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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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The Importance of Sleep 😴

Here at Blythe Valley Park ‘Wellness at Work’ is part of our ethos as a park, and we have committed to focussing on and helping to improve our residents’, visitors’ & occupiers’ wellbeing since we started our ‘’Wellness at Work” campaign in 2017. However, 2020 threw a global pandemic into the mix and so now,
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Virgin Active Membership Offers

Looking to get fit this Autumn? Virgin Active at Blythe Valley Park just made it a lot easier with their current membership offers. Membership is now £52 per month with no joining fee!

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Kindness – Mental Health Awareness Week

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week which took place in May focused on the theme of kindness. At BVP, we usually organise Wellness at Work events for our occupiers during Mental Health Awareness Week, however due to the current circumstances we were unable to do so. Instead, we wanted to do something kind for our
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Exercising your mind and body whilst at work (home edition)

Last year, we shared some tips for our occupiers to use at work to help maintain positive health through desk stretching, breathing techniques and brain exercise. In the current climate, with the majority of people working from home and settling into a new routine, we thought it was a good time to remind you of
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How can exercise and the outdoors improve mental health?

Following recent government announcements, including being allowed to exercise outside once a day, we wanted to give you some advice and information about how you can follow these guidelines at work and at home. Luckily at Blythe Valley Park we are surrounded by our 122-acre country park with walkways, cycle ways and lots of wildlife
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Wellness at Work – At Home Edition

In this unsettling time, we know how everyone’s mental health can be affected. Wellness at Work is so important to us at Blythe Valley Park, and it is ingrained into our ethos as a park. We want to make sure that we continue our Wellness at Work campaign at Blythe, despite some events being postponed
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