October – Workplace Wellbeing Month – Get involved!

The fact that over half of adults in the UK don’t do a 10 minute brisk walk a month is shocking; we are designed to move and being sedentary is one of the worse things we can do for our health and wellbeing. Read more ›

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Cholesterol, what is it and when does it become a problem?

According to the cholesterol charity Heart UK, 6 out of 10 people in Britain are not aware that they  have high or abnormal cholesterol levels; could this be you? Read more ›

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Paralysed man able to cycle at Stevenage Leisure gym

Over the past 20 years since I have been working at SLL we have been running exercise referral schemes, originating at the Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre gym, gradually expanding across SLL facilities in North Herts, Central Beds and Rutland. Read more ›

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My five health and wellbeing wishes, just for you!

Another year is nearly over, where has the time gone?! Do you remember way back in January when you made your New Year’s resolution? Did you manage to stick to it? Have you achieved what you wanted? In case you haven’t, as it is magical  panto season,  I am going to play the part of your Fairy Godmother and  grant you five wishes for next year  to help you to be healthy and  active! Read more ›

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No excuses, your body needs you!

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I imagine that you will have all seen the recent headlines: nearly half of adults aged between 40 to 60 fail to do ONE brisk 10 minute walk, not daily, not even weekly but incredibly in a whole month!!!! Read more ›

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Health Behaviours

What would you choose; a chocolate bar or a glass of water, the sofa or a long walk? Read more ›

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Should you exercise on holiday?

Are you the sort of person who a) goes on holiday and once you’re there plops your body down onto a sunbed and there you remain for the duration b) you go on adventure holidays and climb mountains, run triathlon’s and come back shattered or c) you panic that all the hard work you’ve done all year is going to be ruined because you’re on holiday for two weeks? Read more ›

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Are Avocado’s really bad for us???

Love it or loathe it, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are all part of our everyday lives. It exists so that people can show you photo’s of their cats, holidays, dinners (why??) and what a great life they are living while the rest of us are working and living really boring lives! It is also a platform for people to post their personal beliefs and to give us information that we can sometimes do without, diet tips are one of them; Top 10 foods to avoid eating, Top 10 foods to burn fat, Top 10 stupid diets to lose weight, you’ve all seen them! Read more ›

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Hey, How You Doing?

You may be fed up with your New Year’s resolution around about now and feeling highly tempted to start smoking, put your trainers in storage until next January or smash the glass to your emergency chocolate bar, this is why I don’t believe in New Years resolutions….. Read more ›

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2017…the year of the successful New Years Resolutions!

Happy New Year to you all!

The festivities have flown passed and life is now returning back to normal. We have all felt disorientated for the past few days, not knowing if it’s Tuesday or Friday and absolutely no chance of guessing the date because we were out of our regular routine. We don’t like change and it doesn’t take long for us to fall back into our old habits, good and bad. Read more ›

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