Christmas is a time to relax, let our hair down and enjoy time with our family and friends over the festive period. Even those who follow the strictest of training regimes and tightest nutrition plans will allow themselves a little downtime to re-charge the batteries.
Hooray!! Christmas is around the corner! Welcome to party season! Long lunches and big nights out are what we get to do at this time of the year without feeling guilty! We get to indulge, enjoy and satisfy ourselves all because….it’s CHRISTMAS!
In August 2015, I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and an arterial flutter. I knew something was wrong when I came off the athletics track after my regular training stint one day. I have been running at an international level for 35 years, and as a veteran sprinter still winning major races, I considered myself pretty fit.
Autumn is the second busiest time of year for gym memberships (after the inevitable post-Christmas rush), as people start to get ready for a season of parties, drinking and eating – and of course people prefer not to exercise outside in the cold and wet.
As we wave goodbye to the summer, you may be finding it harder to keep up your exercise routine. Darker days and colder weather means getting out and about takes a lot more motivation than it does during the warmer months. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many of our clients struggle to keep active as the nights draw in.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties. The British Lung Foundation said millions of people in the UK have COPD and they don’t even know it. November 15th marks awareness for this common health condition and you might be thinking, what’s the relevance to physical activity?
According to Asthma UK there are approximately 5.4 million people with asthma in the UK, around 1 in 11 of which are children. If you don’t have the condition – chances are you know and care about someone who does.
I’m a people person. Yes, I know that sounds like cheesy management speak but it’s true. I’m far more comfortable getting out and about, talking to staff and meeting people than I am being holed up in my office for hours on end – doing my chief executive type stuff! Although it might also be down to a profound dislike of paperwork.
Swimming and time in the water is one of the best experiences you can share with your baby! Babies have a real affinity with water, having spent nine months growing in the aquatic environment of the womb, and many mothers choose a water birth as the most natural welcome to this world. Water is known as a warm, helpful environment during labour and offers a natural transition for the baby to the outside world.
On World Mental Health Day 2017, I wanted to share my own recent experiences and the importance to take care of both your mental and physical health.