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How to make your New Year’s resolutions count

Many of us begin the new year by making New Year’s resolutions. Whether it is to eat healthier, be more active, spend more time with friends and family or take up a new hobby; January is usually the month we feel the motivation and excitement necessary to make those changes. Unfortunately, this motivation does not … Continued

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Creative ways to eat healthier in the new year

Last week we shared some easy tips to increase your daily step count to be more active. This week we look at a few creative ways to eat healthier in the new year.   Have veggie based soups for lunch. Soups are not only delicious but they are also super comforting during the colder months … Continued

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6 easy ways to make your meals healthier

Whether we celebrate Christmas or not, this time of year can prove challenging to embrace healthier foods. Supermarkets are displaying indulgent and comforting foods everywhere. The shelves are stocked with chocolate, sweet bakes and pre-cooked high fat, high sugar meals. Physical activity as well as a healthy, balanced diet are however important to improve our … Continued

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Getting into a routine to be more active

Earlier this week, David Richardson, a Peer Volunteer diagnosed with ARBD shared his recovery journey; you can read his contribution here. David shared that he “avoids alcohol use by keeping busy and being open-minded”. He further explained that he “likes to have a meaningful routine of things to do to keep himself active”. Exercise can … Continued

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Exercise and mental health

Fit150 – engaging in 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week. This might seem like a big task and you might be wondering why someone should spend this much time exercising. Exercise can have a positive impact on our overall wellbeing, not only physically but also mentally. Whilst it might be clearer why exercise promotes … Continued

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Mindfulness Walking

We have covered a variety of different topics in relation to fit150 on this blog; from tips and tricks to be more active to our latest SMART goal September event and from delicious, healthy snacks to an inspiring story written by one of our Peer Workers. Today’s post is slightly different as it talks you … Continued

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Treat yourself! Sweet & savoury healthy snacks

One of our latest posts explored different ways to stay motivated to achieve your fit150 goal(s). A good way to stay motivated is to treat yourself and what better way to reward yourself than by making some delicious treats? Here are some of our favourite healthy-treat-recipes. Most of these recipes require only a few different … Continued

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Update on my Funathlon activities

Still going strong! I am managing to swim 2 or 3 times a week before work. I am really feeling the benefits of this and already see a huge improvement in my stamina when swimming. Since the start of August I have been swimming 40 times. I tend to swim for about 25-30 minutes at … Continued

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My fit150 fail

Over the summer I set myself the goal of walking seven Munros, I was fired up and raring to go. I really wanted to get out there and get stuck into the FIT150. It was easy, all I had to do was jog up Arthur’s Seat a few times a week and schedule in my … Continued

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