From Sole to Spine

As we transition from summer to autumn our footwear changes and the change in season can affect our movement and posture and therefore how we use our feet. From Sole to Spine Do you suffer with back problems, hip issues, knee pain & tightening of the neck? If one or more of the above rings…

Do you have a healthy mind set?

September can be a chaotic time for many with start of a new academic year, education resumes, routines change and adaptation is required. This can be overwhelming if our mindset is not tuned in. A healthy mind-set combines awareness, focus & resiliency.  Achieving a strong mind set will embrace positive intentions rather than negative thoughts…

The Power Of The Pelvis

-When we move, the muscles are activated in a certain order/pattern.  If this pattern is faulty, we can often still perform the movement but it is likely to place undue stress on the body. -The spine is a key structure within the body as it needs mobility to enable trunk movement but it also provides…

Pilates for Runners

How can Pilates complement your running? It provides a full-body workout at a low-impact level. Pilates focuses upon three fundamentals: Alignment, this relates to the positioning of the body from a bone perspective. Once the bones are aligned the joints are in more of an optimal position to create efficient movement as the muscles can…

Hydration

If you neglect your hydration now is an ideal time to shift your focus. Often when we are hungry we are lacking fluids therefore staying adequately hydrated can benefit our nutrition. The exact amount of water we need will depend upon our weight body and the level of physical activity we do. Aim for 2-3L…

Mens Health Week: Mind and Body Connection

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on Mens Health not only physically but also mentally. This year there is a ‘can do challenge’ with the five days of the week and five ways to wellbeing that have been scientifically proven: Connect – connect with other people (eg. call an old friend you haven’t since before…

Mental Health Awareness- The Power of Nature

Nature can inspire us and underpins our very existence. Scientists have found evidence that being in nature can help to reduce anxiety and stress, increases our attention span, creativity and ability to connect with others. Nature is important to our happiness as being connected to anything outside ourselves e.g. family or a cause that matters…

5 Tips to Beat The Afternoon Blues

if you struggle to stay engaged and energised throughout the day, there might be a number of factors creating a dip in your energy levels. 1. Ensure your breakfast includes healthy protein sources such as eggs, Greek yoghurt as well as cereals for slow releasing energy carbohydrates. Avoid instant pick me ups such as a…

How to manage stress in a healthy way

Stress can help us respond to threats and danger but prolonged exposure to stress can have a negative impact mentally, physically and emotionally. Fueling the body correctly with healthy and balanced nutrition is key to help combat stress. If we get overwhelmed we often forget to eat correctly and this can lead to a downward…

Are healthy habits sustainable?

Take one day at a time, appreciate how far you’ve come in the last year and what a year it has been! These unprecedented times have challenged us mentally, physically and emotionally. As you reflect on the last year, identify where you were, recognise what you have achieved and above all be kind to yourself.…