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Depression and Exercise

According to the Mayoclinic, when you have depression or anxiety, exercise often seems like the last thing you want to do. But once you get motivated, exercise can make a big difference.

Exercise helps prevent and improve a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Research on depression, anxiety and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help improve mood and reduce anxiety.

B-Active Gym and another Lockdown

Unfortunately, we are, once again faced with lockdown but rest assured, we will be waiting to welcome you back again with the same friendliness and excitement as before. The next review of local tier restrictions will take place on the 13th January 2021, following another review of the tier system. If you have any concerns, please email [email protected] and we will do our best to respond to you as quickly as possible.

Listed below are some frequently asked questions

What are the chances of catching Covid 19 at the gym?

New research from industry body, ukactive, has found gyms are almost risk-free environments for COVID-19, with an estimated 0.020 positive cases per 10,000 gym visits – results that are statistically insignificant. ukactive collated data from more than 1,300 gyms, health clubs and leisure centres to analyse the prevalence of the virus within the sector’s facilities. Charting the three weeks from reopening (from 25 July to 16 August), the data reveals that there were more than eight million visits to fitness facilities by members of the public.

Mindfulness-based practices & therapies

Mindfulness-based practices and therapies have been shown to decrease anxiety and stress levels, prevent relapses of depression and leave the participant with a clearer, more focused mind and generally, a more relaxed attitude (and sometimes, energised).

So what exactly is mindfulness?

Basically, mindfulness consists of MEDITATIONS  - gently assisting and allowing your brain to accept thoughts that pop into your head but instead of hanging onto them (and over analyzing, over thinking or over anything!), just letting them go.

Choosing the Right Gym

Ever wondered what the differences really are between different gyms and how can one charge £10 per month and another upwards of £60?

We aren't going to look at some obvious, indisputable differences, (Do you get free towel service?, Is there a fancy restaurant attached to the gym? Does the changing room look better than your living room?  Is it in a very posh area?)

Instead we are going to look at fundamentals.

Membership

 

Gym Membership Cards

From as little as £15 per month