Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing Interview



Melissa Hemsley is one-half of the Hemsleys, the bestselling authors of The Art of Eating Well and Good + Simple with a London café HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY at Selfridges in London. Melissa champions fuss-free, big-flavoured food and shows how anyone can enjoying cooking affordable, healthy recipes.


As part of our 'Health and Wellbeing' focus, Melissa talks exclusively with Craig Maplesden about her positive memories of food growing up, how to avoid food waste as well as save money, plus substituting meat for greens

Recipe ideas 

We've got 4 healthy eating recipes for you to try

Fancy trying a healthier diet in 2021? We've asked Melissa Hemsley and Dr Gemma Newman to provide us with a couple of recipes each to help kick start a healthier you.

Healthy Eating

Plant-based food for beginners

There are more and more people in the world choosing a Plant-based diet, and doing so for a variety of reasons. Plant-based diets focus on foods that derive primarily from plants. Obvious food sources in this diet includes fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans. Click below to read more

The Plant Power Doctor: Dr Gemma Newman

Dr Gemma Newman has over 17 years clinical experience as a family doctor. She is a member of The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and is on the board of Plant Based Health Professionals UK. She is one of Happy Pear's medical experts and is on Instagram and Facebook @plantpowerdoctor. 

Having just released her first book 'The Plant Power Doctor', Dr Gemma chats to us exclusively about her career as well as how the book gives us a simple prescription for a healthier you. We also give you a chance to try out a couple of recipes and to win the book. 

Healthy eating

What is good 'Gut Health'

Gut health is revolutionising our approach to health and wellness, so what is good gut health?


We've all heard that bacteria and other microbes can cause illnesses and disease, but many of us would not be aware that only 5% of these microbes are actually harmful to us and can cause disease. The remaining 95% play an essential role in keeping you healthy.

Nutrition - Kate Garden

4 New Year Tips for Winter Immunity from Bath Nutritionist, Kate Garden 

A really powerful way to support our immune system and ensure that it stays robust and strong during the winter months is through our food, drink and lifestyle choices.

Click here to read more..


Looking after your physical and mental health whilst in lockdown

Spending a considerable amount of
time at home, complying with the Government's social distancing policies, will feel like torture to many who are used to spending their time walking, cycling or engaging in sports and exercise.

Better, Bath Sport and Leisure Centre's Ollie Grimes give us his top tips for creating healthy 

fitness habits

The first three weeks is always the hardest, this is where the habit of coming to the gym will be formed. As a Gym Manager, the most common reason I see people not continue is their results not appearing as rapidly as one would hope. Don’t panic! I’m going to give you some reasons to continue after that three week mark, regardless of what you see on the mirror or the scales. 

Mental Health

How simple breathing techniques and meaningful connections can support your wellbeing, with Bath Mind.

2020 was not the year any of us planned. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of looking after our mental health and wellbeing. We have an increased awareness, a growing empathy and understanding. Now is our opportunity to make the greatest changes, to build a brighter future. Click to read more...

Bath Mindfulness

Mindfulness expert Nicola McDonald

Are you suffering from stress or anxiety during this unprecedented time? Mindfulness expert, Nicola MacDonald, offers a few tips which you may find useful...