TOWIE’s Fran Parman details mental and physical struggles before her 2st weight loss

She recently lost two stone in weight after being trolled when she returned to TOWIE for a cameo appearance during the show’s 10th anniversary in August.

And Fran Parman has opened up about the ‘bad’ mental and physical place she was in before embarking on her health and fitness journey earlier this year.

The reality star, 29, admitted she has to ‘remind’ herself to be healthy so that she doesn’t slip back into old habits, saying: ‘I don’t want to put my mental state through that anymore.’

Candid: Fran Parman has opened up about the ‘bad’ mental and physical place she was in before embarking on her health and fitness journey earlier this year

Explaining the struggle she faces, Fran shared a text from her gym alerting her that it was currently closed until further notice, and said:

‘So this morning I went to go to the gym and I

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As the virus resurges, mental health woes batter France

ROUEN, France (AP) — The panicked 22-year-old is led to Consultation Room No. 2, with its easy-mop floor and honeycombed meshing over the window. Behind her, the psychiatric emergency ward’s heavy double doors — openable only with a staff member’s key — thud shut.

With anxious taps of her white sneakers, she confides to an on-duty psychiatrist how the solitude of the coronavirus lockdown and the angst of not finding work in the pandemic-battered job market are contributing to her maelstrom of anxieties. She is unnerved that she is starting to obsess about knives, fearful that her mental health might be collapsing.

“The lockdown — let’s not pretend otherwise — worries me,” the young woman explains through her surgical mask, as the psychiatrist, Irene Facello, listens intently.

“I want to be reassured,” the woman says, “that I’m not going mad.”

Forcing millions of people to once again stay home —

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Large study finds clear association between fitness and mental health

New research from a large study demonstrates that low cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle strength have a significant association with worse mental health.

Researchers have reported a clear link between low physical fitness and the risk of experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or both.

The study, which included more than 150,000 participants, found that cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle strength independently contribute to a greater risk of worse mental health.

However, the researchers saw the most significant association when they looked at cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle strength in combination.

The research, which appears in the journal BMC Medicine, may help inform clinical guidance on mental health and physical fitness.

Problems with mental health, just like physical health issues, can have a significant negative effect on a person’s life. Two of the more common mental health conditions are anxiety and depression.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 18.1% of

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My memoir was a mental and spiritual exercise

Matthew McConaughey wearing a suit and tie

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Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey says writing his new memoir was a “wonderful mental and spiritual exercise”.

The 51-year-old actor published his book, ‘Greenlights’, last month using journals he had been keeping for several years, and has now said looking back on his life so far proved to be beneficial to his mental health, because he was able to both laugh at and forgive himself for the mistakes he has made.

Speaking during an appearance on ‘Loose Women’s special ‘Loose Men’ episode – which was held to honour International Men’s Day on Thursday (19.11.20) – he said: “It was a wonderful mental and spiritual exercise to go back and look at my life over the years. To go back and look at who you’ve been and how you got here … I would recommend that to anybody.

“I thought I was going to be embarrassed and ashamed, and

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Open enrollment season during coronavirus pandemic means more mental health benefits, hospital coverage

In addition to providing more time off or flexibility for child care — perks that have received much attention as the pandemic has dragged on — employers are also offering workers far more access to telehealth platforms and mental health benefits.

“The big realization a lot of these companies have had during the pandemic is that there’s so much that happens in your personal life that affects your work,” said Brian Kropp, a vice president for the advisory firm Gartner.

A survey by the Business Group on Health, an advocacy group that represents large employers, found that for 2021, 53 percent of its members plan to expand virtual care options, while 36 percent plan to expand access to mental health services.

“We saw astronomical growth year over year” in virtual health benefits, as well as expansions in mental health benefits, said Ellen Kelsay, the group’s chief executive.

As Expedia Group

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OFFFIELD Launch Combines Cannabis and Exercise for Optimal Mental and Physical Wellbeing

The new wellness company helps unlock “Runner’s High” for everyday athletes with an innovative formula and social good at its core.

OFFFIELD Enhanced Hydration 12-pack
OFFFIELD Enhanced Hydration 12-pack
OFFFIELD Enhanced Hydration 12-pack
Photo credit: Jim McHugh
Photo credit: Jim McHugh
Photo credit: Jim McHugh

Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In response to the overwhelming need for preventative mental and physical wellness, Tony Fur and Todd Hunter (previously Chief Creative Officers at Observatory, a CAA company) launch OFFFIELD (, a functional cannabis company designed to make working out more enjoyable. Tony and Todd partnered with cannabis entrepreneur Bert Culha (previously of F/IELD Extracts and Olio) and a team of doctors, nutritionists, and cannabis pioneers to develop an innovative & transparently sourced formula designed to help people move happy.


OFFFIELD’s first product, Enhanced Hydration, combines Broad Spectrum CBD + CBG, L-Theanine, B12, Magnesium, and Electrolytes for a powder blend meant to be dissolved in water

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How Tech Is Addressing The Rising Mental Health Problem In The Construction Industry


  • Wearable tech can allow for early recognition and intervention in situations where workers are struggling with mental health.
  • Empowering workers with data access can give them greater control, autonomy and a sense of ownership towards the work they are doing – this is likely to boost employee fulfillment and make them feel credited for their hard work. 
  • Technology can be used to create ranking and accolade systems that incentivize workers, introduce fun into the working day, and interrupt monotony.

Construction and mining have the highest suicide rates of all occupations, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Workers in this industry are particularly susceptible to experiencing poor mental health due to a number of occupational factors: The industry is very fast-paced, leading to a high-pressure work environment, and sites are often remote, which means workers endure long commutes and lengthy periods of time away

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Winter exercise is important for maintaining physical and mental health

As winter descends on the northern hemisphere and the temperature drops and daylight hours shorten, many people may want to spend more time indoors. And those of us under lockdown for the second time may feel even less inclined to get outside and exercise. But staying indoors may have unintended health consequences, due to both a lack of physical activity and exposure to daylight.

Being physically active all year long has many benefits to both physical and mental health. Exercise may even counter some of the negative effects winter weather can have on our energy levels and mood.

Research shows people exercise for an average of eight minutes less during the cooler months. People also drop other activities they do during warmer months, such as active travelling. Light intensity activity (such as slow walking and housework) is shown to decrease during the winter, while time spent sitting and sleeping increased.

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