Health

  • Six ways to boost exercise motivation

    Six ways to boost exercise motivation

    23 September 2020

    Today is National Fitness Day and during these challenging times, we all know that exercise will make us feel better mentally as well as physically. Regular exercise has been shown to boost mood and emotional wellbeing and has been recommended…

  • ‘Your Best Year Yet’ launches to get more women active

    ‘Your Best Year Yet’ launches to get more women active

    20 September 2020

    Fitness app Her Spirit has launched its campaign, ‘Your Best Year Yet’, to inspire women to make healthy lifestyle changes during this time of inactivity and growing mental health problems. ThisGirlCan’s powerful advertising campaign highlighted the importance of exercise to…

  • Solutions for better sleep

    Solutions for better sleep

    18 September 2020

    Having trouble nodding off at night? Or perhaps you fall asleep easily but regularly find yourself wide awake at 4am. Eve Boggenpoel suggests what you can do about it. If life since lockdown has seen you missing out on shut-eye,…

  • Avoid getting injured at work

    Avoid getting injured at work

    16 September 2020

    In 2018-19 the UK had 581,000 self-reported cases of workers being a victim of non-fatal work-related injuries. Imagine how frustrated you’d be if you had to stop exercising due to an injury sustained at work. With this in mind, the…

  • How to exercise safely in hot weather

    How to exercise safely in hot weather

    14 September 2020

    Steven Virtue, Fitness Content and Programming Manager at Total Fitness, the North’s leading mid-market health club, shares five tips for exercising safely in soaring temperatures. Whether taking advantage of the warmer weather to enjoy a run or cycle in your…

  • Why poor gut health can affect your mindset

    Why poor gut health can affect your mindset

    11 September 2020

    Did you know that poor gut health can affect your mental health and wellbeing? Rosie Weston, Nutritional Therapist and CNM graduate explains. Poor gut health shows in a wide variety of symptoms which may not appear related – from bad…

  • Five signs you might be dehydrated

    Five signs you might be dehydrated

    9 September 2020

    How often do you drink water during the day? Recent research, by Actiph Water found that 90 per cent of Brits are not drinking the NHS recommended six to eight glasses of fluids per day, with 20 per cent often…

  • Combat stress and anxiety

    Combat stress and anxiety

    8 September 2020

    Has anxiety over the events of 2020 been getting the better of you lately? You’re certainly not alone but there are things you can do to manage your anxiety and reduce your stress levels. GP Juliet McGrattan has some advice.…

  • How to beat stress with exercise (and not overdo it)

    How to beat stress with exercise (and not overdo it)

    31 August 2020

    David Wiener, Training Specialist at AI-based fitness and lifestyle coaching app Freeletics explains how exercise can alleviate stress, but also reveals how to ensure you don’t overdo it. Many people exercise to reduce stress. Why is it effective from a…