I am so happy to announce the launch of the brand new fitandhappy forum. It's been something I have been planning for a while and now seems the perfect time to actually do something about it!
We have such an amazing community of women full of knowledge, skills and wisdom. It would just be such a shame not to share it with each other.
Since we are going through rather strange and difficult times we are kicking it off with a talk about mental wellbeing and how to stay sane in uncertain times.
Join us for a FREE live talk and discussion with psychotherapist Gin Lalli and life coach Kate Jones on Monday 27th at 7.30pm.
Gin will talk to us about what happens in our brain in times like this and Kate will give us some practical solutions to take home. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask our experts some questions and we look forward to hearing what works for you.
Just click the Zoom Link to join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86812736884
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How to stay sane in uncertain times
MONDAY 27th April, 7.30pm
If you would like to share some of your skills, knowledge or experience at another fitandhappy forum event please email email@example.com. We are open to absolutely everything!
See you on ZOOM,
Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer
You've decided you want to get fitter or lose weight. But where do you start? There are just so many options available. From the gym to running and boot camp to yoga, the fitness world is yours to explore. There are benefits and downsides to all of them and a lot of it comes down to what you enjoy. However, if you struggle to stick to your exercise regime or you have a specific goal in mind personal training might be the way to go. A good Personal Trainer will help you reach your goals.
What is a Personal Trainer?
When the days become darker and colder people tend to stay indoors and seek indoor entertainment. Or they take the bus instead of walking. All this time spent in close proximity to our fellow human beings makes it far easier to spread coughs and colds. Also if your immune system is low because you haven’t topped up your Vitamin D intake and taken enough exercise, then you are probably less likely to fight the germs.
Being outside takes you away from the germs and any exercise will help boost your immunity. Being in the cold never results in you getting the cold. You need to come in contact with a virus for that.
As Billy Connolly famously said “There's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing”. Dress appropriately for exercising outside in the winter and then you will enjoy yourself and begin to feel the benefits. Exercise increases endorphins that make us feel good and in turn can reduce stress. This benefit does not disappear on a rainy day or in the winter.
Benefit From Getting Vitamin D
However the problem in Scotland is that we don’t get very much strong sunlight from October to March. For a while it was thought that if you went outside at midday you would benefit from some Vitamin D but recent research states that there is not enough UVB radiation in a Scottish winter for our skin to make vitamin D.
There are hundreds of articles on the internet and in the newspapers that will tell you the latest scientific benefit of being outside in green spaces. If you don’t believe them, do you remember your parents sending you outside to play to get some fresh air or to blow away the cobwebs. Previous generations may not have had scientific proof why being outside was good but it was certainly expressed in their actions and sayings.
At Fit & Happy we believe exercising outside, whether at our boot camps or personal training sessions, will result in many benefits even in the winter. All the benefits above merge to help you become fitter and happier. The endorphins created from exercise make you feel good and help reduce stress. Being surrounded by green spaces and trees, and breathing fresh air makes you breathe better and feel better. All of which improve your immune system and help with your mental health.
Get fitter and happier with Fit & Happy.
Note: If you do have a condition such as asthma you should check with your GP before training outside in cold weather.