Running Resolutions - Siggy Baylis

It's Blue Monday. Today, Monday 16th January is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. with people's moods affected by their post-Christmas finances, the bad weather and the long wait for sunny summer days. So never a better time to go for a run, however short, to create some positive endorphins

Now that winter has come the temperature drops and so does our motivation. In the New Year we set goals. But how do we make these our plan of action?

Sometimes it can be very difficult to stay on track. You don't stay focused, you become demotivated. But if it was easy, then everyone would be doing it!  

Picture this, imagine your goals as a race, you feel like giving up but you push through the aches, the pain.  You know that all the training aimed towards fitness counts! The training has tested you mentally and physically. It's made you stronger. All your hard work pays off! Set yourself an attainable challenge.  Visualise the finish line.  

Afterwards, we can reward ourselves, with a massage, nutritious food, a cup of tea, a feel-good film or even a long hot bubble bath,  We sit back and relax carrying the positive endorphins that makes us determined to enter another challenge and push ourselves further.  

As a Sports Massage therapist, I have to say that the benefits of a massage after - or even before - any sports activity are proven. The deep tissue and stretching techniques of Sports Massage can prevent injury and help with rehabilitation and scar tissue. Feel the difference with just one session. Or have a regular Sports Massage to keep your body sports ready. And alway put you in a good mood,  Blue Monday or not.

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