Monday, 23 November 2015

Guest Post: 10 Resources That Can Motivate You To Lose That Extra Weight by Joan Gilbert

Do something today that your future self will thank you for
Image provided by guest writer, Joan Gilbert
There are thousands, if not millions, of people out there in the world that are carrying that extra bit of weight but have yet to find effective motivation to inspire them to lose it and become a healthier version of themselves. There are several different reasons why people fail to take that extra step to losing weight, ranging from a lack of confidence, to a lack of exercise knowledge, to a lack of community to help them along the way. If you are finding a similarity between these kinds of people and yourself, then we are here to help you find the inspiration and help that could change your life forever. 

Here are ten of the best resources that can motivate you to get on the path to a healthier life.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Guest Post: How Kettlebells Have Changed My Life (Plus 3 Benefits of Kettlebell Training) by Robert James

Shutterstock Image provided by Robert James
Kettlebells have become rather popular in the last decade. With plenty of new and old fitness enthusiasts wanting to have a go with the tool that greatly resembles a cannonball with a handle, it seems kettlebell training has become more than just a mere fad. The Kettlebell has transformed itself from a mere "alternative" to one of the go-to tools when it comes to weight loss and power development. While training with kettlebells doesn't exactly have the kind of muscle-growing potential training with barbells can provide, it makes up for it by providing many exercises and benefits other tools cannot provide. 

Monday, 9 November 2015

The Helly Hansen Rainwear Edit

The Helly Hansen Rainwear Edit
Rainy weather seems like the perfect excuse to stay indoors, but that's also the quickest way to become a winter recluse and feel isolated and bored in front of the TV. If you're in need of some motivation to get out the house and exercise in the great outdoors, then what better reason do you need to splurge on some decent rainwear!  

Monday, 2 November 2015

Best Books for Birth

Best Books For BirthI'm very happy to announce that on the 12th October, I gave birth to my son! The run up to the birth was not the easiest, I ended up in and out of hospital for pre-eclampsia and needed to be induced at 37 weeks. While pre-eclampsia meant that I was classed as too high risk for a home birth, I still feel like I had the birth I really wanted - my mum and fiancĂ© by my side in a private, dimly lit room with a plentiful supply of gas & air for pain relief and a birthing ball for comfort. 

Aside from all of this, I'm pleased that my instincts kicked in and told me when to push and I'm even more pleased that I chose to listen to these instincts above the voices of the professionals around me, who much to my annoyance were standing around telling me it was too early to push, when just 15 minutes and 4 pushes later, my son was here! I'm not so sure I would have been stubborn enough to ignore them and trust my own body, were it not for the few books I read before going into labour. Here's my list of the books I found really helpful for preparing me the biggest event of my life.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Health Weekend Blog Party Week 9

Healthy Weekend Blog Party

Happy weekend everyone! Welcome to the Healthy Weekend Blog Party on BTBS! There hasn't been a blog party for the last few weeks as my baby son arrived 3 weeks earlier than expected and we needed some time to settle into a whole new routine at home.

This link-up party runs every weekend starting on Fridays at 8am (GMT) and carries on until Sunday at 10pm.  Your links will remain on the blog even have the party has closed, so join in!
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