Saturday, May 30, 2020

What to Expect When the UK’s Gyms and Leisure Centres Reopen

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On Friday, 20 March, as part of the government's effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the closure of all gyms and fitness studios across the UK. We've heard little to no information regarding when they will reopen since, despite the release of the government's strategy for...

Naomi Osaka Named the Highest-Paid Female Athlete Ever

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 02:  Naomi Osaka of Japan plays a forehand in her match against Annika Beck of Germany on day one of the ASB Classic on January 2, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
Naomi Osaka has yet another impressive title to her name: the highest-paid female athlete in history. At just 22 years old, the Japanese tennis star raked in a whopping $37.4 million in prize money and endorsements over the past year, which is more than any other female athlete has ever earned in a...

How to Practice Positive Self-Talk

Getting rid of negative self-talk and changing the way you view yourself isn't all that easy — we won't pretend it is. But switching over to positive thoughts, or positive self-talk, does not have to be daunting. Therapist Kati Morton, LMFT, told POPSUGAR that positive self-talk is simply making sure that the conversation...

How a Daily Gratitude Journal Helped Me During the Pandemic

When I crawl into bed at the end of a long day, my mind will jump to the worst and cringiest moments from the last 24 hours, like a projector flickering through a reel of everything I wish I could forget. I can't believe I forgot to book that appointment. Where did I...

Why Is Leaving Coronavirus Lockdown Making Me Anxious?

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When the coronavirus lockdown began in March, most people's lives changed in immeasurable ways. At the time, we were bombarded with (admittedly, very helpful) advice on how to cope with anxiety, should we experience it during lockdown. But with restrictions slowly starting to ease in many parts of the world, there are many...

How I Broke the Habit of Eating Dessert Every Night

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I have a serious sweet tooth. Despite being a bit of a health nut, when my sugar addiction kicks in, there's no stopping it. I can go all day enjoying healthy, clean, organic meals, only to top it off with one too many cupcakes. OK, fine, three too many. Sometimes I can keep...

Signs and Symptoms of Endometriosis, According to Doctors

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It's fair to say that endometriosis is a complex disease. It's said to affect around one in 10 women of childbearing age in the UK, yet little is known about its causes, and unfortunately, there's no cure. Despite how common it is, it's an incredibly difficult condition to diagnose. This is because many...

Why the Coronavirus Pandemic May Trigger Disordered Eating

The novel coronavirus outbreak is affecting us all in different ways. And for some, the disruption in routine, the uncertainty and anxiety about work or finances, the stress from juggling working from home and homeschooling, or the worry about loved ones can be so overwhelming that it's affecting how we eat. Experts agree that...

Justin and Hailey Bieber Talk Depression on Facebook Watch

Justin and Hailey Bieber are the hosts of new Facebook Watch show, "On Watch With the Biebers," and they're using the up-close-and-personal platform to address the stigma around mental health — and Justin's own experience with depression. In the latest episode, while the couple tag-teamed a delicious-looking pasta dinner, Hailey talked about the two...

Why Resistance Bands Are Just as Effective as Free Weights

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Whether you're in the process of building up your home gym with the right equipment or don't have the space (or budget) for a set of free weights right now, here's some good news for your strength training routine: resistance bands can be just as effective, if not more so. "To start, resistance...
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