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Long Distance Running – Is It Safe For The Spine?

Many individuals live under the illusion that running is the optimal way to improve fitness and health. Sure if you’re not a competitive runner, some inclusion of long distance running can be beneficial but the average Joe Bloggs tends to do it up to 5x a week! But…is this getting him the results he wants and […]

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It’s all about education and choice

Hi all, It’s been a while since I posted on the blog but I have recently been mulling over my views on being overweight and obesity related to lifestyle.  I am not saying that everyone should be healthy and not overweight but if you have no medical or psychological reason not to be, then do […]

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The Shift in Residential Gym Design

I was asked the question this week, whether developers add gyms in to their schemes to use up a leftover space or is it an architectural decision to improve aesthetics? This led me to think about and notice the shift that’s taken place in this process over the last few years. When we first started […]

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We shall not be defeated (by rain)

Ah, the glorious Jubilee weekend and half term for our children. A few of my girlfriends and I decided earlier on in the year to book Featherdown Farm once again. A wonderful camping, or some prefer to say ‘glamping,’ retreat situated in several farms nationwide. We chose Shropshire this time and envisioned our trip to […]

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2 Days to Go!

I actually cannot believe it – one whole year since Sarah and I completed the Blenheim Triathlon 2011. Also cannot believe I re-entered for this year – what a lunatic! Looking back, I remember the feeling of thinking I had a year’s worth of training to wrong any issues from last year. Those tired legs I […]

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6 Health & Fitness Related Apps

See below 6 Health & Fitness related Apps from iTunes that the motive8 Team will be reviewing over the next few weeks: 1)   Nike Training Club Nike Training Club gives you your own personal trainer, anytime, anywhere. Get lean, toned and strong with more than 85 custom-built workouts. Unlock exclusive extra workouts from celebrities like […]

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The Long Bank Holiday

We have 4 days off work ahead of us for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I’ve been noticing more and more Union Jack flags go up in local towns as I’ve passed through and today saw a guy at a bus stop in Union Jack trousers! Everyone is getting ready to celebrate in style (well some […]

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EXERCISE TIP OF THE MONTH

Goal setting:  Set short term weekly goals to keep focusing on progression.  The goal should be specific to your long term aim, but able to be achieved through meeting smaller milestones that keep you motivated. If you want to lose 2 stone in weight, for example, 1lb per week would be a suitable short term goal […]

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