Christmas is a time of indulgence, and us Brits do like to indulge! Over 10 million turkeys are consumed over this period, as well as a staggering 300 million mince pies. In fact, on Christmas day alone we can consume over 6,000 calories. It’s not surprising that we’re concerned about how to stay fit over […]
As a keen sportswoman I love nothing more than escaping to the peace and quiet of the water for a long swim set or clip into my bike for a ride on a Sunday morning. It’s a great feeling to breathe and feel my muscles working hard. However it’s never nice to hit a wall. […]
Psychology plays a part in your gym and sporting success however, in my opinion, I do think that some people do overrate the power of psychology on actually making it as a sports person and achieving the physique of your dreams… when you are that level of elite competition you will know! But for the […]
Losing weight can be quite tricky, especially for anyone who is new to the fitness world and doesn’t have their bearings yet. It’s also difficult to decide whom to listen to in terms of dietary and exercise advice since different people will tell you different things; a qualified Personal Trainer will tell you something completely […]
Mindfulness is now widely recognised as an important tool for employee wellbeing, but what exactly is it and how can it help make for a better workout? We look at how to incorporate mindfulness into an exercise programme to get even better results.
Seasonal affective disorder or SAD is a form of depression that typically occurs during winter when the nights are longer. It is caused by disruption to the hormones that are sensitive to sunlight. These hormones are key to regulating sleep and mood. Symptoms include: Irritability Persistent low mood Lack of energy Sleeping longer than normal […]
Today is World Mental Health day and this year, the main focus is on Mental Health in the Workplace. As part of this, we’re looking at how a gym can help alleviate the symptoms of stress, boost wellbeing in the workplace and improve employee mental health.
A private spa in your own home is the ultimate luxury, and has numerous health and wellbeing benefits. If you’ve decided you need this in your life and would like to install a spa, how do you go about it and what do you need to look out for when choosing a supplier? Firstly, you’re […]
With one of the most inspiring events of the Year starting tomorrow, why not try some of the disciplines that the amazing Invictus Games pursue on the road of greatness? Here is a workout that incorporates four of them: Rowing, Cycling, Archery and Powerlifting. Warm-Up Rowing machine – 6-8 minutes. Dynamic Stretches (10 times each […]
When working, one of the most difficult things to do is stay focused, as you may be affected by many distractions or you may just suffer from a lack of interest. One way to reduce a lack of concentration is through exercise as this increases brain health which contributes to improved concentration. Exercising regularly at […]
Achieving the perfect work/life balance is important not only for the health and wellbeing of yourself, but for all members of your family, your friends and those you work with. Here are some recommendations to keep work from taking over your life. 1. Evaluate options for living closer to your workplace. Analyse transportation times, costs, […]
As one of the UK’s biggest running events, the Great North Run last weekend was yet another huge success, with 57,000 runners taking park and Mo Farah winning his record fourth consecutive race. If you’re feeling inspired to have a go, before thinking about running a half marathon like the Great North Run, a good […]
Let’s face it, being a student comes with the stereotype of being unhealthy and broke, but that’s just because people seem to think all students spend money on alcohol, take aways and microwaveable meals. If that is the case for you, let’s ditch the bad habits and jump on the healthy bandwagon this school year. […]
Core exercises should be an essential part of your daily workout routine. Neglecting basic core strength training can lead to poor posture and make everyday tasks in life that little bit harder. A couple of examples of this could be carrying a shopping bag or perhaps your child or grandchild; without basic core strength these […]
Joining a sports club can have various benefits for an individual’s physical and mental health. Sports clubs not only provide a space and a time where you can be physically active, but also allow you to interact with others. Whether you decide to join football, kickboxing or even ultimate Frisbee, you will surely reap the […]