The Ultimate Fitness Christmas Gift Guide

This fitness gift guide could best be described as a festive favour. I’ve polled our members, searched online, researched and shopped and have come up with the ultimate gift list guide for a fit 2017. Print this out and put a star against the ones you want or just share it…

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10 Signs Your New Year Fitness Goals Are Already on Track (Huffington Post Article)

1. You’ve already incorporated more activity into your life. Actions speak louder than words. If you really want to change something, you’ll have already made steps to do so. Being more active doesn’t mean you’ve already been for a run or hit the gym (although that’s a great start). You…

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Cancer is real

Cancer is real. What supporters of fitness fundraising events already know Every two minutes in the UK someone gets diagnosed with cancer.* Some cancers are directly linked to lifestyle choices or hereditary factors. Sometimes it’s just the luck of the draw. Why am I so aware of mortality today? As I’m…

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5 signs that you’re one of life’s winners

I’m fresh from this week’s Race for Life Epping. It was steamy one this year, with lots of heavy legs and even heavier breathing. I was under-trained and had been feeling unwell for a few days but I gave it everything. This meant pushing through and just getting my head down between…

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13 ways exercise can help prevent disease (fitness phobes will love #13)

Alzheimers. Type 2 Diabetes. Breast Cancer. Colorectal Cancer. Prostate Cancer. Heart Disease. Depression. What do these major health conditions all have in common? Exercise can prevent, lower the risk of, or in some cases even reverse the effects of the condition. How? We all know that this is what researchers…

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Could exercise stop breast cancer coming back?

We all know that exercise, eating well and reducing our exposure to common oestrogen disrupting chemicals like parabens can reduce our risk of getting breast cancer. But if you are one of the unlucky 1 in 8 women in the UK who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, could you…

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Three simple exercises which could predict early death

IF you’ve had your eyes on the health news recently you might have noticed the new study which has revealed three everyday exercises, could be a predictor of early death. According to the study published last week, grip strength, balance and squats are key indicators of early death. And guess what?…

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Woolly Wonderland: It’s woolly wonderful!

I love this time of year, especially since I now have a 3-year-old who is essentially experiencing his first Christmas. Christmas lights; Christmas trees; Christmas carols and songs; nativity plays and parties; and of course a most fabulous Christmas jumper, hand-crafted by my very talented mum. But – and it’s…

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Back pain: A long term project

Here’s a post from our Fit School pages, written by Fit School co-director Chris Laing. Most people will experience back pain in their lives. It can vary from an ache, to full on debilitating agony. Long term pain of any kind can lead to depression and many people feel their…

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