Goal setting: 5 steps to ensure your 2018 is EPIC!

It’s December. The month where, if you’re anything like me, nothing really gets done. You’re kind of in limbo for the first part of the month, not being able to get much done as things wind down for the festive season, and then forget about the second half of the month! But.. December is the…

Exercise, diet and sex…want to live forever?

The residents in Acciaroli, Italy, live for a long time. The average age for a woman in this picturesque, idillic southern Italian town is an astonishing 92. This is much older than the average Italian and much much older than the average westerner. But why do people here live so long? A recent study claims to have…

When what looks like the summit is really base camp – BodyAttack 93 and beyond

Before I went to New Zealand, as the winner of Les Mills’ inaugural ‘The One’ contest, I felt like I was on cloud nine! A week after I got home I’d passed selection to join the Les Mills UK Team as a Rookie Presenter. Far from feeling like I was at the top of the mountain I realised that really I’d only made it to base camp. The views are exceptional, but there’s a totally new, challenging and inspiring adventure ahead, with the pressure and intensity, once you reach this altitude, at a whole new level.

What is Parasomnia?

Most of us haven’t heard of a parasomnia, even though the vast majority have had one from time to time. This article explains what parasomnias are and what you can do to help if you have them. In its broadest term, parasomnias are a type of unwanted behavioural, physiological or experiential event that happens while…

Simple mindful exercise tips for busy bees

Mindfulness is a relatively new psychological technique; it has only been explored as a realistic psychology intervention in the west over the last decade. You might want to try this because it has been proven to decrease the impact of stress, not necessarily to reduce stress, but to leave you better prepared to respond to…

How Exercise can help Anxiety

It is well known that exercise helps lighten your mood and has plenty of positive benefits for health, but what about anxiety? Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems in the UK, however it is often under-reported by people and under treated. It is reported that 4.7% of the UK population have…