Blog: Ready for a break

We are once again facing uncertain times, I for one am ready for a break in more ways than one. My mental health isn’t the best at the moment, I find the the run up to Christmas difficult, I lost my dad back in 2014 and I’ve found that I take a “dip” just before…

Blog: Not everyone celebrates Christmas…

Happy Friday – I hope everyone is well. Its almost the weekend 🙂 For some, today will be their final workday before Christmas. For those who are celebrating, I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. For those who are not celebrating Christmas, I hope you enjoy the long bank holiday weekend….

Christmas & Fitness

December is a time for eating, drinking and being merry as the festive season draws in. This also means the holiday period is notoriously difficult for our healthy eating habits and exercise regimes. Lets think about Christmas… Many people abandon fitness and workouts during the Christmas period (or even December as a whole). Staying active…

Blog: A time to reflect

Happy New Year! I hope 2021 brings good health and happiness to you all. Over the Christmas break, I was watching the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special from 2019 with my wife. It triggered a conversation as to how different “our world” was just 12 months ago when we had watched it previously. My initial…

Get Active blog: Mind and Body

I’ve finally settled on a name for my exercise blog that launched when I wrote a blog entry on going back to running.  This is my Get Active blog. Running has become a great way to help me process my day.  I have lots of techniques to process how I feel, and events in life. …

Article: Surviving Christmas on your own

Certainly for the residents of the UK, it has been a turbulent few days. International travel has been made nearly impossible, large parts of the country are in a strict lockdown and others are counting the days until we are moved into those categories. Many people’s plans for Christmas are wrecked, others now face spending…

How To Boost Your Mental Health If You’re Feeling Done With 2020

There are ways to look after yourself even if things don’t feel like they are getting any easier. Stress is surging as life during Covid-19 stretches on. During the first lockdown back in April, almost three quarters of people said they were coping well with the stress of the pandemic. Flash forward to November this…

Why celebrating Christmas is good for your mental health

From birthdays to weddings and graduations, this year has seen many personal celebrations cancelled, while communal festivities such as Bonfire Night, Eid and Diwali either haven’t been celebrated or have been more subdued. So it might feel tempting to downplay Christmas too, especially with concerns that people mixing more freely could lead to a third…