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wellbeing

Tips to fight OFF SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is thought to be very common and can affect people of any age, including children. It tends to rear its head at the beginning of autumn where there is less light and ends around March/ April. Evenings get darker, so do mornings and the main theory behind SAD is […]

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Exercises | wellbeing

Mindfulness and exercise

Mindfulness is now widely recognised as an important tool for wellbeing in sport, at every level. But what exactly is mindfulness and why does it benefit our exercise? Below we are going to discuss how to incorporate mindfulness into an exercise programme and why this can help achieve even better results. We also speak to […]

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wellbeing

Keeping your body protected from the sun during British summer-time

Summer has well and truly kicked off in the UK now, and as per usual there are certain measures we should take to stay protected from the rays! In this blog we focus on skin safety in the sun and what to do in order to stay safe out there. It’s essential to stay protected […]

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wellbeing

A Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or Osteopath. Aren’t they all essentially the same?

Although it is common for many practitioners’ jobs to have some sort of crossover, they are all highly qualified in their area and this gives them knowledge that is transferable into other professions. Who is a Physiotherapist? Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. […]

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wellbeing

Top 5 yoga and wellness festivals

With summer only moments away, the festival season will soon be upon us. But music festivals aren’t the only festivals to be at this summer. The latest trend taking hold is yoga and wellness festivals. Yoga and wellness festivals are a great way to refresh your mind, body and soul, and will undoubtedly leave you […]

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wellbeing | workouts

Wellness: why you should try yoga

Thinking about giving yoga a try, but not really sure what it’s all about? Yoga practice combines both a strong spiritual and meditation element alongside many physical benefits. Yoga focuses on strength training and flexibility, and with postures that improve your body from the inside out, you won’t just look good but also feel good […]

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Training | wellbeing

The benefits of sports massage

The use of massage in training and recovery can be extremely beneficial. Not only does massage relax and unwind the mind, but it also brings a long list of physical benefits that over time can have a hugely positive influence on your training regime.   Mental benefits While a massage is clearly a physical treatment, […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Home Gyms | Residential Gym Design | wellbeing

Gym Design for Later Living Schemes

Life expectancy is increasing. By 2040, nearly one in seven Britons will be over 75 and almost a third of people born today can expect to live to 100. In 2014, the average age in the UK exceeded 40 for the first time. As a result, there is an increased focus on ageing well, which is […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Nutrition for the runner

It’s fast approaching spring, with light and favourable weather conditions coming back to greet us after the cold, dark nights of winter. Spring, for the runner, can mean only one thing: the start of marathon season. Training is obviously very important, that’s a given, but diet and nutrition are areas that are often left unattended. […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Workout nutrition: what to eat before, during & after the gym

There is no secret formula to structuring your workout meals. Whether you’re fuelling up for your next session, or looking for the recovery meal of your dreams, it will come down to two things: carbs and proteins. These are the two areas of the food spectrum you’re going to want to hone in on pre- […]

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Exercises | wellbeing

How to have a more mindful workout

You might not immediately associate mindfulness with a gym session but it could be just what you need in order to get the most out of your workout. Here’s why – and some tips on how to make it happen the next time you hit the gym. Why be mindful? We might think of the […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Establishing healthy eating habits

Getting diet and nutrition back on track after Christmas and New Year can seem like a daunting task. We’re all thinking about ways to change our eating habits and to futureproof our health for the coming year. The good news is, it’s not so complicated as you might think. Before we get started let me […]

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Motivation | wellbeing

Staying healthy to stay exercising

The word healthy means keeping active to a lot of people and while this is true, there are many other ways in which one can be in good health. January is often seen as a bit of an ugly duckling when compared to other months of the year: after Christmas and New Year, we often […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Nutritional tips for a healthier Christmas

Christmas is notoriously a time to indulge, but that doesn’t mean you should let this be the green light to binge! You can enjoy all the festivities of the season and get through the Christmas period without negatively impacting your nutritional health. December is a month jam-packed full of temptations that can lead to your […]

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Motivation | wellbeing

How To Stay Stress-Free Over Christmas

As it seems to do every year, Christmas has crept up on us suddenly and now is just around the corner. As exciting as this time of year can be – with the festive parties, family dinners and work drinks – the most wonderful time of the year can often turn into the most stressful […]

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