3 Degrees of Influence

Your behaviour not only influences your direct friend it influences your friends’ friends’ and your friends’, friends’, friends … and their behaviour influences you! Three Degrees of Influence is a theory in social networks, proposed by Nicholas A. Christakis, Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University, and James H. Fowler, Professor of Medical Genetics and Professor of Political ScienceContinue reading “3 Degrees of Influence”

Can physical activity improve prosocial behaviour?

Regular physical activity in adults can promote good health, improve cognitive function, and prevent disease. Abundant research from the health and exercise science literature also presents empirical evidence of positive “non-health effects” induced by physical activity or sports participation. Among the non-health effects, physical activity improves life satisfaction, happiness, subjective well-being, mental health, and interpersonalContinue reading “Can physical activity improve prosocial behaviour?”

What do you know?

Do you learn something from your physical activity PT/Coach?   PT’s and Coaches have formal training and posses knowledge that should be shared with those taking part. The knowledge comes from formal certification/qualifications and experience. Sharing that knowledge shows a level of Competence and Relatedness towards those taking part. Learning is a great motivator increasing theContinue reading “What do you know?”

What is your prevention strategy for health issues?

How will you prevent future physical, mental and social health issues? One way is to take part in social Physical Activity🤼 “If physical activity were a drug, we would refer to it as a miracle cure, due to the great many illnesses it can prevent and help treat.”Chief Medical Officer, 7 Sep 2019 Everyone hasContinue reading “What is your prevention strategy for health issues?”

Want to do some physical activity … nudge, nudge?!

Social – join in group physical activity, go alone or with family, friends, colleagues Inclusive – find an activity that looks and sounds welcoming Affordable – look for discounts and free sessions, there are plenty around Rewards – go because it looks like it could be fun! Goals – set yourself some nice easy shortContinue reading “Want to do some physical activity … nudge, nudge?!”

Why nature is good for you, your friends, colleagues and the NHS!

Whether connecting with nature through walks in the woods or alongside a river, or even better, working out in a group, your physical, mental and social wellbeing, as well as that of your friends and colleagues, will be improved. Thus, reducing your need for the NHS! Here are snippets from 3 research studies 🌳👩🏽‍🎓🤸🏽; 🌳👩🏽‍🎓🤸🏽  Continue reading “Why nature is good for you, your friends, colleagues and the NHS!”