Health and Fitness

Move more when staying at home

Getting motivated to exercise outdoors during the cold, dark winter months can be challenging. Keeping physically active this winter, while the gyms and sports facilities are closed due to COVID-19, presents us with a unique challenge. Regular physical activity is strongly associated with a reduced risk of chronic conditions, such …

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Gut Educated

Are you sure my body is housing an ‘ecosystem?’ I hear you ask sceptically. Yes, you got that right, an ecosystem of tens of trillions of bacterial cells (beneficial or detrimental; your choice). They have far reaching effects from the health of your skin and your mood, to heart health …

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Maintaining Healthy Habits

New Year’s resolutions can be a good starting point for making longer term health and lifestyle improvements, but most people who set New Year’s resolutions do not stick to them. Reasons for quitting include a lack of time, a lack of support from other people and feeling daunted by unrealistic …

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Dry January

This month is Dry January, when lots of people around the UK stop drinking alcohol for the month and try to address the effects of overindulgence during the festive season. If you have not yet joined in, it is not too late! Drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk …

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World Mental Health Day 2020; How gardens can contribute to mental health for all

The National Garden Scheme supports the importance of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, and its theme ‘mental health for all’. “The National Garden Scheme has long recognised the importance of gardens to our mental and physical health and wellbeing through our Gardens And Health initiative,” says CEO, George …

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Some more exciting news from The Barn at Denbies!

Here at SHP we are so pleased to announce more additions to our growing schedule of Pilates, Yoga and Tai Chi classes! Due to huge demand, from next week we are adding another signature dynamic Pilates class-spaces are limited and going FAST, please book early to avoid disappointment https://www.surreyhillsphysiotherapy.co.uk/classes/! From …

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Watch your stress levels

We all experience stress from time to time. There are many things that can lead to us feeling stressed. It can come from the news, our jobs, financial insecurity, health issues and personal problems. Feeling constantly stressed and overwhelmed can lead to a rise in blood pressure and resting heart …

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The Eatwell Guide – tips for planning a healthy, well-balanced diet

A healthy, well-balanced diet is important for managing your weight and preventing serious health problems, including heart disease. The Eatwell guide is a visual tool that represents government guidelines on healthy eating. In this Healthy Tip, we give you some tips for planning a healthy, well-balanced diet using the Eatwell …

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Strong spines

Back pain is a normal occurrence which on average happens once or twice a year. The back, as with any other part of the body, is made up of bones, ligaments and muscles and these structures can from time to time become injured, sore, strained and sprained and take a …

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Mole Valley’s Healthy Walks Return

Mole Valley District Council’s (MVDC) Walk for Health walks have restarted, with new guidelines to keep walkers safe.   The Walk for Health scheme is a programme of fun, free and accessible weekly walks ideal for anyone looking to become more active. A maximum of five places are now available per …

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5 ‘Post Lockdown’ Tips for improving your fitness and health

Well, these last few months have been a tricky one for health and fitness! Where have you stood, or possibly sat, during the lockdown months? Many started with great intentions; out walking more, taking up running, home workouts and cycling, but alongside this, there seemed to be more ‘evening comfort’ …

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Personal Training that Suits YOU and YOUR Lifestyle.

Fiona Digby-Jones gives some advice on how we can get back on track and in shape following the past few months of lockdown. I know how overwhelming it can feel keeping on top of all that your business or busy job demands of you,  Let alone keeping on top of …

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New virtual wellbeing and mental health interactive hub launches in Surrey

A new online wellbeing hub has launched today enabling Surrey residents to access a range of mental health and emotional wellbeing sessions virtually from the comfort of their own home. Surrey Virtual Wellbeing is designed to become a one-stop-shop where those who require mental health or emotional wellbeing support can …

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Woking Football Club

Woking FC.  I feel like I should start with a disclaimer. Football is NOT my forte.  I dabbled in Rugby at university, even then i use that term loosely. I was carrying a bit of winter weight (8 stone of it) and assumed the silver lining would be that I …

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