Our summer holidays have come to an end for most of us… September is here and it is time for the kids to go back to school… and for us to go back to work… back to our busy lives… If you find yourself disconnected or overwhelmed with the responsibilities you face, don’t worry, everyone experiences post-holiday blues..
The good news is September is the perfect time to try a new physical activity that you have been postponing until after Summer. Practising any sports releases endorphins that keep your mind in shape as well as your body. I am very excited that I will be back teaching Pilates classes this Autumn.
Are you feeling anxiety, stress or are you in a low mood most or some days? These are a common consequences of our busy lives and most of us try to ignore these symptoms until something more serious happens.
“I am very well, thanks” must be the most repeated phase in daily life, it makes me think; “do I always have to feel fine?, why do I always have to hide if I feel down?"
Do you suffer from a stiff or painful back ? I have come across this a lot over the last year. I have clients in their 30’s and even those in their 20’s with serious back complaints.
Why is this becoming so common even in younger people? Do you get up with a stiff back and feel like you cannot move all day? If so read on...
My husband who is in his early 30’s inspired me to write about this topic. He has been complaining about his back for two years now and it took
him a while to be convinced that a slow paced physical activity like Pilates would help with his back pain. How he took up Pilates is another long post. (!)
Neck, upper back and lower back are the most common problem areas affecting everyone. There is so much information about the negative impact of a sedentary lifestyle already, I know many of you are also looking for some help with this issue. Slow paced mat exercises are the best for easing your back pain. Relaxing on a mat after a tiring day really helps to reduce tension on your back. There are so many exercises that you can do and here are some that will keep your back healthy.
Having full time work alongside many responsibilities in your home and family life you might find the fitness goals that you set at the beginning of this year slipping away. Perhaps, not just your fitness goals, your work and personal life goals might also be forgotten as well, at this time of the year I wanted to look back and see what I had achieved so far and tried to think of alternative ways to keep my fitness goals on track through summer. I hope some of these ideas can also be helpful for your goals x
Leaving your goals that you set at the beginning of the year to one side for a moment doesn’t mean that you need to forget about them forever or postpone them to another year; summer is the best time to get back into the right mindset to achieve your fitness goals even if you have some distractions that come with nicer weather like going on holiday or being out and socialising more frequently.