What’s the bare minimum amount of fitness you should do between now and new year?

 If you don’t feel much like running or gymming with Omicron in overdrive and Christmas round the corner, what’s the minimum amount of exercise you should aim to do between now and January?  Even those of us who are self-confessed fitness fans are struggling right now. Gyms feel precarious with the Omicron variant knocking people down left, right and centre. […]

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“I can‘t stop worrying about how having Covid will affect my fitness”

With the longterm effects of COVID-19 still fairly unknown, one writer reflects on her worries about losing fitness after contracting the virus. When I tested positive for Coronavirus earlier this week, so many thoughts ran through my mind. I was scared about getting ill, disappointed at having to cancel so many plans and frustrated that I’d managed to catch it. […]

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7 doctor-approved, high-protein snacks

Looking for an on-the-go snack that actually fills you up? Look no further than this selection of high-protein nibbles.  When you’re busy, eating enough can be a struggle. That’s particularly true when it comes to protein, as many grab-and-go options aren’t necessarily high in the macronutrient. Why does that matter? Well, if you’re needing a snack that fills you up, […]

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Prehab is the self-care tool your body needs to get rid of aches and pains

We talk so much about recovering after a workout, injury or stressful period, but is itpossible to avoid the damage they can cause altogether? Hands up if you tend to deal with an issue once it’s actually happened, and not a second before. We’re with you: it’s easier to remember to stretch your back when it’s already sore, or only […]

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Can fasted cardio improve our gut health?

Tend to get bloated during or after a run? It might be time to take a leaf out of the fasted cardio playbook – unless you’re willing to get to grips with FODMAPs. For many of us who run first thing in the morning, fasted cardio is a necessity rather than an active choice. If it’s a toss-up between getting up […]

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The best warm-up to before winter workouts

You really do need to look after your body better in winter months.  In the animal world, winter is for hibernating. While that’s what many of us want to do – wrap up under duvets and never leave the house – we tend to continue pushing through our regular exercise routine. While the UK temperature fluctuations may not be that […]

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How safe is it to work out in a mask?

This is a great question, thanks for asking. The short and simplest answer is it’s totally safe to exercise while wearing a facial covering. It’s important to mention that wearing a mask during exercise does not impact your physical performance. Sure, it might be a little awkward at first, but overtime your body and mind will adjust. Think about when you […]

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How to handle a pushy PT and say ‘no’ in the gym

Ever met a personal trainer who is more focused on you working towards their goals than yours? Here’s how to spot the red flags and learn to say no.  When Georgina* signed up to the gym and was offered a consultation with a personal trainer, she accepted. She told the trainer she wanted to build muscle and have some accountability […]

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