: 27 minutes A favourite of Naciye nene’s, humus is proof that some of the best-tasting things in life are the simplest to make. This chickpea-based dip is a staple at any Turkish table spread and its fabulous flavour means the popularity of this […]

Body
How to beat the flu this winter

Colds and flu can affect us at any time of the year, but we are more prone to pick up bugs as the weather turns cold. Many people easily mistake the flu for just a bad cold. While both can be dangerous for high risk groups, such as babies and the elderly, flu kills thousands […]

Mind
How to recognise depression
 

A quarter of all people will have experienced a mental health problem during their lives. So why is such a common problem still so taboo, especially in certain ethnic communities including the Turks? Are we immune from mental health problems? I think not. Yet it is grossly underreported and often people still look for physical […]

News - UK
Happy Nevruz! Nevruz’un kutlu olsun! Newroz piroz be!

Over the past 24 hours, people from Turkey, Iran and many other countries in central and southAsia have been celebrating Nevruz. Meaning ‘new day’ in Farsi where the word originates from, this ancient annual festival falls on or around 21 March – the day of the northward Equinox. Dating back thousands of years and rooted […]

Body
How to stop smoking

Every March, the UK runs its annual No Smoking Day to encourage smokers to quit. According to health charity ASH, there are some 10 million adults who smoke cigarettes – about a sixth of the total UKpopulation. It’s a big drop from 1974, when 51% of men and 41% of women smoked. Each year, 100,000 deaths are attributed […]

Body
The essential home exercise kit

No need to spend a fortune on membership fees or sports equipments. These inexpensive items will give you the freedom to get active when and where you want. Look out for our monthly online guides (T VINE.com/Wellbeing/Body) from our fitness experts, giving you plenty of tips on how to get the best use of these […]