Wellbeing

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

  • Pre-workout anxiety is real and here's what to do about it.
    Wellbeing

    “Am I the only one who feels nervous before a workout or run?”

  • A woman looking away from a mirror in a gym
    Wellbeing

    “At 39, I finally stopped exercising in front of mirrors – and it changed everything”

  • The walking club for people of colour to explore radical self-care
    Wellbeing

    Are you ready for some radical self-care? Then Peaks of Colour may be the walking club for you

Latest Stories

buddhist koans
Wellbeing

This is how to transform your meditation practice using Buddhist koans

An ex-Buddhist monk explains how to use the ‘mindful workout’.

Posted by
Alice Porter
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Why yoga is for everyone, regardless of race, age or gender.
Wellbeing

“I’m a yoga teacher and I can’t do half the poses that some plus-size yogis are able to do”

Whatever the Instagrammers might have you believe, yoga should be adapted to accommodate all body types.

Posted by
Donna Noble
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Women of colour like me are finding solidarity and support in female-led cycling clubs.
Wellbeing

“How women of colour like me are finding strength and safety in female-only cycle clubs”

Cycling is often seen as a pale and male sport – but Evolve is challenging that.

Posted by
Aasiya Versi
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woman drawing at home
Wellbeing

A 5-step guide for using mindful drawing to de-stress and relax

It’s great for people who struggle to sit still.

Posted by
Alice Porter
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Grace Hetherington
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“Why I gave up trying to get my perfect body before turning 30”

Think you’ve got to get shred before it’s too late? Think again.

how-to-three-r-method-burnout
Wellbeing

Stop burnout for good with this 3-step method

A psychologist talks us through the technique.

Posted by
Alice Porter
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Exercising with ADHD can make symptoms easier to manage
Wellbeing

How exercise can help manage your moods, concentration and energy when you have ADHD

People with ADHD tend to have lower dopamine levels – and exercise, fidgeting and movement all boost that.

Posted by
Caroline Barry
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Different types of yoga and their benefits
Wellbeing

A guide to the 9 most common yoga styles and their benefits

Different types of yoga offer different benefits – here's how to find which one is right for you.

Posted by
Priyankaa Joshi
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Benefits of cold water swimming for an auto-immune condition
Wellbeing

“How cold water swimming has helped me to manage my auto-immune flare-ups”

Writer Helen Wilson-Beevers swims every day in the North Sea and has found that cold water sea swimming has helped her to deal with her auto-immune condition.

Posted by
Helen Wilson-Beevers
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Wellbeing

The 369 manifestation method is a simple way to help you reach your goals – here’s how to use it

TikTok can’t get enough of this affirmation technique.

Posted by
Alice Porter
Published
Saima Mir got into kickboxing in her 40s
Wellbeing

“My kickboxing habit is proof that it’s never too late to learn a new sport”

Think you’ve got to have started a sport young to get anything from it? Think again.

Posted by
Saima Mir
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Miranda Larbi
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How to find the perfect 10k or marathon trainers

Up to 75% of us are running in the wrong size shoe.

Why overpronating while running isn't a big deal
Wellbeing

If you overpronate while running, here’s why it’s not a bad thing

Before you invest in insoles and new trainers, you need to read this.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
How virtual fitness classes can help you feel less alone.
Wellbeing

Here’s how virtual group classes can help with loneliness on your fitness journey

Sometimes, getting fit can feel isolating – especially if your mates aren't on the same path.

Posted by
Jess Bacon
Published
Is doing yoga every day a good idea?
Wellbeing

Should we really be doing ‘yoga every damn day’?

Yoga challenges are still all the rage but some argue that they miss the fundamental point of yoga.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
A woman sat on the bus with a facemask on and her phone in her hand
Wellbeing

Going back to the office? 5 surprising health benefits of your daily commute

Yep, going back to the office can be good for you.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Running better on your period? Me too
Wellbeing

“Am I the only one who feels like a better runner during my period?”

Paula Radcliffe smashed the world marathon record while cramping...

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
Jazmin Sawyers at the Olympics
Wellbeing

Olympian Jazmin Sawyers explains how competing on her period actually made her more confident

It’s all about trusting your body.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Miranda Larbi
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This is why you feel so damn stiff when getting out of bed in the morning

Good news: it’s not a sign that you’re just getting old.

Naomi Osaka was left visibly upset in a recent press conference.
Wellbeing

Naomi Osaka being forced to explain her anxiety proves how the media hasn’t learned anything

We still have a long way to go in protecting Black and brown sportswomen’s mental health.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published