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How the ‘Sunday Scaries’ walking group tackles student loneliness

Sunday Scaries is an Edinburgh-based, student-led walking group, aiming to create community through the Scottish winter. Founded last year by University of Edinburgh fourth-year students Tara Williams and Evie Raphael,…

Home Runs

Gym nuts lift flowerpots, quirky dads lie down to pedal recumbent bikes, Premier League footballers do kitchen keepy-uppies with toilet rolls. That’s exercise in lockdown. While the outdoor world is…

Working out from home during the isolation period: best ways to keep fit

There has never been a more important time to try and stay as healthy as possible and exercise is the perfect way to boost and maintain not only your physical…

“I hope you’ve earned that” – the morality of food and exercise

Ooh, I hope you’ve earned that”; “How much walking will you have to do to work that off?” – most, if not all, of us know the type of comment.…

TedTalk: Wendy Suzuki and the brain-changing benefits of exercise

Whether you love it or loathe it, there’s no denying the health benefits of regular exercise. Be it to lose weight, lower cholesterol or simply to clear the mind, physical…

The New Year Slump – don’t let it getchya

The post-Christmas/New Year lull can feel disheartening. The now wilted crown from your Christmas cracker has seen better days and no amount of cranberry sauce can recreate the taste of…

Seasonal Affective Disorder: how to beat those winter blues

As the days get shorter and the dark nights draw in particularly early over Edinburgh, many of us eagerly look forward to the upcoming festivities that winter promises, however for…

Who needs the gym? Here are some exercises to do from the comfort of your bedroom

Staying fit and exercising doesn’t have to mean forking out tons of cash for a gym membership – there are plenty of exercises you can do at home to stay…