It wouldn’t surprise any of you if I told you that physical activity is one of the most commonly recommended natural remedies for stress, anxiety and depression. But what is it about running, in particular, that improves our mental health?
You may have heard a bit about SAD (or Seasonal Affective Disorder). Around this time of year, when winter brings its dark evenings and cold weather, we start to hear the rumour that the "SAD" months are upon us.But what is SAD and what can we do about it?
It can be easy to ignore or forget about the quality of the air that we breathe. However, in London, air pollution contributes to 9,500 early deaths per year, and significantly increases our risk for many health problems. Therefore, anything that we can do to cleanse the air in our homes, however small, is surely worthwhile.
The RISE Project is the newest programme to be set up by The Bridge. We are teaming up with experts from the wellbeing world and local women to start the wheels of change towards healthier and happier communities.
Tracey, who works in our cafe, is our smoothie and juice connoisseur. Her wonderful creations all taste amazing and are genuinely good for you (a nutritionist said so!), so we thought it was only fair to share her recipes with all of you.
This month, The Bridge are teaming up with BOST (Bankside Open Spaces Trust) to host free fitness boot camps for local workers and residents. We want to invite you to get put through your paces by The Bridge's highly qualified and experienced personal trainer, Tonija, in one of Southwark's hidden open spaces.