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    Want to stick to your fitness goals in the long-run? MED training can help

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    ‟I suffer with chronic pain – here’s why prescribing exercise isnt the answer”

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    Wellbeing

    “I have ‘long Covid’ and even doing downward dog leaves me short of breath”

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Workouts

7 yoga stretches every runner should do – especially if you have tight hips and hamstrings

Open your joints and strengthen your muscles to run pain-free.

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Allie Williams
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Strong Women

“This sauna blanket helps with muscle recovery – and it’s so relaxing”

Could this be your fast ticket to eliminating soreness?

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Workouts

Is one side of your body stronger than the other? Don’t just do more reps on your weaker side

These are the three most common muscle imbalances – and how to fix them.

Posted by
Natalie Gil
Published
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Workouts

“How I learned to exercise comfortably with PCOS”

“I learned that for people with PCOS, having balance is everything.”

Posted by
Katie Baskerville
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Natalie Gil
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“I found high-quality, lightly-used activewear for a bargain from these second-hand retailers”

Would you buy second-hand activewear? Here‘s why you should consider it

A woman wearing goggles and a swimming hat swimming through a lake with grey skies behind her.
Strong Women

Women are swearing by cold water swimming to improve mood and mental health

How wild swimming has helped women get through lockdown – from boosting self-esteem to creating community.

Posted by
Natalie Gil
Published
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Wellbeing

Muslim women are reclaiming their fitness, but why did it take a pandemic for them to be able to?

The gym can already be an intimidating place, but even more so when your basic needs aren't being catered for.

Posted by
Faima Bakar
Published
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Workouts

7 women (including a personal trainer) on why they’re giving up the gym for good

From saving time and money, to avoiding sweaty overcrowded classes – the reasons are many.

Posted by
Natalie Gil
Published
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Workouts

“How I keep my braids and scalp healthy while working out”

Sometimes maintaining hair health is as tough as the workout itself.

Posted by
Florie Mwanza
Published
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Wellbeing

Want to try meditation but hate sitting in silence? This may be for you

Because meditation doesn't always mean sitting cross-legged in silence.

Posted by
Alice Barraclough
Published
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Wellbeing

“I'm competitive and this simple trick motivated me to meditate for 365 days straight”

How a writer made meditating every day for a year not only bearable, but fun.

Posted by
Niamh Walsh
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Miranda Larbi
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11 female-founded fitness brands to shop from on International Women’s Day

Support women and upgrade your workout routine with one click.

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Nutrition

How a mediterranean diet can help you improve endurance and speed up muscle recovery

In a quest for the perfect post-workout nutrition, could a Mediterranean meal triumph over protein shakes?

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
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Workouts

“I learned to relieve my neck pain with five stretches that target the adjoining muscles”

if you want to ease neck pain, don't forget to stretch your back and chest too.

Posted by
Jessica Harris
Published
Woman curled up on the sofa in jeans and a jumper reading a book on her rest day from the gym.
Workouts

6 fitness trainers share how they spend rest days for optimum recovery

Because recovery days are just as important for your body and mind as exercising.

Posted by
Natalie Gil
Published
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Film

11 must-see films about inspirational women breaking barriers in sport

These empowering sports films and documentaries are finally putting women front and centre.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
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Workouts

Can compression leggings make you a better runner?

An expert reveals whether uber-tight tights are worth the investment.

Posted by
Nupur Trivedi
Published
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Nutrition

“I tried drinking 8 glasses of water every day – this is what happened”

Did it provide more energy and glowing skin as promised? Read on to find out.

Posted by
Alice Barraclough
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Jessica Harris
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Feeling wobbly and off-balance during yoga? These 7 tips will help

Better balance prevents injury and improves posture too – here’s how to have a solid stance.

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Workouts

Avoid these 4 common injuries while working out at home

Physiotherapists, osteopaths and PTs share the most common injuries they see – and how to prevent them.

Posted by
Natalie Gil
Published