3 Mistakes That Could Put the Brakes on Your Fitness Journey

  Hooray! After months of rain, snow, wind, snow and more rain, spring is finally upon us! If the warmer temperatures, birdsong and light evenings have put a spring in your step, you may have found yourself with a fresh dose of fitness inspiration. But before you race towards your newly found fitness goals, take a moment to read our list of big mistakes which could put the brakes on your fitness journey.   When motivation strikes, it’s all too tempting to plunge into your new regime headfirst, but a little bit of thought could make all the difference – and help you avoid these pitfalls…   1. All the…

4 Ways to Banish Blackheads

  We’re all our own harshest critics. We’re also the only people who will ever cruelly scrutinise ourselves from millimeters away. That’s why so many of us complain of clogged pores and big blackheads when our skin looks plain lovely to others. Pores in particular are always less noticeable than you think. However, if you think your skin could do with a bit of TLC and you would like to banish clogs for your own peace of mind, there are all sorts of ways to get on top of your blackheads. Here are four blackhead banishing techniques which will leave your skin looking imperfection free even with your nose pressed…

4 Fitness Podcasts for Even More Motivation

The start of 2018 was not the best time for sticking to your fitness goals. Cold, grey drizzle made staying on the sofa a much more inviting prospect than going to the gym, while the bitingly cold “Beast from the East” made cycling virtually torturous. The unexpected inches of March snow only added to how much we just wanted to stay curled up in bed until summer… However, some of you have almost certainly been heroically clinging on to your fitness goals throughout the hideous weather. Whether you’ve stubbornly refused to quit your rigorous regime, or climbed back on the horse after a week of hibernation – bravo! And congratulations…

Is Social Fitness the Next Big Thing?

  Bored of the pub and can’t face another cocktail? Don’t think you can take another deathly dull dinner date? Why not shake things up by making fitness your next social event? Socialising has been getting a spruce up over the past couple of years as more and more of us choose to swap a pint and some Pringles for getting sweaty together.  We’re talking about the blending of socialising and fitness; meeting up with our mates to get a great workout. From those of us attending yoga classes with our favourite ladies, to speedy sorts signing up for running crews or meeting up for Parkrun every Saturday, burning calories…

Sleep Masks: The New “Beauty Sleep”

  Do you feel like you get enough beauty sleep? Whether it’s work stress, family life, noisy neighbours or social obligations, most of us feel like we’re simply not getting enough shut-eye. Lack of sleep can leave us feeling bleary, stressed, confused and distracted, but it can also have an effect on how we look… Whether you suffer from bags under your eyes, dark circles, a sallow complexion or widespread puffiness, there are all sorts of tell-tale signs that we’re not getting enough sleep which we wear on our faces. When we’re feeling tired on the inside, that visual reminder that we’re cream crackered isn’t exactly welcome when we look…