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Nutrition

Happiness is health

The groundwork of happiness is health. A big part of achieving those optimum health and well-being levels is through nutrition. Eating well and balancing your diet is a virtue all of us should possess. The month of October in the UK is known as Black History Month and in the past couple of months, through […]

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wellbeing

Intermittent fasting

Have you heard of intermittent fasting? Mostly likely yes, but how much do you know about it? You may assume it is just the next fad diet, and it is becoming a popular way to lose weight, but studies are showing a host of other beneficial effects on our bodies that should interest us all. […]

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Exercises | workouts

Isometric Challenge

What is isometric exercise? Simply put, is it an exercise which is performed with a muscle engagement without a movement. Why isometric exercises? It is fun! It is competitive! It can be performed with a gym buddy or at home. It builds strength, doesn’t stress the joints and speeds up recovery from injury. Golden Rule: […]

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company News | wellbeing

Stress Awareness Day 2020

‘I am always stressed’ I don’t know about you but I find myself saying this more and more at the moment, but worse still I sometimes just accept this as the norm! It shouldn’t be the norm, however, it is okay to feel stressed sometimes. Let me explain… Stress and anxiety Stress and anxiety feelings […]

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Exercises | workouts

Arm training fitness challenge

Hit a plateau in your arm training? Try this to kick start your results again at the end of your normal workout.  Pick a weight that you can do for 20 reps without losing strict form and try the following: Dumbbell Bicep Curls x 20 Dead Hang as long as possible Dumbbell Tricep Kickbacks x […]

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wellbeing

Physical activity and wellbeing

Here at motive8 we strongly believe it is important to look after your physical health but also your wellbeing, which incorporates your mental and social state and incorporates the following: The sense of feeling good about ourselves and being able to function well individually or in relationships The ability to deal with the ups and […]

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Nutrition

Lockdown lack of Vitamin D

If you, like many others, have worked from home throughout the lockdown period, it is possible that your body has/is lacking Vitamin D. As humans, we need Vitamin D to help the body in calcium and phosphate absorption from our diet, as this is essential to maintain healthy bones, teeth and soft tissue (muscles) around […]

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Nutrition

Dark Chocolate – the healthier choice

Rather than picking up a milk chocolate bar (that has less antioxidant-rich cocoa and more sugar) the next time you’re in the supermarket, try purchasing a healthier option. Go with Dark Chocolate, as it is known to be good for your heart and boosts brain power along with other health benefits. You may not realise […]

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Exercises | workouts

Be strong in September fitness challenge

Be Strong in September! Challenge yourself and include the following workout into your weekly routine – the aim is to complete the challenge at least twice per week: x3 sets of 15 Burpees – 30 seconds of rest in between x3 supersets of 10 Jump Squats followed by 30 seconds of Mountain Climbers – 15 […]

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wellbeing

Breathing for a healthier you

This month we are looking at the often overlooked importance of breathing in exercise and for your general wellbeing. Breathing is one of the few constants we have in life and breathing properly can influence the overall flow of our energy, which in turn changes our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. The average person’s lungs […]

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Nutrition

Nutrition tip: remember to eat your fats!

It has been a misconception for a while that eating fat makes you fat when actually healthy fats in your diet is essential for multiple reasons. These include: essential vitamins and antioxidants such as Vitamin D, E and K rely on fat for absorption by the body omega 3 fats are important for anti-inflammatory actions […]

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wellbeing

Finding stability after lockdown

Feeling unsettled? So are most of us. I know I am. Everything just feels different. For some people, lockdown found new hobbies and lots of virtual catch ups but for a lot of us it has been difficult, lonely, unsettling and has come with a fear of the unknown especially now we move slowly back […]

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Exercises | workouts

August fitness challenge

We’ve got the perfect monthly challenge for anyone who still struggles to get back into the fitness lifestyle! Make August your month – challenge yourself and complete the workout below x3 times a week for the remainder of this month:  Jogging on the spot – 30 seconds  Press ups / half press ups – x15 […]

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wellbeing

Improve sleep by stretching before bed

Stretching before bed can be highly beneficial to getting that all important beauty sleep that will have you feeling and looking refreshed for the day ahead. During lockdown it has been reported that many of us have been struggling to sleep whether that be due to the change of routine, the stresses of everyday or […]

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Exercises | workouts

Burpees and strength challenge

Challenge yourself with 3 rounds of this circuit and complete in the fastest time possible. Breaks are optional. How fast will you be? 1. 10 Burpees 10 Squats   2. 10 Burpees 10 Reverse Lunges   3. 10 Burpees 10 Press Ups   4. 10 Burpees 10 Triceps Push ups   5. 10 Burpees 10 […]

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