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Exercise & The Menopause

The menopause has long been a taboo subject. Despite roughly 8 in 10 women experiencing menopausal symptoms, women are often embarrassed to talk about the changes taking place and as a result many stop exercising like they did before. 

We take a look at some common questions surrounding the...

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How Sleep Can Help You Exercise

exercise sleep wellbeing Mar 17, 2021

 

Why is sleep important?

Sleep is a crucial part of our overall wellbeing. It helps our body rest, recover and repair itself. It affects our hormones, our concentration and our productivity. Poor sleep has been shown to affect our immune system, increase inflammation in the body, increase...

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5 Ways to Challenge your Negative Beliefs about Exercise

The dictionary definition of a belief is “an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof.” We all have a wide range of beliefs, including ones we’ve inherited from our parents and our upbringing, and ones that we’ve formed since. Beliefs can...

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16 Common Exercise and Fitness Terms Explained

exercise fitness movement Mar 02, 2021

Fitness, exercise and training language is everywhere. But have you ever found yourself wondering what the heck AMRAP is, or whether Tabata is a type of bread? Read on to learn some common terms so that you can talk about your workout in confidence.

Rep - Short for repetitions. This is how...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Exercise

Exercise and moving your body is a fantastic tool for feeling good mentally and physically. There’s a wealth of information out there on the latest exercise and fitness trends.

But if you’ve never exercised regularly before or you haven’t done it in a long time, it can feel...

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Fartgate: why exercise is good for your digestive health!

We’re in the middle of our third lockdown: covid restrictions are in full swing and it’s January, which means cold, dark and often wet days. It’s no surprise then that we all welcomed a bit of light relief at the beginning of last week. And when I say relief, I mean Joe Wicks in...

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5 Home Workout Equipment Buys that Won’t Break the Bank

It’s Lockdown 3.0 and up and down the country, gyms, courts and sports clubs have been forced to close once more. If you’re thinking of purchasing some kit to support your home workouts, here are my top suggestions of useful kit that won’t break the bank:

 

  1. Workout mat

In...

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