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Methods, Research, Wellbeing

How cold-water swimming can help our mental health this Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Posted on 7 May 2021 by Tirion Jenkins

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is fast approaching on the 10-16 May 2021. The theme this year is ‘Nature‘, as research conducted by the Mental Health Foundation found that “millions of us turned to nature” during the pandemic and that “45% of us reported being in green spaces had
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Methods, Wellbeing

“Awe walks” for mental health

Posted on 6 November 2020 by Tirion Jenkins

I write, numb-nosed and icy-fingered, having just returned from what I’ve begun to describe as my lunchtime “wellbeing walk”. That is, the only excuse to get out and about during the current firebreak lockdown in Wales. However today’s walk was a little different having last night heard the “All in the Mind” feature on BBC
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Methods, Society, Wellbeing

How to reap the benefits of cold water swimming in Lockdown

Posted on 21 October 2020 by Tirion Jenkins

On Monday I woke to the news that a new study had been published on the benefits of cold water swimming as a potential deterrent for dementia. I lay in bed on this particularly dark drizzly morning, enviously watching the BBC reporter demonstrate “how to dunk into a cold water swimming pool”. I grabbed my
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Research, Surfing

We’re back

Posted on 19 October 2020 by Tirion Jenkins

After an extended hiatus, we are pleased to say we have dusted off the cobwebs and are back in the swing of things*. A lot has happened since the last Surfing Research post. Not least of which included seeing the world fall into a global pandemic. But alas, we are not here to dwell on
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