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World Mental Health Day 2018 – Young people and mental health in a changing world

Did you know that approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year? It has been reported that in England alone 1 in 6 experience a common mental health problem, for example depression or anxiety, in any given week. Even more worryingly, around 1 in 10 children and […]

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6 Stress busting exercises to help increase your wellbeing

When you’re feeling particularly stressed, the last thing you probably want to do is exercise, but it’s one of the best remedies for tackling your stress! Taking part in physical activity helps to increase the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, endorphins which contribute to relieving your stress levels. As well as busting stress, exercising […]

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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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