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The Jrny Begins

Today marks the end of BOXD and the beginning of something new. Our mission to make a healthy nutrition simple for ALL women, whilst fighting diet culture and standing up...

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Protein Requirements by Age - Why We Need More As We Get Older

Protein is an essential macronutrient. Not only is it important muscle growth and development, but it also contributes to the formation of healthy cells that make up our hormones and enzymes, keeps our hair skin & nails healthy, and helps with maintaining healthy energy levels (stop us if you've heard this before!). 

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5 Fun Ways To Improve Your Health, & That of The Planet

As a personal trainer, and as super busy mum of three, I know that one of the main reasons many of us don’t get our recommended 150 minutes of exercise a week is lack of time. The same goes for why we don’t ...

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6 Ways To Overcome Psychological Blocks To Weight Loss

What Is The Mindset To Lose Weight? As we all know, changes to our daily routine and diet can be some of the hardest to stick to. Whilst we always stay vigilant for the affects of diet culture, we believe he...

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6 Signs You Need To Drink More Water

You’ve heard it before. Good hydration is important. Our bodies are 60% water, and although drinking more would mean taking frequent toilet breaks, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. So it’s always good to look out for some of the dehydration signs!

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Bloating: Just... Why?

Sitting there, stomach feeling like it’s a balloon filling up with air about to burst, and tomorrow you’ll go through it all again. But what's actually happening?

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Straight Talking

The fitness space can be misleading, so let’s get some things straight. We want to demystify some common myths, so over the next few minutes we’ll be dropping some truth bombs about weight training, protein consumption and our plant-based pals… read on.

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The Importance of Mobility & Stretching

Tight hamstrings anyone? We’ve all heard that we should stretch before and after exercise, but do we understand why and more importantly, how we should be doing this? Stretching during a warm up or a cool down is vital for preventing injury and protecting our bodies in the long term, but it’s also so important that we do the right types of stretches to reap the benefits (and not end up in physio with an embarrassing story!). Without further ado, let’s look at the two different types of stretches and how they can help us:

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Should Women Lift Weights?

Have you ever been concerned about using weights? This is a topic we’ve encountered A LOT when it comes to women and fitness. But why? It’s probably fair to say that for what seemed like an age, many women feared the weight sections of the gym, perhaps worried that picking up a heavy dumbbell might lead to a Popeye-esque build up of muscle! (Side note: There’s no spinach in our health shakes we promise). But we think this has begun to change over the last couple of years, with more and more of us exchanging pure cardio for heavy weights, particularly for those glutes. It’s still fair to say that not every fit seeking woman feels comfortable with weights however, so we’ve written this short article to highlight some of the benefits! 

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Antioxidants. Important, but why?

Oxidation is a common chemical reaction where electrons are transferred from one molecule to another. It can occur when there is an imbalance of free radicals (we’ll come onto these later!) and antioxidants in the body.  The body’s cells produce harmful molecules known as free radicals, but they also naturally produces antioxidants. This is what causes those feelings of unexplained tiredness or not feeling 100%.

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4 Ways Exercise Impacts our Mental Health

So most of us probably know the benefits of regular exercise on our physical health, but do you know the ins and outs of the positive impact that it can have on your mental health as well?

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