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Too busy for a normal workout? Effective 5min workout routine for mums

5 min workout

If you don’t have time to workout nowadays, you should certainly skip it, right? As this guest blog explains, you couldn’t be more wrong. You can still get the benefits of working out with as little as a five-minute sweat session. Yes, just five minutes.   Perhaps you’ve hardly thought about it as it doesn’t […]

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What if you’re too tired to exercise?

too tired to exercise

Our ever-busy lives mean we’re probably a bit tired most of the time, unfortunately. Too tired to eat properly, too tired to look after ourselves, and too tired to exercise.   In an ideal world we’d address the reasons we’re tired – late night TV? Too much socialising? Poor sleep or insomnia?   The Metro […]

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The Garden Workout

garden workout

Britain had a very long 2020-2021 Winter than seemed to last until June (the sun is finally out yay!) so after months of rain and darkness swapping your sweaty gym or cramped kitchen for a garden workout is a way to kill two birds with one stone and get fit outside.   Healthy living website […]

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How to Combat Lockdown Weight Gain

Covid 19 has had devastating effects on people all over the world, but with obesity being hailed as the biggest link to severe symptoms and complications, is there more we could have done to avoid getting seriously ill? After all staying a healthy weight really is as simple as eating appropriate calories for you needs, […]

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Your guide to keeping you & your kids fit and healthy while home-schooling

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Stuck at home again on lockdown with no walk to school, no P.E. and maybe even no garden? Here’s how you keep your kids fit (and you!) while home-schooling. I was asked by Marie Claire magazine to give some tips on how to stay active during this crazy time. It’s been well shown that being […]

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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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