Sleep Beautifully

So, a fair few interesting research papers regarding sleep for you this week. Why is sleep so important? http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/tiredness-and-fatigue/Pages/lack-of-sleep-health-risks.aspx Well, if you don’t sleep enough your hormones will be adversely affected, which will, in turn affect your appetite, brain function and metabolism. It could put you at risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity too.…

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Common themes to be Mindful of with sleep, stress & weight

In this blog of late certain common themes been appearing in the world of research.   These are, that stress, lack of sleep, comfort eating and obesity are all interlinked Lack of sleep causes comfort eating, which lead to stress, leads to sleep deprivation and weight gain and lack of sleep…… If you suffer from…

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Feeling good & weight loss with Tai Chi

So, this week we are focusing on weight loss within Tai Chi & Qigong practise.  We have, so far, focused on the mind body connection and improving your mental & emotional wellbeing, but seeing as your mind and body are interconnected, we thought it’s time we address the body.   When your body feels out…

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Mindful Tai Chi & Meditation

Last week we talked about how mindfulness can help with controlling and preventing anger, especially important during exercise! So, this week I wanted to look again a why Mindfulness is so good for you and how we having been teaching it as part of our Tai Chi classes for years. The Huffington Post has a…

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Don’t Exercise When you are Angry; it could give a Heart Attack.

This both an interesting, and shocking, article regarding exercise and the proven existence of the mind – body link http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/exercising-angry-heart-attack-risk-andrew-smyth-a7354906.html   It details how exercising whilst angry can triple your risk of heart attack!   So, two things to touch on here, other ideas to cope with anger and stress and the implications of the…

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