Meditation and how it can help you

At this time and more than ever, people are searching for a deeper meaning to their life. At the same time, more and more people are becoming sick, anxious, struggling to cope with daily life which, directly affects the quality of their mental health. With that in mind, have you considered the last time you gave yourself permission to stop, step out of the rat race

There will always be times in our lives when we have a lot on our plate and for a few months we can cope, and channel that time into producing something worthwhile. However, continued lengths of time without addressing the balance can have catastrophic consequences to our state of health, especially, our capacity to think clearly and generate great work. That directly affects our relationships, working environment and family unit and our own ability to function.or a while, take a breath, assess or contemplate, on practically anything.

Our emotions are our inner guide, and when paid attention to and understood can bring a wealth of information to our lives so that we know how to take much better care of ourselves.

The Working Mind Meditation- “Lamrin” the tools from Tibeten Buddhist meditation training help us pay attention to the purpose of our feelings and how to take control of them. If we track the root cause to those feelings which frighten us and hold us back we can reduce our anxiety, reduce everyday stress, increase inner happiness and develop our intuition and improve our focus.

Here are some of what one can learn in meditation

  • How to Creating our safe place to learn how to meditate.
  • Work from a place of your own inner wisdom.
  • How to quieten the Monkey Mind.
  • The difference between right and wrong thought.
  • The working Mind Meditation
  • How to protect your own mind.
  • The benefit of Mantra and a whole lot more……
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Exercise and Stroke

Many individuals who survive  stroke need to re habilitate and regain as much confidence as possible and reclaim as much of themselves as soon as possible. It’s a daunting experience but with stroke people find themselves really worrying how they are going to manage with everyday tasks.

It is also a very traumatic time for the family and wondering how you are all going to manage and cope can be a very worrying time, but help is at hand especially if you feel that you are out of resources. If that’s how you feel and don’t know where to turn, don’t panic you are in the right place. However, we need to gain as much of you back as possible and it takes some work on your part. So what happens in the sessions?

  • We make adjustments to your new physical exercise program enabling you to lose your fear of the consequences of exercising with someone right there by your side.
  • Develop your communication and memory.
  • Learn how to make adjustments to everyday life skills with tools which have worked for other clients. Progressively becoming more confident, self-sufficient and as independent as possible. But  more importantly remain present, not lose your voice and stay visible in the family unit and society.

If this sounds like something that you feel would benefit you then contact Jane either by Email: on info@virtual-healthclub.com or Mb: 07801 287 213

 

 

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Are you embarressed to go to the Gym?

If the thought of going to a gym fills you with dread and anxiety then my studio just might be the solution for you, if you need help with an exercise program or have never exercised in your life.

Maybe you just need an exercise prescription subject to your ability and skills and current state of fitness.

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We understand from the amount of publicity on the news and in the news papers just how important exercise is for mental health or shall I say ” your mind health” because of the chemicals it gives off in the brain aids in feel good hormones being released through out your body.

Everyone can do something to help themselves feel better mentally, even if that’s as simple as walk by the sea.

If you need a kick start or help with starting a fitness – health and well being program then email me at info@virtual-healthclub.com

 

 

 

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Why didn’t my GP tell me that?

“My GP told me to lose weight & I am also going deaf in both ears, I was struggling. I was trying my best to lose weight but it wasn’t working. I was becoming more and more frustrated. I phoned Jane & explained what was happening to me and after a chat I agreed to undertake a consultation and she assessed my health and my approach.

It was the first time I felt heard

One of those tests showed me just how dehydrated my body had become which has a direct correlation to my fat stores. She explained what I needed to focus so that the weight loss was the reward. For the first time in my life it all made sense and guess what 10 days later I was already down a notch on my belt. Why did my GP not tell me that?

Dehydration has a direct correlation to holding onto body fat- fact!

 

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ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT SOMEONE’S MEMORY?

Where am I?

Where am I?

It can be terrifying if someone you love has began to show signs of reduced cognitive function. The feeling of helplessness, of being out of control, and the pain of seeing someone you love slowly disappearing, can leave you wondering how you will cope – and whether you are up to it.!!!

Here are just a few signs to look out for:

Reduced general confidence and confusion, displays of emotional turmoil, argumentative and irritable, lucidity, confusion between day and night,less able to recognise the faces they know or less engaging and unable to follow the thread of a conversation.

An ability to identify that something is wrong but unable to communicate what.

If you are worried about some one’s memory, you don’t have to suffer in silence there are things you can do about it and blue print is available to you here at https//www.justcallmereg.com in digital download  or in print.

 

 

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Golf – How to improve your game and practise situation

Are you playing to the best of your ability?

Do you need to loosen up to improve your golf swing technique and your game?

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Well did you know that mobility exercises and stretching are key in developing your game as is being able to focus. It’s not how much time you spend practising that improves the game it’s the quality of the practice situation when you are there that counts.

Practising a good warm up preparing your muscles for what they are about to undertake is a good place to start.

Being able to put your mind in the right place is also relevant to the point that you can practise as if it were a tournament and deliver like a winner as you start to raise your own bar.

Shoulder flexibility, upper and lower back mobility, being able to rotate and move your torso independently from your hips will all improve your game.

Like any other great sportsman or woman these exercises are to be practised before going onto the driving range and fall part of the process.

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News: VHC launches Skype Personal Training Service

Virtual Health launches Skype Personal Training Service.

Virtual Health was initially for those individuals who are embarrassed to go to the gym and who were time poor. However, after much nurturing and managing the highs and lows of business, this week I have launched a new personal training concept “Personal Training” through Skype.

Some of our old clients have been in touch this week and live outside the UK or are not in our area and wondered how I could help them as we have previous training history and they didn’t want to train with anyone else or was unable to find the suitable trainer.

Skype seems to be our solution to staying in touch on scheduled training and keeping my valued clients in good shape.

So when you have a moment take a look at our re branded site at http://www.virtual-healthclub.com and or drop me a line on email: info@virtual-healthclub.com

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WEAK PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES ?

If your pelvic floor muscles are weak you will be unable to respond when your body performs dynamic exercises.

Most of us have heard of the pelvic floor muscles but few practise them as much as 3 times a week.

They are there to protect the pelvic organs and embarrassing leakages.

To strengthen your pelvic floor muscles you need to do the exercises three times a day and up to ten sets of ten second holds with also ten short strong contractions daily for about 12 weeks.

Pelvic floor problems are not age related some teenagers also suffer from bladder and bowel control as well. Teenagers, who are heavily into sports at school such as gymnastics for example tumbling, can also experience a weak pelvic floor due to the force on the pelvic floor when landing as does running.

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AN EXERCISE CONSULTANT – not your conventional trainer

AN EXERCISE CONSULTANT – not your conventional trainer.

Jane Cooper runs virtual-healthclub which is her own business working in the health care profession as a personal training consultant and is qualified and many areas of health amongst other things.

Working with people and helping them take better care of themselves is only part of her criteria in being useful to her clients.

Client retention being that of over 1o years she definitely has something going on. However, exercise and teaching people how to exercise safely and confidently is what she is all about but make no mistake if you are training for an event or a completion she is the girl who can help you gain the edge over your opponents.

She used to be in international sport herself. She was on Team GB in the sport of Baton Twirling which masters the arts of rhythm, hand eye co-ordination, skill, drill, dedication and determination. She also knows how to prepare you for the performance of your life, bringing to the fore her positive mental attitude and mind training techniques.

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Checking your state of health and why it remains important.

Health Assessment
Staying healthy can delay the onset of chronic disease

HEALTH ASSESSMENT. 

Why it is important and what to expect.

Before embarking on any exercise program it is paramount that you undertake a health assessment whether you are on medication or not.In the world of personal training we are governed by a code of practice and have a “duty of care” to our clients in order to make sure you are safe and as free from risk as possibly.

 The health assessment follows the initial consultation

 What is a health assessment and what does it report?

A health assessment is a measurement of approx 10-12 key indicators of your personal state of health.

They range from blood pressure readings to a variety of tests including body fat measurements, flexibility just to name a few.

The benefit to you is that a health assessment can provide key information and can detect health issues that may prevent the onset of chronic disease such as a stroke.

So, if you are thinking of engaging with a personal trainer this is what you need to know from the health assessment before you start an exercise program.

  •  Blood pressure test

Normal blood pressure for young people 120mmHg/80mmHg and changes with age to approx 140mmHg/90mmHg any higher than that there needs to be referral to the GP

It’s a known fact that exercise raises blood pressure and is linked to stroke. A responsible trainer will never compromise neither you nor them, but will insist on a health check before prescribing or embarking on any exercise program.

  • Peak flow measurement ( tests lung capacity )

This involves blowing thru a tube for a reading three times and averaging for the score and again if the lung capacity is too low exercise may be impaired.

  •  Waist and hip ratio.

Measures waist and hips circumference. Too much weight around the waist can lead to health problems.

  •  Height & weight

Body Mass Index (BMI) is the relationship between weight and height that is often associated with health risks.

Note

Some sports specific individuals who have a higher ratio of muscle to fat such as Rugby players have a tendency to fall into the obese category of Body Mass Index scoring when being tested.

  •  Stretch assessment.(tests lower back and hamstring flexibility)

Hamstring flexibility or the lack of it, can affect one’s exercise capacity due to their short length so problems may arise with cardiovascular training. Training adaptations are required.

  • Core strength assessment.(tests the strength of the deeper core muscles which aids postural strength)

The core area is the area of the body which runs from the shoulders to the hips.

  •  Body fat & hydration assessment ( non invasive testing and immediate reporting)
  •  Full range sit up assessment ( if appropriate)

This assessment tests superficial stomach muscles “the one’s you can see- hopefully”

This test maybe inappropriate for some clients, especially those with reduced flexibility, back complaints or have hernia.

  •  Press up assessment ( if appropriate)

This assessment tests the strength of a variety of muscles in your upper body  and core.

  •  Back  Mobility Assessment ( required for mobility and CV, Cardio vascular training).

 (If appropriate) means that if the trainer believes the test is going to impair the training the test can be bought in at a later date once you have acquired the skills for that test. However, much does depend on what you are trying to achieve from the program. The trainer will make a decision. The results of the assessment will give you a base line in terms of a starting place at that given time and date.

Remember, that without testing or measuring you will never know how much you are improving or what is changing in relation to body composition and your own personal health.

Our assessment will show you just that!

 Exercise prescription also available on request and please don’t be offended if I send you to your GP for further testing should the results dictate.

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Testimonials
I am 85 Years old, live independently on my own and still travel. Although I am on medication and have the onset of Coronary heart disease I work out once a week and my sessions are adjusted accordingly and as necessary depending on how I feel and how much energy I have. I have lost weight too and thank you for helping me with my diet because I am on the medication Waffarin. My bloods this week perfect.
Mrs H