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6 of the Best Womens Waterproof Running Jackets

We live in the UK, it’s going to rain regularly whether we like it or not. The technology and breathability in running jackets these days is phenomenal. With the likes of Gore and Salomon...
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Bras for Running & Gym Reviewed

We’ve reviewed the best in running bras for sporty ladies who require comfort and performance with a supportive feel. We feature both types of sports bras; the wired cup which encapsulates the breasts functioning...
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Best Hydration Packs for Runners

Running with a water bottle in your hand is a bit of a faff, let’s face it. As many a clued up trail runner knows only too well, a hydration pack that houses a...
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Best Non Chafing Running Shorts for Men

My goodness, is there anything worse for a runner to endure than chafing? Several miles from home and you feel it, first as a slight niggle, then as a painful, irritating problem before waddling...
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Best High Waist Leggings for Running & Yoga

It’s tough ask really to purchase a pair of yoga leggings that satisfy a multitude of performance based questions…are they comfortable? do they tuck my tummy in? how long are they? will they ride...
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Best Non Slip Yoga Mats

Yoga is an activity that requires minimal equipment, it’s simplicity combined with physical and mental health benefits are world-renowned. Do you actually need a yoga mat? Ok, true, you can practice yoga on a...
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Cork Yoga Mat Review from Surya Namaskar

A Cork Yoga mat is an eco-friendly alternative to the ‘usual’ rubber based yoga mat. Just because it’s made from natural materials does not mean performance has to suffer, in fact, quite the opposite....
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Best Mens Non Chafing Running Underwear

We recently covered the best non chafing running shorts for men here on theactivelife.co.uk. Many of the recommendations featured in that post were 2 in 1 solutions with lycra or tight-fitting underlayers beneath the...
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How to Clean a Yoga Mat

There are several ways to clean a yoga mat. With regular use a yoga mat can become entrenched with oils, sweat, dirt and goodness knows what else. The whole essence of yoga is to...
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Best Running Belts for Carrying Phone & Keys

Now this really is a problem that needs solving. Who likes running with anything in their hands? I know I don’t. If you’re running with keys, after a couple of miles your palms are...