Motivation

  • Six ways to feel less anxious

    Six ways to feel less anxious

    20 August 2020

    Worry and anxiety have increased significantly in the UK since the pandemic, with 30 per cent of Brits reporting a deterioration in their mental health, according to Nuffield Health. Women’s Fitness Editor Christina Neal shares her top tips for reducing…

  • The rise of on-demand home fitness

    The rise of on-demand home fitness

    18 August 2020

    The face of fitness has changed. Until recently, 2020 has seen gyms and public spaces closed, forcing people to work out in their homes. It wasn’t an easy transition as we struggled to figure out homeschooling, jobs and home life,…

  • 8 common exercise mistakes

    8 common exercise mistakes

    12 August 2020

    Former personal trainer and Women’s Fitness Editor Christina Neal reveals eight common errors people make with their exercise routines… I will always promote the benefits of exercise to anyone who will listen. I’ve unashamedly bored my many of my friends…

  • Back in the gym after lockdown

    Back in the gym after lockdown

    11 August 2020

    Heading back to the gym to regain your fitness? Get the most from your workouts and ditch a few pounds while keeping yourself safe.  Do you feel a bit heavier during lockdown? You’re not alone. A survey commissioned by SlimFast…

  • ‘I really wanted to challenge myself’

    ‘I really wanted to challenge myself’

    31 July 2020

    Carla Molinaro ran from Lands End to John O’Groats and smashed the current women’s world record. Christina Neal finds out why and how she did it and why some of her fuel consisted of pizza and sausages. Imagine having your…

  • Social media makes us feel pressured to look good

    Social media makes us feel pressured to look good

    25 July 2020

    As Brits emerge from lockdown, a sense of panic is felt among many who feel they need to look more fit and toned than before, with Instagram and Facebook named the main reason for anxiety according to research. Research by…

  • Staying safe when you go back to the gym

    Staying safe when you go back to the gym

    24 July 2020

    Can’t wait to get back to the gym but nervous of being around others or getting injured? The team at Biofreeze share their top tips on how to stay safe when you go back the gym in terms of minimising your…

  • What will gyms be like when they reopen?

    What will gyms be like when they reopen?

    23 July 2020

    Are you going back to your gym when it reopens this weekend? While you may have missed it, you might also be a little nervous about going back. We asked several of the major gym chains what they will be…

  • Improve your heart health by exercising at work

    Improve your heart health by exercising at work

    18 July 2020

    Employers could help staff reduce their risk of heart disease by 15 per cent if they introduced specialised exercise bikes to the workplace, according to new research. The University of Stirling-led study found that staff who cycle for just 18…

  • ‘Why I’m going to keep working out at home’

    ‘Why I’m going to keep working out at home’

    15 July 2020

    Are you planning to go back to the gym when it reopens? Women’s Fitness Editor Christina Neal has been a gym fan for many years but has now chosen to stick to home workouts. Working out at home has become…