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Exercise for Mental Wellbeing

Exercise is a vital element to ensure optimum wellbeing. Finding the best kind of exercise for you, could be the key that you need to unlock the door of psychosocial rewards associated with exercise. Any physical activity increases endorphins, which improves your happiness levels. Happiness is a factor of wellbeing which is why we recommend […]

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Would you put the tech down for Gardening?

As stress and poor mental health increases (four in five of us admit to being stressed), technology has been said to be a contributing factor to poor mental health. Recently this seems to have been covered a lot in the press with addiction to technology becoming a popular theme; for example, many of us feel […]

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Keeping Hydrated when Exercising

  Often many of us do not stick to our daily recommended water intake, for many reasons. Sometimes, we just get so distracted that we forget or we are too busy drinking tea to squeeze in the odd glass of water. Whilst this is a common problem, it is not a particularly healthy habit to […]

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Yoga for Stress

Yoga has a proven calming affect; it lowers blood pressure as well as relieves anything from chronic back pain to anxiety and depression. Because of this, many people use yoga as a natural, free remedy for Stress. It also has the added benefit that it can be carried out anywhere and everywhere! If you are […]

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Japanese Way of Walking

A common way of reducing stress in Japan consists of walking mindfully through woodland, known as ’Shinrin-Yoku’ and has become a recent craze in England known as ‘Forest Bathing’. Simply just being within the woods is supposedly a form of medicine. It has been suggested that this type of walking reduces blood pressure, improves moods, […]

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Easy everyday exercise – Isometrics

Following a workshop we recently had in our office on nutrition and exercise, we have been doing daily Isometrics. Isometric exercise is a type of strength training, which is done in a static position, where you are tensing the muscles without moving your joints, because of this; it is the easiest way to discretely do […]

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The gamification of physical activity

In the past few weeks since it has been available in the UK, Pokémon GO has taken over the country. Everyone is obsessed with finding and catching Pokémon! But for some, Pokémon Go is more than just an entertaining app—it’s helping them increase their exercise. I’m personally in love with the app and as soon […]

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Quick Ways to Find Your Peace at the Office

What’s your workday like? Do you come home, full of stress and anger? Or are you able to leave work behind and start fresh every day? If you’re like an increasing number of people today, stress from work probably follows its way home with you. In fact, nearly two-thirds of all employees say that the […]

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Do you think you can exercise your way to health, wellbeing and career success?

What’s the connection between managing stress and physical activity?  Can exercising improve your career prospects? April is Stress Awareness Month – this year there is a real focus on physical activity in the workplace and how it can improve productivity, mood and morale. Do you find that balancing your work and home life is becoming […]

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Learn how getting active can help combat stress!

National Fitness Day is the most active day of the year, designed to inspire the nation to move! How are you going to ensure your day is full of physical activity? The Stress Management Society team have organised a lunchtime jog around the beautiful lakes and canals that surround our offices! So, what are the […]

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