Opportunity – this represents having something meaningful to do. Whether this is education, leisure, recreation, volunteering or working, we know that meaningful activity is important to people’s sense of wellbeing and belonging. Read more about HOPE and how we work with you.

 

 

 

 

The positive impact of exercise on mental wellbeing

Joel, Peer Worker at the Moray Mental Health & Wellness Centre, shares how exercise has helped him on his journey to recovery. My journey to recovery has had several key factors, though it would have never started if it were not for my focus on physical exercise. Before I took up long-distance running, I have … Continued

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Stretches & Exercises at your desk

Whether at work, school or college, some of us sit for long periods of time without getting up and moving. So, this week we compiled a few different stretches and exercises we can do at our desk.   Stretches at your desk Look around Turn your head to the right and look over your shoulder. … Continued

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Exercise: a case of mind over matter

Our Research & Information Manager, Bridey, shares how overcoming fears and anxieties is a case of mind over matter. If you had told me a few years ago that in 2019, cycling would be my default way of commuting the 12 miles each way to work and I would be actively seeking out opportunities to … Continued

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John’s fit150 experience at our Carntyne service

John, a supported person at our Carntyne service, shares his thoughts on #fit150, how staff are supporting him with this and a training plan which helps him to be active away from the gym. Physical exercise is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Exercise is also good for mental health because it releases endorphins into the … Continued

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New Year Resolutions: Are you setting yourself up to fail?

This week, Jack Driver, shares his thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions and setting goals. He reflects on goals he set last year and how he managed to achieve these. Statistically, 80% of New Year resolutions fail by February and just 8% of people manage to achieve them. The problem is setting up the first of … Continued

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Creative ways to reach your daily step goal

The new year has begun and with that a lot of us have made resolutions. One of the most popular ones are to be more active, to exercise more, eat healthier or to lose weight. If you would like to be more active in the new year, an easy way to do so, is to … Continued

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Julie’s Taekwondo journey

This week’s post is written by Julie Rutherford (Quality Manager) who shares her journey of Taekwondo. I have never been a particularly fit individual and have tried a number of gyms and fitness classes throughout the years but nothing really stuck. That all changed in August 2017 when I was reading the fit150 blog and … Continued

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Kirsty’s fit150 journey

This week, Kirsty Stewart (North Area Administrator), shares her thoughts on finding motivation, forming new habits and appreciating her body and what it can do. “Before I started with Penumbra, I dare say that any physical activity, that didn’t result in me rewarding myself with some form of food, and I went together like a … Continued

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fit150 Halloween edition

Halloween is here. The shelves in supermarkets have been displaying scary Halloween costumes, creepy make up supplies and loads of delicious treats over the last few weeks. So, we have put together some workout and treat ideas to stay active and healthy.   If you are looking for a quick pre-or-post-trick-or-treat workout, we have found … Continued

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Nikki’s Smart Goal September

This week, Nikki Kilburn (Learning and Development Manager) reflects on her SMART goal September experience.   My SMART goal for September was to attend a hip hop dance class once a week for the month of September. My outcome for my goal was consistency. I chose consistency because sometimes I can struggle with keeping a … Continued

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