Stress Management Tip #1
Taking a moment to breathe is better than coffee
Over the years I’ve had many clients that are highly stressed, find it difficult to sleep or switch off due to their busy lives and I feel that not just helping them physically if they can calm their mind they would have a much better health, sleep patterns and even help with fat loss.
I met up with a friend a couple of weeks ago that introduced me to an excellent app called headspace. which helps teaches to calm the mind or meditate. It has simple steps which anyone can follow. I’ve been using it a couple of weeks now and have found it really helpful.
I’m currently in Hay-on-Wye just across the border in Wales with the family, and it’s a great place to reflect as we’re surrounded by beautiful countryside away from the hustle and bustle of London.
Getting out of where you live also can help with reflecting on where you are in your life with your goals. So use this festive season to reset your goals or even recap on your goals you have set.
When you are starving and stressed and in a rush and you get to the store to grab something - this is the danger zone. It's so easy to grab a bag of crisps and a soft drink and keep hustling. We know it's not good for us but at that point in time, rational thought isn't exactly happening. Here is a list of snacks that will help you fuel up.
The answer is that there is no simple answer. But here are a couple of thoughts to help you get there, starting with reframing what training means to you and changing the level of importance from “I can just cancel this session, I’m too busy” to “If I don’t train, I will get sick and won’t be able to work at all”.
It’s end of Feb and things are starting to feel a little harder - getting to the gym, not reaching for the snacks etc. Here’s how it can all go so wrong and how you can fix it to stay motivated all year round.
Check out my spread in Simply You Magazine where I demonstrated a simple dumbbell program that anyone can do - even if you have never touched a weight before! It is so important to make resistance training part of your life, especially as you get older.
Tania is a powerhouse - representing Ireland in Rugby and Touch Rugby, motherhood, working with kids with learning disabilities and being at the forefront of the development of women’s rugby on the international stage - Tania does it all with an amazing level of intensity.
Do you sit at your desk all day? This one's for you. Improve your mobility and stability in one movement and feel like you could have been in a Boney M music video at the same time. Here's how to do a Cossack Squat like a champ.
Check out the physical challenge events in Trekstock’s calendar to get you motivated in the gym! Trekstock works with young adults with cancer, helping them navigate life and look after their bodies and minds.
Meet Strong Friend Chris Knott who is always learning. Chris is all about sharing that knowledge and is always finding new ways to reach people.
In general life, in the modern world, we don’t have the same physical life that humans used to. We’ve never been this sedentary. Every 10 years you lose 3-5% of your muscle mass. The relevance of weight training or some form of resistance training becomes more and more important as you age.
Many words written and thoughts shared. Thank you for being part of Strong Words in 2018!