We Connect by FIDEM Charity Foundation

Health & Fitness

Support Your Body & Mind

Health & Fitness for Everyone

At We Connect we want to enable everyone, at every age, to take part in proven approaches for healthy living.

We believe that in order to prioritise our overall wellbeing we should aim to stay healthy and active, making sure we do so in a safe way.

Yoga, Pilates and meditation are particularly helpful for promoting a healthy body and mind, as they can help to relieve anxiety and stress. We also offer tools for managing and relieving pain. 

Every week we will feature new classes which you can access through the Online Classes grid below by clicking on the Videos button on each section. We will also keep the videos of the previous classes up, so you can take any of the classes at any time that suits you.

All of our featured exercise classes are led by professional teachers. Some classes are specially created for We Connect, and some have been selected for you from online resources. 

You can also explore the articles below from our expert contributors to see how you can work on prioritising your health and fitness, along with our selected videos of healthy recipes and ideas for you to try out.

Join our Online Classes

Yoga

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices which can help to still and calm your mind and strengthen your body.

Click on the Videos button to access classes.

Meditation & Mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness are practices where an individual uses techniques to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state.

Click on the Videos button to access classes.

Pilates

Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles whilst improving postural alignment and flexibility.

Click on the Videos button to access classes.

Pain Management

Discover different tools, including gentle exercises, which you can use to manage and relieve aches and pains in your body.

Click on the Videos button to access classes.

Health & Fitness Articles

How to Maintain a Helpful Daily Routine When Working From Home
18 Nov

How to Maintain a Helpful Daily Routine When Working From Home

With many of us working from home on an extended basis at the moment, let's explore nine top tips detailing how to maintain a helpful daily routine to uplift your wellbeing.
Planning Your Return to Sports after Injury
02 Nov

Planning Your Return to Sports after Injury

Following your recovery from an injury or pain syndrome, the question on your mind would be; “how do I go about returning to sports again?" Re-starting your sport of choice at the same previous level of intensity would be a recipe for re-injury.
Comfort Eating - When Chocolate is the Answer
15 Jul

Comfort Eating - When Chocolate is the Answer

When we live in self isolation and are socially distanced from friends, colleagues and loved ones, as we were in the recent lockdown, we can notice what patterns emerge in our behaviour.
Fight Pain Where It Is Not
10 Jul

Fight Pain Where It Is Not

In the famous book "The Art of War", Sun Tzu wrote: “Fight the enemy where he is not”. Oftentimes, the pain that you feel is not necessarily stemming directly from the part of the body that hurts.
The Foot and the Brain. Are They Interlinked?
17 Jun

The Foot and the Brain. Are They Interlinked?

In my previous article we discussed the role of the foot in total body movement, and how the foot is a key determinant in how we use the rest of our body, and therefore can be the culprit of various aches and pains.
Wine & Your Oral Health
11 Jun

Wine & Your Oral Health

Who hasn’t enjoyed a glass of wine during these tumultuous times? I know I have! As Alexander Fleming said - "penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy". Wine is much kinder to our spirits than our teeth however.
Healthy Sleeping - Practicing Sleep Hygiene
03 Jun

Healthy Sleeping - Practicing Sleep Hygiene

A restful night's sleep can make all the difference to our overall health. What is sleep hygiene, and why should we be practicing it?
Foot Health is Body Health
28 May

Foot Health is Body Health

The foot is the matchmaker in the marriage between our body and the ground. The often overlooked, humble foot is an extremely complex structure, both in its anatomy and in its physical properties, especially in motion.
Wine & Health
19 May

Wine & Health

Hello there, I am Pierre Chircop, a specialist in family medicine. I would like to share with you how wine is related to our health.
Keeping An Older Brain Active
15 May

Keeping An Older Brain Active

As we age, it is important to take care of our minds as well our bodies. Cognitive health - the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember - is a vital component of brain health.
Finding Balance in Later Years
14 May

Finding Balance in Later Years

Oftentimes in later years people lament the loss of balance, unsteadiness in walking or even the occurrence of falls. The concept of balance is often wrapped in many myths and its loss is met by bewilderment, fear and apprehension of movement.
Non-Dental Ailments Your Dentist Can Help You With
11 May

Non-Dental Ailments Your Dentist Can Help You With

When you open your mouth on the dentist’s chair, you expect them to diagnose common oral health issues like gum disease or cavities. But did you know that dentists can discover other non-dental problems that are unrelated to oral health? Your mouth says a lot about your overall health.
Movement in Later Years - The Importance of Correct Exercise
06 May

Movement in Later Years - The Importance of Correct Exercise

One great disservice you can do to your body in advanced age is to not use it. To accept that reduced movement, loss of mobility, tiredness and even pain are somehow a normal part of ageing is simply not the case.
Eating Healthily During the Pandemic
04 May

Eating Healthily During the Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused considerable changes in our life. We were not prepared for this, and we have no idea how long this situation will carry on for. Reducing exposure to the virus is required to slow the spread of this pandemic. This is a great time to think healthy and eat healthy to boost the immune system.
The Benefits of Exercise
01 May

The Benefits of Exercise

We’ve all heard it before – exercise is good for you, it’s important for a healthy life. Recently, awareness has grown, and whilst more people are exercising, for far too many it remains elusive. With a busy life, including work, family and home commitments, you just don’t find the time for it. But, it’s never too late to start.