Get this delivered to your inbox as part of our daily Gym Buddies newsletter. If you’re anything like me, you’ll try to make your time at the gym as efficient as possible. Because the sooner you’re done, the sooner you can leave. This means having an exercise plan before you set foot on the gymfloor (read our guide here) and not wasting time with small talk around the water cooler.
Get this delivered to your inbox as part of our daily Gym Buddies newsletter. I’m not a morning person. I never have been. But lately I’ve found myself getting up an hour earlier to go to the gym or a class before work. It’s not easy, but by the evening, I’m usually tired and my willpower is on the floor (plus: if anyone invites me to the pub, I’m sold). Getting yourself to the gym can be a tricky sometimes, especially when it’s cold, dark and wet outside.
Get this delivered to your inbox as part of our daily Gym Buddies newsletter. Working out isn’t just about working up a sweat in a crowded gym. Whether practising yoga, taking a hike or going for a light jog, the benefits of being active have been well-documented - all can lead to better health, sleep and wellbeing. To cater to the slower tempo workouts, Jessica Skye, founder of Fat Buddha Yoga, has hand-picked ten songs to for our ‘Gym Buddies: Unwind’ Spotify playlist.
We’ve tried to be responsible about the whole issue on @HuffPostUK today - with thoughtful blogs like the one I tweeted earlier (read it) and highlight Brew Monday, an important initiative by suicide prevention charity @samaritans.
I know it’s late in the (Blue Mon)day, but TODAY IS JUST LIKE ANY OTHER DAY. Blue Monday isn’t a thing. Mental health issues don’t strike on the third Monday of every month. Mental health has no calendar, no clock.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".