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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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Members of the Month!

Sam and Heather (aka HP) are this month’s Members of the Month. Well done ladies! This deadly duo have been training with us here at motive8 for over 7 years. Both work their socks off in their training sessions, so they are well deserved winners of member of the month! Here’s a little bit about […]

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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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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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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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The Importance of Vitamin D

Unfortunately for us, English weather isn’t, let’s say, the most predictable and that comes with not a huge amount of sunny days. It’s a little erratic at times so when we do get glorious weather many of us are out in that sun making the most of it! But what on earth has this got […]

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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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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Earlier in the week, as part of National Diabetes Week, we blogged about diabetes and looked at what diabetes is. We thought we would use this blog to look at Type 2 Diabetes in more detail and how you can prevent getting Type 2 Diabetes. Physical activity and diet adjustments are two main approaches known […]

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Diabetes Week – What Is Diabetes?

Its Diabetes Week! The aim of Diabetes Week is to spread awareness, increase knowledge and help diabetes prevention across the UK! It’s likely that we know at least one person who suffers or has experienced a life with diabetes but it also likely that we have a lack an understanding of what it actually is […]

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Sleep More! It May Be Your Secret To Better Progress!

A small percentage of just 10% of people prioritise their sleep over everything else such as work, nutrition, socialising and even exercise. Those 10% of people are probably aware of the fact that sleep is the most powerful thing known to man! It’s also a factor in many people’s life that is often severely underestimated […]

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Good And Bad Foods….Is There Such A Thing?

We’ve all heard or probably even used the term ‘bad’ for certain foods and drinks and ‘good’ for others. But, how do we know what is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, is there a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ food? Does the meaning even exist? Here’s a short task for you. When you think of a ‘bad’ food what […]

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The Basics of Nutrition

Why do we eat? We eat to fuel of course! Without food, our body can not produce an adequate amount of energy to reach the demands of the body and the body’s functions. But, if you asked most people why they eat they would probably also list reasons such as ‘to socialise’, ‘because I enjoy […]

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Exercise And Mental Health

Physical activity and exercise are well known for their positive effects on physical health and medical conditions such as heart disease, obesity as well as diabetes. Sometimes these benefits are often given more attention and emphasis than the positive benefits of exercise and mental health. However, due to the current lockdown situation, this attitude is […]

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