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Slivers of Recovery: Why Build Rest into the Workday?

By now, many of you will know what I mean when I say, ‘slivers of recovery’. If you don’t, it’s fairly simple: small things that you can do throughout the day to rest. Specifically, to take the heat off your sympathetic nervous system, responsible for the body’s fight or flight […]

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Surviving Stress: Periods of Deliberate Rest

In September 2019, my oldest friend Adam and I signed up for Bear Grylls’ ‘Survive the Highlands’ challenge. And this provided a good analogy for the importance of deliberate rest that I want to share with you today… Simulating a Survival Situation Five days, four nights, 10 men, and me

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Dealing With The Physical Signs Of Stress

The second part in our Stress Awareness Month series is all about physical symptoms. Last week, we discussed apathy and anhedonia: lacking motivation or ability to derive pleasure from something you once enjoyed. But stress doesn’t just change our behaviour, it can affect our bodies, too. So, let’s explore the

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Taking Breaks: Advocating Recovery in the Workplace

It’s the last part of our series encouraging you to think about what we, as human beings, need to thrive in an office environment. And this applies to both remote working arrangements, and the collective office. So far, we’ve discussed natural light, movement, and meeting culture. This week, I want

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University Mental Health day: applying the Cadence Approach

Today, Thursday 9th March, is University Mental Health Day, and I believe students, much like the busy professionals we speak to at Bodyshot Performance, are just as prone to mental health conditions as anyone else. Mental health is one of the great levellers: we all have it. Sometimes it’s positive,

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Slivers Of Recovery: Connecting

It’s the last in our series on how to get slivers of recovery in your day. These little breaks can make a big difference to your perceived stress levels and how you feel at the end of each week. So far, I’ve talked about napping, meditative activity and reading. The

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