Being a new mum to a 9 month old baby boy alongside running my own business, and working my way through all the domestic chores as well as not forgetting to walk our two dogs leaves me feeling frazzled. I have friends who are now onto their third and fourth child and I think, boy oh boy their lives must be even more hectic. One friend described it as, ‘happy chaos’
Finding those moments of calm, can feel like finding a needle in a hair stack most days. However, fitting in a little ‘time-out’ does help to improve mental clarity, improve memory and increases concentration helping us make coping with life as a mum or busy individual just that little bit easier.
Here are 10 REALISTIC tips to press pause
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Painful sore heels. Could it be plantar fasciitis that is debilitating you?
Plantar Fasciitis is the most common kind of heel pain. It is caused by the ligament – the plantar fascia that connects the heel bone to the toes gets strained. Straining this ligament causes it to get inflamed and irritated, weak and swollen.
Middle aged people are most likely to suffer from plantar fasciitis along with athletes and soldiers.
The most common causes include:
- Being overweight
- Having flat feet
- Having high arches
- Walking, standing or running for long periods of time
- Wearing ill-fitting footwear
- Suffering with tight calf muscles
- Suffering with tight Achilles tendons
- Excessive pronation – rolling in of the feet inwards when walking
Constantly checking phones can be tied up with anxiety or even insomnia issues. Apart from the above Valentine’s card, I am also hugely aware when spending time with my 7-month, old son that I want to be present with him, not scrolling through my phone. Sometimes this can prove difficult if I am trying to juggle work related queries, however it’s all about finding balance and allocating specific time to check your mobile. [Read more…]
Everyone has abdominal separation. Diastasis recti happens when there is a gap of 2 fingers or more. Abdominal separation is most common after having a baby. What happens during pregnancy is the six-pack muscle (Rectus abdominis), which runs down from your breastbone to your pubic bone, is joined together by a fibrous sheath called the Linea Alba. This mid-section of the body stretches and expands to allow room for the baby. The muscles don’t actually split; it is more an abdominal “separation”. A bit like a piece of cling film coming apart. [Read more…]
It really doesn’t matter where you turn at the minute, the term GDPR keeps rearing its head. You may work or run a business that has recently had to make changes regarding data protection or you may have received many emails stating that different companies are updating their policies and explaining what they have done and how it affects you.
What is GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It is a regulation that has been introduced by the European Parliament, the council of the European Union and the European Commission to strengthen and unify data protection for EU residents. [Read more…]
Social interaction and bonding, whether with peers in the same group, team or class, or with a partner or a child, all have been shown to be beneficial for your health. Emotions such as affection and trust characterise bonding.
Group fitness classes bring a social element to exercising which helps with motivation and commitment. The bonds that you build with instructors and other members should grow stronger over time. [Read more…]
After giving birth to my son in October, I was not surprised to be told by my Midwife to start doing the old pelvic floor squeezing to tighten up my lady bits! I was however shocked by the vagueness of this statement.
As a trained pre/postnatal fitness expert, who enjoys keeping her education on this subject matter up to date, these squeeze and lift exercises in recent years have most definitely changed.