We constantly preach that exercise benefits you both inside and out. It’s been well-reported that working out can positively impact your mental health, and as this month is Mental Health Awareness month, we’re bringing you a little happiness experiment from Cat Taylor - both a MoveGB member and a happiness coach.
When you have a bustling career, it can make life hectic. Let’s face it, between meetings, tasks, emails and calls, you may barely have time to catch your breath, let alone consider getting a sweat on during your lunch break. But you may change your priorities once you know of the positive effects of working out at lunch….
If you love to move your body in new and challenging ways, then you’ll be pretty familiar with DOMS: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. The ache and soreness of your muscles post-workout can be a literal pain in the behind, but we’ve got some quick hacks and ways to ease your DOMS if you’re feeling particularly uncomfortable.
Huzzah! We’ve got a lovely long weekend lying before us - oh the possibilities! Easter eggs, hot cross buns, pub o’clock, movies, Sunday lunch… uh oh. Before you know it, the four days are nearly done and you’ve hardly walked 5,000 steps (including that hectic Easter egg hunt) and feeling sluggish as hell. Let’s avoid that, yes?
So you’re thinking of booking your first spin session, but have no idea what you’re getting yourself into? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve got some top tips from Clifton Revolution indoor cycling studio in Bristol, who can tell you all about what to expect at your first indoor cycling class!
The saying goes “abs are made in the kitchen so get crunching!” - do you know what that means? You can workout to the best of your abilities, smash your sessions and feel like an exercise god/goddess… but if you’re not fuelling your body correctly, you could be undoing all your good work. Time to delve into delicious post-workout meals to refuel your body.
You’re getting ready to hit the gym. You’ve got your bag packed with your workout outfit, your water bottle is full and your playlist is stuffed with inspiring beats. But do you ever stop and think about the gear that you’ve had for months? Perhaps years?
What does attending a new fitness class have in common with scaling Mount Everest? The thought of what lies ahead can be cripplingly terrifying, but the exhilaration gained from facing your fears, conquering the pre-nerve beast and realising that you CAN do it is what makes the whole thing worth it!
When we work out, we’re trying our hardest. We squat low, we power through reps, we meticulously follow instructors, and we aim high. We go until the sweat pours and our muscles tire…. But are we nailing techniques as well as we think we are?