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    Activ8rlives Buddyband 2 Activity Tracker Review

    The BuddyBand 2 Activity Tracker is the creation of Aseptika Limited, a healthcare company founded in 2007. They have been working on self-monitoring devices and services under the brand Activ8rlives. The aim is that users can self-manage long term health conditions by self-monitoring. Their latest device is the BuddyBand; an activity tracker and device App. On first opening I was quite impressed by the amount of ‘kit’ included in the cost of the tracker. You get 3 different colour bracelet straps; black, blue, and pink as well as a belt clip for anyone who wants to attach the tracker easily to a pocket or sock. The tracker then records physical…

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    Healthy Post Natal Fitness for Busy Mums – 3 Month Update!

    We all know how difficult it is to keep fit when you’re a mum. The last thing I wanted to do when I had given birth was think about doing a workout. I have always enjoyed keeping fit and continued to do Zumba and Yoga right through both pregnancies, but it took me a while to get back into it once baby came along! I have spent a while looking for the perfect fitness routine that’s easy to do with children but that also doesn’t take ages to set up and actually do. When you’re a parent you need a workout that’s ready when you are, ready when you can…

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    Getting Back into Fitness with the FourFit Health Band

    I have written a lot previously about fitness bands and they are something that I have been interested in for a long while. I’m always looking out for the newest fitness gadget and the latest improvements on my now very old Fitbit Flex! I have recently started exercising again after having Lottie 8 months ago so a couple of weeks ago I was sent a health band by FourFit. I was interested in seeing how a previously (for me!) unheard of brand would fare against my usual well-known brand of fitness tracker. FourFit have created a range of fitness trackers that track pretty much everything you can think of and…

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    5 Tips to Treat Lower Back Pain at Home

    Lower back pain can be really stressful, preventing you from enjoying and going about your daily activities. This condition is among one of the most common reasons why people visit the doctor and one of the leading causes of disability among individuals under 50 years of age. While most aches simply subside after a few hours rest, it is important to know how to manage this condition at home, just in case it persists. Here are some simple remedies that you can use to treat lower back pain at home. Take Some Pills You can take some anti-inflammatory drugs for quick relief. These pills help you relieve the pain when…

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    Adam Newman Fitness 6 week Lean ladies Programme Review

    You must all know by now that I’m really into my fitness and have been for over a year. After managing to lose 1.5st myself just doing home workouts and changing my eating habits, I’m always on the lookout for the latest way to workout at home. I love working out and have grown in body confidence massively over the year. Mario is always on a health-drive and helps to keep me motivated so when Adam Newman Fitness recently got in touch to see if I would like to try out their 6 week Lean Ladies Programme, of course I said yes!

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    Why it’s a good idea to think about using Gym Gloves in the Gym

    Gym gloves can either make or break your exercise routine. For some reason, it is normal to see people in the gym lifting heavy weights with their bare hands. On the other hand, there are gym-goers who swear by gloves. If you are one of those who are confused about wearing or not wearing gloves at the gym, then this post is for you! We answer one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to the proper exercise garment, should you wear gym gloves?  We often get asked about gloves. Is it a good idea to wear a pair of them when hitting the gym? We all know…

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    Gymcube Online Workout Progress Review

    A few months ago I was offered the opportunity to try out Gymcube, an online service which allows you to access 27 exercise programmes and over 200 workouts from the comfort of your own home. I have already written an introduction review and so I wanted to update you all on my Gymcube Online Workout Progress and give you some more information about what you can find there. Once you log in you find your own personalised dashboard where you can jump straight into your workout programme, choose a new workout or take a look at your progress so far this week. The dashboard is really clear and straight forward, you know…

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    Diet Plan Comparison Review

    Hi everyone! I thought I would do a bit of an update now that it’s been 8 months since I started my weight loss challenge/journey. It’s been up and down, I’m not going to lie and I have learnt an awful lot about myself and about food in general. As most of you who follow my weight loss posts know, I have always struggled with my confidence and about 2 years ago (when Mia was 1) I had a bit of a crisis and was the heaviest I have ever been. I have never dieted before and I absolutely love my food so I knew it was going to be tricky.…

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    Wearable Tech Comparison Review

    Ok, let’s get it out there….I LOVE fitness trackers! I have had a slight obsession with them since I ‘borrowed’ Mario’s Fitbit over 2 years ago and I have been recording my daily movements, sleep and eating habits ever since! Over the last few months I have had the opportunity to work with some great brands to review wearable tech and have been able to test out the Moov Now and the TomTom Spark + Cardio. So here is a quick comparison of the fitness trackers I have really enjoyed using and the reasons why I like them so much!

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    Weight Loss Post #10 – Weight Loss Feature

    Hi everyone and welcome to my weight loss post #10! Sorry, I have been AWOL for the past week or so as I managed to catch a horrid virus which absolutely floored me for a good few days! I’m not ill very often so it’s such as massive thing when I am and it’s so tricky when you have a poorly little one too! I managed to get myself and Mia sorted and luckily she is independent enough to be able to play by herself so she was absolutely fine! I’m really frustrated as I have been making amazing progress following my EM Fitness 12 week weight loss plan and…

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    12 Week Weight Loss Plan With EM Fitness

    As most of you know, I have been trying to find the best ways of losing weight and keeping the weight loss up for the long-term. My quest for this answer has taken me down a slightly different route this time to the diet comparisons I have done previously and combines both what you eat and how you work out! Emily over at EM Fitness has put together a ‘12 week weight loss plan’ specifically designed for you to achieve results as well as arm you with everything you need to take you forward long-term. The aim of the weight loss plan is that over the 12 weeks; you will…