6 ways to stay healthy during lockdown

Living healthy and looking after yourself is so important. However during this lockdown period it’s not just about doing all the home workouts and everything fitness related. Looking after your mental health is as important as physical health. That also goes for making sure you’re eating well, keeping hydrated, managing stress levels and sleeping ok….

Prenatal fitness, advice and things to know

Can you still exercise throughout pregnancy? Yes! If you were previously exercising then you should be fine to carry on through pregnancy as long as you have no medical reason not to. Here are a few things to know and be aware of: Intensity of exercise should be lowered as the weeks go on and…

Running Post-natal

Did you know, you shouldn’t exercise until at least 6 weeks post birth, longer if you have had a c section or other complications have occurred. However high impact exercise including running should be avoided for up to 5 months post delivery Other high impact exercises include aerobics and basically anything which you jump around…

Race Preparation

Prepping before a race is key if you want to feel good and do your best 🙌🏻 A lot of people may think race prep is just about what you do on the day itself, but actually, how you look after your body on the few days or even the week leading up to your…

Top tips for winter running

I love to wrap up in my winter running gear and getting out on a frosty morning for a run. However I know some people find running when it’s cold or rainy hard in terms of motivation and feel less safe running in the dark on their own, so here’s a few tips that might…

How to stay consistent within fitness

It’s all well and good saying ‘consistency and balance is key’ but how to stay consistent? Here’s a few tips/ideas!… ▫️Schedule your workouts in – write them in your diary or on your calendar and treat them as if they are an appointment that you can’t miss! ▪️Join a class – joining a regular class…

Being Realistic

When setting goals, they have to be specific, achievable and realistic. At the start of the year I had a goal of running the Edinburgh marathon in a time of 3:45, which would qualify me for good for age entry for London 2020. At the time of setting this goal it was realistic as long…

First time skier?

Growing up I was quite lucky that I had lots of holidays however skiing was not one of them. My family never skied and my school wasn’t one to take kids on ski trips. I wasn’t so bothered, I always thought skiing wasn’t my thing and had no interest in trying it out. Until I…

Butternut Squash & Cashew Risotto

Risotto is a great throw together meal. Super easy to make and once you know how to make a basic risotto you can then add anything you like to it and play around with flavours. My usual go to risotto is either chicken and mushroom, prawn and chilli or this butternut and cashew. This recipe…

12 Easy Sustainable Swaps

It’s devastating seeing what us humans are doing to our beautiful planet, however it’s also quite incredible seeing the impact recent awareness is having on people’s views to climate change, specifically with single use plastic. People are making changes to how they are living day to day and whilst some might say it’s the government…

Roasted Chickpeas

Perfect as a snack, side dish or mixed in with a salad! Ingredients: 1/2 can chickpeas 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/4 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp cajun spice Pinch salt (I use Himalayan pink salt) Method: Pre-heat oven to 200°C, gas mark 6 Drain the chickpeas then place between two sheets of kitchen roll…

Peanut butter flapjacks

One of my favourite healthy snacks to make. Perfect for sharing and enjoying with a cup of tea! Recipe makes approx. 12 flapjacks Ingredients: 200g oats 1 banana (mashed up) 1 tbsp coconut oil (plus a little extra for greasing) 4 tbsp peanut butter (100% nuts) 2 tbsp maple syrup (100% organic) 1 tbsp honey…