Motivation

  • ‘My yoga teacher said I would end up teaching’

    ‘My yoga teacher said I would end up teaching’

    19 December 2020

    Hannah Glancy is the founder of Proper Northern Yoga, a yoga studio based in the North of England offering fun, friendly and open classes and workshops. Classes are also available online. We spoke to Hannah about how she became a…

  • Boxing fitness for weight loss

    Boxing fitness for weight loss

    18 December 2020

    Want a fun and varied workout? Boxing fitness is a great way to burn fat and boost your fitness and is also a great stress-buster. Christina Neal explains why. As the editor of a fitness magazine, you’d think I’d have…

  • Overcome Impostor Syndrome

    Overcome Impostor Syndrome

    17 December 2020

    Performance psychologist Dr Josephine Perry shines a light on Impostor Syndrome: a very real phenomenon that can cause even the highest of achievers to be overcome by self-doubt. Albert Einstein thought of himself as a swindler. Will Smith says he…

  • How to Combat SAD

    How to Combat SAD

    12 December 2020

    Nutritional Therapist Hannah Braye from Bio-Kult has these top tips on beating the winter blues. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) often described as the ‘winter blues’, is a form of depression which comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. Severity of…

  • Managing menopause symptoms

    Managing menopause symptoms

    11 December 2020

    13 million women are currently going through menopause in the UK. What’s more, half of these menopausal women are suffering from anxiety at home, only heightened due to the pandemic and the second wave of national restrictions. Here’s how to…

  • Set your new year fitness goals now!

    Set your new year fitness goals now!

    10 December 2020

    The past year has been challenging – even life-changing – for many of us. Here’s how to enter the next 12 months in a way that enriches both your physical and mental health, says Claire Chamberlain. Many people will have…

  • Keep cycling this winter

    Keep cycling this winter

    9 December 2020

    You can keep cycling in the winter if you have the right kit and a positive attitude, says Leona Gerrard.  As is the old adage ‘winter miles, summer smiles’, you can get a lot out of your cycling fitness in…

  • Fake your commute and feel healthier

    Fake your commute and feel healthier

    8 December 2020

    As winter closes in and the government encourages employees to continue working from home, six in 10 office workers admit they are struggling to separate work and home lives after ditching the commute. Many even attributing this to a decline…

  • Make your workout better

    Make your workout better

    7 December 2020

    Having a bad workout? You can turn it into a good one if the problem is with your mind, says personal trainer Natalie Edwards. Sometimes when we start a workout, we might not feel like it because we’re tired or…

  • Are you finding it hard to be kind?

    Are you finding it hard to be kind?

    6 December 2020

     “Kindness Matters” has been a popular phrase this year. Feelings of stress and anxiety can make you feel like you have nothing left to give others. But might extending an offer of kindness actually be the answer? Words: Claire Chamberlain.…

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