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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Why getting your ‘Zen’ on might be one of the best things you do today

yoga-manAt some point in our lives we’ve all heard, “try yoga, it’s so good for you” or “try pilates, it’s great for your core and back”. But what does yoga and pilates actually do for us? Isn’t it all just noisy breathing and trying to contort your body into weird and wonderful poses? Not quite. Read on to discover why getting your ‘Zen’ on could be the best thing you’ve ever done.

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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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10 Reasons why we love BODYPUMP™!

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In today’s fitness crazed society, we see thousands upon thousands of Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pictures of Fitness Gurus looking incredible. Now, more than ever, people want to get in shape and live a healthy lifestyle! If you haven’t heard of the international fitness company taking the world by storm, where have you been hiding?

Les Mills is an international fitness company offering up to 14 exercise programmes. In a nut shell, Les Mills aims to make exercise accessible for all abilities, ages and genders. So whatever type of training you are into, there is a class for everyone! New Forest Health and Leisure have recently launched Les Mills BODYPUMP™ classes at all five of our Health and Leisure Centres. Read on to discover 10 reasons why we love BODYPUMP™.

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