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Mental Health Awareness Week: Movement theme for 2024

Posted: 14th May, 2024 by Dave Lee

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is currently underway, having started on 13th May and running until 19th May. Spearheaded by the Mental Health Foundation, this year’s theme focuses on “Movement: moving more for your mental health.” In this post, we will not explore the benefits of movement and exercise for mental health. Instead, our […]

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Examining the UK’s decreasing life expectancy

Posted: 19th Mar, 2024 by Dave Lee

Recent findings reveal a concerning trend in the UK’s life expectancy, which has declined to its lowest point in a decade, as highlighted by a recent article in The Guardian (see links). The data indicates a notable decrease in longevity, primarily attributed to the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Statistics show that boys born between […]

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The power of walking

Posted: 14th Feb, 2024 by Dave Lee

As I was browsing through the latest news on MSN, I was struck by the number of stories that focused on walking – you can check some of them out below. This prompted me to explore the topic of walking in this post and share with you the remarkable benefits of walking for our health […]

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How to spot health misinformation and disinformation online

Posted: 6th Feb, 2024 by Dave Lee

The internet is a powerful tool for accessing and sharing information, but it can also be a source of confusion and misinformation. Especially when it comes to health topics, it is important to be able to distinguish between accurate and reliable information, and misinformation and disinformation. Misinformation is false or inaccurate information that is spread […]

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Exercise is ‘1.5 times more effective than counselling or medication’ in treating depression and anxiety

Posted: 28th Nov, 2023 by Dave Lee

If you are feeling depressed or anxious, you might want to consider adding some physical activity to your daily routine. Sports Management magazine recently featured a research study by the University of South Australia, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, which has found that exercise is 1.5 times more effective than counselling or […]

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Using social media to retain personal training clients

Posted: 14th Feb, 2023 by Dave Lee

In my last post, I discussed using social media to recruit new clients. This post follows on, looking instead at how to use social media for retaining (keeping) clients. Retaining clients as a personal trainer is essential for growing and maintaining a successful business. Social media can be a powerful tool for keeping in touch […]

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Attracting clients for gym-based PTs

Posted: 16th Jan, 2023 by Dave Lee

Attracting clients for gym-based PTs One question I frequently get asked is how gym-based personal trainers can attract more clients. Below I have compiled a list of a few possible strategies. The key is to be proactive, approachable, and make it easy for potential clients to learn more about your services and how you can […]

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The ‘cost of living crisis’ is damaging our health

Posted: 11th Nov, 2022 by Dave Lee

The ‘cost of living crisis’ is damaging our health Our health and wellbeing is influenced by many different factors, ranging from our education and employment to housing and our community. Some of these factors, known as health determinants, are partly explained by our genetic makeup or how accessible local health facilities and programmes are to […]

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