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What the heck is a HIIT workout anyway?

Published: 22 May 2020. HIIT is the fitness phenomenon that refuses to go away. But what exactly is HIIT, how does it get results, and how can you get started with your own home HIIT sessions today? We answer all your questions below… HIIT has been big for many years now with the likes of…
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Mindful Baking: Homemade Pasta three ways

Making your own homemade pasta gives maximum fulfilment and requires minimum ingredients. Here’s how to master this incredible new culinary skill with a little help from master home baker, Matt Adlard…  If you have been following along with our Matt Adlard Mindful Baking series, you will have mastered a delicious pillowy rosemary foccacia, you’ll have…
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Vitality At Home Series: Week 5 Recap

Published: 1 May 2020 We’re into week 5 of our Vitality At Home series! This week, it’s all about eating well and moving well with our Vitality Ambassadors. Day 30: Greek Salad In our ‘Eat like an Olympian’ series, we challenged Seb Coe to make a starter for you to try. Here’s his Greek Salad…
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7 Ways To Work From Home The Right Way

Published: 7 May 2020 What’s the best way to maximise productivity, look after your wellbeing and not spend all day in your pyjamas when working from home? We find out from some super-productive home-working veterans… Working from home in a pandemic is unchartered territory – and, for many of us it’s not without its challenges.…
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How Mindful Baking Can Improve Mood and Reduce Stress

Published: 7 April 2020. #quarantinebaking is the new national pastime, but it’s not just a need for sugar or time at home that’s prompted this resurgence. If you find yourself trawling through your larder for long-lost baking ingredients, pouring over cake recipes, or endlessly watching sourdough starter Instagram stories, you’re not alone. And the good news…
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Can EFT Or ‘Tapping’ Help To Manage Anxiety?

Published: 5 May 2020 Fancy trying a needle-free take on acupuncture to reduce your stress levels? Then EFT– aka pressure point tapping – could be the answer. Sarah Maber, wellness writer, taps to find out more… Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a DIY complementary therapy designed to help you reduce feelings of anxiety and stress.…
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5 Ways To Turn Your Failures Into Success

Sometimes, things just don’t go your way. But don’t let setbacks shake your self-belief; learn from them and you’ll pave the way to bigger and better things. Here’s how… From kicking off your new year resolutions and starting that gym regimen (and really doing it this time, not like last year) to vowing to go after that promotion…
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A Beginner’s Guide To Growing Veg In Pots

Published: 1 May 2020 Want to grow your own veg but short on space or new to gardening? Then pots can yield surprisingly good results with very little know-how. Here’s everything you need to know about growing veg, including five of our favourites… Gardening has never been more popular, with Google searches for ‘how to…
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Vitality At Home Series: Week 4 Recap

Published: 24 April 2020 Week 4 of our Vitality at Home series. This week, our ambassadors and champs share three tasty recipes for you to try, as well as a whole host of book, TV show, film and podcast recommendations to help you switch off and chill in the evenings. Check them out… Day 22:…
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Vitality At Home Series: Week 3 Recap

We’ve reached week 3 of the Vitality At Home series and this week, it’s all about dinner with the Vitality Roses. Check out a starter, main and dessert from three of England’s top netballers.   Day 17: Halloumi Vegetable Skewers Iona Christian kicks us off with a great halloumi-based starter, perfect for the BBQ if…
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How To Cope With Coronavirus-Triggered Anxiety

Psychotherapist Jenni Cawley shares her advice for looking after your mental health and anxiety during the Coronavirus pandemic. Published: 22 April 2020 The lockdown is having an increasingly negative effect on our mental health and the World Health Organisation has acknowledged that it’s causing our stress levels to soar. While we can’t predict what will…
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How To Explain Coronavirus To Your Children

“Keeping children calm and happy during a global pandemic is not easy,” says children’s emotional wellbeing specialist Alicia Eaton. But, there are ways that you can manage your children’s fears and questions, as we discover. Published: 22 April 2020. When it comes to talking to your children about coronavirus, it may feel difficult knowing where…
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Day 19: Natalie Haythornthwaite’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies | Vitality At Home

Published on 17 April 2020 Chocolate peanut butter brownies anyone? Yes, please! Vitality Roses England captain Natalie Haythornthwaite has recreated a Joe Wickes classic for us. #StayHealthyAtHome and cosy up with these delicious, gooey delights. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 12 minutes Total time: 22 minutes Makes 16 brownies Ingredients 140g dark chocolate, chopped…
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Are You Ready To Jennis?

With the Government’s advice for us to #StayAtHome right now, we’re all looking for new ways to #StayHealthyAtHome. Enter Jennis, Dame Jessica-Ennis Hill’s home workouts app that’ll help get your #Jendorphins going (and earn those all-important Vitality points)… Published: 15 April 2020 What is Jennis? Jennis is the brainchild of gold medal winning heptathlete, Dame…
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Vitality At Home Series: Week 2 Recap

Published: 10 April 2020 It’s week 2 of the Vitality At Home series – our way of helping you keep sane, happy and healthy while we’re all spending more time at home. Here’s what we shared this week…   Day 8: Banana Pancakes Paralympian and swimmer Ellie Simmonds walks us through her easy banana pancakes…
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3 Vegan BBQ Recipes

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or a Meat Free Monday fan, these tasty vegan BBQ recipes from Katy Beskow are sure to tempt everyone. Katy is an author and food writer who started her blog, Little Miss Meat-Free, back in 2013 in a bid to share her recipes and ideas for cooking more creatively without meat…
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HIIT Time: 20-Minute Workout Challenge

No time? No problem! These super-quick HIIT workouts from Virgin Active trainer Hannah Davies, tone muscle in less than 20 minutes a day. “The beauty of short, sharp workouts is that they activate all the main muscle groups and energise the body, leaving you feeling invigorated and ready to face the day,” says Hannah Davies,…
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Vitality At Home Series: Week 1 Recap

Published: 3 April 2020 https://youtu.be/-Qw2gmBsODw Welcome to week 1 of the Vitality At Home series. We’re living through extraordinary times and it’s a big adjustment for us all. So, each week, with the help of our Ambassadors and partners, we’ll share recipes, workouts and other handy tips to keep you happy and healthy while we…
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7 Ways To Improve Your Mornings

The choices we make first thing have a big impact on our day ahead. Here are seven easy ways to improve your mornings and help you make healthier decisions throughout the day (and none of them include getting up at 5am!). Published: 7th April 2019 How many times have you rushed to work this week,…
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