11 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU’RE HAVING A DOWN DAY

11 things to do when youre having a down day

We’ve all had days like this – when you just feel a bit down in the dumps and there doesn’t have to be a specific reason for why you feel this way, it can just happen. But there are some simple things that you can do to help lift your spirits.

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8 of the Best Fitness Apparel Websites

8 OF THE BEST FITNESS APPAREL WEBSITES

We have moved on a long way since activewear first began and all you could buy were unflattering cycling shorts and baggy vests. Now the internet is awash with fantastic prints, sculpted fitted items that actually make you look and feel great. Here’s a selection of my top ten favourites from across the web.

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Top 6 Fitness Myths

Top 6 Fitness Myths Revealed - read to find out the top myths about health and fitness1. Women who lift will bulkmyth – women do not have the same testosterone levels that men do. Women generally will not put on muscle etc, in the same way as our male counterparts.

Cardio is for girls. Weight Lifting is for boys – not true. Just because you are a woman and weight lift, you will not get “bulky”. If you eat right and lift weights it can accelerate weight loss and make for a more aesthetically pleasing, trim and fit body. Women do not typically have enough testosterone to get bulky from weight lifting. Cardio is also beneficial for men in order to strengthen their hearts and can assist in weight loss if eating properly.

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Your Best Morning Routine (written by a chronically non-morning person)

Your Perfect Morning Routine (written by a chronically non-morning person) - follow these tips to have the best morning and kick start your day!

I’m going to be honest, I have NEVER been a morning person. I’ve always struggled getting out of bed in the morning, and those close to me would know that it’s probably in your best interests not to disturb me until I’d had a cup of coffee and at least half an hour to adjust to the daylight. But this year, I decided to change my habits, try and embrace the early mornings and toast to the new day. Here are my tried and tested tips to have your best morning routine. 

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Fitbit Fitness Tracker

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Fitbit Fitness Tracker - Fitbits are more than just a step counter, read this article to ensure you are using yours to its full potential!

  1. Sync the Fitbit App with My Fitness Pal – this allows you to more accurately determine your calories in/out ratio and becomes especially important if you are trying to sustain muscle or lose weight when you are trying to build up a calorie deficit. Fitbit has its own means to add in your food, but in my experience, My Fitness Pal has a greater food library, and it also has a barcode scanner where you can simply scan whatever you have eaten using your phone’s camera and log it straight in to your diary.You can also save meals which makes it so much easier to add in things you eat all the time. My Fitness Pal also allows you to break down the nutrients you are eating in a protein/carbohydrate/fat ratio in an easy to understand format. You can also see which meal is carrying the most calories for you. I try to have most of my calories for breakfast or lunch, and have a lighter dinner. I wouldn’t have developed an effective meal plan for myself if I wasn’t keeping track of what I was eating. Nutrition can be a lot more important than you might think when it comes to weight loss. Work smarter, not harder. Continue reading

10 British Fashion Online Stores That Ship To The USA

10 British Fashion Online Stores That Ship To The USA - These ten fantastic British stores now ship to the States, hurrah!

  1. Topshop – Previously just exclusive to the UK, Topshop now offers a global site with free delivery to the US in addition to a variety of stores in many states, including CA, NY, IL, GA and TX, which is growing every year. Always ahead of the trends, Topshop always has the latest season picks, and will always have at least one viral item that will sell out within a week. Think embroidered jeans, silk bomber jackets and ‘flatforms’.

http://us.topshop.com/

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Top 10 tips to stay motivated to work out

Top 10 Tips To Stay Motivated To Work Out - If you are having trouble staying focused and motivated to exercise then this is the post for you! It includes 10 practical tips to stay driven and excited about fitness - woohoo! Click through to check out the tips!Here are a few tips and tricks that I have used over the years to stay motivated and help me stick to my workout routine. I know it’s not easy to stay focused. We have all been there, lying in bed staring at the dormant dumbbells across the room before ultimately deciding to roll over and watch a movie instead. But, hopefully this list may help you to stay on track. For, there is no better time than today; and you will feel so much better after all the effort, and the accomplishment from reaching your goals. And not forgetting Karen Lamb’s words of wisdom, “A year from now you will wish you had started today.”

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