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. …

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…

Tips for wellbeing this Christmas!

With Christmas edging closer now is the perfect time to embrace the festive cheer! However, that doesn’t mean your Christmas wellbeing has to take a pounding!  We believe that Christmas wellbeing is achievable! These 10 TOP WELLBEING TIPS will help you to step into the New Year a happier, healthier you 1. Savour the moments – disconnect…

Make your home a haven of wellbeing in 2021

Home is where the heart is, and we have 12 ways to turn yours into a haven of positive health and wellbeing for 2021. Whether you live alone or share your living space with family or friends, home is an important part of our identity, says Eleanor Ratcliffe, environmental psychologist and lecturer at the University…

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…

Exercise: Listen to your body

The UK government recommends a minimum 2.5 hours of exercise per week. It also recommends spreading this out over the course of a week, say four to five days a week to maximise the benefits.

MIDWEEK Update

It’s my first week back following 2 weeks of annual leave.  I was tempted to cancel some of it due to being in tier 3 restrictions then lockdown but I decided against it and some very welcome time away from my laptop.  It was enjoyable couple of weeks, I was able to get out walking,…