There are plenty of fitness regimes out there to try, from HIIT to Crossfit. But many of us overlook the benefits of a simple walk for our health and wellbeing. If gyms aren’t your thing (or they have all closed because of a global pandemic), walking is a simple, low-cost, and effective way of getting […]
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Far from being a fringe diet, veganism has gone mainstream in the last few years, with more of us giving up meat and other animal products than ever before.
The holiday season is upon us. Although things might look a little different from normal this year, many of us are still planning to celebrate. Just in a responsible, socially distanced manner, of course. And when we celebrate, especially after a difficult year, it can be easy to over-indulge – whether that is with eating […]
As we approach the end of December, our minds inevitably turn towards our plans for the fresh year that will soon be upon us. And for many of us, that means making new resolutions for what we’d like to achieve over the next twelve months.
Our busy lives are causing a mental health crisis, with 1 in 4 people in England experiencing some kind of mental health issue every year, according to MIND UK. Stress, anxiety, and depression are on the rise, so it is more important than ever to look after your mental wellbeing and make it a priority.
Winter is undoubtedly upon us. And if the cold, wet weather and dark mornings have you hitting the snooze button and snatching a few more minutes in bed instead of grabbing your trainers, you are not alone.
Fashionable diet plans come and go, but one dietary approach remains enduringly popular, and that’s the Mediterranean diet. This way of eating is based on the traditional diets of people from countries like Italy and Greece and is believed to be excellent for our hearts, our health, and our planet. It may even help us […]
We all know that fuzzy feeling we get after a bad night’s sleep. Not getting enough rest leaves us tired, irritable, and less able to cope with the stresses of our daily lives. But sleep is important for more than just our mood. It can also have serious consequences for our physical and mental health.
A strong, stable core is essential to an active lifestyle. Your core muscles are involved in almost every movement you do and keep your back and pelvis well-supported, avoiding issues with pain and reducing the risk of injury. And, let’s be honest, many of us want a toned abdomen – to achieve that, it is […]
You’ve likely heard of the Paleo Diet before – this back-to-basics way of eating has gained a lot of fans in recent years. Avoiding processed foods and cereals, the Paleo Diet aims to replicate the diet of our ancient ancestors and focuses on good quality meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit.
When you are working towards a fitness or weight-loss goal, taking a rest day might feel like a waste of time. But don’t be tempted to power on through. Done right, a rest day is a valuable part of any exercise regime. And skipping it can increase the risk of injury too. In this article, […]
Mindfulness has gone mainstream in the last few years, with an estimated 200-500 million people practicing meditation worldwide. It has become big business too – according to Sensor Tower, the top-performing meditation apps brought in a total of $195 million in 2019. That’s a lot of people looking to use mindfulness techniques to improve their […]
Granted, finding the motivation to actually go to the gym can be challenging at times. But once you are there, exercising is kind of a must, if only because there are other people around and no one wants to be judged for spending 10 minutes on an exercise bike and then leaving again. Plus, once […]
Winter may be the season of good cheer in the northern hemisphere, but it also the season of coughs, colds, and flu. That’s even before coronavirus came onto the scene. Your immune system is working overtime at this time of year, fighting off infections and helping to keep you healthy. So you need to take […]
Vitamin D has been big news recently. This powerful nutrient has numerous benefits for our health; building stronger bones, boosting our immune systems, and possibly even helping to reduce the risk of cancer and heart attacks. But according to the NHS, most of us don’t get enough, especially in the winter months.
Even if you are an avid fan of the gym, having exercise equipment at home is a great way to make sure that you meet your health and fitness goals. It isn’t always possible to get to the gym when you need to, so a good home set-up means you won’t have to miss a […]