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How to up your movement sessions to 5 times per week

How to up your movement sessions to 5 times per week

Check in. Listen to yourself. Are you pushing yourself, or does your body carry you forward with a joyful momentum? A habit you can always do is so much better than an ambition you can’t First of all, are you alright exercising 3 times a…

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How to up your movement sessions to 3-4 times per week

How to up your movement sessions to 3-4 times per week

  Can one of those exercise slots be at home? One of them be with a friend or partner? One of them involve relaxation? One of them be ‘babysitting’ (take the child in a buggy?) Is it time for a a challenge? Evaluation time: let’s…

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Yoga: how to be good at being bad at sports

Yoga: how to be good at being bad at sports

It’s yoga¬†fortnight on illustratedguidetolife! With some things, like, um, well, sport in general, (and yoga in particular) I’m forced to enjoy being good enough Can you do this posture? RickAstlyassnah Never gonna wrap the back of my knee calf round behind my neck. Never gonna…

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Commit #6: Don’t (just) talk about it, do it

Commit #6: Don’t (just) talk about it, do it

Yogoing to yoga? Yep. Today. This post is my accountability. That’s all I have to say. Nearly Don’t talk about it, it’s a waste of energy There’s a fab part of a Jon Kabat-Zinn audio (Beginning Mindfulness) when he urges us not to talk about…

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What do I need to start running?

What do I need to start running?

  What you need to start running So… I asked my friend, as we bounced our 3-month-old babies on our knees in the front window of a London pub, while sipping a glass of white wine (that was then)… “How do I start running? What…

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Physical, visceral joy (also known as ‘exercise’)

Physical, visceral joy (also known as ‘exercise’)

Welcome to a series about exercise. *Cough*. Sorry, I mean sport. Um. Isn’t there a more appealing word for something that unlocks happiness? Exercise. The thought is laden with duty. Urch. Sport. I have never identified with the word. (If you have, you’re lucky: make…

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Run!

Run!

Hello runners! A reminder of the rewards of doing up your shoelaces and getting out there To the Japanese guy with the tiny cap and shorts over trousers. To the man in the red shirt and kneehigh black socks who lapped me 3 and 1/2…

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