The Jeff Galloway run-walk-run method can improve parkrun motivation by helping us think more flexibly, move in a more natural way, and giving us a new challenge.
Many people feel a failure if they can't run the whole 5k, or have to stop and walk. In this blog I provide tips for changing this mentality and embracing the Jeffing method.
As a regular cyclist, I reflect on the alleged "car v bike" war, and propose a more positive perspective on UK cycling.
When you return to parkrun (or any exercise) after a long break, it's easy to expect to pick up where you left off. On the day of parkrun's return in England, here's 5 mistakes I made and how to avoid them.
When exercising, it is easy to slip into comparing ourselves with others. This blog considers how we can reframe those negative thoughts to gain positive inspiration from others.
For many of us, our habits have changed during lockdown. Perhaps you're walking more or cooking from fresh. Or perhaps you can't stop scrolling social media, going to bed late or snacking. This blog explains the psychology of habit and considers how to ret rid of the bad lockdown habits, and how to make the good habits stick.
Many of us struggle with motivation to exercise. This blog considers the different types of exercise motivation, and provides tips for keeping your motivation "helpful" for exercise and wellbeing.
People often see exercise as something "to get out the way". But imagine actually loving the feeling of exercise itself? Here I talk about why enjoyment is important and how you can learn to love being active (yes, really!).