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How exercise can treat depression

Glynis Barber Fitness & Exercise, Health 1 Comment

It’s well known that exercise is good for mood as it releases feel good endorphins. The latest research, however, goes a lot further and claims that exercise is better for our mental health than even medication or counselling. It found that exercise can help alleviate anxiety, depression and stress. And that the benefits should be seen within 12 weeks. There …

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How to protect your mental health in a stressful job

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The last two years have seen many people’s work lives change completely. Working from home, while loved by some, was extremely challenging for many. Now as offices start to reopen, will the work place ever be the same again? For some professionals, the pressure has been immense and the work load became overbearing and ever more stressful. In this article, …

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Are you ready for the Metaverse?

Glynis Barber Health, Stress Management 4 Comments

Since the pandemic started, doesn’t it feel like we’ve been transported into some kind of science fiction scenario? Silly old movies now seem to be becoming a reality.  The world feels different and alien in many ways. Social media has become even more powerful and influential, as have the billionaire founders of these companies. Anyone who’s on social media will …

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Breathing exercise for anxiety (video)

Glynis Barber Stress Management 2 Comments

Anxiety and stress can be very debilitating and I know because I’ve suffered from both at various times. The last year, since the start of the pandemic and multiple lockdowns, has been a challenging one. People who have never had anxiety have started suffering from it and people who already had it, found their condition worsening. The UK is going …

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Cleaning – better than Prozac

Glynis Barber Health 11 Comments

It seems that under lockdown, we have a new national pastime. Just like exercise it lifts our mood, gives a feeling of deep satisfaction and is surprisingly addictive. Cleaning is our new passion Now I have always HATED cleaning. Whilst I love a clean and tidy house, I would do anything, including pay good money, to get someone to do …