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Woman sleeping at table resting her head on a pile of books: Dealing with the Physical Signs of Stress by Bodyshot Performance

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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The 4S’s: Shiver – The Benefits of Cold Water Therapy

It’s part three in our Thrive in Five series on the 4S’s: sweat, steps, shiver, and strength. Four non-negotiables, at least one of which needs to happen every day, for a healthier, happier, and longer life. Because, as we keep saying, making a series of small, consistent changes can have

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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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The Importance of Connectedness for Health

Today I want to talk about the importance of connectedness for health. Many of you will already know I’m a huge fan of Lynbreck Croft and the two farmers who run it, Lynn and Sandra. Lynbreck Croft is a regenerative farm located in the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands

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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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Small Changes for Health Ownership

Welcome to part three in our series about health ownership. For part one, I shared some tips for getting started on this journey, and part two was all about autonomy. This time, we’re going to be focussing on the small stuff: how even small changes can make a huge difference

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Autonomy & Health Ownership

Following on from our previous blog post, I want to discuss autonomy. Autonomy is a crucial part of health ownership, which is what this month is all about. It simply means being in a state of self-governing; being able to act upon your own values and interests. And having this

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