Today is recognised as World Mental Health Day and in support I have written a post about the connection between mental health and exercise as a release. There are many different types of mental health illnesses that range from anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders, depression and many more. It is well known that exercise releases endorphins as well as other chemicals such as serotonin and adrenaline. Endorphins are the bodies natural feel good chemical which mean that your mood should heighten…

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I survived the 70.3 and immediately afterwards I was like right that’s ticked off my list. Done. A couple of weeks later though and I’m already researching other Ironman70.3 courses to conquer as I’d like to get faster. However I would really like to give triathlon a bit of a break and try out some new things or improve on the fitness areas I already concentrate on. I’m going to throw out a few ideas and see what you think. Yoga…

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I plan to share a lot more food recipes with you all. For those of you who are vegetarian or pescatarian my recipes will be ideal for you and if you’re not sure about meat free dishes you can always swap the quorn for meat on this dish! My favourite meals are chilli, spaghetti bolognese and sausage and mash which I still enjoy despite being meat free. The chilli and spaghetti is all about the spices to get that traditional flavour. Ingredients:…

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The last two weekends I have taken part in half marathons. It’s very important that you give your body the nutrition that it needs to keep your energy levels up on race day. My meal of choice for carbo-loading the night before a race is always pasta bake. This is a basic recipe that anyone can follow. Feel free to play around with the measures, I always cook more than I need as I can have it post race for…

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CLASSES

Every Wednesday from 9th January I will be running a yoga class for charity at Benk & Bo. If you are interested please sign up via Eventbrite – I would love to see you there.