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…

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…

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…

Should You Try A Sleep Workout? It’s The Latest Bedtime Trend

There’s been a 90% increase in interest for sleep yoga, year on year. With 2020 being the year our sleep officially took a turn for the worse, it’s unsurprising so many of us are turning to Pinterest for sleep inspiration.A 2021 trends predictions report from the social media site says there’s been a 90% increase…

Article: Exercise – What are DOMS?

Sore muscles after physical activity, known as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), can occur when you start a new exercise programme, change your exercise routine, or increase the duration or intensity of your regular workout. When muscles are required to work harder than they’re used to or in a different way, it’s believed to cause…

Feeling The December Dread? Therapists Have These Tips For You

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Except when it isn’t. It’s not uncommon to feel dread come December. Sure, some people will look forward to the festive pile-up of cooking, eating, entertaining, socialising and decorating that’s part and parcel of the season. “But, very often Christmas can be a very tricky time of…

Back to Running, week 3

New running shoes have really helped make a difference for me. I was rinning before in a more general pair of gym trainers. Which are great for weight lifting, but not so supportive for running. I have always struggled to find comfortable shoes, especially for fitness activities. To add to it, England is currently in…

Back to running, week two

I have just started my third week of running. I’ve been enjoying the variety it has added to my workout schedule. Last week an old ankle injury flared up, so I took a couple off running. Having a fairly diverse workout schedule means I can be flexi and adapt my plans when my ankle is…