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.
My superstar client Carol showing us all what strength means and what can be achieved at any age by competing in the British Indoor Rowing Championships in her 60th year.
A timeline of the emotional rollercoaster that was my lead up to the TAG Rugby World Cup, battling through the stress of selection, the heartbreak of injury and the elation of coming home with a medal.
It's crazy season again! Back to back drinks and celebrations plus all the food everywhere. With that come the hangovers, the lack of sleep and the feeling generally a bit crap. Fear not! I've put together ten tips to help you have the fun and mitigate some of the post party agony.
5-6 minutes is all it takes! Add it as a warm up to your workout or start your day with them to feel awake, alert and limber.
My recap of the Tag Rugby World Cup - can’t believe it’s already over! An amazing experience all around.
Revisited! In our series on real talk about pregnancy, Dr Brandi Cole brings us the research and the science to break down exercise and pregnancy for us in a super interesting, in-depth long read. The article discusses how inactivity is a major risk factor, why it is important to get moving even if you never have before, what to look out for and some recommendations on types of movement.
Master of 7’s, Tag and women’s 15’s Rugby and one of the loveliest people you will meet, Garnet Mackinder is the ultimate modest powerhouse. Hear all about her journey in this week’s Strong Friends.
Female athletes not only battle their opponents, they also have to deal with their bodies going through a rollercoaster of hormone changes and symptoms every month which can affect their performance. Here are some top tips for athletes by writer Nancy Rones.
It’s almost time to head to Australia! The lead up to the TAG Rugby World Cup hasn’t been easy but it will be worth it in the end.
Ankles are often the silent cause for a variety of injuries and niggles in hips, knees and elsewhere. Here are 5 movements to get your ankles mobile.