Improving Children’s Health by: Saying no to Sugar!

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We all know that in the UK that we are in the middle of an obesity crisis! With new and even scarier statistics coming out every day, we need some brand new innovative ways to tackle this crisis head on… Organisations such as #Change4Life which is run by the NHS have already paved the way […]

The State of Child Obesity

How to Prevent Obesity in Childhood | Tackling the State of Child Obesity | Outdoor Fitness Equipment for Children | Children's Outdoor Gym | Sunshine Gym

Time to take a stand against child obesity? We take a look at new statistics from Public Health England and evaluate how to prevent obesity in childhood. “Levels of severe obesity in children aged 10 to 11 years have reached the highest point since records began…” – Public Health England This figure was revealed at […]

The Benefits of Outdoor Fitness

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Study suggests a link between mental health benefits and exercising outdoors.   Medical research has proven the strong mental health benefits of exercise again and again. But what if we told you outdoor fitness could enhance these benefits even further? At Sunshine Gym we have long believed that the outdoor element of our equipment really […]

Ageing and Exercise – Support from Sunshine Gym

Ageing and Exercise - Sunshine Gym in later life

Ageing should not, in itself, be a reason to for you to stop exercising. However some conditions which make it difficult to exercise are far more common amongst older adults. Slow metabolism Your metabolism affects the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar, blood pressure and break down body fat. The more difficulty your body has […]

Walking to Work – Overcoming Barriers with Sunshine Gym

Walk to Work Day Walking with Sunshine Gym

At Sunshine Gym we are big fans of anything which gets people moving. Sustainable travel is a big part of this as cycling, walking or even the short stroll to a bus stop or train station is generally better for your body and wellbeing than driving yourself or getting a taxi. Walk to Work Day was […]

Food, Drink, and Exercise – Top Tips for Nutrition and Hydration Week

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Nutrition and Hydration Week has its roots in the health and social care sector, an area where a lot of our work at Sunshine Gym is based. The team at this event are now spreading their focus more broadly so, to coincide with this, we’re sharing our top tips for healthy food and drink consumption when […]

Public Health England Campaign

Health Walker

Public Health England are running a brand new campaign this spring, which aims to tackle health concerns surrounding weight in the UK. It will focus mainly on the calorie intake of adults and follows in the success of the brand new Change4Life campaign which was released in January.  The Change4Life campaign focused solely on the […]

World Diabetes Day.

World Diabetes Day

It’s World Diabetes Day. An awareness day which is run by the International Diabetes Federation and takes place annually on the 14th of November. The International Diabetes Federation is an umbrella organisation consisting of 230 national diabetes association’s worldwide. In the UK the main diabetes charity is Diabetes UK, they help to lead the fight […]