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Posts in “wellbeing”


Nutrition | wellbeing

Defeating the Heat – Chilled Breakfast Idea

Eating healthy is important but eating in the warm weather can be a challenge. My breakfast idea is great for several reasons: – It is chilled and in the jar – cool and handy; – It has high protein content: natural yogurt, oats and nuts – It has fibre – apricots and ginger – It […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Unusual foods you may not have had before and their health benefits

There are a lot of unusual foods and drinks out there to discover so here’s a few together with the health benefits they come with for you to explore and add into your kitchen cupboard! Kombucha: Aids digestion and gut health, strengthens  immune system, contains acetic acid and polyphenols to aid weight loss, eases joint […]

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Exercises | wellbeing | workouts

Why should you train your cardiovascular system?

The cardiovascular system is made up of your heart and blood vessels and is responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients around your body which is very important for efficient daily activities and to be able to live comfortably. Physical activity in general improves your cardiovascular system with some methods more than others. To make sure […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Nutrition – Did you know?

Here are some quick fast facts that you may not know about the foods you are eating! 1. Avocado has twice the amount of potassium as a banana 2. Broccoli has twice the amount of Vitamin C 3. 1 lemon contains your daily dose of vitamin C, cleanses the liver and boosts immunity 4. Celery […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

How to get more protein in your diet

If you’ve been inspired by the cycling greats or shark-like swimmers on TV during the summer championships, here’s how you can fuel yourself by increasing the amount of protein in your diet. And don’t worry, for any vegetarians there’s always meat free options available! Start your day right! It’s a cliché but it’s true; you […]

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Skin Safety – Have a Sun-Safe Summer

In this week’s blog I will be focusing on skin safety in the sun. It’s essential to stay protected from the sun, regardless if you’re in sunny Spain or not so sunny England. Despite the UK’s negative summer reputation, this year we have had our fair share of sunshine. As with everything, with all the […]

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Why Water is a Winner

We have all heard the benefits of consuming water, water can have countless effects on our body and mind. Water can affect our ability to focus, our body’s ability to exercise, the way in which our complexion looks and the way we feel in the day (these are just some examples!). Now it is summer, […]

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Corporate Wellbeing | Exercises | Training | wellbeing

Motive8’s corporate wellbeing programme at Prodrive Ltd

As part of our fitness service offering we offer a corporate wellness service which we run in-house to corporate clientele. One of our contracts is with Prodrive, who specialise in motorsport and innovative engineering for the motoring industry. Within a typical corporate environment staff turn up to work, perform the tasks for their role and […]

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Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

Too high temperatures can result in a variety of heat-related illnesses including heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat strokes. To avoid such occurrences, here are some ways that you can help yourself to keep cool all summer. 1. If you planning an outdoor exercise routine, it’s important to consider cooler times (early morning or late evening). 2. Wear loose-fitting […]

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Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Stretching for Beginners

It can be seen as the boring part of a workout. The obligatory stretching that a lot of athletes or fitness fanatics choose to ignore despite knowing that neglecting this section of their workout could cause them serious injury in the future and hinder their training! So here’s a few simple stretches to help reduce […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

The ultimate coolness sip!

This drink is full of freshness thanks to the cooling effect of the herbal natural oils. The ingredients are not only great for keeping cool, they are good for your tummy too! (Serves 2-4): Ingredients A mixer capable of breaking ice cubes (I use Nutri-Bullet by dividing the ingredients into the single portion requirements); A […]

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Equipment | Gym Design | Student Gym Design | Training | wellbeing

Watch the new motive8 student gym design video

At motive8 we believe that exercise can provide an essential balancing influence that will make a student’s life healthier, more enjoyable and, ultimately, more successful. And it seems property developers are embracing the same train of thought. With an increase in high end student accommodation, and a demand from students to have easier access to […]

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Scientifically proven ways to stay cool in the heat

Cover up Wearing loose, light coloured clothes that cover the body (long sleeves, long skirt/trousers) will protect you from the direct heat of the sun, while allowing your skin to breath. Specially designed sports fabrics, cotton, linen, rayon, viscose and silk will do the job. Choose skincare with cooling effects Creams, lotions and toners containing Aloe […]

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Coaching | wellbeing

Importance of Exercise for Children

We’ve all heard on the news about how everyone needs to do more exercise, how bad living a sedentary lifestyle is for us, and how the UK is steadily becoming the fattest in Europe¹. But what effect does this have on our children? And is exercise really important for our future generation? In a word; […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Staying Hydrated In The Heat

It’s always important to stay hydrated but especially in the summer months when you may be losing extra water through sweating, whether it be working out or just walking out and about. The average person should drink between 2 and 3 litres of water every day. This shouldn’t be in one go of course but spread out […]

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