Death by [Poor] Diet

A new study in The Lancet has found that a poor diet is more deadly than tobacco. Unhealthy eating now accounts for 11 million deaths worldwide, (compared with 8 million tobacco deaths) mostly as a result of heart disease, followed by cancers and Type 2 diabetes.

The study found that these deaths were associated with diets low in whole grains, fruits, nuts, seeds and omega-3 fatty acids

Change is Not Your Enemy

Are you afraid of change? I came across this and thought to share:

Change isn’t your enemy, it is just evidence of growth. What worked yesterday can be tomorrow’s recipe for failure. You can’t become who you are destined to be, if you insist on staying as you are. ‘Only fools and dead men don’t change…Fools won’t, and dead men can’t.’

What do you think? Is it time for YOU to make change happen in your life?

Havering Women in Business

Today I was guest speaker at the Havering Women in Business networking event. I thoroughly enjoyed myself speaking to a full room of female entrepreneurs on strategies to improve their diet, lifestyle and wellbeing which would in turn reflect in their businesses. It’s always fulfilling to empower others and there were lots of ‘aha’ moments.

The networking was great too and I had the opportunity of putting faces to the names of some of my newest twitter followers. Here I am with Yvonne Bendall and Linda Watson from the London Borough of Havering who co-ordinate and organise Havering Women in Business.

(L-R) Linda Watson, Yvonne Bendall, Angela Tella.

Conference on Health

CCLI had the pleasure of speaking at a health conference organised by three of my clients: the Commonweallth Countries League in partnership with the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. Hosted by the Trinidad & Tobago High Commission, the aim of the conference was to create awareness on specific health concerns affecting people from Commonwealth countries.

My presentation was on eating well for health and wellbeing and I injected some humour based on the current horse meat scandal. Incidentally, during