Sit less, move more – it’s imperative.

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My client began her session this week with a rhetorical question along the lines of “what are we doing? So many people flocking into gyms, pumping iron, running on treadmills, sweating on machines.” We cogitated for a while on why we have to do this now, when previous generations to ours had no need for it, obtaining physical fitness from daily chores, frequent walking, more manual jobs. ...
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Greetings from Seville and best wishes for a happy 2020

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Greetings from Seville and best wishes for a very happy and healthy 2020.I hope you achieve your fitness goals in the coming year. Some points I think may help :Set realistic targets that motivate you for your own happiness, not to please others.Take part in exercise that you enjoy.Relish the intrinsic value of physical activity. Intrinsic motivation is closely linked with adherence, rather t...
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The 4 pillars…

Well, as predicted, we are awash with ‘new year, new me’ and similar, propaganda, throughout all the media platforms. It can be very confusing to know what and who to believe, so I do like simple advice. Such as, Dr Chatterjee’s four pillar plan. Certainly nothing new, but I applaud its simplicity in initiating change. The basic foundation is to consider 4 main areas, in improving your ove...
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The human element….

  Well, that’s another year drawing to a close! I think, in true form, it appears that it’s gone even quicker than the last!! I personally think the end of the year IS actually a good time for reflection. It’s typical to bash the new year resolutions only because they don’t tend to last very long, but actually a new year can signal a fresh start for some, myself included....
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Christmas wishes…

Lisa, I and the team, want to send our heartfelt thanks to all our lovely clients at Personal Space, as Christmas Day approaches. Next year will be our 20th year, which we feel is an incredible achievement for a small business, in the current climate.  We obviously strive to keep knowledgeable, effective, and continue to provide a professional service, but this is made all the easi...
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Wonderful lemon, egg & chicken soup

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It's not a Christmas dish, but I thought I would share this recipe for a gorgeous, filing soup which provides all you need in a meal. It's from an Abel and Cole cookbook. It's very easy to make, and only uses one pot. It is very tasty, has plenty of protein, and the broccoli provides your veg quota. Also the eggs help to make it satiating. Even our boys enjoy it, so that's a winner for me. ...
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Welcome to Nick….

Nick Dobson – Sports Massage Therapist A very big welcome to our latest member of staff Nick. He will be starting massage in the new year and will welcome talking through any issues you may have. Nick is a Level 3 (VTCT) Sports Massage Therapist who has worked within the health and fitness industry for the last few years using the skills, knowledge and qualifications he has gained to h...
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Brighten your day

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When it's dull and dreary outside and you feel lethargic it can feel like a beastly effort to hoist oneself out of a chair in order to exercise. Sitting down is so much easier! Overcoming inertia, that great term from physics, is the hardest part about exercise; once you're going it's so much easier. Once you're into your flow, after a few minutes, the feel good hormones cascade down, war...
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Self improvement..

Well, Christmas is rapidly approaching now and I hope it signals some time off for you with your loved ones? For the first time ever in my working life I’m going to be totally off between Christmas and New year.  It’s just one of the critical steps to bringing more balance in my life.  Another is re organising my work schedule to bring about more time for myself and...
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Rake for life!

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In America they call this 'yard work' but here we rather sweetly call it gardening, which sounds less energetic and more pleasant. However, as my Dad and I experienced yesterday, it can be very effortful. We planted three new shrubs and raked a ton of leaves. You don't have to be age 85 to reap the benefits of raking; it's a tough bend, stretch and pull exercise for us all. Add that to the ot...
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