Physical Activity and Mental Health

Hope everybody has had a wonderful Christmas / Festive period - recorded this video in the build up to Christmas but only just getting round to uploading - it was with my friend Pete who is a Personal Trainer with a background in fitness/well-being.

This is a vast topic to cover, but the conversation within covers some interesting areas, from habit building through to not comparing yourself via social media. We also look at what physical activity even means, and how you can get yourself in a ditz thinking it means going to the 'gym' (as opposed to a walk or home workout) - and how we can even derail ourselves before going somewhere because we're worried we may look stupid or void of knowledge/skills - everyone starts somewhere!

There's a lot to be said about the internal conversation that ensues before doing some form of physical activity.. how much energy does that alone take, versus just doing it (and feeling the benefits thereafter, both mentally and physically) ?

As always my curiosity lies in combatting that latter part, going from knowing what's good for you, and actually putting it into effect, winning that battle of mind over matter. For some it comes easily, and for others it's not as easy (due to all the external factors that can come along). We take a look at what you CAN do to shift that mindset, and some little tips that may lead to increased motivation.

At the end Pete talks about a hub he's just started, whereby you can access Pete himself and get more tips/tricks/workouts and information all with bettering ourselves in mind. You can find out more details about here:

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