Are you exercising regularly? / Fai esercizio fisico in modo abituale?

The benefits of regular physical exercise on our mental and physical wellbeing, are well known - it: enhances sleep;protects & improves brain function;develops & maintains bone, muscle, heart & other connective tissues;promotes healthy immune system;reverses obesity & the ill effects that come with it;helps reduce pain and stiffness;helps slow down the aging process. If you … Continue reading Are you exercising regularly? / Fai esercizio fisico in modo abituale?

We are all human – Living with a chronic health condition / Siamo tutti umani – Vivere con una condizione di salute cronica

Sometimes... receiving a diagnosis (a label) for your change in health can be a blessing as you have confirmation that what you have/are experiencing is "real". At the very least it is a recognisable health condition. You may be elated to get this diagnosis, finally, there is something you can do, some treatment you can … Continue reading We are all human – Living with a chronic health condition / Siamo tutti umani – Vivere con una condizione di salute cronica

Don’t let your morning “blip” derail your day 😊 / Non lasciare che il tuo “blip” mattutino faccia deragliare la tua giornata 😊

When you are finding life challenging... Sadness can come on quickly, sometimes with little or no warning. It can catch you unaware and you may end up in tears for no apparent reason. This is perfectly normal; it happens to the best of us. It’s called being human! What is important is how we choose … Continue reading Don’t let your morning “blip” derail your day 😊 / Non lasciare che il tuo “blip” mattutino faccia deragliare la tua giornata 😊

Managing your chronic pain (3) / Gestisci il tuo dolore cronico (3)

Tip #03 & more How do you manage your chronic pain? Managing pain is about managing life so that you are in control, rather than the pain being in control of you. It is about taking responsibility and looking at ways to improve your situation. It is normal at first to believe that you have … Continue reading Managing your chronic pain (3) / Gestisci il tuo dolore cronico (3)

Managing your chronic pain (2) / Gestisci il tuo dolore cronico (2)

Tip #02 How do you manage your chronic pain? First thing in the morning can be challenging. Trying to get out of bed is an effort and sometimes you may feel that laying in bed may be the only option. But staying in bed is not the solution long-term. Don’t get me wrong sometimes it … Continue reading Managing your chronic pain (2) / Gestisci il tuo dolore cronico (2)

Managing your chronic pain / Gestisci il tuo dolore cronico

Tip #01 How do you manage your chronicpain? There are a number of ways to go about managing chronic pain, the most important aspect of pain management is understanding your pain as well as finding a way to manage this so that you can live your life to its full potential. Are you boom-busting 💥 … Continue reading Managing your chronic pain / Gestisci il tuo dolore cronico

Are you being heard? / Sei ascoltato?

Living with invisible illnesses/disabilities can be challenging. You may look good on the outside but feel differently on the inside. You may smile but deep inside you may be sad, misunderstood, angry, alone or a combination of these. You may long for someone to look you in the eye and say: I feel your pain... … Continue reading Are you being heard? / Sei ascoltato?

Endurance vs Resistance / Resistenza vs Resilienza

Endurance is the measure of a person's stamina or persistence. Resilience is the mental ability to recover quickly from depression, illness or misfortune. We often operate in endurance mode even believing this is the best option. However, if used too often or in the wrong circumstances, it could have devastating effects (eg. burnout, stress-related illnesses). … Continue reading Endurance vs Resistance / Resistenza vs Resilienza

Project semicolon day / Giornata del progetto punto e virgola

April 16th is project semicolon day. If you are suicidal, have a mental illness, lost a loved one, etc., draw a semicolon on your wrist. A semicolon represents a sentence that the author could have ended but chose not to. The author is YOU and the sentence is YOUR LIFE. (Suicide Prevention Bristol - SPB) … Continue reading Project semicolon day / Giornata del progetto punto e virgola

CVD-19 Swimming & lockdown / CVD-19 Nuoto e lockdown

We all know, and it has been well documented that physical exercise has beneficial effects both on our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. I have used swimming as my “therapy” since 2014 when my health deteriorated. At first, I saw it as part of my rehabilitation as I was expecting to return to normal, but … Continue reading CVD-19 Swimming & lockdown / CVD-19 Nuoto e lockdown