Still awake? Of course you are. You haven’t had a proper night’s sleep in days, weeks, maybe months. You’re not alone. Estimates say as many as 16 million people in the UK suffer from sleeplessness and a third have insomnia. Sleep deprivation can contribute to irritability,
I’m going to start by asking you a simple question: when was the last time you took a few days off work that didn’t involve being sick or meeting another obligation? Did you take the time to relax, reconnect with yourself and re-align your goals?
Mental health benefits of exercise: From less stress to a boost in self-esteem, exercise is as great for your brain as it is for your body. Most of us know the many physical benefits of exercise: weight control, lower blood pressure and increased energy, just to name a few. But what about the psychological benefits of exercise?
“Why should I pay for a personal trainer?” It’s the question fitness professionals probably get asked the most, other than “How do I lose weight fast?” And it has a complicated answer, because there are many reasons to hire a personal trainer, and they vary from person to person.
You deserve to be the best version of yourself, to wake up each day and know you have something to accomplish and a goal to obtain. But nobody said making this kind of commitment – one to yourself, is going to be easy. If turning your health and fitness goals into a reality feels overwhelming, you’re not alone.
“Go get ’em tiger!” Easy said than done, right? There’s so much to be said about motivation; how it can fuel your day, transform your mindset and help you to focus on your goals. But what if we struggle to find motivation?
Breathing is a bit of a no-brainer, literally. You inhale and exhale all day long without giving it a second thought. But here’s the weird thing about breathing: unlike other automatic functions, like your heart beating, you can also choose to control it and breathe faster or slower than normal.
We’ve all been there, every single one of us. We start a new diet or exercise program and it doesn’t work out – we start to place blame when things don’t go how we thought they would. “It’s hard to get the type of protein I need”, or “my gym doesn’t have all of the equipment I need”. If pressed, we’d probably admit that it isn’t down to the availability of equipment, nutrition or support that has led us to failure but more likely, that extra bit of effort or attention to detail.
As with any other year, many of us will kick off 2021 by making a host of New Year’s resolutions and some of these may be to exercise more; become stronger, fitter, healthier...
That tin of Quality Street on the coffee table. The smell of freshly baked minced pies out of the oven. The bottles of Baileys and Prosecco lining the fridge door… The temptation is real. So is the opportunity to have the best of both worlds.