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Fitness on Trial: Brita Fill&Go Active – Staying Hydrated*

I am a firm believer that water keeps my body going throughout the day, so keeping myself hydrated is so important. When I used to do a lot of cardio, I would easily get through 2 – 3 bottles in one 1.5 hour session, and even then I would leave the gym feeling thirsty. For weight training, I still aim to get through the same amount as I know how important it is to keep my body fuelled with water. One of my biggest bug bears is when I forget my water bottle at the gym and have to pay the  ...

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Fat Shaming, Skinny Shaming, Gym Shaming: It’s Not Ok

Fat shaming is big in the public eye at the moment as there are seem to be multiple public-eye instances of it. Take, for example, the Dani Mathers snapchat, or the multiple occasions in which Khloe Kardashian was labelled as the “fat sister”. What is great, though, is the extreme response from those who fight against it. Trolling is common in today’s society, thanks to the ease of being able to do it anonymously, whether it be via our own personal social media channels or as an online  ...

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Why Change Is Hard

For me, when it comes to food and exercise, change is hard. This is quite a difficult subject for me to talk about, but I wanted to share a personal insight into my brain so that it might help others. My relationship with food is turbulent, and it always has been. I suffer badly from body dysmorphia and I struggle with this on a daily basis. For months, I have been following gym plans, pushing myself in terms of cardio and at times I have worked out to exhaustion, on a minimal amount of  ...

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