What do you do to improve your own, and others, physical, mental and social wellbeing?

One of the best gifts you can give a family member, friend or colleague is helping them improve their physical, mental and social wellbeing. A great approach to improving all these is taking part in social physical activity (SPA). Everyone has some level of fitness and it is important to maintain or improve it andContinue reading “What do you do to improve your own, and others, physical, mental and social wellbeing?”

3 Social Benefits of Exercise

Confidence When you exercise, you improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. You are likely to be more open with others, more involved, and more social overall. When you stick to a routine exercise regimen and see results, the effects are powerful. As you get stronger and faster confidence follows. Knowing that you can follow through withContinue reading “3 Social Benefits of Exercise”

3 Reasons to Escape the Gym

YOU SIMPLY BURN MORE CALORIES OUTDOORS “You burn around 7 percent more calories running outside than indoors on a treadmill” according to  Dr John Porcari, Director of the Clinical Exercise Physiology program at the University of Wisconsin, taking wind resistance, terrain and variations in temperature into account. Plus, when people train outdoors, they tend to spend longerContinue reading “3 Reasons to Escape the Gym”

Effects of Physical Activity on Trust

Those who take part in physical activity exhibit more trust and prosocial behaviours than those who do not. This is the findings of the research paper from Stefano Papa Ph.D, Sapienza University of Rome. Physical activity reduces anxiety and stress, promoting cooperation. Also, people who share the same, even individual, experience enhance their prosocial Behavior.Continue reading “Effects of Physical Activity on Trust”

Are you doing enough muscle strengthening activities?

Alongside doing at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week, the Chief Medical Officer also recommends adults should do muscle strengthening activities on at least two days a week. (Sport England, Active Lives, Adult Survey Nov 20/21 Report, Published Apr 2022) Also recommended by the NHS and WHO 🏋🏾‍♀️https://www.sportengland.org/know-your-audience/data/active-lives 💪https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/exercise-guidelines/physical-activity-guidelines-for-adults-aged-19-to-64/ Why? Reduce Your HealthContinue reading “Are you doing enough muscle strengthening activities?”