Articles with the tag 'fitness'

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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Six Nations, new promotions and arrivals – your February newsletter

January 29 2016

Ready for kick-off? The RBS Six Nations gets under on February 6 with England hoping to put a disappointing World Cup behind them under new coach Eddie Jones. Wear your colours for less with £5 off our England shirts or get your hands on one of our Home Nations rugby balls. Check out my column...

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Getting started – low or zero impact activities for you

November 5 2015

Here’s a statement which will make you take notice – ‘Sitting is the new smoking’. It’s a striking claim but one you suspect is correct and it certainly got me thinking about why it’s important to move. And let’s face it most of us could stand to do a little more and we all know...

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Melton’s running revolution

January 14 2015

Wherever you go in Melton these days it’s never very long before you see a runner or a group, some big enough to stop the traffic! It seems the people of Melton are reclaiming the streets and the running community is just growing and growing. Yes, it’s true to say that more of us do...

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Finding the right activity for you

December 12 2014

It’s nearly 2015, you’re about to be bombarded with ‘new year, new you’ messages but hate jogging and the very idea of the gym brings you out in a cold sweat. So what do you do? If you want to get fitter and perhaps slimmer, too, there are plenty of alternatives which don’t involve an...

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