A Day In The Life Of The Depressive Phase Of Bipolar Disorder

Ever wondered what it’s like living with Bipolar Disorder? Here is a typical day for myself when I’m experiencing highly depressive thoughts and feelings whilst in this phase of Bipolar. It can be so hard dealing with these thoughts, and I hope this may help just one person realise what becomes a daily struggle forContinue reading “A Day In The Life Of The Depressive Phase Of Bipolar Disorder”

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition, characterised by extreme mood swings from one extreme to the other. People with bipolar experience periods of depression (feeling very low and lethargic), and mania (feeling very high and overactive). These phases can last for a substantial amount of time. Here are some of the symptoms you mayContinue reading “What Is Bipolar Disorder?”

Balancing Work Based Stress

I think its fair to say most people have experienced some sort of work related stress in their career, some more than others. The average Briton will spend 3,507 days at work including 204 days overtime in their lifetime. This is a lot of our life spent working. Im a great believer in being selfless,Continue reading “Balancing Work Based Stress”

How Many Calories Are You Burning?

When it comes to exercise, a lot of people religiously check how many calories they are burning with each exercise. Some have goals of how many calories they want to burn in a day, some want to run enough to be able to counterbalance the chocolate bar they want to eat after. No matter whatContinue reading “How Many Calories Are You Burning?”

Exercising and Its Effects On Your Mental Health

A lot of doctors today will recommend anyone struggling with their mental health should start some sort of exercise. Why is this and what impact does exercising have on our mental health? Exercise is scientifically proven to boost mood and decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety. Exercising picks up endorphin levels, the “feel good” chemicalContinue reading “Exercising and Its Effects On Your Mental Health”

Recovery Drink: Mocha Recovery Shake

Leading on from my post regarding recovery time when training, heres a fantastic combination of carbs, protein and caffeine in a shake for a post- training drink, to boost muscle recovery. Ingredients 4 tbsp espresso 8 tbsp low-fat Greek yoghurt 2 tbsp Chocolate Drink Powder 1 Banana 5 ice Cubes Place all ingredients in aContinue reading “Recovery Drink: Mocha Recovery Shake”

Kick Start Your Training

Anyone can be a runner. Exercise promotes the release of the feel-good chemicals called endorphins. Running helps the body hold on to mood-boosting neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. So here is sure fire tips to get you started in the world of running. Before starting, set a realistic goal while you build your base level ofContinue reading “Kick Start Your Training”