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The Her Spirit Podcast is back for season 5, hosted by former BBC Breakfast presenter, journalist and adventure seeker Louise MinchinOur mission to inspire women everywhere to live a healthier, happier life. In these podcasts you will hear from phenomenal women in the world of sport and business, expert coaches and Her Spirit community members as they share their desires, vulnerabilities and spirited ways.Her Spirit believes in inspiring EVERY woman to become fitter, stronger and healthier. We believe taking small achievable steps will lead to big health and well-being changes.Her Spirit supports women of shapes, sizes, ages and abilities to achieve goals you never thought possible . These podcasts have been made possible through the support of Sport England www.sportengland.org Download the Her Spirit App https://herspirit.co.uk

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The Her Spirit Podcast is back for season 5, hosted by former BBC Breakfast presenter, journalist and adventure seeker Louise MinchinOur mission to inspire women everywhere to live a healthier, happier life. In these podcasts you will hear from phenomenal women in the world of sport and business, expert coaches and Her Spirit community members as they share their desires, vulnerabilities and spirited ways.Her Spirit believes in inspiring EVERY woman to become fitter, stronger and healthier. We believe taking small achievable steps will lead to big health and well-being changes.Her Spirit supports women of shapes, sizes, ages and abilities to achieve goals you never thought possible . These podcasts have been made possible through the support of Sport England www.sportengland.org Download the Her Spirit App https://herspirit.co.uk

    Our Biggest Challenge Yet: How YOU Can Help Us Fight Breast Cancer

    Our Biggest Challenge Yet: How YOU Can Help Us Fight Breast Cancer

    This episode is about breast cancer awareness and the Lakes to London challenge for Breast Cancer Now. Host Louise Minchin speaks to Donna Fraser OBE, four time Olympian sprinter and Breast Cancer Now ambassador, Dr Liz O'Riordan, Consultant Breast Surgeon and Author and Her Spirit community member Lynne Tomlinson
    How to check your breasts.Why exercise is the key to recovery and remission.How to get involved with Lakes To London.Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK. One in seven women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast Cancer Now believe that they can change the future of breast cancer and make sure that, by 2050, everyone diagnosed with the disease lives – and is supported to live well.

    The Her Spirit community is inviting you to play your part by raising funds for Breast Cancer Now and taking part in Lakes to London 500km virtual Challenge.

    This is an inclusive challenge where you can accumulate any distance between 1km and 500km from 21st August to the 2nd October 2022 , with any mix of swimming, cycling, running, walking or wheeling.

    If you are up for the ultimate challenge then you can swim 5km, cycle 453km and run 42km over 6-weeks or in 3 days the choice is yours! Either way everyone can earn rewards and help raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Now. CLICK HERE for more information.

    Her Spirit is a global community of like-minded women all getting fitter, stronger and healthier together. We believe your mind, body and fuel are intrinsically linked and taking small achievable steps will lead to big changes.

    Regardless of your ability, location or stage of life Her Spirit has something for everyone. We are an inclusive bunch of women who believe that being fit and healthy shouldn't be a chore but something you love to do. Our mantra is 'Together We've Got This' and together we support each other to live life to the full and achieve mind, body and fuel goals we never thought possible.

    Her Spirit mission - INSPIRING EVERY WOMAN TO BECOME FITTER, STRONGER AND HEALTHIER for more information go to http://www.herspirit.co.uk 
    Hear from mum-of-two Sarah about how running changed her life in her fifties and how much the Her Spirit community means to her.Find out more at herspirit.co.uk

    • 31 min
    Less Is More When It Comes To Menopause - With Dr Stacy Sims

    Less Is More When It Comes To Menopause - With Dr Stacy Sims

    This episode is all about the exercising through the menopause. Host Louise Minchin speaks to female athlete performance expert, Dr. Stacy Sims, NHS GP and women's health specialist, Dr. Nighat Arif and Her Spirit Co-founder Mel Berry. In this episode we discuss:
    What the menopause is.Why less time exercising is more beneficial.How to prioritise your exercise.Why strength training really is the number one priority.Couch2Kilos is a free strength challenge designed to help EVERY women get stronger in 6-weeks.
    With four levels Couch2Kilos is suitable for women of all abilities from just starting out to those who are already active. Just go to the "Challenges" section on the app and start the level you feel appropriate to you.
    It is totally flexible, you can do it anytime, from anywhere, at the gym or home and on any device. You can start with zero equipment and work up the levels and learn how use a variety of weights.
    Her Spirit is a global community of like-minded women all getting fitter, stronger and healthier together. We believe your mind, body and fuel are intrinsically linked and taking small achievable steps will lead to big changes.

    Regardless of your ability, location or stage of life Her Spirit has something for everyone. We are an inclusive bunch of women who believe that being fit and healthy shouldn't be a chore but something you love to do. Our mantra is 'Together We've Got This' and together we support each other to live life to the full and achieve mind, body and fuel goals we never thought possible.

    Her Spirit mission - INSPIRING EVERY WOMAN TO BECOME FITTER, STRONGER AND HEALTHIER for more information go to http://www.herspirit.co.uk 
    Hear from mum-of-two Sarah about how running changed her life in her fifties and how much the Her Spirit community means to her.Find out more at herspirit.co.uk

    • 32 min
    'Trust Your Bike, Trust Your Tyres, Everything's Fine' Your Guide to Cycling

    'Trust Your Bike, Trust Your Tyres, Everything's Fine' Your Guide to Cycling

    This episode is our guide to your cycling journey. Host Louise Minchin speaks to cycling coach Michelle Sharland, Her Spirit Community Member and Yorkshire Lass sportive Founder Judith Worrall, World Endurance Athlete and cycling convert Mimi Anderson and Her Spirit Co-founder Mel Berry. In this episode we discuss:
    How to change a tyreFeeling in control whilst going downhill.Road safety and how to deal with motorists.Working out if cleats are for you.This summer we have teamed up with Rutland Cycling to create Frightened to Fearless, a programme which enables you to clue yourself up on bike maintenance and learn how to ride with confidence. Supported by our partners British Triathlon we want to inspire more women to get on their bikes so why not take on our Fearless50 Ride Challenge on the 30th or 31st July. Ride 50k or 50 miles, you choose and sign up for the Fearless 50 virtual challenge.

    Her Spirit is a global community of like-minded women all getting fitter, stronger and healthier together. We believe your mind, body and fuel are intrinsically linked and taking small achievable steps will lead to big changes.

    Regardless of your ability, location or stage of life Her Spirit has something for everyone. We are an inclusive bunch of women who believe that being fit and healthy shouldn't be a chore but something you love to do. Our mantra is 'Together We've Got This' and together we support each other to live life to the full and achieve mind, body and fuel goals we never thought possible.

    Her Spirit mission - INSPIRING EVERY WOMAN TO BECOME FITTER, STRONGER AND HEALTHIER for more information go to http://www.herspirit.co.uk 
    Hear from mum-of-two Sarah about how running changed her life in her fifties and how much the Her Spirit community means to her.Find out more at herspirit.co.uk

    • 36 min
    'What even IS a cadence?' Your Guide to Running

    'What even IS a cadence?' Your Guide to Running

    This episode is our guide to your running journey. Host Louise Minchin speaks to running and triathlon coach and PT Karen Weir, Journalist Bryony Gordon, Presenter and Mental Health Campaigner Shareefa J and Her Spirit Co-founder Holly Woodford. In this episode we discuss:


    How to decide if running is for you.Practical, professional tips for starting out.Embracing mediocrity and taking the pressure off your running times.Focusing on your running purpose.Give Me 5 https://herspirit.co.uk/give-me-5/ is a FREE programme (available 16th May) designed to help you with everything from breathing to posture, building strength to developing overall fitness, all with the aim of helping you run more easily.

    More plans, including Take On 10k are available on the app.

    Thanks to our partners Vitality London 10,000 and Sport England for your support.

    Her Spirit is a global community of like-minded women all getting fitter, stronger and healthier together. We believe your mind, body and fuel are intrinsically linked and taking small achievable steps will lead to big changes.

    Regardless of your ability, location or stage of life Her Spirit has something for everyone. We are an inclusive bunch of women who believe that being fit and healthy shouldn't be a chore but something you love to do. Our mantra is 'Together We've Got This' and together we support each other to live life to the full and achieve mind, body and fuel goals we never thought possible.

    Her Spirit mission - INSPIRING EVERY WOMAN TO BECOME FITTER, STRONGER AND HEALTHIER for more information go to http://www.herspirit.co.uk





    Hear from mum-of-two Sarah about how running changed her life in her fifties and how much the Her Spirit community means to her.Find out more at herspirit.co.uk

    • 40 min
    Open water Swimming: The joys and the myths (No, you won’t be eaten by sharks!)

    Open water Swimming: The joys and the myths (No, you won’t be eaten by sharks!)

    This episode is all about open water swimming and host Louise Minchin speaks to Olympic Silver Medallist Keri-anne Payne , Her Spirit Co-founder Mel Berry and Her Spirit community members Gillian and Anna, about:
    Facing and embracing the fears that open water swimming can bring.Practical, professional tips for beginners and more advanced open water swimmers alike.How to motivate yourself to exercise when work and family demands your time and attention!The positive impacts open water swimming can have on your mental healthTraining tips for an open swim challenge In Lake Coniston of 5.25 miles this June.If you fancy joining us for the Sunset Swim Series at open water swim venues across the UK ​​https://herspirit.co.uk/sunset-swim-series/ or the Summer Solstice https://herspirit.co.uk/summer-solstice-swim/ on the 19th June in Nottingham and Cirencester sign up today.
    Thanks to our partners Zoggs and Swim England for your support. 
    Her Spirit is a global community of like-minded women all getting fitter, stronger and healthier together. We believe your mind, body and fuel are intrinsically linked and taking small achievable steps will lead to big changes.

    Regardless of your ability, location or stage of life Her Spirit has something for everyone. We are an inclusive bunch of women who believe that being fit and healthy shouldn't be a chore but something you love to do. Our mantra is 'Together We've Got This' and together we support each other to live life to the full and achieve mind, body and fuel goals we never thought possible.

    Her Spirit mission - INSPIRING EVERY WOMAN TO BECOME FITTER, STRONGER AND HEALTHIER for more information go to http://www.herspirit.co.uk 


    Hear from mum-of-two Sarah about how running changed her life in her fifties and how much the Her Spirit community means to her.Find out more at herspirit.co.uk

    • 32 min
    Louise Minchin is joined by World Triathlon champion Helen Jenkins, Her Spirit Co-founder Holly Woodford and Her Spirit community members Sue and Hayley

    Louise Minchin is joined by World Triathlon champion Helen Jenkins, Her Spirit Co-founder Holly Woodford and Her Spirit community members Sue and Hayley

    In series 5 of the Her Spirit podcast, journalist and endurance athlete Louise Minchin sits down with members of the Her Spirit community who are taking on extraordinary things, phenomenal coaches who will be supporting them to achieve there dreams, and the co-founder of Her Spirit.

    This episode is all about swim - bike - run AKA triathlon and Louise speaks to Helen Jenkins Two-time triathlon world champion (2008 & 2011), Her Spirit Co-founder Holly Woodford and Her Spirit community members Hayley and Sue.

    In this conversation Louise talks to Helen about what triathlon is, what advice and tips she can offer for newcomers such as Hayley and Sue as they get ready for Leeds Triathlon, and how triathlon is open to any woman.

    Tune in to hear these truly inspiring stories and take away the belief that you can achieve your own goals, no matter how big or small.

    If you fancy joining us as part of Team Her Spirit at Blenheim, Leeds or London? Just enter at https://herspirit.co.uk/try-a-tri/. Thanks to our partners Huub and British Triathlon for your support.

    Her Spirit is a global community of like-minded women all getting fitter, stronger and healthier together. They believe your mind, body and fuel are intrinsically linked and taking small achievable steps will lead to big changes.
    Regardless of your ability, location or stage of life Her Spirit has something for everyone. They are an inclusive bunch of women who believe that being fit and healthy shouldn’t be a chore but something you love to do. Their mantra is Together We’ve Got This and together we support each other to live life to the full and achieve mind, body and fuel goals we never thought possible.

    Her Spirit mission - INSPIRING EVERY WOMAN TO BECOME FITTER, STRONGER AND HEALTHIER for more information go to http://www.herspirit.co.uk 
    Hear from mum-of-two Sarah about how running changed her life in her fifties and how much the Her Spirit community means to her.Find out more at herspirit.co.uk

    • 40 min

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Viva Espana

Oh to be enjoying tapas and vino

Thank you, great episode today- nothing plain or boring about water!

Nature’s champagne.

Our stomach and all related to it is truly our powerhouse so great nurturing of it is so necessary.

Thank you for sharing this expert’s knowledge.

Gut instinct so true, it’s not all about symptoms, a lot is how you feel too.

Do you know how many people die from constipation in the care homes and across LD adults demographic? It’s a silent killer. We use the Bristol Stool Chart at work as a vital indicator.

Breathing exercises and meditation in combination with exercise help greatly with frequency and efficiency of the bowel.

All things in moderation as often as possible a good mantra 🌻

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