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Guest blog: Fitness is not just about Flexibility, Strength and Stamina

The Consult Centre has invited local business professionals to write a guest blog. This week, we hear from Alison Marsden from Integrating Health.

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Alison Marsden from Integrating Health.

Fitness is not just made up of flexibility, strength and stamina.

There is a fourth component, stillness.

It is great that you may be able to run a marathon or cycle 20 miles but if you are not able to be still, you can be over working your body, not allowing it time to do its cellular regeneration and reflective time. You may say that this happens during our sleep. However, a lot of us do not sleep very well and are not able to calm the mind down in preparation for good quality sleep.

Consciously deciding not to do is a valuable skill in today’s lifestyle.

The benefits could be: more focus, better quality of sleep, improved recovery times and maybe making healthier choices in your life to get you where you would really like to be.

Just like brushing your teeth, you do not say "I was busy yesterday and did not have time to brush my teeth". Also, your body will start to anticipate it and build up a store of the relaxing hormones so it makes it easier for you to be still.

What will you do to start investing in your health?

You could piggy-back it onto an existing habit to make it easier and chunk it down to a size that is achievable for you. You may like to start with two minutes or maybe 10 minutes.

Doing it regularly, at the same time, builds a habit and then you do not have to think about it or try and ‘fit it in’.

If you would like to have some help with this why not join my Stillness class on Fridays at 6pm-6.30pm online, a great way to start the weekend.

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Join my Stillness class.

Just follow this link to find out more.


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