Keep Healthy with Sport!

There has been so much media coverage about the need to keep healthy, and the benefits of taking part in a sporting activity.

There are so many clubs and groups around that it’s easy to find a sport that suits you, whether you prefer getting muddy on a rugby pitch, getting wet in a swimming pool, or jigging around your local park!

Try asking friends, family and work colleagues if they have any suggestions. It’s often easier to start a new activity if you go along with someone else, especially if it’s a new sport or if you’re a bit shy.

There’s no need to worry though if you have to go on your own. These groups will welcome you with open arms, introduce you to the other members, and make sure you’re not thrown in at the deep end.

sports for health - weightsWhy sport?

Using sports for health has benefits both for physical and mental health. It’s important to make sure both of these are taken care of in these technological times, as we often run the risk of losing social interaction. So many of us spend the majority of our time online that we lose out on face-to-face contact. By joining a sports club, or even just getting a group of friends together for a game of badminton or tennis, you’re gaining so much. Sharing experiences is an important part of mental wellbeing, even if you’re not very good. Just being with friends, laughing, talking and interacting is something we could all do more of.

Physical health

Taking part in a sporting activity has obvious physical benefits. Getting a bit out of breath is good for your cardiovascular health, gets the blood pumping, strengthens bones and tones muscles. It can also help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of a stroke and heart disease. As your physical health improves, your immunity will increase so you should notice a reduction in minor illnesses like coughs and colds.

Sport helps with weight management, though it’s important to remember that as you lose body fat, you’ll gain muscle so may not notice a huge weight loss, depending on your starting weight. Don’t be discouraged though, you’ll start to see improvements in fitness levels and body shape fairly quickly.

sports for health - group sportsMental health

Mental health is big news right now, it’s no longer something we should suffer in silence with. Sharing your problems is much more acceptable, and goes a long way to help you cope. Taking part in sports can be a big help if you need a boost. It freshens the mind, boosts your self-esteem and encourages a positive attitude. It can help with all aspects of life, from work to personal life, and can improve your discipline and teamwork skills.

Just do it

It’s easy to incorporate sports into your everyday life, from a family bike ride to a Sunday morning swim. Check out your local council website for lists of sports centres and clubs, they’ll often have taster sessions for you to give it a try. Get friends and families involved for some fun and fitness, and you’ll soon start to see the benefits.

sports for health - team sportsStart your own club

If there isn’t a club near you, start your own. It doesn’t have to be big or fancy, just getting a few people together can be all you need. If you want some motivation, our range of medals is an affordable reward to entice your members to try their hardest. Check out our gallery to see what’s available, then choose a medal style and customise them to make unique medals.

For more information about the health benefits of sport see Sport England 

 


Special Occasion Medals

If you’re planning a celebration this summer why not give your guests something a little different. Wedding favours are so last year, and everyone does them. So think outside the box, or get rid of the box completely, and commission Medal Studio to create you some medals for your special occasion.

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If it’s for a wedding you could have medals made for the members of the wedding party, coordinated with the wedding theme and with the details engraved on the back. We can add photos and text to make each one completely unique.

For a hen or stag do, medals will make everyone stand out and be easily recognisable. Customise them with photos of the bride or groom, and the date and venue details engraved on the back.

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If you’re looking for a gift that is a bit unusual, one of our medals could be just what you’re looking for. We can personalise our medals with photos and images, so if you’re good at art you can supply us with something you’ve designed for the recipient.

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Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, new job, new baby and even passing your driving test, whatever the celebration we can make you something individual and unique. They won’t break the bank either, our prices start from £2.35 + postage, so what are you waiting for?

Our website is easy to use, just choose the design, upload your image and your personalisation, and we’ll do the rest.

 


Sports Medals!

As we approach spring the sporting world starts to come to life. We dust off the running shoes, pump up the tyres on our bikes and sign up for local sports clubs. Whether you want to get your beach body on-point, just want to get fit or fancy the challenge of trying something new, having a goal can help you along the way.

Join a club

The social aspect is important to a lot of people too, making new friends with a shared interest is good for our mental health. Now that the dark winter days are behind us we can start to look forward to lighter evenings with more opportunities for working on our health and wellbeing.

Whatever sport you fancy, from hockey, tennis, and swimming to cycling and running being part of a club is a great incentive on so many levels. A club can provide fun, fitness and friendship, and get you off the sofa.

Sports medals

Aim high

What better incentive than the thought of winning a medal, and being recognised for your achievements. Here at Medal Studio, we understand the importance of being awarded for effort. Not only winning but taking part too. That’s why our medals are so special. We only use high quality, solid metal medals that we personalise with whatever the client requires – everything from photos, drawings, logos and text. In fact, if you can design it, we can make it into a medal. Try us out, just upload your design and we’ll send you a mock-up. Add names, dates and achievements to make your medal(s) completely unique.

What are you waiting for? Put down your phone, put on your trainers and get out there! You’ll never know unless you try, you could be the next Serena Williams or Freddie Flintoff!

Good Luck!