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The Importance Of Stretching After Exercise

Skipped stretching out? Stretching is not always awarded the same level of importance as fitting in a cardio session or resistance training, but with many cited benefits including greater flexibility, improved muscle recovery and even a mood-boosting endorphin release, it's a crucial step not to miss. Read on to discover all the benefits stretching out after a workout provides, with some quick and easy stretches to try.

Our Pick Of The Best Podcasts

Incredible sports stories, fearless women and empowering podcasts to inspire your day. These are the podcasts we've enjoyed listening to over the past months.

Our Pick Of The Best Podcasts
The Benefits Of Meditation

The Benefits of Meditation

Following Mental Health Awareness Week and with International Meditation Day just around the corner, it's the perfect time to highlight the benefits of meditation as an excellent way to combat stress and alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression.

8 Yoga Poses To Start Your Day

Yoga is the perfect way to get any day off to a great start. Try this selection of yoga poses to feel invigorated and ready for the day ahead, and follow a 20-minute video with a complete morning yoga flow.
8 Yoga Poses To Start Your Day
Self Care Tips To Reduce Stress

Self Care Tips To Reduce Stress

It's been a tough few months cooped up in lockdown, so it seems timely for a short blog on self-care to reduce stress, with a handy checklist of ideas for you to try.

We Meet: Splott Superstars Netball Club

We caught up with Vicki Sutton from our women’s sport beneficiary, Splott Superstars Netball Club, to find out more about their netball group. Exclusively for for female refugees and asylum seekers, many of the players have traumatic stories to tell but the netball club provides them with a women's sports group in which to have fun, play sport and make lasting friendships.
We Meet: Splott Superstars Netball Club
International Women's Day 2021: #ChooseToChallenge

International Women's Day 2021: #ChooseToChallenge

Monday 8th March marks International Women's Day 2021. We're joining the global #ChooseToChallenge campaign to promote a gender-equal world, celebrating women's achievements, raising awareness against bias, and taking action for equality. To celebrate IWD 2021, we're asking you to contribute with an empowering slogan that inspires you. Whether that's a message of support, challenging stereotypes or a kick-a** motivational quote, we want to hear it!

We Meet: Camden Shorinji Kempo

We caught up with Kavita Kapoor and Ofelia Khan of Camden Shorinji Kempo – a modern Japanese martial arts group based in the heart of Camden in London, and one of our women's sports beneficiaries. The club was founded in early 2019 and prides itself on being the only completely female-led, and openly LGBTQ+ martial arts club.
We Meet: Camden Shorinji Kempo
New Year Motivation

New Year Motivation

After what felt like a very long 2020, we're optimistic about what the next twelve months will bring. Looking forward to the coming year has been challenged by the onset of another lockdown, which we're managing by focusing on our mindset. Boudavida ambassador Naomi Lake is a wellbeing and beauty writer, and here she guides us through some top tips for setting positive goals this January.

We Meet: A Mile In Her Shoes

We caught up with Fiona Eagle, one of the lead community trainers for A Mile in Her Shoes – a volunteer-led, UK based charity and one of our women's sports beneficiaries. Working with homeless organisations and refugee centres, the group aims to get women back on their feet through running and a range of other activities.
We Meet: A Mile in Her Shoes