Strength

Everyone Be Cool

Heidi James | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Heidi James

I've been thinking a lot about the Cool Girl and what it is that makes her so interesting. Who doesn't want to be the Cool Girl? Hip, clever, individual, insouciant, sexy maybe, gorgeous (but on her own terms and let's face it, it isn't really about looks) and strong.

You Are Enough

Bonnie Bruce | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bonnie Bruce

You'll run in circles wondering why the hell not. Wondering what you're doing wrong and what everyone else seems to be doing right. Wondering when somebody will look at you and say "you're perfect. You are enough" or, more importantly, when you will say it to yourself.

10 Tips To Shape Up For Summer

Chris Wharton | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Wharton

Cardio is valuable, but when performed alone, has a catabolic effect on our lean tissue - it will help you lose fat but you will end up soft with very little definition. Whereas increased muscle mass increases your EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption), a fancy term for saying your metabolism will remain much higher during the 48 hours post-exercise.

Dear Fear, You Are Not Winning

Nicola Wiggins | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Nicola Wiggins

Dear Voice of Fear, You're not winning. I just thought I'd point out that fundamental fact. In this thing we've named 'the war on terror', I reckon,...

Why You Shouldn't Train Like An Athlete

Paul Standell | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Standell

Now I know you've read all about what Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis do in their training sessions but I'm here to tell you that what they do has next to nothing to do with what you, my good office worker friend need to be doing in your training sessions.

After Manchester, Our Unified And Compassionate Response Must Be Enduring

Damir Rafi | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK
Damir Rafi

Our test is whether we can remain willing to help others in need, even when our country faces dangers, and whether we can remain unified and kind, even if we feel vulnerable. It is through passing these tests successfully that will make Britain truly strong.

Why Coping Is Overrated: How Therapy Helped Me Through My Mother's Death

Angela Brightwell | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Brightwell

Every Wednesday lunchtime, for about a year, I sloped off from my office desk, alone. Away from the shiny soulless glass buildings of Canary Wharf, towards the fishy world of Billingsgate Market, and the little bobbing private narrowboats of the marina.

The Stalker

Lucy Howard | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Howard

I wish I could say that my stalker no longer impacts my life. But they do. And they don't just affect my life. They threaten the happiness of my family. My two precious children and my loving husband. And for that I despise them.

Let's Hear It For Gut Feel

Dominic Irvine | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dominic Irvine

After the First World War, much work was done to find a way to measure fatigue but it was deemed such a subjective concept as to be impossible to develop any meaningful way of objectively measuring it.

The Indian Goddess: The Embodiment Of Female Empowerment

Sherina Rathor | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sherina Rathor

The Hindu religion is the oldest living religion today; around five thousand years old. It revered animals and humans respectively and even more so, women. Goddesses were worshipped just as much as gods and they were endowed with some of the most prominent powers and energies.

Is It A Weakness To Show Vulnerability?

Alison Ward | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Ward

I know there are coaches and mentors out there who would not dare to admit this to themselves let alone their clients who invest in their services, but two of my core values is truth and integrity. I simply cannot and will not lie.

Men: It's Time to Take Off The Armour

Steve Errey | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Errey

bmm banner.jpg Brené tells this story to highlight the expectation that us men can never fall off our white horses, for fear of appearing to be weak. That the experience of shame--that feeling in the pit of your stomach that you're not good enough, bad or broken--is felt viscerally by all of us, and that for men, it's the appearance of weakness that is the biggest cause.

You're Not Nice, You're Weak. We Need To Stop Confusing The Two

Louise Jackson | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Jackson

How many times have we all decided not to confront inappropriate behaviour, to explain how we are feeling, to tell someone when they have hurt us...all the time pretending to ourselves we are too nice to do so?

Sick of Sick Stories

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

A few months ago, I was the carer of someone with a complicated illness (my life effectively stopped for three months) but when I told the person about my illness, the immediate knee-jerk response was "I am sick of sick stories."

What Other People Think of You Is NONE of Your Business

Lisa Regan | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

People love to talk, tell stories and often people love to talk about other people. A great woman by the name of Eleanor Roosevelt once said "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." I think this sums it up quite well.

Why Having Strong Legs Could Keep Your Brain Young

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Strong legs have been linked to a healthy brain that resists the effects of ageing, a new study shows. Researchers discovered a "protective relatio...

A Short Walk Home

Edward Lloyd Owen | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Edward Lloyd Owen

It's been an extraordinary experience; difficult, hot, cold, lonely, funny, emotional and mentally and physically exhausting in a way I couldn't have imagined. But crucially also hugely rewarding, not just for myself, but also in the raising of the money for Walking With The Wounded, which I hope will only increase (£18k to date). And, thankfully, only truly scary once or twice...

Confessions of a Yoga Snob

Emma Macdonald | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Macdonald

To yoga or Pilates: that is the question. Or it was with me at least. You see I'd always thought of it as a preference. You either do one or the other - right? Never both. They're just too different.

Sexual Assault: Society, Stop With the Slut Shaming

Lizzie Jones | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Jones

Sexual assault is something that you hear about and feel utterly appalled that these things go on in the world - but you also feel that you are in the middle of a safe bubble that will protect you from it ever happening to you... wrong.

The Weak and the Strong

Jo Haigh | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Jo Haigh

Being strong sadly means I cannot tolerate weakness in others. This is a poor trait and inconsiderate at best but it's no good pretending otherwise. If I can be strong I just can't understand why you can't be the same.

Why Have Confidence and Strength Become Dirty Words for Women?

Genelle Aldred | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Genelle Aldred

Being confident, strong AND ambitious has become something many women don't want to be seen as. We have all seen how a bright star has be brought tumbling down to earth. How people say, "there's just something about her I don't like, can't put my finger on it."

Why Do We Find It So Difficult to Be Happy With the Skin We're In?

Suzanne Hoare | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Hoare

It would be easy for me to say that I wish I had a smaller nose, no lines on my face, and a thinner torso. But if I had all those things, would my life be suddenly improved? No. Because those things don't define me. They don't affect the way I live.

I'm a Feminist, Hear Me Roar!

Meaghan Kausman | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Meaghan Kausman

For some reason, society has deemed the word "feminism" as a negative concept. Since when did the desire to live in a society that respects gender equality become an offence?

Using the Five S's of Sport to Win in Business

Bev James | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK
Bev James

When I first read Ken Doherty's quote it struck an immediate chord - there are so many lessons from sport that can help us to win in business. Stamina, Speed, Strength, Skill and Spirit - each on its own will propel us forwards, but together the five S's have the potential to be a winning formula.

Three Surprising Ways Pilates Can Improve Your Life

Camilla Hollweck | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Camilla Hollweck

Pilates combines resistance training with flexibility, which helps you build leaner, less bulky muscles. Combine long muscles with better posture and you'll naturally start to feel lengthened. The end result: when you feel taller, you look taller!