How exercise soothes

How exercise soothes

New research by the University of Nottingham has found exercise increases the body’s own cannabis-like substances, which in turn reduces inflammation and can treat arthritis, cancer, and heart disease.

Exercise intervention in people with arthritis, did not just reduce their pain, but it also lowered the levels of inflammatory substances and increased levels of cannabis-like substances produced by their own bodies, called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are signalling molecules that help regulate various processes, such as pain, memory, mood, immunity, and stress. Lead researcher, Dr Amrita Vijay, notes that “As interest in cannabidiol oil and other supplements increases, it is important to know that simple lifestyle interventions like exercise can modulate endocannabinoids.” Vijay highlights that sometimes what we need is already readily available – exercise to soothe your body first.


Relax & Reflect Evening Meditation – 20:30 – 21:30

Live & Online

Expect mindfulness mantras, affirmations, and intentions to deepen your practice and sense of well-being. This is a class to further your mental balance and grounding.


Sonia Ramdev is a yoga guru with specialisms in holistic counselling and coaching, hypnotherapy, Reiki and soul plan readings. Expect to go deep.

Nurturing, Calm & Peaceful Morning Yoga Flow – 07:30 – 08:20

Live & Online

50 mins of self-love before the world starts. Start an alarm and commence the week in the gentlest way possible. Benefit from feeling energised the whole day through. Make better decisions and see clearer whilst moving your body through asanas and sun salutations.


Valerie Majevska is a yoga teacher with a passion for hatha. Her drive is for you to accept who are you and what you are becoming. Find peace in your body, brains and bones through her immersive practice.


HIIT Energise – 18:00 – 18:30

Live & Online

The queen of HIIT leads this quick blast online class. High intensity interval training appeals to many because the ide of working out for a short period of time is pretty appealing. The rhythm of stopping and starting kickstarts your body into a calorie burning frenzy making HIIT one of the world’s most efficient workouts.


Coach Saima of Sunday Brunch C4 fame will push you further than you’ve pushed yourself all year. Her motivational and educational tit bits are second to none.


Resistance Is Futile – 07:00 – 08:00

London Bridge

It’s all about the bands. That’s in music and the resistance. Choose yours and conquer a HIIT, EMOM or AMRAP – it changes every week.

Roll out of the zoom call and into a lunchtime exercise lollapalooza. Conquer the afternoon after a beasting session of bodyweight, tabata and AMRAP. Ramp up heart rates and productivity to cruise past the after-lunch lull.


Patryk believes in pushing boundaries and going hard else we don’t go home.


Yoga For Runners – 13:00 – 14:00

Live & Online

The ultimate runners’ recovery class. Lengthen tight muscles and open out the hips. This is an all over body massage to soothe niggles from long distance jaunts and sprints.


Lucy Lock is an international yoga teacher having taught in India, Nepal, the Maldives, Philippines Guatemala, and California. Now firmly putting her roots down in London, she’s here to showcase what’s yoga hot the world over.


Barre Riot: Total Core & Cardio – 12:45 – 13:15

Live & Online

A core masterclass. The core goes beyond your abs – it connects your entire length. This class will bolster your balance, co-ordination and strength. Everyday activities will become easier, and you’ll move fluidly. A great 30 minute blast of barre to open hips, increase focus and move with precision.


Grace Ker believes you may want to murder her in the first few minutes of class but assures you that afterwards you’ll grown to love her. Laughter is her fave core exercise, followed by barre.


Latino Fusion Dance Fitness – 10:00 – 10:45


Dance floors are sweaty brilliant places for a reason. When you’re cutting shapes you’re burning on average 300 calories an hour – simply because you’re moving in all directions. You’ll exceed the energy burnt on an easy ryn or swim whilst boosting your mood and co-ordination.


Kissy Denton Savage takes you to another world without the need for a passport or visa. Live up the latino beats in the middle of Acton.


Silent Disco Dance Fitness Party – 10:30 – 11:20

Old Billingsgate (Monument / London Bridge)

An outdoor club lands in central London. Want to build your confidence? This is a sure-fire way to do it. Strut, groove, squat and bounce your way to fitness on the banks of the Thames every Saturday with choerephtaher, Charlptte.


Charlotte Chazel never rests – she’s always ahead of the game and curating classes that the masses love. As an ex gymnast and now dance choreographer her classes will help you move like you want to.

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As always, stay fit and healthy.

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