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The Isolation Series: confessions of a reluctant runner

I want to begin with the disclaimer that for many, coping with mental health is not as easy as stepping out the door. Moreover, exercise is not easily accessible to everyone, particularly with the restrictions currently in place. I am enormously privileged in having a body that allows me to run and in feeling safe […]

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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 being constricted, the home has become a sweaty refuge. Platforms like Zoom, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook are offering the tortures of cardio, high-intensity interval training, […]

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Does TCA sportswear pass the Lifestyle Section test?

TCA Sportswear is the perfect solution to all of your top-quality athleisure needs. With a range of products from “Tees&Tanks” to “Hoodies&Gillets” and a plethora of products in both their Male and Female sections, they’ve got you covered whether you’re an avid cross-country runner or more of a zen yoga-goer. One great advantage of their […]

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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 activity can work wonders. Indeed for neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki, exercise changed not only her life, but also her brain chemistry. In a 2019 TED talk, […]

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Gym Harassment: quit looking at my ass

Walking into a gym has never been my favourite experience. There is that smell that must be the universal fragrance of every single gym in the world. A cocktail of perspiration mixed with the rubbery scent of synthetic materials and a splash of dread. The inevitable moistness of the gym equipment leaves you quaking in […]

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Lifestyle Wellbeing

Should we feel guilty about our body-related resolutions?

As we come into the new year, the time of New Year’s Resolutions comes around. While in some cases these can be very helpful, and allow you to break a bad habit or start up a new activity, often resolutions focus on changing the way we look, usually through dieting of some kind. Resolutions such […]

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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 in shape. Here are a few exercises you can try, in the comfort of your own room, to give yourself a full body workout that […]

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Kickstarting your year: five gym classes to give a go

Trying out the University of Edinburgh gym is a great way to start the year. Whether you are a fresher feeling the need to burn off all those free pizzas or you just want to stay fit between your studies, the classes at the gym can be a great way to motivate yourself into exercising […]