How to exercise for poor mental health (even if depression has you floored)

 It’s a well known fact that exercise can help improve your mental health, but what happens when depression or anxiety makes moving feel overwhelming? Writer and depression survivor Isabella Silvers explores.  Running gear on, Spotify playlist cued, I was so close to getting out of the door for a run one surprisingly sunny winter morning. But as I reached down […]

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Recovery Clinic: a neuroscientist explains why we’re all so bad at resting

Strong Women’s Chloe Gray is on a mission to better look after her body. In the first of a new series, she tries acupuncture (despite a fear of needles) to see if it can finally help her de-stress.  On the face of it, the world is obsessed with recovery. Fitness trackers monitor sleep and “body ‘battery“ levels, telling us to slow […]

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This mineral could help ease painful period cramps

People are praising this mineral supplement for easing period pain, but does it work? It goes without saying that most women experience some level of dull discomfort during their period. But studies show that over 43% have intense pain during every single bleed, and another 41% experience pain some or most months. While most of us with menstrual cycles have […]

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This is how much rest you should actually be taking in the gym

Not resting during your workout can have as negative of an impact as taking a break for too long. So, what’s the perfect amount of time to rest in between sets?  Have you ever picked up your phone after finishing a set of squats to then realise that you’re 10 minutes late for your next set? Or perhaps you’re more […]

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We need to start talking about our vaginal microbiome – here’s why

Our vaginal microbiome is integral to our health – here’s everything you need to know about this genius intimate ecosystem and how to take care of it.  Bacteria may not be the sexiest term in the health world, but in recent years we’re becoming increasingly aware of how important it is for our wellbeing.  In fact, microbiome – communities of micro-organisms, including […]

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What does “balancing your hormones” even mean, and how do you do it?

The phrase “balance your hormones” is commonplace in the online wellness world, but how do you know if you have a hormonal imbalance?  Balance is hard to strike in every walk of life. The perfect work-life balance is hard when most of us are still trying to navigate hybrid working, for example. But recently, the word balance is being applied […]

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How does chic activewear brand The Upside actually hold up in the gym?

One writer puts good-looking activewear brand The Upside through its paces to see whether the pieces can actually perform in the gym.  When it comes to workout clothes, I’m all about function over fashion. There is no feeling more annoying than leggings that sag at the knee, a sports bra that rubs as you burpee and trainers that pinch your […]

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Can an adrenaline rush help us to exercise better?

How does our “fight or flight” hormone impact the way we exercise and can we use it to our advantage while working out?  If you’ve ever felt your pulse quicken while watching a scary film or felt sweat start to pepper your forehead while speaking in front of a group of people, it’s adrenaline that’s partly to blame. In fact, […]

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Is listening to white noise really the answer to our insomnia prayers?

With many of us struggling to get a good night’s sleep, it’s no wonder we’re experimenting with sleep aids. Restless writer Lisa Bowman investigates whether playing white noise could be the answer to our prayers.  Hands up who doesn’t feel like they’re getting enough good quality sleep. If that’s you, you’re probably also struggling with a cocktail of daytime symptoms […]

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Why PTs rave about this glute-strengthening, deep core-targeting exercise

Add this accessible bodyweight exercise to your next routine for an intense glute workout.  Our glutes are the biggest muscles in our body. They’re responsible for keeping us upright while we walk, run and even sit at our desks. So, no matter what activity we’re doing, it’s important we treat them well and make sure they’re at their optimum strength. If fact, […]

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