So today's post is going to run across two days as I am focusing on the rather large topic of specific mental health disorders and exercise. Note I am writing about exercise in general because it is very difficult to find lots of information about running. Plus we don't all want to run right? Sorry … Continue reading Running and Mental Health
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
NB: accidentally forgot to publish this yesterday! If only we didn't have to do exercise to keep ourselves trim and healthy right? Well it seems that without exercise we are putting our bodies in many types of danger both physically and mentally. As with many jobs and lifestyles these days, they amount to long periods … Continue reading Exercise and depression – the facts
I love being a part of a group, it makes me feel a part of something, I run distances I wouldn't do at speeds I wouldn't dream of with the kind words of encouragement and the danger of feeling like I have let other people down (even though they assure you that you won't!). In … Continue reading The Benefits of Group Running
I want to run you say, but I don't think I can manage it on my own and the idea of going to an unknown location to meet people for the first time scares me - so I think I will just stay in bed.. I understand and have felt these anxieties in the past … Continue reading Community support for those experiencing mental health and want to run!
[You can't see it here but it was snowing today, I promise!] Monday is track day. This is my third week of track sessions and they are tough! The track sessions that I attend are an amalgamation of three running clubs: Petts Wood Runners, Orpington Road Runners and Zero to Hero Running club. Now I … Continue reading Running around in circles (track)
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…