Get Active: Mental Health Run training

I mentioned that I am doing the IDONTMIND Mental Health run or walk over May.  I am currently training for this event, as I will be running 10KM on a path in the North Yorkshire moors. I’ve done two shorter runs this week, which were proceeded by very long walks of 10 and 6 miles…

IDONTMIND: Mental Health Run/Walk in May

In May 2021 Danny and I are taking part in the IDONTMIND Mental Health run or walk. This is a free to enter event, where you undertake a run or a walk at any point during the month of May.  You can choose a distance of 5km, 10km or a half marathon. This event is…

Working out at Home

You don’t have to spend hours in a gym or force yourself into long, monotonous workouts to experience the many benefits of exercise. These tips can help you find activities you enjoy and start to feel better, look better, and get more out of life. Why even workout at home? At-home fitness has been around for a…

Get Active Blog: Easter

Happy Easter everyone. Last week I had to take a break from exercising. I was physically exhausted and struggling with tiredness, and a little stress too. After two days of need complete rest I had improved drastically. On Thursday I went for a coastal walk, which ended up being a 10 mile walk. It was…

Get Active Blog: Moving on up

I took a long weekend last week to give myself a little headspace, but also to give myself an opportunity to drive out and run somewhere different. I am glad I did. I ran around a country park, around a beautiful lake and through the woods.  The change of scenery was really refreshing after months…

Get Active Blog: Shake it up

It has definitely felt like early spring this weekend. Bright sunshine, clear skies and the first flowers of spring are blooming. I am still managing/working around a shoulder injury, so I decided to use the improved weather to shake things up with my running. I took the opportunity to visit local country parks that, during…

Motivation: so what is it?

Motivation – it is something we need in life to progress. It can cover all areas of life from exercise, to our social life and even our careers. Motivation – a definition Motivation is a reason for actions, willingness, and goals. Motivation is derived from the word motive, or a need that requires satisfaction. These…

Get Active Blog: Set Backs

I’ve had a minor setback with my exercise for the last week, I’ve hurt my shoulder.  It currently hurts if I try to lift my arm above shoulder height.  Yes this is a set back, but it doesn’t bring fitness to a griding halt for me. I have a diverse workout regime, so I have…

Get Active Blog: The Journey

I often get asked why exercise is so important to me.  Mainly I enjoy it, the escapism, the challenge and the feeling of progression.  Not only that, it helps me manage a medical condition and it has been essential for my mental health since 2007. My fitness journey has never been about just one thing,…

‘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…