Tag Archives: water

Happy Food= Happy Dancer. Part 4: Planning, Stocking and eating well.

In this mini series of food, I have talked about the positive effect that good quality, fresh food has on your mood, health and creativity and the negative impact of processed food. Better food = better health. As a dancer the nutrients we put in our body is vital to sustain a long career and…

The Art of Self Care

How often do we really take care of ourselves? It can sometimes be easier to put other people’s needs, paying the bills and the demands of every day life ahead of our own needs, health and happiness. This is a question I have been contemplating for a little while as I currently have 9 loved…

Stress causes inflammation in the body; dance can cool it down! 

Inflammation in the body is triggered by stress, poor diet and obesity and physical and psychological stress are major triggers of heart disease, depression, chronic pain and neurodegenerative diseases. Dance can help cool the heat and does wonders for your wellbeing and preventing horrible illnesses that can impact negatively on your life. Dance and other…

10 Tips to surviving the start of a Dance Degree

Next week we see the start of new students and the commencement of the famous Freshers week! As an Associate Lecturer at Bath Spa University and an Adult Ballet and Contemporary Dance teacher at Bath University it is always lovely to meet fresh faced first years, ready with bursts of energy. Starting Higher Education is…

A Smoothie to help in the recovery after dancing

I do enjoy a good smoothie and they are a quick, tasty way to attain your 5 a day in one go! As a dancer they are great to have first thing in the morning or early evening. Here is a simple delicious recipe that takes 3 minutes and will help to increase your nutritional…