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wellbeing

Physical activity and wellbeing

Here at motive8 we strongly believe it is important to look after your physical health but also your wellbeing, which incorporates your mental and social state and incorporates the following: The sense of feeling good about ourselves and being able to function well individually or in relationships The ability to deal with the ups and […]

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wellbeing

Breathing for a healthier you

This month we are looking at the often overlooked importance of breathing in exercise and for your general wellbeing. Breathing is one of the few constants we have in life and breathing properly can influence the overall flow of our energy, which in turn changes our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. The average person’s lungs […]

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Finding stability after lockdown

Feeling unsettled? So are most of us. I know I am. Everything just feels different. For some people, lockdown found new hobbies and lots of virtual catch ups but for a lot of us it has been difficult, lonely, unsettling and has come with a fear of the unknown especially now we move slowly back […]

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Improve sleep by stretching before bed

Stretching before bed can be highly beneficial to getting that all important beauty sleep that will have you feeling and looking refreshed for the day ahead. During lockdown it has been reported that many of us have been struggling to sleep whether that be due to the change of routine, the stresses of everyday or […]

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Meditation

We are currently in a state of unknown as to when our lives will revert back to the way it was, and this can be a stressful and anxious time for many. However, it may be beneficial to try meditation in order to lessen your stress levels, broaden your mind and help improve your overall […]

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Gym Design | Home Gyms | wellbeing

Benefits of a home gym

We’ve been completing an increasing number of home gym projects over the last couple of years and we really enjoy the personal nature of these projects, especially getting to know the clients and collaborating with them to deliver their perfect home gym or wellbeing space. Recent projects have become more and more bespoke in terms […]

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Staying motivated to exercise

Regular exercise is key to both mental and physical wellbeing. It can be easy to get stuck in a rut during this lockdown period and let your exercise regime go out the window. Many people may lose motivation with no routine to stick to or holiday to look forward to. Here are some tips to […]

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Working from home

With so many of us now working from home it is a pretty big adjustment for those of that are used to the hustle and bustle of city life. As this ‘new normal’ becomes a part of our daily life, here are a few tips to try and build a sense of structure and routine […]

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Why you should try a cardio workout!

The word ‘cardio’ is probably one of the first words you hear when you start an exercise program. It can be an essential component of any workout regardless of your goal. The NHS suggest that we should do at least 150 minutes of moderate intense activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous activity to […]

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Corporate Wellbeing | Gym Design | wellbeing

Gym Love – How Gyms Can Help Build Human Relationships

Exercise can bring people together and can strengthen relationships. Whether they are colleagues burning off stress in the workplace gym, students at college, neighbours in Build to Rent gyms or guests in the hotel. Gyms and exercise spaces can create lasting, worthwhile friendships based on the healthiest of activities. Gyms have even been the venue […]

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5 Tips for boosting your confidence in the gym.

The New Year is in full swing. You’ve finally adjusted and are back into your working routine – you’ve even managed to regularly visit the gym. Result – we take our hats off to you. However, the gym can sometimes be an intimidating space. And we totally know where you’re coming from. There are people […]

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Motivation | wellbeing

How to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions

The start of a new year is the perfect time to turn a new page, start fresh and think about change. Perhaps more so this year with it being a new decade – 2020 WOW! But of course, resolutions are much easier to make than they are to keep. Have you ever found yourself doing […]

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Motivation | wellbeing

How to stay motivated during the cold months

We know it can be easy to fall out of routine in the colder months – summer seems like a warm distant memory! Going for a morning run when the sun is shining is easy, rolling out of bed when its dark and cold however, is another story. We all get tempted to skip out […]

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Tips to fight OFF SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is thought to be very common and can affect people of any age, including children. It tends to rear its head at the beginning of autumn where there is less light and ends around March/ April. Evenings get darker, so do mornings and the main theory behind SAD is […]

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Exercises | wellbeing

Mindfulness and exercise

Mindfulness is now widely recognised as an important tool for wellbeing in sport, at every level. But what exactly is mindfulness and why does it benefit our exercise? Below we are going to discuss how to incorporate mindfulness into an exercise programme and why this can help achieve even better results. We also speak to […]

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