The digital coach for lasting weight loss & disease prevention

The Holly Health beta service is now live, and Holly is in flight mode, preparing to support the population to improve their health and wellbeing.

What is Holly Health and what does the Holly service do?

Most of us live fast paced, high stress lives, with a lot of distraction. And many of us have in some ways lost touch with our body and brain, and what they really need to be healthy.

Our basic needs span four main areas: nutrition; sleep; exercise; and mental wellbeing. From providing our body with enough vitamins and minerals for regular function, to calming our…


It’s time we created solutions for our deepest rooted health challenges

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Introduction

On the surface, we’re one of the most advanced nations in the world. One way this is reflected is through our average life expectancy. We can expect to live 81 years, ranking us in the top 10 of European nations. But peeling back a few layers reveals a different, often unacknowledged, picture of the actual state of physical and mental health.

A less frequently referred to statistic is healthy life expectancy, or the number of years we can expect to live free of disease. And our UK performance? Our…


How digital tools can help us to live longer and happier

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What’s the problem?

2021 medical challenges look very different to the challenges a century ago. We’re living up to 30 years longer, eating differently, working differently, and our healthcare achilles heels now look very different. Whereas the biggest killer of the 1920s was infections, in 2021 it’s chronic conditions (diseases which develop over the long term, mainly as a result of lifestyle factors).

Almost half the US population has a diagnosed chronic condition, rising to over 80% of over 60s. The challenge with chronic conditions is that they often don’t warrant ‘urgent’…


The Holly Body Whisperer Challenge: Insight 6

At Holly Health, we’re running a 2 week body whisperer challenge, to kick start 2021 with a compilation of body and mind related insights. Each insight is accompanied by a mini challenge, something easy to do or think about, to put your new learning into action. Follow this account, to see when the next article is published.

By now, and particularly if you use the Holly beta, you know a bit about habit formation. …


The Holly Body Whisperer Challenge: Insight 5

At Holly Health, we’re running a 2 week body whisperer challenge, to kick start 2021 with a compilation of body and mind related insights. Each insight is accompanied by a mini challenge, something easy to do or think about, to put your new learning into action. Follow this account, to see when the next article is published.

You came here for body whispering insights. So today I’m going to talk about some ways to tame this animal. Let’s start with an important reminder. Each of us is simply a mass of chemicals (99%…


The Holly Body Whisperer Challenge: Insight 3

At Holly Health, we’re running a 2 week body whisperer challenge, to kick start 2021 with a compilation of body and mind related insights. Each insight is accompanied by a mini challenge, something easy to do or think about, to put your new learning into action. Follow this account, to see when the next article is published.

There have been, and always will be conflicting messages around weight management. Something you may have heard is: ‘calories in, calories out is all you need to care about’. At Holly Health we counter this view…


The Holly Body Whisperer Challenge: Insight 4

At Holly Health, we’re running a 2 week body whisperer challenge, to kick start 2021 with a compilation of body and mind related insights. Each insight is accompanied by a mini challenge, something easy to do or think about, to put your new learning into action. Follow this account, to see when the next article is published.

We all know that exercise is good for us, good for our heart and other muscles, good for our fitness, good for confidence in our abilities. But did you know that exercise can significantly increase measurable…


The Holly Body Whisperer Challenge: Insight 2

At Holly Health, we’re running a 2 week body whisperer challenge, to kick start 2021 with a compilation of body and mind related insights. Each insight is accompanied by a mini challenge, something easy to do or think about, to put your new learning into action. Follow this blog, to see when the next article is published.

Pace of life is increasing, we have almost constant stimulation from all directions, and the standards we hold ourselves to are very complex in comparison to thousands of years ago…job promotions.. possessions.. appearance etc. Add on…


The Holly Body Whisperer Challenge: Insight 1

At Holly Health, we’re running a 2 week body whisperer challenge, to kick start 2021 with a compilation of body and mind related insights. Each insight is accompanied by a mini challenge, something easy to do or think about, to put your new learning into action. Follow this account, to see when the next article is published.

Hunger. We all know what it feels like. Sometimes it’s a low level feeling, encouraging us to remember what’s in the kitchen cupboard. Sometimes it’s a raging fire in our belly, which if not tended to…


We need to get a handle on chronic diseases

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Where are we now?

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s the value of good health (both physical and psychological), and the fragility of it.

We made huge progress in many areas of medicine over the last century. We can now expect to live 81 years in the UK for example, that’s 24 years longer than in 1920 (life expectancy of 57).

But, with any massive global change and ‘progression’, there are pros and cons. We live life at a faster pace than ever before, we consume a completely different diet due to mass production…

Grace Gimson

Startup advocate, part time triathlete & skydiver. Health tech enthusiast, based in London. Opinions are my own.

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