Healthy Mind

10 Ways Working Out Can Help You Boost Your Mental Health

10 Ways Working Out Can Help You Boost Your Mental Health This guest post, by Patrick Bailey, will be covering the many ways that exercising helps you boost your mental health and stay on top of your game. It is widely accepted that working out confers physical benefits that can prevent a myriad of diseases from diabetes to cardiovascular problems. The World Health Organization recommends at least 150 minutes of exercise every week for adults. In the report, it is noted that lack of exercise is one of the greatest contributors to global mortality. However, physical health is not the only reason you should workRead More →

Hello. As some of you may have read, I will be running the Bath ½ marathon in March. I will be running this with a bunch of other great people from the office where I work and we are running in aid of the Brain Tumour Charity. I will be attempting to race 13.1 Miles for the first time in several years and off the back of double Achilles tendonitis. Please show your support by donating a little to the charity… You can help me raise money for this great cause by donating directly to my office’s fundraising page – From The Brain Tumour Charity:Read More →

Hi folks, I spotted something in the news this week that I wanted to bring your attention to. And that is the link between obesity and cancer. I read about this again this week in on the BBC and It struck me that this might be one way to motivate yourself or a family member to take better care of themselves. According to the article, which takes its findings from a 1996-2014 study by the American Cancer Society and published in the Lancet Public Health, found that cancer rates increased in line with the obesity of an individual. “Research suggests bowel cancer, womb cancer, oesophagealRead More →

This weeks thought is based around some ways to beat anxiety or stress. There are many ways you can help yourself through a stressful time in your life… You can use St Johns Wort that, according to research, increases the activity of brain chemicals such as serotonin and noradrenaline that are thought to play an important part in regulating our mood. Or you could go down the route of Cannabidiol, or CBD, which is one of the cannabinoids naturally found in Cannabis Sativa L. CBD has no psychoactive properties, is completely legal, and when isolated, can have a multitude of benefits including helping with anxiety,Read More →

Hi everybody, how are your new year’s resolutions going? Its the second full week of January and statistically you will either be smashing it and progressing nicely with your new year’s resolutions or, and sadly this is more likely, you will be flagging or have given up already. But there is no need to get down and give up on your goals just try approaching them from a different angle. In my blog post “How to set realistic new year’s resolutions and goals” I discuss how to get the best result from your goals… “Think in terms of small manageable changes.” 1 It must attachRead More →

Binaural Beats

In this post, I want to share with you my experiences with Binaural Beats, the different ways I have used them and attempt to cover some of the main ways I have found Binaural Beats to be useful. I will start with a definition of what Binaural Beats are and then move on to what they do and how they actually work. The final several sections of the post will cover some of the specific ways I have made use of Binaural Beats to help with Meditation, Study, Focus, Anxiety, Sleep and Relaxation. Disclosure: This post includes Amazon links and if you purchase via one of these linksRead More →

3 quick ways to improve your brain health Improve your brain health and improve your life… The brain is by far one of the most important parts of the human body. There are so many processes and functions of the brain that we still do not fully understand and it can be very difficult to tell exactly what to do in order to improve your brain health and clear away some of the brain fog. I won’t go into detail here, but you can get some good results from a few simple supplements, easily available on the high street. Love your Brain with Fish Oil: High-Quality fish oil contains theRead More →

Forest Bathing

As I sit here forest bathing in the early May sun with the birds singing in the trees, it makes me realise how lucky I am to live in an area where there are trees and nature relatively close by. Read on and I will try to explain why we feel so good when we are in nature and as aweel as making a few suggestions to help you reconnect with the benefits of forest bathing and being in nature. There could be a good reason, after all, we did evolve to be more “one with nature” You may or may not be familiar withRead More →

Make Running Fun

Make Running Fun You need to make running fun when you first start out. Your goal as a new runner may be simple, lose some weight, join a social running club or maybe have some time to your self away from the stresses of home and work. “Whatever your reason for starting to run, you will get more from your running if you follow these 10 quick tips to make your running safer and more fun. Let’s dive in… Be proud of your self: Everyone knows that keeping fit is a good move but not everyone has the drive or incentive to get off theirRead More →