Bristol Grand Prix Showcases Women’s Cycling

Women’s sport is starting to create space for itself in a much deserved spotlight – finally! After the recent successes of the Women’s Euro Football Cup and currently the Women’s Rugby World Cup, women are starting to get better and rightly earned coverage. No doubt there is still an incredibly long way to go, but it’s good to see change. There is clearly a thirst to see all genders take to the sporting stage. This Saturday will offer one such event in Bristol. The hilly, windy streets will transform into a super-speed highway for cyclists taking part in the annual Bristol Grand Prix.

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The Butterfly Effect – Tembe’s Wild Dogs

Guest Post: Clinton Wright, Senior Ecologist and co-founder of the The Wildlife Tomorrow Fund

Big things are made of small things. A nucleus with electrons form an atom. Atoms make up matter. Matter makes up our world. Little things combine into big things.

In 2008 I reached a crossroads. Life had slowly taken me off my path and into the corporate world, and away from wildlife. It wasn’t a sudden change, but a slow process that happens over years and, although my life felt like an uncomfortable coat, like someone else’s life, I was barely aware of it. I was lucky – I had a chance to re-assess, correct, and do so without impacting a family, partner, or friends. I could do it and I did. As much as I was able to contemplate these changes, it wouldn’t have been possible without the right backing that builds confidence and allows for the change top happen. That’s what Natracare was for me. Continue reading

Need to breastfeed your baby? Take a stand, don’t leave or cover up…

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Women across the globe are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week this week (1st-7th August) for the 25th year. #WBW2017 raises awareness to promote, protect and support breastfeeding.

Women have been breastfeeding since time began, so why does it need promoting, protecting and supporting? But if you need to breastfeed your baby you just might have to stand, leave, cover up…

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Plastics Are Forever – Plastic Free July

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Can you imagine a billion elephants made of plastic? Or 25,000 Empire State Buildings made of plastic? According to research by US scientists, that is the equivalent to the weight of the all plastic that has ever been produced. Since humans first started making plastic only 65 years ago, a colossal 8.3 billion tons of plastic matter has been created.

Plastic is a completely man-made substance, which is deliberately produced by heating and processing finite crude oil and adding other chemicals to it. You’re using it now – it’s part of your phone, your computer, there’s probably some in your chair and it’s very likely that you’re also wearing some!
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5 Yoga Poses To Help Ease Period Pain

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Yoga practice is well known to calm, center and strengthen both body and mind. So when it comes to menstruation, practising yoga can offer enormous benefits to balance your mood and ease menstrual cramps. You may not always feel like rushing to take part in physical activity on your time of the month, but exercise can really help with period pain. Yoga especially has been tried and tested to be beneficial for muscles and mentality. Here are some of the most effective yoga positions to do during your period.

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World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Natracare wishes you a happy World Oceans Day! Find encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and help prevent marine litter. We need healthier oceans for a sustainable, safer future.

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Menstrual Hygiene Day

This Sunday, 28th May is Menstrual Hygiene Day, which calls on us all to focus on breaking the taboo and bringing attention to the importance of menstrual hygiene management (MHM).

Menstruation can still be a taboo topic and in many countries it’s a cause for shame and discrimination. Menstrual Hygiene Day MHDay aims to help girls and women worldwide with the challenges they face. Supported by organisations such as Unicef and Oxfam, MHDay will be celebrated around the world, spreading knowledge and confidence amongst menstruators worldwide.
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Celebrate Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week

The cosmetics and beauty industry are among the most rampant for exposing potential toxins and chemicals to consumers. There are over 80,000 ingredients in use in beauty products – many of which haven’t been tested for safety or regulated. That’s a pretty terrifying thought, and naturally the option for choosing organic in our beauty products becomes of paramount importance to trust that what we put on our skin is really looking after us inside and out.

Enter: Soil Association’s Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Week, from 15th-21st May, Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Week is a chance for everyone to get involved with events, talks and activities with beauty experts and brand founders. Continue reading