New Years Resolutions

'Diet Starts Monday' - But Why Not Start Today?

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

I cannot be righteous in this situation, I too fall into it; tomorrow I will do this, Friday I will do that. I am most pleased with myself when I am able to ignore those feelings of doubt, and instead, be brave by just doing what it is I've been putting off.

Why You Are Your Biggest Saboteur!

Becky Stafferton | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

Statistics show that 43% of people in the UK break their resolutions within the first month and by the end of March that figure has risen to a whopping 80%. In fact we are so good at giving up, that there is now an official day dedicated to our downfall - 17th January is 'Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day'.

Five Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join A Gym In January

Karen Laing | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Laing

I've been the fitness business for over 12 years. I know the industry trends and so do newspaper editors and marketing directors. In January everyone feels guilty. We've typically over spent, over eaten and turned into TV watching or relative visiting sloths. And guilt is so easy to sell to.

Why Saying 'Yes' Is A Good Thing

Dan Flanagan | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Flanagan

Three hours later I had fallen a little bit in love. Vera is 97 writes poetry, knits scarves for the homeless and loves meeting new people. Every day she goes out to different places to meet people and do things rather than taking the easy route and staying safely in front of the TV.

Doing Dry January? Five Simple Ways To Improve Your Bad Mood (Without Booze)

Laurie McAllister | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

(Image: Unsplash) I woke up this morning feeling happy & then I got a message that took away my upbeat mood in an instant. It derailed plans I had an...

It's A New Year, Try Something New: Seven Foods That Are Worth Travelling For

Lena El-Sheikh | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lena El-Sheikh

It is 2017, a new year and a new you ... or so you have told yourself. The chances are you have already tried and failed at your New Year's resolution by now. Cancel that gym membership, it's just going to waste.

Has There Been A New Year's Resolution Backlash In 2017?

Jack Peat | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Peat

As we laid iconic celebrities to rest and watched the world teeter towards global catastrophe we were constantly reminded of two things; that life really is too short, and that we must live every day as if it was our last.

A New Year!

Natalie Savvides | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Savvides

Crikey - it's so easy to feel a failure isn't it - so easy to look at everyone else with their acts together (or so it appears)... in the gym, glowing faces, bouncing around all over the place - but really is that what's actually going on behind closed doors? Who really knows!?

Diets? Don't Bother!

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

And of course, what do you need to go on the diet? Spend a crap load of money. There's the book, the app, the diet planner, the special delivery service, the shame alarm, the warning bell on your fridge that goes off whenever you open it. If it's marketed as 'healthy living,' you can bet your wobbly arse that there are a whole load of products to go along with it.

How To Create Lasting Change In 2017

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melody Pourmoradi

The beginning of the new year is a time of great significance and the magnificent promise of fresh new beginnings. It is when we typically put pen to paper and create a resolution list of all of the the larger-than-life things we want to accomplish.

Happy New You

Jo Arden | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Arden

As we leave one very strange year behind and look to what a new year holds, we could all do a lot worse than supporting each other on individual challenges and dreams. And if businesses are finding ways to help us maintain our resolutions, then so much the better. Good luck!

Five Tips To Keep Your Fitness Resolution

Lee Constantinou | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Constantinou

A lot of people might be against them for this reason, but not me. I think New Year's resolutions are great; it's a fresh start straight after the holidays and a chance for you to build momentum. Over the years I've managed to stay on top of my fitness goals, here are five tips that I've used myself for fitness resolutions.

Ten Unexpected Highs Of Motherhood

Rebecca Gurnham | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Gurnham

I knew I'd love my children long before we met, but I didn't expect to regard my own body with such newfound tenderness, for its absolute incredible baby-growing, baby-birthing, baby-feeding skills. Every wobbly bit is proof that the most amazing miracle actually did happen. Twice.

Empowerment Needs To Be Your 2017 Resolution

Nell Grecian | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nell Grecian

It is empowering to empower another person. Aside from (maybe) an orgasm, there is no feeling more satisfying. When women support each other, incredible things happen. And, as women, we are fighting a pretty tough battle; against history, against sexism, against racism, against homophobia, against the patriarchy and against ourselves. We NEED the support!

New Year, New You (Or Is It Me?)

Luke Cameron | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

The start of a new year is always one to reflect on what was. We are all guilty of spending the holidays celebrating the end of the year, eating way t...

New Year, New You Pt. 2: Exploring Innovation With Mayur Ramgir

Claire Meadows | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Meadows

For the last of my two-part series on the importance of taking positive action in the new year, I speak with, perhaps, one of the most inspiring peopl...

Doing Dry January? Nine Alcohol Free Drinks To Try

Laurie McAllister | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

(Image: author's own) Dry January can be hard enough without weekend habits and well-meaning friends edging you closer to a drink. Even when it's no...

Hitting The Reset Button For 2017

Jo Wimble-Groves | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jo Wimble-Groves

I am not really one for New Year's resolutions and who can stand the thought of the 'New Year, New You' articles filling my social media feeds. It is no surprise that one of the most popular New Year's resolutions is to lose weight. However, the NHS calculates that only one in ten of us sticks to our resolutions.

"New Year, New Me"

Olivia Tilley | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Tilley

It's the 6th of January, so by now people are six days in to not following through with their New Year's resolutions. That time between Christmas an...

Why Baby Steps Are More Important Than New Year's Resolutions In Mental Health Recovery

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

If you want to set yourself a resolution for 2017, make a resolution that you can do over time, that allows for mistakes and gradual progress rather than instantaneous results.

New Year Goals: Work Less, Live More

Samantha Walsh | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

I'm not dismissing making positive changes to your life; on the contrary, I'm all for learning, improving and evolving, but I find that change happens when you're mentally in the right place - not because society dictates that the first of January is the day on which we ditch all our bad habits and become mung bean-munching paragons of virtue. It's just not realistic.

Choose Pleasure Over Pain To Stay Active In 2017

Dr William Bird MBE | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr William Bird MBE

If you're looking at getting fitter, healthier and happier in 2017 why not go out more with friends and family or explore and discover in the hidden gems in your community - you may find being active is easier than you think!

Being Somebody Else's New Year's Resolution

Laura Krippner | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Krippner

On Friday night I'm catching up with an old friend for coffee. The last time that we did this was never. We don't live in cities where it's easy to pop in somewhere mutually convenient on your way home for a quick drink or bite to eat.

The Fallacy Of Fitspo

Louise Lawless | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Body confidence is at the root of how we feel about ourselves, and this shouldn't be extrinsically linked to meals or workouts (or lack thereof) , is a few kilograms really enough to warrant you feeling hatred or disgust at your body? Ashley Graham's confidence wouldn't falter if she either lost or gained a few pounds, could the Victoria's Secret angels say the same?

The Only Resolution You Need

Sapna Pieroux | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sapna Pieroux

That summer I said 'yes' to five music festivals and countless gigs. Highlights were Glastonbury - #lifegoal - and The Big Chill - with a girl I'd just met at a gig who asked me!