Author: Kimberley Smith

Pilates or Yoga?

What happens in a Pilates or yoga class? There are mixed ideas about Pilates and Yoga are and what benefits they reap as many GPs, nurses and physios recommend these activities not just for injuries but to relieve stress and improve our mental health. These sessions are sometimes aided with background music and no previous experience is required. The ability to […]

Falls Prevention

Falls can happen in the home and when we are out and about, sometimes they are unavoidable, after all we have all experienced a momentary trip for many reasons and hopefully we recover our balance before we topple and thereby avoid injury. However as we age we can become more vulnerable and at risk of falling, the aging process can lead […]

Physical Activity and Your Mental Health

Many people exercise for the physical benefits such as getting stronger, fitter or losing weight but physical activity can be very powerful in helping improve mental health in people as well. How many of us have completed a workout or have been for a long walk and felt good after? Your body might be aching and you’re desperate to sit down […]

What are the benefits of physical activity?

There are many benefits to being active and taking part in physical activity/exercise. Some can be physical, such as weight loss or management, reducing the risk of disease or long-term health conditions. Activity can also be used to manage your health conditions, and maintain independence to carry out individual tasks. However, physical activity can benefit your mental health, such as reducing […]

Intensity – Am I working too hard or too easy?

Intensity – whenever this is mentioned we instantly think of slogans such as, ‘no pain, no gain’ or ‘go for the burn’ which if you are training for a competitive sport, they are great. For everyday fitness we need a measurement more realistic to what our goals are and include and element of some fun. The government guidelines for physical activity […]

WALK YOUR WAY TO HEALTH AND FITNESS IN 2022

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to improve your fitness in 2022? If you have, that’s great! This blog will help you to start your journey with one of the simplest, but most effective ways to improve your fitness, especially if you are starting from a point of very little, or even no exercise experience at all! We have collected […]

Get Active – Better Health NHS

No matter how much you do, physical activity is good for your body and mind. Adults should aim to be active every day. Some is good – more is better still. Click the link below for some tools, tips and offers to start to move more every day. Get active – Better Health – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

How Are You Quiz – NHS

How Are You Quiz is for over 18s only and is only designed to point you in the right direction. It’s not a medical assessment – if you’re worried about your health you should speak to a health professional. Click this link to get a FREE personalized health score when you complete this 10 minute quiz. How Are You? quiz – […]

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