Exercise, getting active and feeling strong

Exercise, getting active and feeling strong

Is it just bum, legs & abs that need exercise? Your heart is a muscle and like other muscles in your body it needs to be used to keep it strong and healthy too. Lack of regular exercise or activity makes it more likely that you will develop heart disease. Even if you have an active job it is not the same as taking regular moderate exercise. Exercise and activity is important for heart health in many ways. Whilst you know this; sometimes mental blocks can stop you wanting to exercise.…

Healthy eating and body confidence

Healthy eating and body confidence

One lifestyle change that affects and reduces a number of risk factors our health and has a positive effect on our feelings about ourselves and our bodies is to eat healthy and weight loss or gain. It sounds so easy doesn’t it, but it’s not. You start off optimistic, motivated and raring to go but then the reality of everyday life kicks in. Healthy eating and body confidence helps you to feel good and have energy to face the world. Initially I lost weight drastically after my heart attack and…

What is life coaching?

What is life coaching?

Everyone needs a life coach Someone who believes in your abilities, and can also help you set clear life changing goals towards achieving the life you want. As your life coach, once I have helped you to identify the life goals you want to change or achieve. I will work with you to break them down in to manageable and reward steps. We will prioritise them and I will encourage you to believe that they really are achievable. There are many areas that you might need to work on to…

What is NLP?

What is NLP?

You hear a lot about how life changing NLP can be, but what is NLP? It’s an acronym for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) that was developed in the 1970’s. It is a quick and effective coaching therapy that helps you live and love life in a way that you want to quickly and easily. It breaks negative thought patterns, changes behaviours, improves how you feel, creating excellence and setting life-changing goals. Change how you think, feel and behave I believe that when you change how you think, you’re able to effect…

How to self manage your pain, my 5 top tips

How to self manage your pain, my 5 top tips

How do you live with pain that is overwhelming and feels like it is never going to end? It stops you in your tracks and can make it seem impossible to live life in an enjoyable and relaxing way. It can make you tired, irritable and unable to get any comfort. Why does it hurt so much? How do you make it stop? How do you self manage your pain? Warning lights Unlike cars you don’t come with warning lights. Our vehicles have lights on the dashboard that let you know when…

How to help a heart attack survivor

How to help a heart attack survivor

After a cardiac event having stents, pace makers and other bits fitted isn’t the fix that most people think. You can help! It’s only the beginning of a long road back to recovery. Both the survivors and their loved ones need support and understanding. The event can and indeed does change not only survivor’s lives, but the lives of those around and close to them. With the best will in the world you try to help someone you love and care about. You want to support your cardiac warrior. But…

How to calm anxiety, control anger and reduce pain

How to calm anxiety, control anger and reduce pain

Anxiety can have a great impact on your daily life. There are many different treatments available; these can range from psychological therapy and medication to going on a self-help course, exercising regularly, quitting smoking and cutting down on alcohol and caffeine. But there is 1 simply process that you already do that can help you to quickly and easily calm anxiety. Just breathe Are you fed up with being uptight and anxious? Do you find pain too much to bear? Does sleep evade you? Would you like a clearer mind?…

Looking after your health at work

Looking after your health at work

On average an office worker spends about 1,800 hours at work per year. Averaging out to around 10 hours per day sitting time whilst in the office. How many of us work through our lunch hours scoffing down food at your desks or whilst in meetings. Checking emails at weekends and while we are on holiday. Is this looking after your health at work? This sitting down time isn’t just happening when we are at work, never mind the sitting time we do in our own time. It can even…