Wellbeing

Explore the latest mental health news and understand more about your own physical health with expert-lead commentary on both.

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    Run Talk Run: meet the running club which is putting mental health at the forefront of fitness

Latest Stories

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Wellbeing

“How a fitness challenge motivated me to find my community”

Fitness challenges are just about pushing yourself physically – they can also have added social benefits.

Posted by
Danai Nesta Kupemba
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Wellbeing

The one morning activity that could improve your sleep cycle and stress levels

It’s all to do with sunlight.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Wellbeing

How to build strong bones now so you don't have to worry later

Bone strength is vital to keeping us mobile for longer, so here's how to train and eat your way to stronger bones.

Posted by
Parisa Hashempour
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vegans happier than meat eaters
Wellbeing

Is there any truth to vegans being happier than meat-eaters?

A new study claims that chomping on plant-based foods can make us happier than eating meat. Here's why.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Chloe Gray
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“The 5-minute routine that reduced my post-lockdown stress”

One writer learned to ‘feel the feels’ through this meditation alternative.

Running to stabilise bipolar
Wellbeing

“How running has helped my bipolar feel much more manageable”

It's not a cure or a medicine, but one woman explains how running can have serious benefits for those living with bipolar disorder.

Posted by
Molly Lipson
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Wellbeing

Let’s discuss Naomi Osaka and the upsetting pressures faced by Black female athletes

Not enough is being done to protect Black and brown sportswomen’s mental health – something that needs to change.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Wellbeing

Hungry, thirsty, confused? Here’s how to know what your body really needs

It’s not as complicated as you might think.

Posted by
Kimberley Wilson
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Wellbeing

“I was hit by a car mid-run – here’s how it totally transformed my view on exercise”

Being run over while running is awful but, sometimes, it takes the worst things happening to reap some benefits.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Wellbeing

This Japanese paper crane tutorial is the perfect hobby to help you relax

It‘s a Japanese method symbolising hope, peace and healing.

Posted by
Alice Porter
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Re-entry fatigue solved with movement and nutrition
Wellbeing

How to tackle re-entry fatigue if you’re feeling shattered post-lockdown

Feeling shattered after a few weeks of going to the gym and meeting up with mates? Here's how to get your social energy back.

Posted by
Jessica Harris
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Kimberley Wilson
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The surprising impact a glass of water can have on your mood

Psychologist Kimberley Wilson explains the link between dehydration and mental health.

Chloe immediately after cupping, and the bruises 24 hours later.
Wellbeing

Is cupping therapy worth the bruises?

One writer finds out if the muscle healing treatment really works...

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Recovering from slipped disc getting strong
Wellbeing

“I'm getting strong again after having a slipped disc – but the journey isn't over yet”

Mental health, pushing too hard and not seeking professional help can all make back injuries worse in the long run.

Posted by
Fiona Ward
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Nesrine Dally
Wellbeing

Meet the hijab-wearing Muay Thai boxer who’s redefining what it means to be “strong”

Sick of the #strongnotskinny hype? So is boxer Nesrine Dally.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Wellbeing

Interested in meditating but don’t know where to start? These 11 tips will help

Find meditation boring and hard to stick with? You need to read this expert advice.

Posted by
Alice Porter
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Wellbeing

“As a plus-size, non-binary person, exercise is form of self-love“

Don't fall for the myth that non-binary, plus-size people want to “normalise“ their bodies.

Posted by
Emma Flint
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Boyfriend and girlfriend running through an urban green street smiling at each other.
Wellbeing

The real influence of your friends and partner on your fitness routine

An expert explains the science behind ‘concordance’.

Posted by
Kimberley Wilson
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Chloe Gray
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6 ways to relax if you have trouble switching off

Can’t stop thinking about work, the news or other people? Here’s how to get some well deserved down time.

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Wellbeing

Does strength training affect fertility?

Here's what you need to know about exercise if you're trying to conceive.

Posted by
Bridie Wilkins
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