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A short list of the most inspirational women in sport!

Happy international women's day!

Today is the day that we put a marker on celebrating and appreciating the women of the world, where we come together to remember the political, cultural and economic achievements of women of the now and in the past. This is a chance to empower each other to be active without the fear of being judged.

Exercise and sport have the potential to make us all feel amazing! which then provides us with the platform to evolve and grow even stronger and happier!

We've compiled a list of inspirational women in sport to help inspire you to follow your dreams, be more active, happier and healthier:

 

 

 

1 - Jessica Ennis-Hill

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A retired British track and field athlete. London 2012.. An amazing amount of pressure and she went on to win gold. She is now a major figure in sport especially in female movement within sport. Before the London 2012 games a senior figure in UK Athletics described her as "fat" and as you can imagine, this created outrage, Which made the nation think more about female body image, sexism eating disorders and bullying in sport.

 

2 - Davina McCall

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Not many of us would think of Davina McCall to be the face of sport however more the face of Big Brother!

However her achievement in the world of sport are something to be inspired about, From getting the nation moving with various fitness DVDs to Challenging herself in various Charity events notably for sport relief where she ran, swam of cycled over 500 miles from Scotland to London and raised over £2 Million!

 

 

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3 - Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams is a female British boxer and the first woman to win an Olympic gold in Boxing, Now that's one woman I wouldn't get in the way of! She was also named the most influential LGBT person by the independent in 2012.

 

 

 

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4 - Casey Stoney

Retired England women's national team captain & Team GB 2012 Captain. Casey Stoney is a household name is women's sport and an integral part of the international team. She has previously battled through depression and had the pressure of coming out as a homosexual sportswoman however still the rock to a great England football team and now joins the England setup as assistant manager.

 

 

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5 - Lizzy Yarnold

British Olympic skeleton athlete. She is the most successful British winter Olympian and the most successful skeleton Olympian of all time winning gold at Sochi 2014 and defending that in the 2018 winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang. She has also won every major title in her sport, an inspiration and role model at its finest.

 


Some others we thought deserved a shout too are; Paula Radcliffe, Clare Balding, Judy Murray, Gabby Logan, Eniola Aluko, Eva Caniero, Kelly Holmes, Beth Tweddle and many more!...

 

Comment below any others that you can think of!?

Gratitude – One thing that will change your life forever!

Gratitude is the fundamental reason behind happiness, it’s not the happy people that are thankful, it is the thankful people that are happy. 

We are that confident that this is the case we are going to set you a challenge to start right now, so keep reading!

 

“You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy”

-  Buddha

 

You might be wondering what is gratitude!?

Well, let me tell you….

Gratitude can be defined as a feeling of appreciation or thanks, noticing simple pleasures and acknowledging everything that you receive.

With thanksgiving coming up, the world will be taking time to acknowledge what were all grateful for, our question is … Why just do this over one day?

 

Here are some reasons why it is important to practise gratitude:

-          Presents a heightened sense of self-worth. It is a great way to become aware of what you have rather than focusing on what you don’t, this shifts your focus to a more positive approach. Practising gratitude is also a great way of turning everything that you have, or who you are, into enough. When you feel enough and realize other people see value in you, you can change the way you view yourself.

-          You are 25% more likely to be more creative, bounce back quicker from adversity, have a stronger immune system, have stronger social relationships (Emmons, 2007)

-          Helps us celebrate the present, magnifying positivity and noticing them more. Research shows that positive and negative emotions wear off pretty quickly, however gratitude helps us appreciate things more meaning the emotion lasts longer.

 

Research has shown that overall quality of life is improved through practising gratitude, so why not give it a go?

In fact, we are that confident in this theory that we are going to set you a 30 day gratitude challenge (you can research this more but we have done all the work for you), all you have to do is:

1.       Each day write down something that you are grateful for, make sure that you FEEL it deeply,  it should be something that makes you ponder (something that makes your heart swell up). Make sure you are very specific with this, for example, it is obvious that you are grateful for your children, but why do you feel grateful?

2.       Click the button below, follow the instructions and we will email you a printable document to use daily with instructions,

 

Once you finish this task you will find that you begin to appreciate the simple pleasures and things that you may have previously taken for granted. Gratitude should not be used as a reaction when you get what you want but utilised all of the time, look for the good in even the most unpleasant negative situations.

 

Starting from today don’t wait for a positive experience to happen for you to feel grateful, demonstrate gratitude in all of your experiences, even the not so positive ones.

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