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Making Moves


So you spent lockdown hibernating, that’s ok! Maybe it’s time you pulled the activewear out of the bottom drawer and get a wriggle on! Getting back into it isn’t as overwhelming as you may think. We’ve pulled together some of our top tips to make a move and introduce more exercise into your day to day life.

 

 

  1. Take a hike: So you spent lockdown hibernating, that’s ok! Maybe it’s time you pulled the activewear out of the bottom drawer and get a wriggle on! Getting back into it isn’t as overwhelming as you may think. We’ve pulled together some of our top tips to make a move and introduce more exercise into your day to day life.
  2. Beauty and a beat: It’s undeniable that the right song on the dancefloor can get anyone grooving, it’s the same when trying to motivate yourself to run. Running isn’t for everyone, but it’s made a lot easier with a tune that will put a spring in your step. If you’re feeling like you need extra motivation download Zombies, Run! free from the app store. It’s an ultra-immersive running game that assigns you the role of the protagonist, where every run becomes a mission. Again, it’s not for everyone but it might just be the cool new form of running that will get you to enjoy it.
  3. A block…and a bit: A good way to introduce more movement into your life, is through limiting how much you drive your car. If it’s within walking distance – walk, if it’s a nice day outside and you have some time to spare – walk. It’s better for both you and the environment. Or take it in small steps by parking a block away from your workplace or meeting… then a bit more next time. There’s nothing better than already feeling a sense of accomplishment when you walk in those office doors in the morning.
  4. You vs you: If month long or weeks-worth of challenges aren’t for you then take on ‘mini exercise’ challenges instead. When hanging out the washing, pick up every item individually and properly complete a squat each time. Do a few sets of sit ups, crunches, lunges (or any exercise of your choice) while you’re binging your favourite Netflix show. Increase the complexity by completing a set every episode (for extreme bingers only). The only person who can hold you acceptable to those challenges is yourself.

Banish winter worries


We’re heading into winter, which means dry, lifeless skin, right? It doesn’t have to be this way! We’ve got our top tips for maintaining your skin throughout the cool months.

 

 

SOMETHING IN THE AIR… and hopefully that’s moisture to keep your skin hydrated! The warm, dry air pumping out of your fireplace or heatpump can wreak havoc on your skin, so it’s just as important that you’re keeping your fluid intake up during the cooler months, as it is in the heat.

YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND: You can’t go wrong with a good moisturiser! It’s something that you can use year-round. Learn to swear by it and thank us later.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT: Unlike bears and bats, us humans don’t need to stockpile our food stores. So winter isn’t the time to start binge eating or carb loading. We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but that extra packet of chocolate biscuits won’t be doing wonders for your skin.

SPRAY AND WALK AWAY: If you’re in a rush to get somewhere and you don’t have time to moisturise, using a face mist is a great alternate option to add some hydration to your face.