When discussing mental health, it’s been suggested that being around our favorite furry friends helps release the ‘happy hormone’ inside our heads that make us feel, well, happy! As far back as humans can remember, the unconditional love we show our pets has been written and spoken about.
As the UK enters lockdown for the eighth week, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on our everyday lives, therefore, it is important we maintain high spirits and support each other and our local communities as much as possible. As non-essential stores remain closed until further notice, there is little we can do to help with this reality. However, for those small local shops and convenience stores that continue to provide us with our essential items and necessities, there are steps put in place to help support their success during this tough time.
As the popularity of online streaming services are increasing, it was only a matter of time before other franchises wanted to get involved with the change in how we’re viewing films and programs. Disney Plus launched in March this year, with film fanatics jumping at the chance to watch their favourite films for a few pounds a month — particularly exciting in lockdown. 50 million subscribers had signed up in five months, which was a great success for Disney.
When considering a suit, there’s an art to choosing the right fit. Regular, slim or tailored, every style carries a different feature that will fit on the person who wears it, which is why finding the one that best suits you (pardon the pun) is key.
Sadly, one in four of us in the UK will experience a mental health issue each year. Issues including money, jobs, bereavement, and benefits are potentially making it harder for people to cope, according to mental health charity, Mind. It doesn’t matter what age or gender you are, mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression can affect you. This is also the case in what many would say is the happiest time of their lives, becoming a parent. Here with Babythingz, who provide all terrain pushchairs, we explore mental health issues in parents and look at some avenues of support that are available.
This year has started with an unexpected twist. Typically for this time of year, the weather is getting warmer and the nights are lasting longer, but our doors and plans are remaining firmly shut and sealed. With the outbreak of Covid-19, the government has enforced social isolation to minimise the risk of spreading the virus. Some of us are working from home, schools have been shut, and we only leave the house for exercise or to shop for necessities. This is leading to a lot of free time for some of us!