Blog: My Marathon Journey

Running has been a big part of my life for many years. I’ve been fortunate enough to run marathons in amazing places such as Paris, New York, Chicago and Berlin. I am not a particularly quick runner but I do it to support my mental health. I was due to run the Barcelona Marathon in…

Get Active Month: Rest is prepation too

In just over a week I am aiming to compete my mental health 10k run. I am training for this event to make sure I am race ready for 1 May. I am following a workout schedule to prepare for this, but that does not mean that rest and recovery time has gone out of…

Better days blog: Knowledge

Hello I hope you had a great weekend. It was a nice change of pace for me this weekend. I ventured just a little further away from my village to a local country park where I have not been for a run previously. There was so much sunshine, spring flowers and a beautiful lake to…

Couch to 5K

New to fitness, but don’t know where to start? Want to give running ago, but not quite sure how to progress? If you answered yes to either of those questions you might be interested in the couch to 5K running programme from the NHS. Over a nine week period it will help you start a…

Sleep and your heart rate

Have you ever wondered how sleep effects your heart rate. A smart watch can give you some insight if you wear one, but for many of us it will remain a mystery. I read a great article on the Harvard Medical School website on the topic. You can check out the full article here. Here…

Midweek Update: 3 February 2021

Good Morning, This week is Children’s Mental Health Week.  Many of us have children at home at the moment and there are many free resources that can be found here.  These can be adapted for home-schooling.  Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of…

The no-drug approach to mild depression

I read an interesting article on the Harvard Medical website around approaches to managing depression without a need for drugs such as anti-depressants. Each individual’s symptoms are different and the treatment approach is for the individual. I’d always recommend talking to a medical professional or doctor etc. As some one who has experienced depression a…