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Mindful Walking

In our last #WellnessAtWork piece for Mental Health Awareness Week earlier this month, we reported on the benefits that connecting with nature can have on our mental health and wellbeing. Notably The Mental Health Foundation found in their research on the mental health impacts of the pandemic, that going for walks outside was a top coping strategy, as 45% of those surveyed reported that being in green spaces had been vital for their mental health.

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Stress Awareness Month

For our latest #WellnessAtWork piece, we have focused on Stress – as this month was Stress Awareness Month!

Read on for more information on what stress is, the common symptoms it, and some useful stress management tips. 

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Post Lockdown “Glow Up”

What we as a nation, as a planet, have been through in the past 12 months is unprecedented. Alongside the risk of catching a novel virus, the uncertainty around jobs and finances, social and physical isolation, zoom call fatigue – a complete shift in how we live and work –  the pandemic has not only affected us physically, but has impacted mental health and wellbeing. 

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Nurturing nature at Blythe Valley Park

As we make our way into Spring after a tumultuous 12 months since last Spring, we’d like to report on the ways in which Blythe Valley Park has and continues to nurture nature on site. We’ve previously reported on how we are kind to the planet through our onsite environmentally friendly practices; as the days are getting longer and evenings are getting lighter, we’d like to shed some light on our nurturing nature project we have ongoing onsite.

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Valentine’s Day 2021: The Lockdown Edition

Whether you’re a fan of Valentine’s Day or not – we can all agree that this year, the 14th of February will be unlike any previous year and we will all be spending it locked down nationally – whether we’re “locked down” romantically or not is irrelevant!

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Tackling “Blue Monday” and the “January Blues”

Every year, the third Monday of January is dubbed “Blue Monday”. This term originates in 2004 – Psychologist Cliff Arnall was asked by travel firm “Sky Travel” to create a formula for the “January blues” and to determine the best day to book a holiday during this time. His theory is based on the idea that it’s at this time of year when we’re dealing with colder weather, darker days/nights, are tightening the purse strings post-Christmas, and haven’t stuck to any new year’s resolutions that we had committed to.

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Be kind… to the Planet

Our last Wellness At Work blog piece was on World Kindness Day 2020, and included information on the importance of kindness, its benefit on our health and wellbeing, and tips on how to incorporate more kindness into our everyday lives – kindness towards others and ourselves. In this piece we’d like to shift your focus to the importance of being kind to the planet.

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World Kindness Day 2020 – Why Kindness Matters

Today is World Kindness Day 2020 – research shows that there is a link between kindness and our mental health and wellbeing. Although it’s important to practice kindness every day, the events of this year have further highlighted just how important it is to #bekind. 

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Kindness at BVP – Virgin Active Giveaway

This Friday is #WorldKindnessDay and kindness in 2020 is more important than ever – especially being kind to ourselves! Kindness to others often comes naturally to us but sometimes being kind to ourselves is a little bit harder.

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