About me…

My name is Gemma Sampson. I am 25 years old and am currently in my second year at the University of Greenwich studying Postgraduate Mental Health Nursing. I have been running since 2015 and in that time I have completed numerous 10k's, three half marathons and am currently in training for my first full 26.2 … Continue reading About me…

The last post of transition…

I have spent most of today reading people's stories and blogs about their experiences of how running has helped with their mental health. According to the Metro a whopping 74% of runners say that running has improved their mental health. (http://metro.co.uk/2017/11/01/74-of-runners-say-running-has-improved-their-mental-health-7044952/) As part of this project I have spent time reflecting on each of my … Continue reading The last post of transition…

Running and healthy eating

Government statistics from 2016/2017 show that a staggering 68% of men and 58% of women are overweight or obese in England, further more that a total of 26% of adults are 'physically inactive' (doing less than 30 minutes of exercise a week). For more statistics check this link out: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/613532/obes-phys-acti-diet-eng-2017-rep.pdf The rates of hypertension (high blood pressure) and Type 2 … Continue reading Running and healthy eating