MIDWEEK: Blog and News Round Up

So its Wednesday again, time for the midweek blog and round up. What does inclusion mean to you? That is a question I’ve been thinking about lately. It is not necessarily something that can easily be measured on a large scale. I feel its often that comes down to the individual, how they act and…

‘Be kind to yourself’: experts’ tips on coping with lockdown stress

For many the latest lockdown has been harder to deal with than the previous ones and psychologists are reporting a rise in people experiencing the symptoms of sustained stress similar to burnout at work, including problems with sleep and concentration. However, there are ways to help deal with current uncertainty, and below are a selection of expert…

Ted Talk: Try something new for 30 days

Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals Check out this link: Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days | TED Talk

Working from bed? Try these stretches to see off aches and pains

Working on a laptop in bed all day can be ruinous for your shoulders, back and overall wellbeing. “Your back won’t be supported very well,” says Fiona Houston, a physiotherapist and the founder of Physio Inverness. “It will be slumped. Plus, if your legs are stretched out in front of you, you’ll be putting strain…

The joy of steps: 20 ways to give purpose to your daily walk

The weather is rubbish, there is nowhere to go and, bereft of the joys of spring, the daily lockdown walk can feel pointless. But, of course, it is not: the mental and physical health perks of exercise are immune to seasonal changes. We need to gallivant around outside in daylight so that our circadian rhythms…

Why I Went Cold Turkey From Social Media

This article covers something that I have been thinking of doing for a little while…… If you’re anything like me, you have a subtle, socially acceptable addiction, one you can indulge in wherever and whenever you please. You have a compulsive need to scroll through headlines, jokes, insults, pictures, music videos and various other synapse-zapping…

Get Fit for free, with the NHS

Getting started with a new exercise routine is not easy – I get that. If you are also new to exercise it can be even more challenging too. The challenges can be varied: cost, motivation, time. Right now, lockdown in the UK makes it a little harder two. I wanted to share two great links…