Cats do it, dogs do it, but this is your own gentle reminder, people: A good, deep stretch first thing in the morning is one of the healthiest actions you can do to raise your energy levels, increase your blood flow, and sharpen your concentration. Try this warm-up sequence of deep yoga stretches from our show Namaste Yoga after you wake up for a refreshing start to the day. Check out the video above to learn some easy morning stretches, while relaxing your mind at the same time. Or, add these muscle-stretching moves to any yoga routine you currently follow. Want a full, commercial-free at-home yoga workout? We've got TWO for you. Check out two different full-length routines from Namaste Yoga here.
Kim's Rude Awakenings's host Kim Woodburn has devised a foolproof, easy way to get your fridge clean as a whistle. And this cleaning method doesn’t involve any fancy, harmful, expensive chemicals or cleaning agents. Watch the video above to see Kim Woodburn's best tricks for cleaning your refrigerator naturally.
Unless you’re already living a minimalist life, the chances that you have clutter in your home are pretty high. The need to de-clutter is clearly a nationwide issue. Anyone who’s ever had to navigate a child’s playroom knows that this is no way to live.
Having bugs in your home doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re dirty ... but it sure does make you feel kinda gross, right? Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get rid of every kind of creepy-crawly in your home and not all of them involve toxic chemicals. If you’re looking for an inexpensive, non-toxic and easy way to solve your bug problem, we've got a clever all-natural bug-catching DIY solution for you. And it's tried and tested from none other Britain’s biggest housekeeping celebrity and the master of bug trapping, Kim Woodburn, the host and straight-talking lady behind our show Kim's Rude Awakenings.
Is it hard to find your own face in your mirror lately? If your mirror is dusty, suffering from toothpaste specks, or just streaky, we have the easy cleaning lifehack to make your mirror the cleanest of them all. Best of all, it's an all-natural, non-toxic, and even cheap solution: vinegar! Of course, we got this pro tip from Britain’s biggest housekeeping celebrity, Kim Woodburn. She’s cleaned the dirtiest houses as the host and straight-talking tough-love lady behind our show Kim's Rude Awakenings. On the show, she attempts to overhaul the rudest, laziest, and messiest families and, yes, she runs into her fair share of dirty windows and mirrors. Check out more about the show here, and find out where you can tune in.
Out of the world of "flexitarians" (flexible vegetarians) come pescatarians, aka, people who shun meat but make an exception for fish. Put simply, people following a pescatarian diet eat a vegetarian diet that's supplemented with fish and other seafood. Read more
A creative duo with two small children, Eric and Jessica Hurd are drowning in chaos ... but had the foresight to ask for help clearing, cleaning, and ultimately forming better household habits.To their rescue? Britain’s biggest housekeeping celebrity, Kim Woodburn, the host and straight-talking tough love lady behind our show Kim's Rude Awakenings, who attempts to overhaul the rudest, laziest, and messiest families. Check out more about the show here, and find out where you can tune in. Check out the video above to see a sneak peek of the Hurd family's own "awakening" -- and how they turn their lives around.
In recent years there's been so much pressure put on women to breastfeed their newborns that there's even a word for it: bressure. The "breast is best" activism and out-and-out shaming of moms who use formula — even those unable to produce enough milk — has given rise to yet another word: lactivists. As this Channel 4 UK piece states, “Some new mothers say the pressure to breastfeed—reinforced by the craze for breastfeeding selfies, or “brelfies”—is making those who feed their children by bottle feel like failures." And what does all this "bressure" and "lactivism" stem from? A bevy of research. Exclusively breast-fed babies are said to be protected against diseases, infections, allergies, and even have higher IQs as they grow. That is, until now. A new 20-year study has debunked the claim that exclusively breast-fed babies are smarter than their bottle-fed peers.
The 6th month of pregnancy marks the end of the second trimester. Looking back over earlier pregnancy difficulties may help you realize that you can cope with whatever comes next. This month will probably not bring any major physical changes, but your baby continues to grow and prepare for life outside the womb.
You've hit your 14th week. You’re starting the second trimester (weeks 13-27). Congratulations! This is known as the gestation period and it’s considered the most relaxing and easiest time of the pregnancy.