Something is better than nothing!

We are living in a busy society where people often say it is difficult to find time to exercise. Whether it be work, children’s sporting commitments, dinner, social events, there are hundreds of reasons why we cant fit in exercise. It is this mindset that we often need to change and not necessarily our commitments…

Recovery

We often get told that we must complete exercise every day to help keep the body healthy. But this is just one area of how to help us become healthier. What we need to do is look at health in a holistic approach and look at a variety of areas that is going to help…

Runners show greater Brain Connectivity

If you’re thinking about taking up running as your New Year’s resolution and still need some convincing, consider this: MRI scans reveal that endurance runners’ brains have greater functional connectivity than the brains of more sedentary individuals. University of Arizona researchers compared brain scans of young adult cross country runners to young adults who don’t…

Changes for the New Year

  With the New Year comes the need to make those changes that you intended to achieve last year or a change in attitude/ behaviour, everyone who has tried to make and stick to a new change in the past know that it is not as easy as it sounds. So this year here are…

Step Challenge

Throughout Uni we were told that a good strategy to help clients increase their daily movement was to encourage them to wear a pedometer to track there steps. Although I have often suggested it to clients I have been sceptical about its effectiveness whether it be a pedometer or a Fitbit. Over the last 7…

Attitudes to Exercise and Subsequent Eating Behaviour

It is generally believed that our thoughts and emotions effect our behaviours, and this is found to be true with our relationship between exercise attitude and post-exercise eating behaviour. Research published recently in Marketing Letters showed that if participants thought of exercise as “fun” or a “well-deserved break,” versus a “workout,” it significantly changed the way they…

Healthy Christmas Tips

With Christmas coming up and the rush to get plans organised, shopping done and still find time to take care of yourself here are some helpful tips to use to help manage stress, keep plans on track and have time for yourself. Plan Ahead:- Too many people spend weeks worrying about getting the shopping done,…