Wellbeing

Here we want to share a range of insights and ideas across a spectrum of media to enable you to help people feel good from the inside out.

“When we empower people to feel good we enable them to make more positive choices towards a more active and fulfilling life” -Michelle Hammond, tpot Founder

Being Active Guide - English Federation of Disability Sport

Being Active Guide - English Federation of Disability Sport

Being active is good for everyone's health and well-being. There are many ways for people to enjoy an active lifestyle. Getting fit can help improve certain physical functions to help with daily life, reduce the chance of obesity and provide general health and mental wellbeing. Whatever your level of physical ability, there are options that are right for you.

Read
Got a meeting? Take a walk - Nilofer Merchant

Got a meeting? Take a walk - Nilofer Merchant

Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a "walking meeting" -- and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.

Watch
The brain-changing benefits of exercise - Wendy Suzuki - Ted Talk

The brain-changing benefits of exercise - Wendy Suzuki - Ted Talk

What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory -- and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

Watch
Why sitting is bad for you - Murat Dalkilinç

Why sitting is bad for you - Murat Dalkilinç

Sitting down for brief periods can help us recover from stress or recuperate from exercise. But nowadays, our lifestyles make us sit much more than we move around. Are our bodies built for such a sedentary existence?

Watch
Headspace | Meditation | Getting Started

Headspace | Meditation | Getting Started

If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, but didn't know where to start, this is the video for you. Simply download the Headspace app, and follow these step-by-step instructions. Headspace offers everything you need to begin a regular meditation practice. It's good for you too - in fact, it's been shown that just 30 days of Headspace resulted in a 32% decrease in stress.

Watch
Headspace | Meditation | Changing Perspective

Headspace | Meditation | Changing Perspective

Learning how to meditate means accepting that our minds won’t go quiet the moment we sit and close our eyes. So if we can’t just clear the mind on-demand, how are we ever going to relax? In this animation Headspace co-founder, Andy Puddicombe likens the practice of meditation to sitting by the side of a road, with instructions to watch the traffic. How do we stop ourselves getting caught up with the thoughts? It’s a question of perspective.

Watch
Headspace | Meditation | Accepting the Mind

Headspace | Meditation | Accepting the Mind

Meditation is the simple of act of taking time out to observe the mind. But what happens if we don't like what we find? In this Headspace animation, co-founder, Andy Puddicombe uses a traditional metaphor of a calm pool of water to explain how each meditation session can become an exercise in acceptance.

Watch
Calm

Calm

Reduce anxiety, sleep better and feel happier

Read
Headspace

Headspace

Meditation made simple. Brilliant things happen in calm minds.

Read
How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena

How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

Watch
How the food you eat affects your brain - Mia Nacamulli

How the food you eat affects your brain - Mia Nacamulli

When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out.

Watch
25 Simple Tips to Make Your Diet Healthier - Healthline

25 Simple Tips to Make Your Diet Healthier - Healthline

A healthy diet has been scientifically proven to provide numerous health benefits, such as reducing your risk of several chronic diseases and keeping your body healthy. However, making major changes to your diet can sometimes seem very overwhelming. Instead of making big changes, it may be better to start with a few smaller ones.

Read
Nodcasts - The Sleep Council

Nodcasts - The Sleep Council

We asked more than 2,000 people what sounds helped them to de-stress/get to sleep. Among the top answers were the sounds of birdsong, rain, thunder and lightning, waves and wind.

Read
How to succeed? Get more sleep - Arianna Huffington

How to succeed? Get more sleep - Arianna Huffington

In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night's sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness -- and smarter decision-making.

Watch
Why do we sleep - Russell Foster

Why do we sleep - Russell Foster

Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives. In this talk, Foster shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about how much sleep we need at different ages -- and hints at some bold new uses of sleep as a predictor of mental health.

Watch
How does caffeine keep us awake? - Hanan Qasim

How does caffeine keep us awake? - Hanan Qasim

Over 100,000 metric tons of caffeine are consumed around the world every year. That’s equivalent to the weight of 14 Eiffel Towers! Caffeine helps us feel alert, focused, and energetic, even if we haven’t had enough sleep — but it can also raise our blood pressure and make us feel anxious. So how does it keep us awake? Hanan Qasim shares the science behind the world’s most widely used drug.

Watch
The Remarkable Power of Touch - Hey Sigmund

The Remarkable Power of Touch - Hey Sigmund

The power of touch is profound – whether it is an accidental glazing from a stranger, the strong kneading of a professional masseur, a gentle hold from someone close, a reassuring squeeze of the hand, an ‘I see you’ caress, an encouraging touch on the back, a quick kiss on the forehead or one that is slower, more tender and more anticipated.

Read
Touch: The Science of the Hand, Heart, and Mind

Touch: The Science of the Hand, Heart, and Mind

Dual-function receptors in our skin make mint feel cool and chili peppers hot. Without the brain’s dedicated centers for emotional touch, an orgasm would feel more like a sneeze—convulsive, but not especially nice. From skin to nerves to brain, the organization of our body’s touch circuits is a complex and often counterintuitive system that affects everything from our social interactions to our general health and development.

Read
The secret to living longer may be your social life - Susan Pinker - Ted Talk

The secret to living longer may be your social life - Susan Pinker - Ted Talk

The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it's not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders healthy -- it's their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions.

Watch
Building Social Connections

Building Social Connections

Connecting with people we care about is an important way to protect and improve our mental health. Find out ways to improve your connections or make new ones.

Watch
Friends In Need

Friends In Need

Friends in Need is a way for people affected by depression to meet online and in their local area. It’s free to join and a great way to share support.

Read
Community Network

Community Network

Community Network is a charity and social enterprise combating social isolation and loneliness and their devastating effects on health and well-being. We do this by bringing people together on the phone and online to form Telephone Groups.

Read
Meet Up

Meet Up

Discover local meetups for all the things you love!

Read

If you’d like to contribute to our articles and insights contact us, we’d love to hear from you.

Spa Business School

Health in Wellness Education powered by Spa Business School

Visit Website