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From 0 to Open Water 5k in 12 weeks – By Lynne Tomlinson – Her Spirit Community Member

I think we’ll all agree that 2020 hasn’t been a great year! Coronavirus has restricted our movements; events have been cancelled and our daily routines changed beyond recognition. I am much happier in the fresh air so when Spring Lakes www.springlakes.co.uk in Long Eaton was able to open again due to a relaxation of restrictions […]

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Dr Nikki Kanani MBE talks to Louise and Annie about her job as Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement, life as mum of 2 and how running has kept her moving during COVID19.

Dr Nikki Kanani is a GP in south-east London and is Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement. Prior to joining NHS England she was Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Nikki has held a range of positions within healthcare to support the development of innovative models […]

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BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty talks about her love of golf, tackling swimming, her life with sport and her competitive nature. She knows how being active is so important for her mental and physical health

Naga Munchetty is a journalist and presenter on BBC Breakfast, the UK’s most popular breakfast news programme. As well as making sure that the audience stays informed during breaking and developing news stories, she enjoys asking questions that the audience would like to ask. Naga has grilled countless political heavyweights from Hillary Clinton, to David […]

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Claire Danson talks openly to Louise and Annie about her life over the last year. A cycling accident one year ago left her paralysed but her zest for life is still as strong. It’s a story of going from European champion to life in a wheelchair.

Triathlete Claire Danson, won the 30-34 age category at the European Championships in June 2019, she was paralysed following a cycling accident at the end of August 2019. Danson is the sister of England and Great Britain hockey player Alex Danson. Claire was involved in a collision with a tractor while riding her bike. She […]

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Mel C talks to Annie and Louise about life as a Spice Girl, her challenges in life, being kind to yourself and how you can achieve Your Best Year Yet

After the iconic 1996 debut single ‘Wannabe’ topped the charts in 37 countries, Spice Girls’ debut album ’Spice’ went on to sell more than 31 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album of all time by a female group. The girls went on to sell more than 85 million records, releasing three studio albums, 13 […]

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Her Spirit launches ‘Your Best Year Yet’ to inspire women to make healthy lifestyle changes during a time of inactivity and growing mental health problems

ThisGirlCan’s powerful advertising campaign has highlighted the importance of exercise to women during lockdown, but the reality is that the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, threatens to take the UK back to a 1950’s style of living. Less than 25% of women are active enough for health benefits (Sport England) and 72% of mothers described […]

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Boris, obesity and why we need to end our nations obsession with calorie counting

body | fuel | By Holly Woodford

Her Spirit Co-Founder Holly Woodford shares her story of calorie counting and why she thinks restrictive diets are not the answer. After decades of in-action Boris’s brush with Covid-19 has finally brought the nation’s physical and nutritional health to the top of the agenda. The launch of the Governments new Obesity Strategy has come with […]

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Her Spirit Partners with British Triathlon to support more women into Triathlon.

body | Triathlon | By Holly Woodford

In 2021, women new to the sport of triathlon will be looking to get healthier and happier through taking part at the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds through a partnership with Her Spirit and British Triathlon. With at least 50 women targeting the GO TRI for the first time, and numerous others through the Sprint […]

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Her Spirit Together Podcast talks to Four time Olympic Medalist Rebecca Adlington OBE about motherhood, social media and the body conscious age we live.

Mind | By Holly Woodford

In this candid podcast, Becky talks openly about being a mother for the first time and the instant guilty you feel when you do something for yourself. “I don’t understand why we do that as mums? It’s so hard to balance being a mum and I have learnt I have to look after myself. Exercise […]

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Mango Bikes gets behind Her Spirit pledging their support with every sale

body | Cycling | By Holly Woodford

Her Spirit has partnered with Mango Bikes to give every woman the opportunity to cycle and experience the benefits of being more active. Only one in three women choose cycling as a way to be more active, a stat that Her Spirit and Mango Bikes both want to change. The firm wants to support the […]

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London Triathlon tackling the gender gap in participation sport

body | Triathlon | By Holly Woodford

Women’s sport is currently enjoying unprecedented levels of growth. However, in many participation sports events the number of women competing is still well behind the men. Limelight Sports, the agency of the active world, is committed to improving the ratio of women and men throughout its varied portfolio of participation events. For this year’s London […]

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