Muscle Atrophy

I knew that being inactive for 3 weeks would make me weaker but the pain has been much more in the forefront of my mind than any potential atrophy.

ACL/MCL Injury: Snowboarding into a Tree

So if you follow my instagram feed you will know that I got injured. View this post on Instagram Pretty bummed out MCL, possibly ACL 6weeks or surgery Will find out the verdict next week #accidentprone #sneakytree #kneeinjury #hopeful A post shared by Helen Read (@trektradewinds) on Jan 3, 2019 at 9:24pm PST On New…

How to make the most of your New Years Resolutions

Happy 2019 everybody! I hope you all had a good holiday season and, if you are reading this, I’m going to assume that you are feeling a little lost in the January blues and trying to figure out what kind of goal you might set yourself to make this year awesome. How to choose a…

Review: Faith in Nature Conditioner

So I literally just tried this conditioner, having left all of my toiletries in the van in Croatia while on my brief break back home and having to buy new as neither my mother or boyfriend have any I can borrow a bit of. First impressions squeezing it out of the bottle: it smells awesome!…

Giving up something you love

In the second week of my Kitesurf trip to Morrocco I had a bad day. This is what I wrote at the time; I think I’m about to give up kitesurfing and I dont know if its for the right reasons. I first picked up a kite at uni 8 years ago, but the instructors…

Misunderstood

This week I have been on a mental health first aid course. It was really interesting and while I had a reasonable understanding of the conditions before, I definitely know more about it now. Having suffered with anxiety and depression before, I can empathise completely with the helplessness a person feels when afflicted and it…