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Mental health and movement

The relationship between movement and mental health   As we continue to navigate life in a pandemic and we remain fearful that our newfound freedoms could again be restricted, our mental health is an ongoing concern. During the first lockdown the headlines were dominated by facts and figures, but underlying that was another health problem […]

Adapting to movement and fulfilling our needs

It’s easy to think that training and fitness is simply down to exercise; how we exercise, for how long and to what intensity. The more of each, the fitter we are. Which is true – but that isn’t the whole picture.   Considering what movements and exercises we perform is important if we’re training for […]

The 10 components of physical fitness and why each one is important

When you think of fitness, what do you think of? An Olympian or a medal winning athlete at the top of their game? A Grand Slam winning tennis player? Maybe someone you know who is able to reach your office on the tenth floor using the stairs, without getting out of breath? Maybe it’s you, […]

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Mind over muscle: The power of mindfulness for better movement

How well do you move? That might sound like an odd question, but think about it for a moment. Do you move about effortlessly, free from pain and restriction? Or do you sometimes move about uncomfortably and possibly awkwardly, with pain or stiffness in some of your joints? With demanding lifestyles, including jobs where we […]

Nimbus Nutrition

Nutrition: The Basics – Why every meal should be about balance

All food is made up of a base of three main macronutrients: carbohydrate, protein and fat. Despite all three being an essential part of the diet, some of these have been demonised over the years, largely prompted by the search for “the best diet”. But is there such a thing? In the 1960’s eating a […]

Creating Movement in a Still Day

Since our lives were changed unrecognisably in the early Spring of 2020 due to what is now known as a pandemic caused by the Covid-19 virus, many of us have been working from home. At first, this might have felt like a novelty. But now so many of us realise that working from the kitchen […]

Sleep Tips – Secrets to a Great Night’s Sleep

Sleep Tips – Secrets to a Great Night’s Sleep

Sleep is an important, but often neglected, part of our overall health and well-being. Sleep enables the body to repair and restore its chemical balance. When was the last time you got a good night’s sleep? Went to bed at a good hour and took the time to wind down mindfully in the evening? Woke […]

WARMING WINTER DAHL

Warming Winter Dahl Recipe

Warming Winter Dahl 5 cloves of garlic 2-inch chunk of ginger (crushed or finely diced) 6 spring onions 10 cherry tomatoes 1 tin of chickpeas 150g red dry lentils 2 handfuls of spinach (fresh or frozen) 1 tin of organic coconut milk A fresh lime Coriander 2 tbsp curry powder 2 tsp garam masala 1 […]

Toxic Positivity

What is Toxic Positivity?

Toxic positivity is the excessive application of a happy, optimistic state during all situations. This can result in the denial and invalidation of our legitimate human emotions (1). When positivity is used to cover up or mute how we really feel, it can become toxic. By refusing to acknowledge that certain feelings exist, we can […]

Sustainable Food Guide

Sustainable Food Guide

‘Living sustainably’ is a phrase we have all become quite familiar with in 2020. But what does it actually mean to put this into practice? Although sustainability is not a new concept, it has recently taken centre stage through social movements such as the ‘School Strike for Climate’ initiative with Greta Thunberg. Embracing a sustainable […]

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