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National Obesity Awareness Week 2019

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Every year, National Obesity Awareness Week begins on the second Monday of January. It kicked off yesterday for 2019, and will run until the 20th, promoting a healthier national weight. Obesity is a common medical condition where a person has too much body fat, often caused by too much fat and sugar in a person’s […]

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Dry January: How banning booze affects your body

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If you drink alcohol, you’ve probably had your fair share in December. Thinking of all the mulled wine leading up towards Christmas, the celebratory cocktails on New Year’s Eve and everything in between, it all adds up. If you’re feeling the effects, you may have signed up for Dry January – the UK’s one-month booze-free […]

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Hydration Tips for Athletes

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We all know the discomfort of thirst. Even when not extreme enough to the point of dehydration, getting hold of a drink when you feel this way can make it feel like the best thing you’ve ever tasted. Relieving the discomfort of thirst is one huge benefit to staying properly hydrated, but the effects of […]

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Look after your skin this winter

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Have you ever wondered why winter is the worst time of year for your skin? Flaky, dry skin can be a pain all year round, but cold weather tightens pores and strips skin of moisture. This can be a problem particularly for those with conditions such as eczema and acne, which are already irritating enough […]

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How to fit exercise into a busy routine

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We’re often told that if we want to get fit, we need to put time into a serious regime. In a modern world where everyone is constantly working, it’s getting harder to fit ‘getting fit’ into a busy schedule. Many of us idolise Insta-famous personal trainers but don’t have enough hours in the day to […]

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Cardio vs. Weights: which is better for weight loss?

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Even the most enthusiastic gym goer might shy away from the strength training corner at times: it can seem intimidating, not knowing where to start with free form weights and mats. It can often seem a male-dominated environment, meaning men tend to gravitate that way to show off their gains, whereas women feel relegated to […]

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What is #GirlGains and how can you get involved?

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Whether you’re interested in fitness, health and nutrition or you simply love scrolling through inspirational images on social media, you’ve probably come across the #GirlGains movement. But what does this hashtag mean, and how can you take part in a community that’s so supportive and uplifting? What is #GirlGains? #GirlGains is a community open to […]

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The 7 Stages of Emotion when Running a Marathon

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Completing a marathon is the ultimate goal for long distance runners and endurance athletes. While we all know the physical strain on your body of endurance sports, something we often fail to think about is the mental strain. Prepare yourself emotionally for that marathon with our guide to the 7 stages of emotion when running […]

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The Vitamin ABCs: Vitamin B3

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Vitamin B is one of the most confused nutrients, and that’s because it’s in fact a term that refers to a group of complex vitamins. Today the focus is on vitamin B3 – read on to find out more or check out the rest of our vitamin ABCs here. What is vitamin B3? Vitamin B3 […]

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The Vitamin ABCS – Vitamin B2

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Today we’re focusing on vitamin B2 – what it is, where you can find it in your daily diet, the effects it has on your body, and what happens if you have too much or too little. To read more of our Vitamin ABCS, click here to read the full series so far. What is […]

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