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Become the star of your own fitness story

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Confidence

7 little-known signs your fitness is improving

7 little-known signs your fitness is improving

You’ve been cycling/swimming/walking for ages but don’t seem to be getting results. Don’t despair! Here are 7 little-known signs your fitness is improving.

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Crave an instant bikini body? It’s yours!

"Get a bikini body in X weeks!" It’s back every spring. There’s too much money at stake for companies that feed on our insecurities. So let’s fight back.

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Why is sweat so embarrassing?

Without the ability to sweat, we wouldn't be human. So just why is sweat so embarrassing? And why especially to women?

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Fitness failure is success in disguise

I sometimes feel as if I’m back to square 1. It can feel like one fitness failure after another. Any learning experience counts as success.

Awareness

Compassionate fitness advice

7 signs of compassionate fitness advice

What does compassionate fitness advice really look like? Here are 7 signs of empathetic advice which shouldn’t trigger a crisis of self-confidence

Featured image 5 reasons I hate hearing “eat less move more, simple”

5 reasons I hate hearing “eat less move more, simple!”

“Eat less move more, simple!” I really hate this phrase, for 5 reasons - none of them trivial. Especially the last one.

7 stages of grief do they help when fresh air is rationed

The 7 stages of grief do they help when fresh air is rationed?

Does the “7 stages of grief” model have anything to say that can help us cope with a loss of freedom of movement and the resulting culture shock?

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5 exasperating questions about fat and health

We can send people to the moon, but can’t agree on the relationship between fat and health, as these 5 questions show.

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That’s life

50 reasons you’re not exercising

50 reasons for not exercising

There are a myriad of reasons for not exercising. Chances are that your facing more than 1 of them at any given time.

When getting fresh air isn’t easy

When getting fresh air isn't easy, let alone simple

“Get some fresh air!” is the go-to advice dished out to anyone who looks or feels in need of a health boost. What happens when it’s not that available any more?

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5 quick ways to kick-start your fitness mojo!

It can be really, really hard to start doing exercise. I know - I’ve been there. Here are 5 quick ways to kick-start your fitness mojo and get you going.

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5 pieces of demotivating exercise advice

There's so much demotivating exercise advice out there it's untrue. 90% of it seems designed to make you feel guilty and lazy if you aren't Paula Radcliffe.

Exercise

Freshen up your fitness habits

Freshen up your fitness habits

Exercise routines can get stale for beginners and continuers. There’s no time like the present to freshen up your fitness habits.

featured 5 ways to get the most out of indoor exercise

5 ways to get the most out of indoor exercise

Is your main exercise space the size of a yoga mat? Less space doesn’t have to use less energy. Here are 5 tips to help you get the most out of indoor exercise.

featured 5 benefits of indoor exercise

5 benefits of exercising indoors

We often assume indoor workouts are a poor relation of the outdoor kind, especially if indoor = spare room. 5 benefits of exercising indoors show they don’t need to be.

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The 4 types of fitness for health

When we think of getting exercise, we tend to focus on getting one kind of movement into our lives. But it’s important to invest in all 4 types of fitness for health if you want a chance of a healthier future.

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Welcome

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A few years ago, I got scared that I won't be able to tie my own shoelaces when I’m 70, so I started to work on my fitness.

All the advice I found made me feel I was on the outside looking in. I needed something a lot more me-centric.

Now I feel I have more control and hope for the future.

I’m sharing what I’ve learned so that you can star in your own fitness story.
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