Let’s take some Time Out


For those who didn’t catch it, last Friday I was featured in London’s Time Out magazine. I spoke to them about foodie spots for you to go to, so you can enjoy eating out without worries. However, working with Time Out magazine got me thinking, maybe we should think about the idea of taking time out more often.

Living in a city you tend to automatically have a busier lifestyle, with everywhere open until late and many people not sleeping until the early hours you tend to lead a constant life. However, it is important to take a step back every so often and remember that there are other things in life which are important.

Below are two key tips to help you take a step back and relax for just a few minutes once a day.

  • Deep breathing: turn off all electronic equipment and lay on the floor with your legs flat and hands palm face down. Close your eyes and breath incredibly deeply, roll your shoulders back and allow your body to sink into the floor. Lay for at least 10 minutes, but try to avoid using a timer and just lay for as long as you can.
  • Stretching: sit on the floor on your knees and pull your arm behind your head and hold in a stretch, move your legs and arms into a range of stretching positions. This will allow your body to relax especially after a busy day of running around the city.

Read the Time Out piece now: Nine tips from London fitness experts to help you keep your new year’s resolutions.