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Teacher Health and Wellbeing

Welcome to my health and well-being articles. Teachers have a very tough job, we must look after our health (both physical and mental) if we are to be able to do our job and live our lives. These posts are written to help teachers lead healthy and happy lives.

Pilates for beginners
What is Pilates? Pilates is a balanced, safe and effective approach to fitness conditioning, that can be practised at any stages in your life. Pilates focuses on stretch, with strength and control. The control method is so important, as it makes you really use your mind. Pilates was founded by ‘Joseph Pilates’, he recognised that all movement emanates from the...
high intensity interval training
As anyone with children and a full-time job knows, fitting physical activity into our lives can be very difficult. In this article, Craig Alexander; A respected personal fitness trainer from England discusses what amount of physical activity we should be getting and gives us some great advice on how to achieve it. He is an advocate of HIIT workouts...
teacher anxiety
The Fear. Teacher Anxiety. It's 22:11 on Sunday night, the last day of the Easter holidays (spring break). I have the usual feeling, it's been building for a couple of days; it's teacher anxiety or "The Fear" as I call it. In all the jobs I've done in my life (as with everyone) there's a feeling of dread about going...
how to stop procrastinating
How to Stop Procrastinating. The 4 Tips You Need. Introduction. Have you ever wondered how to stop procrastinating? How many of you have had this thought "oh, I'll just put it off until tomorrow and then I’ll start"? How many of you are still waiting until tomorrow to start? I am the worst procrastinator on the planet. Well maybe not the worst but...
Running for Beginners
Running for Beginners. My Wife's Inspirational Story. This is my wife's story (yes that's her in the picture). I run because of her, she is my inspiration to run (I mean inspiration in the traditional sense and in that she kicks my arse if I'm being a lazy bugger). I asked her to write this because hers is a story...