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Spending Time Outdoors: Why it’s Important for Your Family’s Health

time outdoors

Call it a generational gap but kids today don’t spend as much time outdoors as their parents used to. The Independent reported that they get exposed to screens twice as much as they get quality outdoors time. On average, kids get four hours of screen time everyday, much of which is unsupervised. As it turns out, […]

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Why Should You Use Coffee As Pre-Workout Drink?

coffee as pre workout

Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts need an extra dose of motivation to reach their goals. This boost often comes in the form of caffeine, which is ideal for coffee drinkers who need extra energy when hitting the gym.   But, should you use coffee as a pre-workout drink? Here are some of the pros and […]

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Body Type Exercises – what suits your shape?

body type exercises

Everyone wants to have the ‘ideal’ body shape, which for women is usually the typical hourglass, but what body type exercises should you be doing?   Body types typically fall into three categories; slim and straight (ectomorph), athletic and easily builds muscle (mesomorph), and endomorphs who are curvier or rounder. But in reality most people […]

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How to exercise for an apple shaped body

apple shaped body

An apple shaped body is one that’s rounder at the middle, with fat stored mostly around the waist.   This is most commonly seen in men as women’s hormones tend to make us girls store fat on our hips, bum and thighs.   Some women are still apple shapes though, especially after menopause when hormones […]

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Recovery Nutrition for Runners

nutrition for runners

While good food is important for everyone, nutrition for runners is especially important to help recovery, fuel performance, and limit injury. Trail Running Magazine asked what I’d recommend for a runner’s recovery, but actually it’s not that different to recovery for other sports.   Here’s the article PDF from the magazine   The difference in […]

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How to Stay Fit In Isolation

stay fit in isolation

This BBC Wales interview was aired in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and gives you some tips on how to stay fit in isolation.   I’ll be honest, I’ve been very concerned myself, no not about keeping fit! That’s actually easy as I explain in the interview.   But for now life has been […]

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Emma’s Diary Podcast – Mummy Body Image

Emma's Diary Podcast - How your body changes after pregnancy and learning to love it

Emma’s Diary is something you may remember from during and after pregnancy, and they now have a podcast I was invited to speak on! This episode is about body confidence, how our bodies change when we have babies, and how to stay healthy and love your body, stretchmarks and all!   Here’s a link to […]

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HIIT for Beginners

hiit for beginners

High Intensity Interval Training is great for burning fat, building muscle or toning up, and general heart and lung health, but it’s not easy! I contributed to a Redbull.com article about HIIT for beginners to help you get into this time efficient exercise.   You can find the entire article on the Redbull.com website here, […]

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Healthy Blog roundup

healthy blog britmums roundup

Last year I became the BritMums health & fitness roundup editor and since then have published loads of healthy blog roundups, tips, recipes and more. Here’s the best for you to enjoy and be inspired from. BritMums is a parenting website and online community to discuss all things motherhood in a supportive, non-judgemental environment. They […]

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It’s definitely ok to not workout over Christmas

workout over christmas

Should you workout over Christmas? There’s no wrong answer and this article will help you decide what’s right for you. Exercise is good for us, there’s no doubting that. But you can have too much of a good thing and rest and relaxation are important too.   Christmas for many people is also a busy […]

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