Open water swimming – one way to increase mental and physical fitness

Looking for a new hobby and challenge for the summer holidays? Could wild swimming be for you? Open-water swimming can help improve your mood and sense of wellbeing and is often free. You do need to be a confident swimmer and in reasonable health. As a health trainer, I encourage my clients to create a

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England v’s Germany Euro 2020 – How many pints will you sink?

Tonight, England face off against Germany in the knockout stage of Euro 2020, and it’s been 25 years since Gareth Southgate missed a penalty against the German Team that saw us crash out of the 1996 Euros, so let’s hope that this evening’s game will bring a new ending to that particular story.  Conversation today

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Motivation

Motivation is an elusive beast, you either have it or you do not and to catch it is a challenge in itself. Be honest with yourself, how many times have you started a task and lost motivation half way through or planned to do something but found that you lack the motivation to start the

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The Mental Health Benefits of Volunteering – Volunteer’s Week 1- 7th June

Many of us volunteer, although not all of us recognise what we do as ‘volunteering’. Volunteering comes in many forms. We recognise volunteering as running a local scout’s group or football team or working in a local charity shop but don’t necessarily recognise helping at a school or doing a neighbours shopping as volunteering –

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How mindfulness practice can promote wellness

Mindfulness can be described as maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. It is an innate quality of being human, that unfortunately, can get side-tracked and unlearnt by our busy demanding lifestyles. Mindfulness training has been developed by scientists and psychologists, drawing on an

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Participating in the activity has given Susan more confidence and it’s enabled her to get out and meet new people and help improve her balance. She says that “it is good to keep your muscles moving”
Susan
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