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Tileyard Health: Tips to Stay Happy and Healthy

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We caught up with Stan Tang, the brains and a bit of brawn behind Tileyard Health and Wellness, to get some tips on how to stay happy and healthy in what is currently a difficult time for many.

It has been over four weeks since the official lockdown and we are all having to adapt to remote and new ways of working. Check out the latest government advice here.

I cannot solve all the world’s problems but I can provide you with some simple tips I have gained after spending over two decades in the corporate world whilst practicing daily chi kung and kung fu. In these uncertain times we need to do as much as we can to keep our mental and physical state strong. Here are my top do’s and don’ts to keep you happy and healthy:

Do’s

  1. Do a little bit of exercise a lot. Instead of a lot of exercise a little bit. Go for a walk/run/cycle etc – a breath of fresh air can make a world of difference.
  2. Set realistic goals and tick them off daily or weekly.
  3. Stay sane and safe by giving each other space. Set aside some time so that you and your significant other both do something you enjoy. A little consideration can go a really long way.
  4. Connect with friends and family regularly. Everyone has a little more time to chat/video call these days. Make the most of it!
  5. If you need motivation or guidance, join one of my online fitness classes. I am currently offering HITT and Strength and Conditioning classes every Tuesday and Thursday via Zoom. Email me on stan@tileyardhealth.co.uk for more details and to book your spot!
  6. Follow along with Instagram Live sessions. Tileyard Health fitness instructor, Ellie English, is live streaming and uploading regular home workouts on her Instagram. Our amazing Pilates teacher, Dionne Blauw, is back online for Tileyard Mondays at 12.00 so get in touch to book a space. Follow Dionne here.
  7. Stay hydrated and eat well. Drink 2 to 4 litres of water a day – dehydration can make you very grumpy! When it comes to your diet, many people benefit from making a meal plan for the week.

Don’ts

  1. Don’t skip any of the points above!
  2. Don’t make excuses to not exercise. Those who train with me or know me, know that I believe there are no excuses when it comes to health and wellness.
  3. Don’t drink alcohol every day.

To support the Tileyard Community over the coming weeks and months, we will be offering a number of resources to help you through these uncertain times and have some fun along the way. Keep an eye on the @tileyardhealth and @tileyardlondon Instagram pages.

If you’re interested in joining one of my online classes or just need some extra help and advice, please do get in touch. I am only an email or Zoom session away – stan@tileyardhealth.co.uk

Stay well, stay healthy and stay at home!

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