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Jonny Wilkinson’s #MySummerGoal journey

As one of the world’s best rugby union players, Jonny Wilkinson is used to pushing himself to the limit. Read his advice on why you should celebrate every achievement and live more in the moment Since retiring from rugby, Jonny is setting himself new challenges to stay active. Having learnt so many gems of wisdom…
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Ellie Simmonds’ #MySummerGoal journey

Record-breaker Ellie Simmonds knows the significance of focusing on a goal – she shares why her motivation is all between the ears and her latest summer target To celebrate the launch of #MySummerGoal, we’ve teamed up with five-time Paralympic champion Ellie to find out her tips on staying driven and her latest personal goal. Watch…
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Thai chicken, carrot and cashew salad

Chantelle Nicholson’s Thai chicken salad recipe is packed with bold flavours. The dressing is beautifully aromatic thanks to lemongrass and ginger, while peanuts and water chestnuts give the salad a wonderful crunch. Ingredients: 1 tsp red curry paste 1 tbsp miso paste 4 tbsp coconut milk black pepper 4 chicken breasts, skinless 1 bunch of…
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The truth about salt

Dr Ben Kelly, Head of Preventative Medicine at Nuffield Health, explains why some salt is necessary in our diets and how we can can take control of our daily intake Just as sugar has been demonised in the media over the years, salt has frequently been linked to high blood pressure and an increased risk of stroke and…
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Caramelised parsnip and coconut soup with parsnip bhajis

“Caramelising root vegetables really enhances their flavour and in this soup the parsnip has a lovely sweetness and nuttiness. It’s rich and comforting but doesn’t contains dairy or anything other than natural vegetable ingredients. The bhajis are a great ‘support act’ too!” says Chantelle Nicholson. Ingredients: For the parsnip and coconut soup 2 tbsp coconut…
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Vegan pumpkin meringue pie

“This dish tastes great and has just three components: the pastry, the pumpkin custard and the Italian meringue. It’s also wondrous to make meringues using a by-product such as the liquid from a can of chickpeas. It’s a perfect pudding for the colder months with a hint of spice,” says Chantelle Nicholson. Ingredients: For the vegan…
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Ask our experts: how can running help my mental wellbeing?

You asked. We answered. We put our parkrunners’ most pressing questions to our team of experts including psychologists, orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists  Q: How does running relieve stress? A: Research has demonstrated that running can help with a certain type of brain function called neurogenesis. This is the process by which our brains create new neurons and make new…
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Ask our experts: how do I improve my running technique?

You asked. We answered. We put our parkrunners’ most pressing questions to our team of experts including orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists and psychologists Q: How important is flexibility for a good running technique?  A: Running is a complex movement that requires multiple joints and muscles to work together at the same time. Flexibility is definitely an important component…
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Ask our experts: what should I eat as a runner?

You asked. We answered. We put our parkrunners’ most pressing questions to our team of experts including nutritionists, physiotherapists and psychologists Q: Do you lose more weight eating before or after a run? A: Weight loss ultimately comes down to a simple equation of energy balance over a period of time. If you consume more calories than…
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Jess Ennis-Hill’s #MySummerGoal journey

Jess Ennis-Hill knows the importance of setting goals to achieve amazing things. Here she shares her route to success and the stellar advice she’s followed along the way Even record-breaker and Olympic medallist Jess Ennis-Hill has setbacks. She tells us how to deal with motivation slumps and shares the #MySummerGoal she’s aiming to achieve while…
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Joe Root’s #MySummerGoal journey

English cricket captain Joe Root shares his active goal for the summer and his advice for keeping your head in the game How do you go from practising on the driveway at five years old to captaining the English cricket team? We share the secrets to Joe’s success and his tips on how to stay motivated…
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Win tickets to Vitality sports partner matches

EXPERIENCE UNFORGETTABLE SPORTING MOMENTS WITH VITALITY VIP Vitality members have the chance to win tickets to see our partners in action. Vitality is the Official Wellness Partner of Arsenal FC, AFC Bournemouth, Liverpool FC, Liverpool Ladies FC, Manchester City FC, Manchester City Women, England Rugby, Scottish Rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union and the UK’s Cricket…
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Vitality SportFest Email Competition – Terms and Conditions

The competition is open to all residents of Great Britain over the age of 18, except employees of the Promoter and their families, or anyone connected or involved in the administration of the competition (“Eligible Participants”). To enter the prize draw, Eligible Participants must answer the question ‘Tell us one thing that you and family…
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