Motivation

  • 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…

  • Identify your motive for losing weight

    Identify your motive for losing weight

    22 September 2020

    Motivational coach Martin Kelly, a regular WF contributor, transformed his health by losing over 25kg of fat eight years ago and has kept the weight off. He shares his top motivational tips on losing weight and how to stay focused.…

  • ‘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…

  • Why virtual races are popular

    Why virtual races are popular

    19 September 2020

    With numerous races cancelled, virtual events are keeping competitive folks fit. Don’t be fooled into thinking they’re just here to tide you over until races resume – they can truly motivate and inspire you, says Sarah Sellens. Virtual races used…

  • How to build up to doing pull-ups

    How to build up to doing pull-ups

    18 September 2020

    19 September is World Pull Up Day. Pull-ups are great for improving upper body strength but a tough move to build up to. So how can you develop the upper body strength to do them? We asked David Wiener, Training…

  • Five healthy lockdown habits to keep

    Five healthy lockdown habits to keep

    13 September 2020

    Lockdown threw up many challenges, but it also forced us to slow down, examine the way we live our lives, and put greater importance on our health. How can we avoid falling back into our regular “hamster wheel” lives, and…

  • Step 2 It for Help for Heroes

    Step 2 It for Help for Heroes

    10 September 2020

    Help for Heroes research shows that 56 per cent of wounded, injured and sick veterans, service personnel and their families have been exercising less since the pandemic began, with the main reason why cited as a lack of motivation (39…

  • 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.…

  • Workouts on demand

    Workouts on demand

    1 September 2020

    Many fitness brands are now offering what we like to refer to as ‘fitness blends’ for customers – so that doing workouts at home don’t have to be a thing of the lockdown past! These are the modern-day fitness memberships…

  • Cancer Research launches ‘A Very 2020 Race for Life’

    Cancer Research launches ‘A Very 2020 Race for Life’

    27 August 2020

    Cancer Research UK is encouraging people to sign up to a 5k event on 26 September, called ‘A Very 2020 Race for Life’, and raise money for life-saving research. As the mass Race for Life event series has been cancelled…