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Cycle your way through Covid-19

Lynne Troughton Trainee Counsellor and Personal Trainer. Cycle your way through Covid 19 help peddle the stress away

I personally enjoy exercise, cycling being one way to help with my mental wellbeing. Exercise isn’t only good for your physical health but it is also good for your mental health.

Health Benefits

Relieves stress
Reduces depression and anxiety
Boost self esteem
Boost energy
Promotes better sleep
Improves mood
Increases stamina, strength and aerobic fitness
increased cardiovascular fitness
Improves joint mobility
Increased muscle strength and flexibility
Improves posture
Decreases body fat levels
Fun and a low-impact form of exercise for all ages.

Self Care – Mindfulness Tool:

I use this grounding technique with clients to help focus on the here and now. You can use this grounding technique to help create space from distressing negative thinking and feelings. Felling overwhelmed with our emotions and thoughts can happen to all of us. Especially during this difficult time of COVID-19.

The 5-4-3-2-1 grounding technique

5 things you see
4 things you can feel
3 things you can hear
2 things you can smell
1 thing you can taste

Take a deep breath at the end repeat again if you feel you need to.