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.
If you are feel a bit crappy all the time, have low energy, have frequent discomfort after eating or any myriad of other symptoms, it’s possible your gut is trying to tell you something. Gus Martin tells us how to reset our guts and get the whole body back on track.
This is the follow on from our previous hip openers article. Be prepared to get mobile!
As a follow on from our recent research into the effect of the menstrual cycle on our bodies, we asked female athletes to weigh in and tell us how their cycles impact their performance.
Hacking my 2018 goal of more home cooking wasn’t easy but I found a way to make it part of my day to day in a realistic way that allows me to be consistent. My solution to more home cooking without the parts of home cooking that freak me out? Mindful Chef Recipes boxes.
Hey you! Not just for desk-sitters. If you’re a runner or play sport with lots of running, this is for you too. Actually, it’s for everyone really… All the tendons and muscles around the hips are the driving force for being able to walk, run or even stand up. They are often overlooked as the cause for other problems. Here are my fave hip opener exercises.
Injuries suck. And sometimes the getting better part can feel slow. But if you neglect the process now, you may find yourself with worse injuries down the line. I’m currently working through hamstring tendinopathy and it’s a slow process requiring a lot of patience that I don’t have. But if I want to play in the TAG Rugby World Cup I have to do it right!
Have you ever been given a single leg or single arm exercise and found it so easy that you wondered what exactly it was doing for you? Well, if it seems too good to be true... you know the drill. There's more to single limb training than meets the eye.
Meet Kate Mullaly, a Rugby League player, advocate of the game and superhuman levels of grit and resilience. Discover Kate’s story across the codes, through injury and all the way to the top.
A look back at my article on fun! Play, fun, hobbies, unstructured activities and doing stuff without expecting an outcome are all things that keep humans balanced, happy and connecting with others. It can also reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and many other ailments, particularly those related to old age. Fun AND good for your health? Yes!
If you’re playing in the European Touch Rugby Championships (or any tournament or competition) you’ll want to read this to get all the tips on recovering well.