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The Stress Reaction Cycle

Stress is not a one-time event, it's a cycle with phases that repeat on us countless times a day. This means that it is possible to interrupt the chain of events and prevent the endless vicious cycle. Have you considered how often you feel agitated or stressed throughout your day? Has it occurred to you that perhaps you're stuck in a vicious stress cycle? What triggers your stress response? We may not be able to shape the world around us and prevent stressful events heading our way, but we can modify the way in which we respond. By doing this, we can create more balance in our mind, body and overall health. There are many options available to you. One...

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STRENGTH TRAINING (Part 2) ...WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Why is it important for us to engage in strength training? I think we can all agree that exercise is good for us and makes us feel good ...afterwards! Simply moving our bodies and adding weight progressively can enhance our physical (and mental) robustness A LOT. In this blog, I want to talk to you about the benefits of resistance exercise as we age and also for those who are managing complex health conditions. Let's get into it.   STRENGTH TRAINING & METABOLIC SYNDROME "Metabolic syndrome is the medical term for a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. It affects an estimated one in four adults in the UK. It puts us at greater risk of getting coronary heart...

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STRENGTH TRAINING (Part 1) ...3 SETS OF 10?

Perhaps you're reading this as you are interested in strength training. Perhaps you are a fitness or health professional. Or maybe just curious. Regardless.. hi hello. I've wanted to read a bit more myself about this subject for a little while now. As you know, I am a Physiotherapist and prescribe exercise A LOT for A LOT of people. If you work in this industry and you find yourself 'doing what has always been done' and all too often prescribe 3x10 with most resistance-based exercises, perhaps this blog will encourage you to re-evaluate this and be a bit more mindful of the exercise prescription process. Alternatively, maybe you go to your (now) home gym and never really know how many reps...

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What is good health?

We’re all about optimising health. Whether that’s through movement & exercise, nutrition, meditation, sleep or social interaction (to name a few). Here are some definitions of health by a few published schools of thought.  

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