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The Garden Workout

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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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Body Type Exercises – what suits your shape?

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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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HIIT for Beginners

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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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SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells Review

Bowflex SelectTech adjustable Dumbbells Review

While dumbbells are useful and versatile workout equipment small enough to have at home, adjustable dumbbells mean you can change the weights without having to buy loads of pairs which take up too much space.   While most adjustable dumbbells are essentially a mini barbell in that you add or remove weight plates as needed, […]

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10 Reasons Pole Dancing has made me feel like a woman again

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Who has time to feel sexy as a Mum? Stretchmarks, cellulite, jelly belly, greasy hair (where would we be without dry shampoo?!), post-breastfeeding boobs (read; low, saggy), and little people who zap all our energy before we even put our winceyette pyjamas on the right way around.   But I hadn’t forgotten what it was […]

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Stress and Exercise – should you take a rest day?

stress and exercise

The links between stress and exercise usually refer to working out being stress relieving, but if you’re already stressed, should you be exercising at all?   Exercise, while good for you, is another stress on your body. In fact it’s this stress that make it fitter and stronger, as your body adapts to be able […]

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Could Exercise Help Your PMS Symptoms?

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You might feel like binge watching Netflix with a family size bag of chocolates but doing some exercise could really help ease those horrible PMS symptoms. The figures show that getting active can really improve the physical and psychological symptoms of PMS. One study, analysing young women over an eight week period, found that exercise […]

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How To Exercise When You’re Really Lazy

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Everyone knows how to exercise really. You don’t need to have a personal trainer, or buy expensive equipment or have a gym membership, just search on Youtube for a free workout to do at home or put on your trainers and go for a run right?   Sure, but getting yourself motivated and fired up […]

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