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Want to feel more happy? Do something active!

The concept of exercise improving our mood is not new. Many studies in recent years have shown that people who are physically active have a much lower risk of developing anxiety and depression than those who aren’t.

 A 2018 study by researchers at the University of Michigan compared...

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Exercise & The Menopause

The menopause has long been a taboo subject. Despite roughly 8 in 10 women experiencing menopausal symptoms, women are often embarrassed to talk about the changes taking place and as a result many stop exercising like they did before. 

We take a look at some common questions surrounding the...

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Volunteering for Sport In Mind

Calmwards founder Gen talks about her recent experience volunteering for the fantastic UK sports mental health charity Sport In Mind.

How does exercise make a difference to your mental health?

The health of your mind and body are intrinsically linked. Exercise reduces levels of the body's stress...

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5 Easy Ways to Look After Yourself Today

Put your feet up

If you feel tired, stressed or anxious then try this pose for 10 minutes. It helps regulate your blood pressure, reduces swelling in the legs, improves your digestion and calms your nervous system.

1. Sit on the floor, side-on against a wall.
2. Swing your legs round and...

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How Sleep Can Help You Exercise

exercise sleep wellbeing Mar 17, 2021

 

Why is sleep important?

Sleep is a crucial part of our overall wellbeing. It helps our body rest, recover and repair itself. It affects our hormones, our concentration and our productivity. Poor sleep has been shown to affect our immune system, increase inflammation in the body, increase...

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5 Ways to Challenge your Negative Beliefs about Exercise

The dictionary definition of a belief is “an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof.” We all have a wide range of beliefs, including ones we’ve inherited from our parents and our upbringing, and ones that we’ve formed since. Beliefs can...

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16 Common Exercise and Fitness Terms Explained

exercise fitness movement Mar 02, 2021

Fitness, exercise and training language is everywhere. But have you ever found yourself wondering what the heck AMRAP is, or whether Tabata is a type of bread? Read on to learn some common terms so that you can talk about your workout in confidence.

Rep - Short for repetitions. This is how...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Exercise

Exercise and moving your body is a fantastic tool for feeling good mentally and physically. There’s a wealth of information out there on the latest exercise and fitness trends.

But if you’ve never exercised regularly before or you haven’t done it in a long time, it can feel...

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9 Reasons to Work with a Coach

Sometimes in life it’s easier and quicker to ask someone for help than going it alone: working with a coach can help you to be the best version of yourself. Here are several reasons to work with a coach: 

 

Flexible and specific to you

Working alone eg reading a book, working...

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Has your New Years’ resolution gone out of the window?

We’ve all been there: we start the new year with renewed hope and optimism for the future. We think about all the things we ‘should’ do or want to do, the things we might want to stop doing and we make some resolutions. We want to start exercising, we want to give up booze, we...

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