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Charity Coastal Ramble

Motive8 are taking part in Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity’s ‘North Yorkshire Coastal Ramble ‘– a 21.5 mile walk from Scarborough to Whitby on the 10th September. From coast to coast, beach to beach, views to views, sand to sand…….Ladies and Gentleman… Let’s get ready to RAMBLE! Once you’ve signed up and have committed to the […]

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Alternative tips for good health

So, most our gym members and clients know that I (Emily) live bit of an alternative/hippie/spiritual/holistic lifestyle outside of the gym. And most of my clients will tell you how I incorporate a holistic approach to training sessions and how it benefits them. Here at motive8 we are also interested in good health. Good health […]

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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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Sleep Myths & Facts

Did you know that March is National Bed Month? Now we’re not saying for a second that everyone should all of a sudden take a “duvet day”! But we do think that people often underestimate the importance of sleep. We have previously written about the importance of sleep for health , and these days most […]

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Sleep For Health

I am the bearer of good news, March is National Bed Month! Turn off that alarm clock and grab some extra zzz’s. How lush does that sound? No doubt the majority of us aren’t getting enough sleep or sleep of decent quality. But we are learning more and more of the detrimental effects poor sleep […]

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Is lack of sleep ruining your diet?

Your trainer has told you to get a good nights sleep. You’ve read it in a magazine too. But why do people say this? Is lack of sleep really ruining your diet? Not directly, but quite possibly, yes. I’m reflecting on this because this is a cycle I have just been through. I’m here to tell […]

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Top Tips to Prepping for your First Competition

Top Tips to Prepping for your First Competition I have recently decided to enter my first body building competition. With only 16 weeks to prepare, I have to ensure I am using my time efficiently. I’m currently 3 weeks in and seeing significant changes already. This blog will discuss the top tips I’ve used to […]

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Just How Important Is Your Sleep?

When it comes to health, there are a couple of factors that are always mentioned: exercise, nutrition and psychology – and rightly so, these are probably a few of the most important part of having a healthy lifestyle. But there is one factor that often gets forgotten about, and it’s ironic because it is something […]

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Ladies – Get Rid Of Those Bingo Wings!

Honestly if you Google “how to get rid of bingo wings”, it just lists all kinds of weird and wonderful arm “toning” workouts which range from 5 all important exercises to 20 minute blasts, 30 day challenges and surgery! None of the sites which come up explain why we have this excess fat on our triceps […]

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Tips to Drop the Belly Fat

Fat around your stomach is the hardest so lose and for many it can be extremely frustrating. Despite training and eating healthier ,people still have those love handles to lose, so what can be done?! Here are some top tips to drop the belly fat. Train Legs If you have a low muscle mass in […]

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Can Your Lifestyle And Diet Help Prevent Migraines?

A couple of weeks ago I was diagnosed with Vestibular Migraines (vertigo migraines). I had nausea, dizziness and loss of control/feeling in the right side of the body. I’m not going to lie, I was scared (and thought I was having a stroke!). I also initially felt that the diagnoses was wrong – I wasn’t […]

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Top Sleeping Tips

As it is World Sleep Day I thought it  would appropriate to give you all my top sleeping tips! Sleep is more important to some people, whereas others seem to be able to survive on very little sleep. If you are someone who struggles to sleep or just looking to improve the quality of sleep […]

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Pros and Cons of Caffeine

The Independent reported this week that a new study shows that if you consume more than one caffeinated product in a 24 hour period, it does not add extra beats to your heart rate (past studies have shown the opposite). The only problem is it doesn’t say what those caffeinated products were or how many […]

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Why is Magnesium Beneficial?

Do you suffer from headaches, insomnia, high blood pressure or muscle spasms? Did you know that you may be able to help prevent this by increasing your intake of Magnesium? Simply put, these are some of the common symptoms of magnesium deficiency. We’re not saying you absolutely have a deficiency, but as Magnesium isn’t produced […]

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Which Sleep App Is The Best To Use?

You don’t need to be an expert to know that a good night sleep can set you up for the day ahead, anyone who has had a disturbed nights sleep can feel the effects the day or days after. However, what people underestimate is how insufficient sleep can play a massive part in work productivity, […]

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