Instagram is my best friend for fitness during lockdown

Instagram is my best friend for fitness during lockdown

My beloved Virgin Active has glue-gunned their doors shut.  That means choking on chlorine is out of the question.  No sticky sweat tumbling down my nose after a steam room stint.  No awkward smiles as I plunge into the foamy waters of the jacuzzi.  Most importantly, I cannot ponder, and then immediately discard, the idea [...]

Hi, I am a runner

Hi, I am a runner

Build yourself a time machine and hurtle back prior February 2020.  Ask politely if I want to start running.  Be prepared for a bemused scoff and a hearty laugh because me - actually choosing to pound pavements and get sweaty outside of the bedroom?  No bloody way, hun.  I too am surprised therefore of my [...]

I stopped hating my body due to taking up swimming

I stopped hating my body due to taking up swimming

This summer, (unbeknownst to myself until extremely recently) I have managed to dramatically improve my relationship with my body as well as enhance both my general physical and mental health. I have finally discovered a *real* hobby which is charming, I have a passion for and yet have no intention of making my career (here [...]

kate shepherd: 3 ways to stay healthy when living at home

kate shepherd: 3 ways to stay healthy when living at home

I find staying healthy while living at home hard. Being in a house surrounded by temptation, easy options and then trying to stick to a healthy, balanced diet is virtually impossible without super-strength willpower. However, there are a couple tips and tricks I have tried and tested to help us stick to the food we [...]