Amelia's Intern Diary - Father's Day

When I was younger I asked my parents on Father’s day:

‘It’s not fair! Why is there a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day but not a Children’s day?’

My Mum’s response confused me back then but now, I agree with her completely. 

‘Amelia,’ she said, ‘every day is Children’s Day.’

Our parents sacrifice a lot for us, be it money, time or energy.  They rarely get time just to themselves to do the things they want to do or relax when they want to relax, especially in our early years.  As children it is easy to take all of this for granted. We just go about our lives expecting our parents to be there and help us with our goals.

Father’s day exists so that we can show our appreciation and say thank you for all of the times our Dads have supported us and sacrificed some of their dreams so that we can reach for our own.  It’s also a day that should be all about them.  Do something that they want to do, give gifts or cook their favourite meal.

My Dad would drive me to and from my friends’ houses endlessly in my teenage years, even when it was late.  He would untie ... read more

Posted On 10/06/2015
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Amelia's Intern Diary - Walk to Work Week 2015

Across the UK it is Walk to Work Week, which encourages people to (you guessed it) walk to and from work!  Not only that, it asks people to log their steps/minutes/miles online and compare their miles with other people in their work place.  You can join a team or go it alone, either way it is a fantastic initiative to get desk-sitters to use their bodies!

Now that sitting has been dubbed the ‘new smoking’, it is more important than ever to keep active where you can.  If you have a meeting to go to, why not walk there? Have to go to another floor in the building, why not take the stairs rather than the elevator?  Make sure you take breaks where you get up and walk, be that to the toilet or to grab a cup of coffee.  All of these things make a massive difference to your health.

Not only is it better for your own health if you walk more regularly, it is also great for the environment.  It means one more car off the road every day! 

The Walk to Work Week Website is a brilliant motivator too.  You can check how many calories you used up (which it ... read more

Posted On 12/05/2015
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