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Nurse

My day to day job….what do I do? Dish out medication?  Talk to Doctors?  Run around? Well, something I want to try and debunk with knowledge and information is some of the taboo that is connected to mental health and how to access…
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Fitness Classes

Fitness classes I have learned through my own fitness life and experiences of being out of fitness and getting back into it that I do actually know a lot of stuff in fitness. Maybe you think I am big headed?  But the reason I know a lot of…
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Find Your Daily Happy - Even In Nursing

Hashtag nurse So I hashtag nursing all the time….why? Because it is a tough job that has little reward and I kind of want people to know that I am working really hard! Both in nursing but also trying to build a business in fitness and health. I…
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Caffeine

So – as a child I didn’t need coffee and somehow had more energy than Mr Motivator (yup – true story). Apparently I was the type of child that would find interest in something shiny take it apart and take it to an adult and ask how it…
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Anxiety

Anxiety Oxford Dictionary – ‘A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.  As a mental health nurse and having trained in psychoanalytic observation, I like to think that I am quite good at reading…
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Depre-shhhh-ion

Depression - ‘Generally, a mood state characterized by a sense of inadequacy, a feeling of despondency, a decrease in activity or reactivity, pessismism, sadness and related symptoms’ Reber and Reber (Psychology Dictionary). Depression…
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Fitness Without A Face

You may notice from my instagram that until recently, I did not have my face in any of my pictures.  https://powex.co.uk/about-melissa/ of course gives you a bit more about me: Why no face you may ask…. Well this is for a number of…
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Protein

When we were growing in a womb, we developed as a result of our mother’s eating and taking care of us, which enabled us to grow. As we grow through life, food is one of the basics that we need. Comfort, cleanliness, safety and opportunity…
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Alcohol

Ironically I have been inspired to write/finish writing this blog post after a night out and I’m not feeling too hot. However, inspiration has come from remembering how different I was feeling from a period of 30 alcohol free days in January.…
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Fitness Principles

Gym life - When you look around the gym and everyone looks like they know what they’re doing (maybe they actually do, but maybe they don’t), it can really affect what ever confidence you walked into the gym with.  Having historically been…