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Gym Warm Up - How To?

Warm up -  So there’s always a warm up period in any class: Yoga. Boxing. Circuits.  Normally a warm up is ‘class specific’ so warming up arms and torso in boxing more.  Alas however, what do you do when in the gym on…
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How to work out?!

Basics Warm up. Have a workout game plan. Cool down. Simple?! I didn’t think so. My main tips for working out are going to be broken down into different sections.  A ‘warm up’ can look like a lot of things. From a gentle…
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How to be Mindful

Being mindful can be done in a variety of ways: Mindful describing -  This is great for anyone who is feeling completely overwhelmed, maybe on the way to work or an interview, stressing about what is going to happen next.   Pick an…
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Mindfulness Introduction

Mindfulness is: Mindfulness is not a religion.  It is not brain washing.  No magic here. Mindfulness is, being in the moment, noticing how you feel in the present, what you see in the moment. How does mindfulness help anything? Focussing…
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I haven't slept...HELP!

What to do when you have not had enough sleep? My previous post touches on how to get into good sleep habits.  It is important to think about what 'your normal' is.  As much as a Doctor, nurse, Psychologist can generalise and prescribe what…
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Sleep Hygiene

Why is sleep so important?  Recover Replenish Revive Biologically/physically and mentally, our bodies need sleep.  Anyone who has not had enough sleep (hangover, parenting, up all night working, anxiety, depression, psychosis)…
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Supplements

Supplements Before I get into a mind field of ‘are you qualified to give this advice’, I would suggest always asking a qualified professional nutritionist before you start playing around with supplements extensively.  I have experimented…
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Eating/Eating Disorders

Eating I see eating disorders everywhere.  I meet young people at work who talk about them (without really labelling them).  Social media talks bout weight and eating issues a lot in todays day and age.  The media in general portrays a one…
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Mental Health, Positivity vs Reality

Mental health - A person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being. (Oxford Dictionary) ‘Positivity’ - 'The practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude (Oxford Dictionary) ‘Reality’ The…
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OCD

OCD - An Anxiety Disorder. OCD is thrown around all the time ‘oh I have to have the TV on an even number’, ‘I must make sure I check my straighteners 3 times before I leave the house’. These thoughts can get in the way of you getting…