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Diabetes: Taking the right steps for prevention and management

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Nov-2019 14:19:22 / by Emily Apps posted in healthy eating, fitness, swimming, sport and leisure, Obesity, physical activity

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Knowing you have to exercise and wanting to exercise are two very different things, but sometimes it's just one of those things that has to be done.

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26.2 Steps To A Successful Marathon

[fa icon="calendar'] 16-Sep-2019 16:04:57 / by Emily Apps posted in London Marathon, half marathon, Marathon Training, Long Distance Training, Fitness Training

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October is just around the corner and some of you may find yourself being on the receiving end of the ballot results of the London marathon. If you're one of those lucky people, we've put together some tips to help you train and run the best marathon possible!

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Equality In Sport

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Mar-2019 14:34:30 / by Emily Apps posted in Women only, sport and leisure, physical activity, equality, USWNT, Lionesses, women in sport

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EqualitySportBannerWomen have been the brains behind computer software, space station batteries, stem cell isolation and even Monopoly… so why don’t people think they should be given the same opportunities as men?

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Mental Health Vs Physical Activity

[fa icon="calendar'] 30-Jan-2019 16:40:28 / by Emily Apps posted in fitness, mental health, Self care, self help, physical activity

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4MF banner2019-1We all know that doing exercise is good for your physical health, but how many of us know that physical activity also works wonders for our mental health too? We think that the mind and body are separate, but what you do with your body can have a powerful effect on your mental well-being.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

[fa icon="calendar'] 09-Nov-2018 12:01:47 / by Emily Apps posted in fitness, mental health, sport and leisure, Self care

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sad4The clocks have gone back, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures dropping. Winter is here. Cue Seasonal Affective Disorder: A winter depression that hits when there’s less daylight during the winter months.

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Summer vs Winter

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-Oct-2018 15:54:18 / by Emily Apps posted in fitness, mental health, sport and leisure, Les Mills, Group exercise classes, Self care

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Training in the summer is glorious – shorts, t-shirts, and a bottle of water is all you need. You have sunny days, light evenings and even a chance to work on your tan. But summer can’t last forever. October comes around, the days get colder, the nights draw in and the rain starts to fall.

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6 Weeks to Fit!

[fa icon="calendar'] 13-Sep-2018 15:14:44 / by Emily Apps posted in fad diets, fitness, top gym excuses, gym excuses, sport and leisure, Group exercise classes, So

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No Excuses bannerSo many of us are guilty of trying fad diets and ridiculously intense workout sessions to try and lose weight before a holiday or trying to fit in to our favourite outfit that has become slightly too tight. But how many of us put all the effort in for a few weeks and then go back to our old habits?

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Do You Ever Get Tired of Sleeping?

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-Aug-2018 12:56:48 / by Emily Apps posted in fitness, Les Mills, Group exercise classes, Sleep, Self care

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ZzzIt’s not just a balanced diet and exercise that’s needed to have a healthy body and mind. You also need to get enough sleep a night to make you function like a normal human being. With 63.1% of over 15,000 people surveyed claiming to not be happy  with the amount of hours sleep they get each night, I delve into why you may not be getting as much shut eye as you need.

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I Weigh...

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-Jul-2018 17:36:00 / by Emily Apps posted in diets, fad diets, healthy eating, fitness

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Fad diets-1You may be thinking you need to get in shape for an upcoming holiday. You want to stop your jiggly bits jiggling before you have to get in your swim wear. Look in your best shape before you start uploading your pictures to Instagram.

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Squatting on the Toilet Vs Squatting at the Gym

[fa icon="calendar'] 01-Jun-2018 13:12:37 / by Emily Apps posted in activenewham, fitness, gym excuses, sport and leisure, Obesity

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