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Are Alcohol-Free Drinks Really Healthier?

Tis the season to be jolly and due to an initial lockdown splurge, a number of people are telling me that they are opting for more of the alcohol-free variety of drinks this year. But are alcohol-free drinks really healthier for you – other than the fact that you don’t get drunk, don’t have a […]

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The Truth About Water and Dehydration

Ahh the joys of life – creaky knees, stiff back, the can’t quite touch your toes mornings, the I can’t quite get out of bed days.  It’s a tangible forest of aches, pains and fatigue. Did you know that this could be helped without a miracle cure? That’s right – this blog will bring you […]

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Treadmill Workouts

It’s got to that time of year where, for some, it gets that little bit harder to motivate yourself to get out there for a run. The dark nights/mornings, the colder weather, the rain….it’s enough to put you off! But just because you’re a ‘fair weather’ runner, it doesn’t mean you need to stop running….just […]

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Coconut Chickpea Curry

This week is National Curry Week, but to be honest the team here at motive8 don’t need this as a reason to enjoy a good curry! Curries often get a bit of bad press for not being very healthy, but a homemade curry can be very healthy and often a great way of getting in […]

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Back Care & Back Pain

This week is Back Care Awareness Week! So it only feels right to speak up about back pain, the commonness of it, potential causes and risk factors! Back pain is, unfortunately, a very common condition. 1 in 7 general practice consultations are associated with back pain and 3.4 million working days were lost in 2016-17 […]

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Know Your Fat(s)!

Fat… the word many fear, the word hugely understood and slammed in the media! But it’s about time we get to know the truth about FAT! It’s a topic which I often discuss with my personal training clients as fat isn’t all that bad….you just need to know which types you should be eating and […]

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Stress

We all know it’s easier said than done to just ‘relax’ and ‘chill out’ when we feel stressed. How many times has a friend told you they are stressed, and you’ve told them to take ‘some time out’, ‘have a bit of me time’ but, how often do you listen to these wise words yourself? […]

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Getting Back Into The Gym

Gyms have been open now for a few weeks…..how is it going for you? Have you made the first step of getting back into the gym? Returning to the gym after a long time off can be daunting to say the least (let alone after months of lockdown!) and as much as we don’t like […]

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Pre Workout Nutrition – What Should I Eat Before A Workout?

Now that gyms are back up and running and we are slowly finding ourway with the new processes implemented to keep us safe whilst we train, here is a blog about what to consume BEFORE a workout to ensure you are achieving your maximal potential during your workouts. It’s great easing back into the gym, […]

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Nutrition and Mental Health

When it comes to nutrition, we are all aware of the effects it may have on us physically. If that’s aiding or hindering performance in the gym, our energy levels throughout the day and so on. But it’s not very often or not at all that we think of nutrition and mental health and the […]

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Beth’s Mam’s No Pastry Quiche Recipe

Did you know this month is National Picnic Month? According to research most households go for three picnics a year. Quiche’s are great for a picnic but due to the pastry, they tend to be high in saturated fats so here’s a healthy version of a quiche courtesy of personal trainer, Beth. Actually, we should […]

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Fat Burning Circuit

From chatting to people about their experience of exercise during lockdown I get the feeling that people may fall into two camps…. Those who have had more time on their hands and have relished the opportunity to become more active and do more exercise. Those who have had to endure the nightmare of juggling home-schooling, […]

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Is It Important To Eat Breakfast?

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Right? When it comes to dietary and weight loss advice, being told to eat breakfast is probably one of the most common we get. Usually, with little reasoning too, apart from ‘it kickstarts your metabolism’ but we want to know the truth behind it and why it […]

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