What If Everybody Ran

The recent running boom could help many people live longer, healthier, happier lives. Just put one foot in front of the other and find out for yourself. A side effect of Covid-19 that stirs up my interest in the fitness boom and in particular the running boom. According to a study from researchers and reviewers atContinue reading “What If Everybody Ran”

Building Speed As a Runner

Started running in Lockdown and found you’ve got the running bug? Now’s the time to add in some speed to help make you a fitter, faster runner. Running takes us out of our comfort zone. As a beginner, it feels uncomfortable, unfamiliar and five minutes is a chore. But over time the mind switches offContinue reading “Building Speed As a Runner”

What’s the best diet for exercise?

Have you started running or exercising hard in Lockdown? Feeling fitter, healthier… hungrier? Do you carb up, or go keto, eat meat or choose vegan? We spoke to the John Berardi, founder of Precision Nutrition and got the answers. Food is the fuel that you need to fire your fitness engine, so make sure youContinue reading “What’s the best diet for exercise?”

Wearables and Wellbeing at Work

What is a wearable? An electronic device or technology that is incorporated into everyday items that are worn on the body. What do they do? Track data in real time and feedback this to the user on the device or via an App. Watches make up the majority of wearable devices with smart watches andContinue reading “Wearables and Wellbeing at Work”

5-Step Easy eating guide

Working hard and exercising requires quality energy. Rules and regulations lead to stress. The Zone guides keep eating well simple. Small steps It’s not uncommon to feel confused by over-complicated eating plans and conflicting dietary advice. Rather than make dramatic changes and set yourself crazy rules, opt for small changes, and be conscious of theContinue reading “5-Step Easy eating guide”

Work, Life, Balance – Workspaces in 2020

Those working at the forefront of design suggest the modern workplace represents a person’s identity and should, therefore, reflect their needs for physical and emotional wellbeing. Matthew Cox reports This article was written in January 2020 and published in the launch issue of the Zone before Lockdown and Coronavirus. We believe it’s more prophetic nowContinue reading “Work, Life, Balance – Workspaces in 2020”

What Do you Need?

As we’ve stripped back our lives during Lockdown, many of us are left asking — what do we really need to feel happy and healthy? First published on Medium – follow me there @FBugler for more stories Today I was inspired once again by Chris Evans on the radio. For those who don’t know — I’mContinue reading “What Do you Need?”

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is mental health awareness week, kicked off today with a broadcast from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate). What can we learn from the messages being shared this week? Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from today, Monday 18 to Sunday 24 May 2020. TheContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness Week”

Wellbeing at Work after Covid-19

Wellbeing and public health are under the microscope, but money is tight, and there are new problems to solve. The Zone’s Editor, Fiona Bugler, spoke to two leaders in Human Resources about what wellbeing means to them and what the future holds? The UN has set out a series of goals to help make theContinue reading “Wellbeing at Work after Covid-19”

The Acceleration of Wellness Programmes

In our new reality wellbeing will remain top of the agenda. Up until March 2020, wellbeing had established itself as a growing multi-million pound industry. Wellness was reported to be worth up to £2.8 trillion worldwide, according to the Global Wellness Institute. And workplace wellness programmes had blossomed into an industry worth more than £31 billionContinue reading “The Acceleration of Wellness Programmes”