Ways We Are Supporting the NHS

Ways We Are Supporting the NHS

Here at I SAW IT FIRST we are passionate to do all we can to support the NHS and frontline workers at this time. Since lockdown as a company we have… Donated over 30,000 bottles of water, hundreds of boxes of food supplies and toiletries to Royal Children’s Hospital Manchester and Nightingale in London Donated thousands of hand sanitisers and surgical masks to other hospitals around the UK   To coincide with #ClapForCarers, we launched a blue category on site, donating 100% of all profits to the NHS. We will be continuing to push this category to coincide with the...

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What ISAW Staff Can't Live Without During Isolation

What ISAW Staff Can't Live Without During Isolation

With everything going on right now, a lot of us have had to make major adjustments to our everyday routines - the same goes for our staff at HQ. We’ve gone from office desk to living room set up now we’re working from home. But don’t worry, we’ve still got you covered with everything you need to get you through it. We know everyone is looking for ways to survive working from home, so we’ve asked our staff what they can’t live without during isolation to give you some inspo - plus you can get to know us a bit...

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Things To Do With Your Friends While In Lockdown

Things To Do With Your Friends While In Lockdown

For many of us in the Uk we have just completed our first week of social distancing, which means we can’t see anyone outside of the people we live with. Unfortunately that means that many of us won't see our friends, colleagues, girlfriends and boyfriends until this is over, which can be hard for many people who are used to regular social interactions such as going out on your weekends and filling your free time with endless plans. While this may feel like a very uncertain and daunting time we have to remember how lucky we are to have the...

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At Home Face Mask Recipes

At Home Face Mask Recipes

With a long line at the pharmacy and all our fave beauty shops shut getting your hands on a facemask Now is the time to have a crack at making your own facemasks! Not only can this be super fun but you can tailor the ingredients exactly to your skin needs. The all natural ingredients mean less chance of sensitive skin getting irritations too! For Dry Skin Avocado and honey are high in antioxidants and very moisturizing; it's softening properties actually help lock in moisture, preventing it from becoming dry and dull. Ingredients: - Half an Avocado - 1 Tablespoon...

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Amelia Smith's 5 Top Tips For Home Workouts

Amelia Smith's 5 Top Tips For Home Workouts

Hi everyone! Okay so I’m Amelia and I’m a trainer at Barry’s in Manchester. Fitness being a complete obsession of mine, it only seemed fitting that I should pursue it as a career and this is exactly what I did about a year and a half ago. Ever since then I have been at Barry’s and if you have ever done a Barry’s you would understand why, the community is an amazing thing to be a part of! Going from doing 4/5 Barry’s a week, which is strength and cardio interval training, to not having any facilities available has been...

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10 things to do during self isolation

10 things to do during self isolation

Self Care Do some home workouts there are plenty of guides on the internet from Youtube videos to Pinterest workout calenders. Now may even be a good time to practice meditation as a calming influence on your thoughts. Alternatively, have a pamper evening with face masks there is nothing quite like perfecting your skin regime to make you feel like you have your life together. Focus on you. Read. From blog posts to books, reading stimulates the brain and keeps us creative. Life is often too busy to read anything other than Instagram captions and tweets. Take this opportunity to...

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Books you NEED to read

Books you NEED to read

  BOOKS YOU NEED TO READ If you’re not a big read then now’s the chance to start. Reading books opens you up to a whole new world of stories, characters and information that otherwise you would be missing out on. Reading is good for the soul and good for the mind, the ultimate act of self care. If you think you don’t like reading then you’ve probably just never found the book for you. Here’s a few of our faves from the ISAW fam, from Crime to Romance, there’ll deffo be something on the list for you.    Crime...

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How To Make The Most Out Of Your Weekend

How To Make The Most Out Of Your Weekend

1. Exercise One thing that nobody can stop you doing is a little bit of exercise, and once those endorphins are released we promise you it will make everything seem that little bit better. If you are able to get out and go from that run or even a walk then take this weekend to get some fresh air, liberating you from the same walls we are all getting very accustomed to recently - and you may even discover somewhere completely new that you had no idea was round the corner! If going outside is definitely not on your schedule...

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How To Tackle Boredom When You're Staying In

How To Tackle Boredom When You're Staying In

Staying in 90% of the time seems like it’s going to be a reality now. Although this might sound boring and rubbish, it’s an opportunity! An opportunity to get your life in order, sort your space out and refresh yourself for the future physically and mentally. If you’re sitting on the sofa thinking you’ve got absolutely nothing to do, you’ve finished your work and you’re feeling like you’ve accomplished little to nothing at all - think again! Here’s a list of some great things you can do to fill up your free time to make you feel more positive as...

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Hobbies You Can Finally Get Into

Hobbies You Can Finally Get Into

No matter if you are working from home, self isolating, revising, or doing nothing at all everyone needs hobbies to keep them happy. When you are stuck indoors you might start to feel restless and unproductive, so taking up a new hobby that you haven’t thought of before can really help, as hobbies have been proven to improve productivity and improve your mental health. Learn a language This may sound a little bit dramatic, but we don’t mean you should become fluent in french in the next few weeks! However, there’s never been a better time to start to enhance...

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YouTube Channels to Subscribe to for Easy At Home Work Outs

YouTube Channels to Subscribe to for Easy At Home Work Outs

The idea of staying at home for any prolonged period of time can seem daunting and a little scary, especially if you’re someone who enjoys keeping fit and active and hitting that daily step count. Rather than letting the isolation scare you, instead try and embrace it as an opportunity to get your sweat on with new, at-home workouts you’ve never tried before. YouTube is a great tool for learning, especially when it comes to at home workouts! Here’s a few of our fave channels that motivate us to get moving- even when were stuck at home. Yoga by Adrienne...

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HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING WHILE SELF-ISOLATING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING WHILE SELF-ISOLATING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

1. Routine is your new BFF💘   Try and stick to your usual routine and working hours. If you’re a morning gym-goer, why not try and maintain working out in the morning? Do a 30 minute HIT sesh or a yoga video. We’re not saying going full Mark Wahlberg but wake up at a reasonable hour, get dressed, take your lunch break and live your day as you normally would.   2. Your bed is for snoozing (and Netflix binging)💤   We all love our bed but we’d recommend keeping it for sleeping and relaxing. Not separating your sleeping and...

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