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Get the Best out of Life: Resilience and Stress Management

Get the Best out of Life: Resilience and Stress Management

When was the last time you took a walk just to relax and admire the beauty around you? When was the last time you listened to bird song with your headphones off and no blaring music? We live in a very hectic society, which is fast paced, competitive and busy. Many people now have electronic health trackers to monitor the number of steps they take. This is a good thing, as exercise is good for you physically, mentally and cognitively. We are very aware that we have to look after our physical health, but much less so in terms of looking after our mental...
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Green Gyms: Wellbeing through Outdoor Conservation

Green Gyms: Wellbeing through Outdoor Conservation

Green Gyms transform people’s health and wellbeing through participation in outdoor conservation activity. They are group-based, physically challenging and result in green spaces for the wider public benefit. Regular attendees increase their activity over time and so get fitter. They also develop a social, or ‘peer-support’ network, and have higher levels of contact with nature. This powerful combination helps them to develop resilience against mental and physical health problems and - through learning how to manage green space - new skills, knowledge and...
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What is Dynamic Running Therapy?

What is Dynamic Running Therapy?

We are becoming increasingly aware of the holistic nature of physical and mental health, the knowledge that the mind and the body affect one another and both need our care for overall wellbeing. Doing exercise releases hormones to your brain which boost self-esteem, help you concentrate and help you get more sleep - all important factors in mental health. Exercise clubs, such as running clubs, are also a great way to meet new people. You don't have to be running half marathons to benefit from exercise: going for a walk, cycling to work, getting off the bus a few...
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