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Kickstart your journey to better health

August 25 2020

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s to be more honest with ourselves about our own general health. But the good news is there has never been a better time to get and feel fitter. Gaining weight doesn’t happen overnight, it’s a gradual process, a result of modern-day life and the odd unhealthy habit. And...

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Making exercise part of your home routine

June 23 2020

Like it or not our lives have changed forever and many of us will inevitably be at home more and/or working from home. This can mean extra free time and family time with no commute but there are pitfalls to the ‘new normal’, too. Research has shown that excessive sitting is bad for our health,...

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Not sporty? There’s still an activity for you

June 14 2019

What do you do if you’re not sporty but want to be fitter and healthier? The good news is there is lots going on in and around Melton and you can find an activity that suits you. In this blog we summarise what is on offer for people of all ages, flagging up our top...

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Lace up your trainers and see your body change

December 20 2018

Have you ever wondered what happens to your body when you start exercising? Most changes are positive but knowing what to expect can make it easier to stay motivated and reach your fitness goal. The good news is that you can start to feel more energized from your very first workout as increased blood flow...

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The best sports podcasts

November 29 2018

Sports podcasts are becoming increasingly popular so Melton Sports has ridden the airwaves and asked its customers for their favourites. There are plenty of enlightening and entertaining shows available via iTunes, Acast, BBC Sounds or your podcast provider and they are great to listen to pre or post game, in the car, at the gym...

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What will your This Girl Can story be?

April 18 2017

This Girl Can has become one of the most successful sporting campaigns of recent times, getting women and girls back into fitness or trying something new. It’s back again in 2017 and there will a special timetable of open days and tasters in Melton and the Vale of Belvoir during the week of June 5-11....

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Melton Sports’ Twelve Days of Christmas

November 10 2016

As the festive season is fast approaching here is Melton Sports’ version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. It’s packed full of gift ideas for the sporty people and sports fans in your life. All together now, ‘On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me . . . 1 British &...

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The mental health benefits of sport

August 26 2016

What do Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton, rugby player Jonny Wilkinson, cricketer Andrew Flintoff and tennis star Serena Williams all have in common? Apart from reaching the very top of their sport, they are among a number of stars to have spoken about their battles with mental illness. They have helped to diminish the stigma surrounding...

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Couch to 5k and beyond

June 17 2016

Running is probably the best way there is to get fit, lose weight and beat stress – and it’s free. What’s more, if you live in the borough, you don’t have to do it alone for we have Melton Running Club. It meets every Monday at 6.30pm outside the council offices at Parkside and twice...

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How are YOU?

March 22 2016

One You is a major new campaign launched by Public Health England targeting adults and in particular those in middle age, writes Toby Heaver. Its aim is to help adults avoid future diseases caused by modern day life by encouraging them to take control of their health to enjoy significant benefits now and in later...

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