mentalhealth

  1. Your Health is an investment, not an expense.

     

    Living a healthy lifestyle can come at a cost, but we need to think of it more as an investment into our current and future self. We need to invest our time and money into keeping ourselves healthy starting now. Don’t wait until it’s too late to start trying to make a difference.

     

    Not all the investments need to be costly though. Investing in your health could be making sure you get a good night sleep each night, getting outside and going for a walk to de stress and exercise, or making healthier foo

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  2. Weekly Tip - Stress awareness month

    April is stress awareness month and a good a time as any to listen to our bodies, find out what triggers are stress and work on trying to limit it. Whether its cutting out that extra cup of coffee or learning to say no to things you know will cause you to feel stressed.

    Stress is something we all deal with on a daily basis and in very different ways. What might not be a big deal to you could leave someone else with debilitating stress and vice a versa.

    Find ways to de-stress yourself - again what works for you might not work for someone else. I know so many people who when they are feeling stressed go for a workout. Im the opposite - I need to focus on the stressful situation and find away to resolve it. I struggle to do anything else until the problem is sorted. Whatever your chosen method of de-stressing is make sure you do it often. If we hold onto the feeling of stress for too long it can

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  3. Weekly Tip - De-stress

    De-stress Stress is a normal reaction in our body, many things cause us to feel stressed. We all deal with problems differently and are all effected by it differently. We all also de-stress differently. De-stressing is so important for our wellbeing, if we hold onto the feeling of stress for too long it can have negative effects on our mental and physical health. tips for de-stressing - Get outside and go for a long walk to clear your mind. You will be amazed what some fresh air and exercise can do for helping you to feel more relaxed. - try a yoga class - yoga is an excellent form of exercise to get into the habit of doing regularly. All the different poses and breathing techniques work on relaxing the body and removing tension. - meditate - learning how to clear your mind, remove unwanted negative thoughts, focus on positivity is a skill and it takes a lot of practice to succeed at. But when you do it will be worth it. - avoid known stressors - if you know specific

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  4. Don’t be upset about the results you didn't get for the work you didn't do….

    I love this quote! It use to be my screen saver on my phone for many years and I recently came across it again. It’s a harsh reminder that we need to hold ourselves accountable for achieving our goals. It’s so easy to want/wish to achieve something - but unless we put in the time, effort and make a conscious effort to change we we won’t get there.

     

    That frustration when you try on your favourite pair of jeans, but they still feel as tight as they did a couple weeks ago…Think about what you have done to change this…nothing??Well then you cant expect the results to be different if you don’t put the effort in, eat healthier and exercise more. I’m using weight-loss as an example here, but this quote can be applied to all aspects of life…it could be studying for an exam, training for a running race, exercise rehab after an injury or even learnin

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  5. Weekly Tip - Gratitude

    With mental health awareness week coming to an end, I though i would share one of my top tips for having a more positive mindset. Especially during these uncertain times. Every evening before you go to bed, write down 3 things you are grateful for, it could be something that happened that day or something that happened in the past. I know it can be hard to get into the habit of doing this, so set a reminder on your phone. Trying sticking to it for 3weeks and see how you feel, it will only take 5minutes! It will definitely be worth it! This is something you could do on your own or as a family. Getting your kids to start a gratitude journal is a great way to get them into the habit of focusing on the positive things in their lives. Research shows that gratitude is strongly connected to greater happiness. Gratitude journals can also help you feel less stress and calm you before you go to sleep. Get started today - you will be so grateful that you did!

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  6. Weekly Tip - 5 Tips for keeping healthy during lockdown

    1. ‘If you buy healthy food - you will eat healthy food’ If you can’t resist the junk food - stop buying it - this is the simplest way to avoid eating it. Full your fridge with healthy options such as chopped fruit and veg which are handy snacks for the whole family.
    2. Keep hydrated - keep up that good habit of drinking 2-3 litres of water a day you worked so hard on starting. If you find it hard to remember to drink water - make sure you have a big bottle handy that you can keep sipping from.
    3. Meditate - during this time it’s easy to feel anxious. Try meditating for 5minutes before going to bed each night for a restful nights sleep. There are loads of apps available which can help you learn how to switch off and relax if you are new to mediating.
    4. Do some form of exercise each day - whether it’s a 30minute walk or following your favourite workout class on Instagram. Keeping your body moving well help not only keep you healthy - but will help you destress and incre
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  7. World Sleep Day 2020

    This ‘World Sleep Day” I thought I would share with you the importance of getting enough sleep, especially in times like these when we really need our body to be as healthy as possible. Adults need between 7-9hrs sleep each night, children more….but not many of us get this amount on a regular basis. Poor sleep can play havoc on our health and well being. Below I have listed five reasons why a good nights sleep should be high on your health priority list.

    1) Sleep is essential to our health - a good nights sleep can really do wonders for the effectiveness of our immune system T cells. T cells are a type of white blood cell, they recognise bacteria and viruses when they enter the body and activate integrins (proteins that attach to other cells) to attach to them killing the infected cell.

    2) A good night sleep will help your brain function. When we don’t get enough sleep our memory is impaired and it’s harder to take in and learn new information. I always thought ‘baby bra

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  8. End of Year Blog

    Another year come and gone in the blink of an eye and what a year 2017 has been! Now is an important time to sit back and reflect on the passed year. Think about all the things you have achieved and all the people (and animals for me) that have made an impact on your life this year and the impact to you have made on theirs.

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