Health

Anxiety A-Z

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Did you know that 10% of the UK population suffer with anxiety, putting it at the top, along with depression, as the most common mental illness? This means that everyone will come into contact with it at some point during their life and with the Christmas season underway the pressure seems to rise.

We are here you help you focus on the positives with our A-Z list of coping strategies. These are desgined to distract your brain from your worries making each day a little bit easier.

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Healthy Halloween!

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It’s Monday 31st October, Halloween night. You arrive home after a long but successful evening trick or treating. After you’ve tucked your chocolate filled children into bed you hear a slight rustling coming from one of the bags of goodies. Suddenly, all intentions of your healthy diet start to flicker away into darkness…

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New Forest Marathon

  

It’s coming towards that time of year when you turn the TV on and see the inspirational sight of 38000 people running in the London Marathon and say to yourself “I’m going to do that next year”! Sound familiar and you do in fact wish to run an iconic event but can’t wait a whole year? Listen up!

New Forest Health & Leisure have teamed up with The New Forest Marathon to help inspire people in the New Forest to get active this summer. Famous for being “more than just a marathon” the popular local event that has been running for the last 32 years offers distances from as little as a walk and a 1.5k junior run, 5k and 10k as well as a half and full marathon all in one day on Sunday September 11th 2016.

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Healthy Easter Treats

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With Easter Sunday coming up this weekend, you can’t help but notice the boom in chocolatey, sugar infused colourful treats lining our favourite supermarkets! Tempting aren’t they? If you are trying to stay on track with your healthy eating this time of the year, read on for an exciting alternative to your typical Easter treats!

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All you need to know about sleep

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Seemingly we were too busy napping to wish everyone Happy National Napping Day on Monday. However, during our time in the land of nod we wondered what actually happens to our minds and bodies when we are sleeping. After being slightly distracted by ‘25 Cats Napping In Places That Don’t Even Seem Possible’ we have gathered up some sleeping facts you can whack out in the gym, in the pool or when you’re enjoying a nice (decaffeinated) coffee.

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On your bike!

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It may not feel like it but Spring is finally here! This means the beginning of taking exercise outside without contracting frost bite. Did you know that the New Forest has a network of over 100 miles of approved cycle trails which are well signposted and take in quiet lanes, old railway lines and forest trails? Better still, they are largely traffic free (and often flat).

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