Social Benefits of Exercise

We are all aware of the benefits of exercise, such as improved overall health, reduced risk of serious diseases, lower blood pressure and a strong, toned body. But health isn’t just about being physically strong and healthy, it’s about your mental health.

There are also significant benefits arising from the social aspects of exercise. Meeting and catching up with friends can be as …

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24 Oct, 2021

Mindfulness Exercises

According to Professor Mark Williams, former director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Mindfulness is knowing and understanding what is going on inside and outside of ourselves at every given moment.

An important part of being mindful is connecting with our bodies, and the sensations they experience. This means working with your five senses, to live presently making yourself aware of what’s happening in …

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24 Sep, 2021

Exercises To Boost Mental Health

This is a summary of the advantages of Exercise for our mental health, especially important in these current Covid-19 times.

Exercise can play an important role in our mental wellbeing and has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce anxiety and depression and improve mental health this is because exercising …

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23 Aug, 2021

Exercise during the Coronavirus

A survey by Sport England during Mental Health Awareness week shows people have turned to cycling and walking to keep active outdoors during the current coronavirus pandemic with 63% of people across the first six weeks of last year’s lockdown in the UK, saying exercise is important for their mental health.

The latest findings from the survey, commissioned to track the public’s activity levels and attitudes towards exercise during the initial six weeks of lockdown, shows new exercise habits have formed as a result …

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23 Jul, 2021

Children and Exercise in Covid-19

Experts are extremely concerned that the coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on children’s physical activity levels. New figures from Sport England show the majority of young people failed to meet the recommended 60 minutes of daily exercise in the 2019/20 school year.

There were 2.3 million children classed as ‘inactive’ as a result of lockdown restrictions, which means they were not doing even 30 minutes of exercise per day. The survey showed, Covid-19 has also …

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23 Jun, 2021

Fitness for any age

Fitness is important for our longevity. There are things we can do to help us promote a more healthy and proactive lifestyle.

Children

  • Instead of watching TV, encourage your child to find activities to do on their own or with friends, such as playing outdoors or riding bikes;
  • Children are more likely to participate;
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24 Apr, 2021

Simple Home Exercises for Lockdown

All around the world people are in varying states of lockdown. While some are able to get out and about and exercise others can’t unfortunately.

With these simple exercises you have a home gym, making use of stuff you have lying around anyway or using nothing at all. There’s plenty that you can do with nothing more than your own body-weight and …

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26 Mar, 2021

The Importance of Exercise for Children

Given Covid-19, children are spending more time on their phones and tablets and less time playing outdoors, or in any physical activity. The resulting problem of childhood obesity is a huge concern in the UK, throughout Europe and the US.

Given what’s happening with Covid, it has never been more important than it is now for us to encourage a healthy and active …

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23 Feb, 2021

An Emotional Control Exercise

Remember to press the pause button, if there are things you’re struggling with mentally and you find it difficult to remember to breath; also particularly important when your emotions feel overwhelming and out of control.

If you feel your emotions increasing, remember to hone in and make yourself consciously aware of what’s going on in the present moment. Also remember to stand back and observe what is going on and …

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18 Jan, 2021

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