Take a Chance Challenge final

As the take a chance challenge comes to a close, I’d like to reflect… when I began doing the fitness and fun video classes alongside the neuromuscular centre ones, it was exhausting! My muscles ached and I wondered if I could do this for the next 6 weeks. But I carried on. I have noticed…

Faye and Mandy’s radio interview

Throughout the whole of March Leigh Network and our supporters have been taking part of the take a chance challenge, Check out Faye and Mandy’s radio interview on BBC Radio Merseyside from yesterday if you missed it. Its around 1 hour 40 minutes in to the show 💚 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0991sbw

NMC Wellbeing course session 4

Physical health has a massive impact on our mental health and emotional wellbeing.This week, Bryn invited special guest speaker, Kate, from the Motherwell charity that supports women and girls struggling with their mental health.Kate shared her 5-step plan for keeping your mind (and in turn, body) positive as it floats along the sea of life.C…

Take A Take a Chance Challenge.

  As part of my own challenge, I will take a chance on fitness. This past week, I’ve been taking part in Fitness and Fun. These daily exercises are good, especially for people with limited mobility. What is enjoyable about these fast-paced routines, is you can do it as slowly or speedily as you like.…

Take a Chance Challenge

We thought we’d give you a cheeky taster of the challenges others are taking a chance on to tantalise your tastebuds…   Hi, I am Fayes mum, Mandy. As part of my Take a Chance Challenge, I have given up alcohol. Usually, i enjoy glass of presseco or 2 with dinner, so have replaced it with…

Take a Chance for Leigh Network

Take a Chance for Leigh Network Challenge.When my cousin, 17 year old Isaac Kneen, announced he’d take on the challenge of running a mile an hour for 24-hours, I was so overwhelmed, I almost cried. I could hardly believe it. From the minute he started his challenge the donations began to come in. I was…

Neuromuscular centre wellbeing course session 3.

Lead by Bryn, focussing on self-management.   After  a brief recap of the previous sessions, the first half focused on goal-setting and how having an aim to work towards is a great motivation.   Self management of physical activity recommendations   Aerobic  Strength  Balance  Flexibility  Setting goals  Assessments  See where you are  Motivation  Tracking / monitor  Be specific –…

Neuromuscular course session 2

Session 2 of the Neuromuscular centre course was with Paul, the  clinical lead physio from the centre.   In Paul’s session, he discussed the benefits of exercise being:    Improved cardiovascular and muscular fitness,  but stressed the importance of speaking to your Dr. especially if you have any health – issues  -heart/lung  issues  before engaging in any new exercise regime  or  changing…

Seeing sound project

Another course I’ve been doing is the Seeing Sound project – a collaboration between the brain charity’s aphasia group and the British library. Aphasia is when your brain messages don’t reach your vocal chords/speech muscles,have trouble recalling words. It most commonly occurs after a stroke but some neurological conditions, like mitochondrial disease, can be affected…

Neuromuscular Centre Course.

I began this not knowing what to expect, but was intrigued to learn. The first session saw Bryn, a physiotherapist from the NMC, explaining how the body reacts internally depending on the level of intensity of the physical activity. He told us how exercise, e.g participating in an organised (zoom) class can be more beneficial…