Could You Find Happiness in 30 Minutes?

Yesterday a client sent me a lovely message, direct from her holidays, to say how being more active had brought new found happiness. How she had felt comfortable getting involved in running races and being active with her kids whilst on holiday in a way she had never felt before.…

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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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6 Top Running Tips for Absolute Beginners

You’ve got your shiny new trainers and your breasts are safely strapped away. It’s time to run. So where do you start? Aside from the obvious – actually walking out of the door – there are a few tips you can bear in mind when you take your first tentative…

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Are you predisposed to be fat, fit, fast or ill

It’s all in your genes. By guest blogger, Chris Laing, director of Fit School The health and fitness industry normally trots along spurting out fads and hype to anyone that will listen. But every now and then, the industry makes a stratospheric jump in information that will genuinely be of benefit…

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Everyday chemicals that could be putting your health and your unborn baby’s health at risk

LAST week the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), the ‘gold standard’ of ante natal advice, published a scientific paper advising pregnant women to choose safety first when it comes to the use of toiletries, cleaning products and even pre-packed fresh foods. The report came under fire for being…

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