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Reconnecting in person
17Sep

Reconnecting in person

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our life has changed drastically. Governments promoted “social distancing” guidelines as a way to slow down the spread of infectious diseases. While staying at least 6 feet away from anyone outside our household or bubble helped curtail the spread of the virus, it has limited our interpersonal relationships and social interactions- […]

Sunny summer days
08Sep

Sunny summer days

With summer come sunny days. Sunshine noticeably affects us, and there’s plenty of research showing how warm weather can have a positive influence on our health and mood. Not only is there an increase in the amount of physical activity we do (it’s not much fun going out for a jog in the rain), but […]

Welcome to the FitQuid Shop
23Aug

Welcome to the FitQuid Shop

As individuals, we have unique motivators. For some, aesthetics are very important when it comes to getting those last few reps in the gym. For others, the mental satisfaction of completing a long run will get them through the last few miles.  Everyone likes having something to show for their efforts. At FitQuid, we understand […]

FitQuid Beta Testing Reaction
28Jul

FitQuid Beta Testing Reaction

The key to success is trying.  That’s why at FitQuid, we have spent weeks taking our gamified wellness app from the drawing board into reality. The results have been phenomenal, and we’d love to share some of them with you.  By working closely with our testing partners at the Royal Marines charity, we have seen […]

How I dealt with self-isolation
20Jul

How I dealt with self-isolation

Right as I was about to start my first week of summer after exams my flatmates tested positive for Coronavirus and I had to go into isolation. This meant missing out on finally being able to see my friends and family. I was stuck in a small stuffy room for at least 10 days, unable […]

SMILE AND THE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU
15Jun

SMILE AND THE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU

I had a friend in highschool who would bite a pencil and hold it against the corners of her mouth, making herself smile. I asked her about it and she told me it helped her stay relaxed during stressful moments such as studying for our exams. Years later I still think about it, does “fake […]

FEELING ALONE
04Jun

FEELING ALONE

Everyone has experienced feelings of loneliness at least once from time to time, but problems can arise once loneliness becomes chronic. In the contemporary world, loneliness and social isolation are considered an epidemic, as they affect anyone independently of age, gender or socio-economic status. In the UK, 45% of adults feel occasionally, sometimes or often lonely in […]

TALKING ABOUT OUR FEELINGS
18May

TALKING ABOUT OUR FEELINGS

Humans are inherently social beings, and we are strongly motivated to form social bonds with others and to ‘belong’. By sharing experiences and emotions with others we influence our own subjective perception of these experiences. In 1947 the World Health Organisation (WHO) defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being”. There […]

TACKLING SOCIAL ANXIETY
18May

TACKLING SOCIAL ANXIETY

Many of us may feel anxious in new or unexpected situations. From public speaking to hosting family members, social situations can make anyone feel unsettled and nervous. When these worries become persistent and intense in any social setting, nervousness can morph into a social anxiety disorder. Social anxiety disorder (SAD), also known as social phobia, is a […]

WHY SHOULD MORE SENIORS BE DOING RESISTANCE TRAINING?
27Apr

WHY SHOULD MORE SENIORS BE DOING RESISTANCE TRAINING?

Begun Lifting at the age of 60. Now 91, Ariz has broken the bench press for his division with a 187.2 pounds lift. In 2016, just 15% of the UK’s population aged 55 and above met the UK’s 2011 benchmarks according to the guidelines for aerobic and muscle training activity.  Indicating that older age groups […]

TAKING UP JOGGING LATER IN LIFE
25Mar

TAKING UP JOGGING LATER IN LIFE

With coronavirus lockdown restrictions, people have not had access to gyms, swimming pools, or have not had the ability to do their usual everyday activities. This has limited the ways in which the population has been able to exercise during their daily allowance, leading to a rise in jogging as a convenient and cheap form […]

GARDENING FOR A HEALTHIER LIFE
18Mar

GARDENING FOR A HEALTHIER LIFE

With more than half the world’s population living in cities, it is very important for our overall health that we make an effort to spend time outdoors and surround ourselves with greenery. A growing body of research suggests that contact with nature has numerous benefits for our physical and mental health, especially for those living in urban settings and […]