Calmwards Blog

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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Fartgate: why exercise is good for your digestive health!

We’re in the middle of our third lockdown: covid restrictions are in full swing and it’s January, which means cold, dark and often wet days. It’s no surprise then that we all welcomed a bit of light relief at the beginning of last week. And when I say relief, I mean Joe Wicks in...

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5 Home Workout Equipment Buys that Won’t Break the Bank

It’s Lockdown 3.0 and up and down the country, gyms, courts and sports clubs have been forced to close once more. If you’re thinking of purchasing some kit to support your home workouts, here are my top suggestions of useful kit that won’t break the bank:

 

  1. Workout mat

In...

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Want to feel better? Get moving!

Well here we are, in the annual period between Christmas and New Year where you have no idea what day of the week it is and are existing solely on cheese or chocolatey items from your selection box. We all feel sluggish from the last few days of eating, drinking and sitting around a lot watching...

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Music matters: why playlists are so important when you exercise

I was going for a run the other day and decided to dig out my bluetooth headphones for the first time in ages and listen to a playlist. I’d completely forgotten how motivating it can be to listen to music on a run! And it got me thinking, why is this?

Well, after a bit of reading on this...

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What’s physical wellbeing and how do you improve yours?

Physical wellbeing is probably the easiest area of wellness to understand because it’s the one we’re most familiar with. Taking care of our bodies has long been on our agenda because it’s something we can see and feel; we know when we feel physically good and we know how it...

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