Strong Mental Health

How do we know we have strong mental health?

We’ve been talking about mental health a lot lately, particularly in regards to how to maintain strong mental health whilst we’re all experiencing challenging times due to COVID. However, what does it mean exactly? How do we know that we…
Ways to exercise while social distancing

3 ways you can exercise while social distancing

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2020 has been a difficult year. Not having close connections with others can impact our mental wellbeing. And it’s not looking like the advice to keep a physical distance from others is coming to an end any time soon. While you…
Beat the cold blues

3 ways you can beat the winter blues

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If your ideal winter day involves sitting on the sofa with a blanket, endless hot chocolate and Netflix, you’re not alone. Keeping warm and cosy and home can bring you short-term joy, but it can quietly catch up with you and put a damper on…
Pauline’s experience

Pauline’s Experience with Mood Active

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As I answer the phone a warm and friendly voice replies. We introduce ourselves and Pauline, 47, begins to tell me the significant impact Mood Active’s exercise programs have had on her life. I’m here to tell her inspiring story with the…
Journaling can help you manage our anxiety

How I’m managing post-lockdown anxiety

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To say the year 2020 has been unprecedented is an understatement. For those with anxiety, it can be particularly challenging. In fact, I’ve found that being in lockdown was less anxiety inducing than the lead up to the lock down and now our…
Benefits of exercise on mental health

3 benefits of exercise on mental health

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While it’s sometimes hard to find the motivation, regular exercise can help alleviate stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression and other mood orders. In fact, despite countless research proving its effectiveness, exercise is the most under-prescribed…
Meditation for the Min and Heart

Meditation for the Mind and Heart

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Meditation can be a great way to help you battle mental health issues. It not only quietens down the mind, but can also help relax the muscles. In addition to which it’s accessible to anybody regardless of your strength or flexibility.If…

How to motivate yourself when you don’t want to exercise

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We’re living in one of the toughest periods of life right now and it is sometimes hard to muster up motivation to do anything- let alone exercise. Often, exercise is the first thing that we let go of when we are limited on time or bandwidth.…
Sleep Better

5 things you can do to sleep better

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There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep – and when you have mental ill-health, you’ll know that sometimes nights of good sleep are few and far between. The good news is that there are plenty of different elements that can have…
Cardio to improve mental health

Cardio to improve your Mental Health

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You’ve probably heard that exercise is great for mental health and to combat anxiety and depression. But with so many different exercise options, it can be difficult to know where to start. While exercise needs to include different workout…