All posts tagged: fitness

Reverence to the Positive Mind

‘I command myself and my impulse to spontaneously support my soul.’ This is why it is said Bhakti leads to Shakti—devotion leads to power. The metaphor implies that as you love the Infinite, the Infinite protects and directs you. You learn what you need to recognize your destiny, assess the distance to it, and perform the discipline to move toward it. It represents the use and refinement of the Positive Mind.” ~ Yogi Bhajan Advertisements

The womens health taboo

Urinary incontinence is a common problem in women, where pregnancy or the postnatal period may be the first time many women experience urinary incontinence. About a third of women leak urine and up to a 10th of women leak stool (faeces) after giving birth   Stress (having the symptom of involuntary urine leakage with physical exertion) and urgency (symptom of involuntary leakage associated with, or immediately following, a sudden compelling need to void) urinary incontinence are the two most common types of urine leakage in women. Many women have symptoms of both stress and urgency urinary incontinence; being identified as ‘mixed’ urinary incontinence. Of these types, stress urinary incontinence is most commonly associated with pregnancy and the postnatal period. Factors known to be associated with a greater risk of postpartum incontinence include vaginal delivery (in the short term); previous urinary incontinence; and heredity including anatomical and physiological factors such as pelvic anatomy and connective tissue structure A wide range of treatments and therapies are being used in the treatment of urinary and faecal incontinence, including …

Perfection is Procrastination

An area that needs transparency—the fitness starting date. As an expert in fitness and health I am well-versed in the hardships that come from building fitness from the ground up. The hardest part is to keep going and you are not going to make headway for the first couple of months. Keep your head down and focus on your tasks and intentions for the day ahead alone. It can be lonely and I think women should expect that. You may lose friends, self care it’s not glamourous and with it can bring envy. If you’re able to make it work you are able to have a lot of the freedoms that help you live a really fulfilled life.   My advice, don’t wait for something to be perfect to start. By waiting for the ‘ideal time’ to start your wellbeing adventures and projects, we are letting fear and perfection dictate our decision making.   Start something, the only place it can go is up. If you never launch your intention it will never grow! Perhaps …

Recovery from burnout

It is a mere season, one of feeling wobbled from juggling far too many plates whilst within a quick sand of sloppy decisions. But here begs the question of how do we dig ourselves away from the daily slog that feels to have no end or freedom? Answer; by resourcing simple practices that evoke a sense of gratitude back to ourselves away from the daily noise. Reigniting a bounce to the step and owning a pure delight for springing from our duvet each and every morning away from mental pressure. With limitless advice and buy ins at our fingertips we have all the answers, yet the language within this space is that it’s the simple good stuff that allows you to get back on track. ‘The cause and effect of what you ‘do’ being an extremely important one to meditate upon’. The good news is it’s ready to action from this very minute with an integrated approach to wellness with a healthy dose of tlc. SLEEP Getting enough sleep is the number one cause for …

Exercise Gutsy

Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. Enough individuals have trailed the gyms of the planet and found a space for breeding a new you. For many the dual Slur of work and life are a balancing act and when signing up to a new exercise and activity adventure, people will congratulate you, reward you and you will receive an explosion of compliments as a star performer on the change. It will become your be all and end all religion to drive down your own stress and to coerce others into the trainer led cult and fitness rehetoric. Then before you know it apathy hits home and it is here we realise that it is the ‘what you do’ that brings the happiness. Pumping treadmills, racking up miles, picking out a prestigious environment can all be your meca. But setting the tone from the start tailored to your scheme of ‘likeable’ things is key to boosting morale, …

Joining the Dots

Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. In a time where we are looking for tailored courses to take a wellbeing dream from idea to exit, all that glitters is not gold. Getting the right education, the right support and joining a community of like-minded people will make all the difference in your first years of launching into the wellbeing culture whether at work or as an individual. Doing this helps you to avoid the common mistakes by learning healthy strategies that actually work. Trying to work it all out yourself through trial and error can often lead to a waste of time, energy and lead to the shaky path of apathy. Is it right for me? The chances are you have a great idea of what you like and now you’re ready to identify and source those practical steps that turn wellbeing into a reality. What is it that makes such a huge difference to your …

Shoehorning into Lycra

Via Dail prompt: A space to Sound out about the muses of a grumpy fitness sort. Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life.  Hurrah I opened an Instagram feed to be reminded that there are perfect examples of ‘good’ lycra in the world. To women whom have connected with the right before and after. ~Quote~ ‘One year since I stood crying in my bedroom, unable to force myself to go to the gym one more singular time’ For me this is a big part of my life, my work, my business and my responsible voice as a trainer and teacher within the fitness boom. Social media for the fitness and wellbeing blogging culture has become nothing but wading through a series of before and after images and I can’t but blame my sector and some trainers for that. I am becoming utter wrangled with a visual feed crammed high with toxic before and afters of semi clad cleavage laced …

Addressing the irresponsible swell of wellbeing as a profit centre

Via Daily prompt –  Heard Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. The challenge of mental health and wellbeing is a significant longstanding debate and with it a marketeers profit dream, a topic and sector to be founded with deep ethic and values. With Teresa May announcing in January that the UK Government would do more to help schools and employees ‘deal’ with the hidden injustice of mental illness and need to do more to support ‘mental wellbeing’, it thus leaves the door open to deep abuse in a climate of profit over a moral compass. If you are looking to transform your health and workforce this year who better to take inspiration from than a ‘people powered tank’; The new economics foundation (NEF). Rooted in real lives, workplaces and communities and commissioned by the UKs government foresight project in 2008, reporting the most insightful and important drivers of mental capital and wellbeing. With the concept of …

The fluid stuff

Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. Water is essential for life. Each of us is made up of around two thirds water and if we don’t replenishes our supplies we would survive for no more than a few days. We NEED water to get rid of waste products from the body and to replace losses from breathing and through sweat. If we don’t replace the lost water we are in danger of overheating. Water is obtained from drinks and from the water content of foods. What happens if I don’t drink enough? A lot of people don’t even realise they are dehydrated, because they have become so used to feeling below their best. Dehydration can leave you “feeling tired, constipated, nauseous and can result in often headaches” How do I know if I am dehydrated? A good way of knowing if you are drinking enough is by the colour of your urine. If its pale and straw …