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The 3 Movements You Should Be Doing

There’s no denying it, lockdown has had a massive effect on the way that the majority of people work – even the personal trainers here at motive8! The time that was saved on the daily commute, is now spent sat at the computer. Technology such as Teams and Zoom means endless back to back meetings […]

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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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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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Why We Should Try To Stress Less!

When we are stressed our body only perceives it as one way and that is danger! Regardless of whether you are hugely stresses or just a little bit stressed, your body doesn’t care, it still perceives the stress as danger. This is because stress comes in numerous forms, but our body doesn’t know how to […]

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Beth’s Banging Broccoli & Lentil Pasta!

In the words of our Personal Trainer, Beth, this recipe ‘is banging’! A green lentil pasta dish with a creamy broccoli sauce! This healthy pasta recipe takes no time to put together, has a good healthy source of carbs and protein and the creamy sauce makes it feel a little indulgent! The lentils give an […]

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What Is Blood Pressure?

This week is Blood Pressure UK’s, ‘Know Your Numbers Week’. A week dedicated to raising awareness of high blood pressure and encouraging people to get theirs checked. The NHS describe blood pressure as a measure of force that your heart uses / requires to pump blood around your body. When we measure blood pressure, we […]

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Back To School! Nutrition For Children

School is back! But, like everything at the moment, due to Covid-19, there will be a lot of changes that are put in place and in some schools this involves the shutting of canteens for children! So that being said, I guess it’s time we put our thinking caps on, become a little more organised […]

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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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Beginners Strength Workout

During lockdown some of you may have started exercising for the first time and now may be thinking of joining a gym. If you’re interested in doing some strength training but don’t know where to start then here is a simple beginners strength workout just for you! Joining a gym can be daunting, I’ll be […]

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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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Back To The Gym – Full Body Workout

Last week we posted a blog about getting back into the gym, so this week we’re sharing a ‘get back into the gym’ workout, this is a full body workout which can be adapted quite easily depending on your strength and fitness levels. This full body workout uses dumbbells, so if you don’t feel quite […]

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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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Brain Foods – Food To Boost Your Brain

Have you ever wondered how you can have moments reminiscing with friend, talking about all of the vivid memories from previous years, but then some days find yourself staring into an empty room wondering why you went in there in the first place?! I don’t know about you, but I do. Or, how I can […]

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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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