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Balance

Balance is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as ‘An even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady’. I fully believe in balance. I really like the message that is spread about balance in the health…
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Mental Health

The World Health Organisation (2014 online) depicts mental health clearly as ‘A state of well being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully,…
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Fitness is Therapy - Read with Caution

Ok – I’m going straight in with the negative.  First point.  Fitness is not therapy. I’m starting to see this message being posted across social media and it worries me.  I have spent 10 years working in mental health with incredibly…
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Fitness to observe progress

Why have I got into fitness and personal training?  The more I think about this, the more my explanation changes. 2003 – I put on weight at Uni. 2006 - I lost weight but wanted to eat nice food (not healthy food). 2007 – 2010 -…
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Diet and Nutrition

‘Diet’ - 'The kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats' Oxford Dictionary.  This definition reflects to me a person’s choice about how and what they eat.  It does not reflect cutting out food, stop eating food,…
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The Pain's are The Gain's

‘No Pain, No Gain’ is a major part of the fitness worlds’ way to help us conceptualise why we would put our bodies through pain with exercising….I personally think, however, that the phrase doesn’t promote what we should be focussing…
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Turmeric for Inside Health

Starting a health and fitness blog with discussing Turmeric? Who is this person? What is she trying to achieve? Is she another ‘trending’ wannabe? Well, I believe in small steps every day that make changes to life over all and adding…
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PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -  ‘a psychological condition, characterized by anxiety, withdrawal, and a proneness to physical illness, that may follow a traumatic experience’ (Oxford dictionary.) PTSD was initially identified…