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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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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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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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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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Emotional wellbeing: how to deal with adversity in a healthy way

It’s fair to say that this year has been a testing one for most people and the latest changes to the Tier system have left many people feeling sad and disappointed. We are social creatures and lots of us were looking forward to a few days of normality over Christmas period; a chance to...

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8 Tips for Mental Wellbeing this Christmas

We all have mental health and it’s something, like other types of wellbeing, that needs to be maintained and looked after. The festive period is a busy time, often with added pressures and things to think about, none more so than this year.

Here are 8 tips to look after your mental health...

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The Wisdom that can be Found in Prime Time Television

Anyone who knows me well will tell you that one of my life goals is to appear on Strictly Come Dancing. I’ve watched it most years and just love the feel-good factor that it radiates from it. It’s the closest thing to sunshine bursting out of your telly.

There are so many reasons why...

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Wellbeing and the hidden philosophies of Wife Swap USA

advice coaching fun wellbeing Dec 01, 2020

I found myself watching Wife Swap USA the other day. Now normally this isn’t a programme that I’d watch but I got hooked into this particular episode and had to watch it to the end to see what happened! 

It followed the story of a full-time mum Virginia who liked everything to be...

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