Easy ways to exercise without even noticing

Easy ways to exercise without even noticing

The UK government recommends exercising at least 12 times a month. That averages out to three times a week. But a study published by the University of Bristol in 2013 found that a whopping 80% of us fail to meet this target!

It’s easy to understand why: work, kids, partners . . . not to mention finding time for yourself every now and then. It often feels as if there’s just not enough time in the day.

There are ways to get around this, however. Until you’ve got the time to make a bigger commitment to getting active, here are some easy ways to exercise without even noticing you’re doing it.

The best bit? Incorporating a few of these activities into your day will burn hundreds of extra calories – with hardly any effort.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness


It’s dark. The alarm is set, your phone is charging and you’ve just slipped under the covers. It’s been a long day, so you can’t wait to finally get some sleep. You close your eyes . . . and suddenly your mind is racing at a million miles a minute.

Sound familiar?

Lots of people have trouble switching off at the end of the day, but there is a solution. Practicing mindfulness will help you de-stress and bring some balance to your life. By being more mindful throughout the day, you’ll have less clutter to jumble around your head at night.

But what exactly is mindfulness, and how can it help you live a healthy, more balanced life?

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How dieting has changed: An interview with our founder, Jennifer Irvine

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Ask 10 different people what the word “dieting” means, and you’re bound to get 10 different answers.

The concept of dieting has changed over the years, but everyone wants the same thing in the end: to be happy in their own skin. We wanted to look beyond counting calories or popping diet pills and get to the root of living a healthy, balanced life.

And who better to start with than Jennifer Irvine, the founder of Balance Box?

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