How to improve your sleep during lockdown and beyond.

How to improve your sleep during lockdown and beyond.

This is Part three of TWPT's Health in lockdown blog series. Which focuses on how sleep is an important but often overlooked part of overall health. Sleep is so integral to the system that it can often be the easiest way to bridge plateaus if deficient. As a personal trainer, I often see plateaus in strength or weight loss overcome just by an improvement in sleeping habits. That step-up in weight lifted has sometimes just required a good night's sleep. Better control over the diet can be helped with improvements in sleep habits. Sleep can also, help make us more robust and deal with stressors more effectively.

Health During Lockdown. Part Two, Nutrition.

Health During Lockdown. Part Two, Nutrition.

Health During Lockdown

During these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to try and look after both your physical and mental health, we may have lost a certain element of control in our lives, but we have traded that for a rare opportunity to reflect, learn new skills or take up new or old hobbies. Also, there's never been a better time - or motivator - to look after our health.

This is such a positive opportunity to reflect on our lifestyles and put new habits in place that will lead to better health in the long term.

In the second of our series of blogs, we look at the effect nutrition has on health whilst in lockdown.

Part three, will follow shortly, which looks at sleep. With the final part covering stress management.

Health During Lockdown. Part One, Exercise.

Health During Lockdown. Part One, Exercise.

Health During Lockdown

During these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to try and look after both your physical and mental health, we may have lost a certain element of control in our lives, but we have traded that for a rare opportunity to reflect, learn new skills or take up new or old hobbies. Also, there's never been a better time - or motivator - to look after our health.

Boxing training at TWPT

Boxing training at TWPT

At TWPT we love boxing training. 😀🥊

It’s an amazing addition to any health and fitness programme.

Can I train with high blood pressure?

Can I train with high blood pressure?

The answer is yes. 1 in 4 people in the UK have high blood pressure. The good news is exercise is recommended as a way of managing and improving the symptoms.

​4 easy steps to improve general strength

​4 easy steps to improve general strength

Improving your strength is something that appeals to everyone from Olympic weight lifters to bodybuilders to gym goers who want to max out their lifts and also for people who just want day to day tasks to be easier and gain some defined muscles. The complexity and variety of training systems and programmes can be daunting. But there are some basic principles that apply to being successful with weight lifting for any purpose,

Training with lower back pain

Training with lower back pain

90% of people will have some form of lower back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It’s one of the most common niggles that we see at TWPT and in nearly all cases we have managed to find a form of exercise that works for the client. That is also enjoyable and effective.