Diet and Fitness

What Is HIIT And Is It For Me?

Jen Barton | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to acronyms, it seems the fitness world is constantly inventing new ones: HRM (heart rate monitor), BPM (beats per minute), BMR (basal m...

How Technology Can Enable Us To Live A Healthier Lifestyle

Martin Blinder | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Tech
Martin Blinder

Helpfully, today we have a new generation of digital health technologies that not only offer consumer friendly features, but more importantly, have been designed with a deep understanding of the human condition, to make it easy for people to adopt healthy behaviours - empowering anybody with a smartphone to manage their own health, without the need to visit a healthcare professional.

What Can We Learn From The Bodybuilding Concept?

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

The bodybuilding concept isn't everyone's cup of tea, but what can all of us learn from it? The bodybuilding diet is designed to build muscle and reduce body fat, by using a certain balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

Experts Slam 'Immoral' Protein Supplement Adverts: 'If You’re Eating Right It's A Complete Waste Of Money'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has condemned some adverts for protein supplements, saying “a lot of false advice” is promoted in magazines...

What Can We Learn From The Diets Of Elite Athletes?

Rick Miller | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

People often ask me what we can learn from these phenomenal people. Is there anything we can do to enhance our own performance from following their lead?

Why Food Quality Is So Important

David Kingsbury | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

I've often spoken about why macros are very important for body composition. Now I'd like to talk about food quality. While it's true that you can hit your calories and macros with junk food, that doesn't mean you should. There are a lot of things we can do that are not necessarily good for us.

Does A Domino's Dip Destroy Weight Loss?

Paul Standell | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Standell

Maybe this explains why you've not been losing weight when you've been so damn good most of the week. Don't worry, you're not the only one. It's just that most of us have no idea how many calories are in the things we eat, even the innocuous ones like dips and sauces.

Hard Work And Dedication - Your Fitness BFFs

David Kingsbury | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

I'll let you in on a secret. One of the most difficult parts of training is getting started. But making that effort and carving time out in your schedule to get fit and work your way towards a healthy body and mind is a great feeling and one with great rewards.

Making You Feel Bad Is Good For Business

Karen Oliver | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Oliver

I really don't appreciate being told by magazines that my body is somehow not 'bikini ready' because I haven't subjected myself to laser treatments, juice diets and vibrating plates in the salon. That's just insulting! My body is bikini ready as soon as I buy a bikini, thank you very much.

Why You Shouldn't Train Like An Athlete

Paul Standell | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Standell

Now I know you've read all about what Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis do in their training sessions but I'm here to tell you that what they do has next to nothing to do with what you, my good office worker friend need to be doing in your training sessions.

London's Best Body-Conditioning Classes

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

With busy schedules and our impatience to reach our fitness goals as quickly as possible, body-conditioning classes are the perfect one-stop shop to h...

Where To Eat Meat, Guilt-Free

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Sherriff

Numerous studies, scientists and experts have all told us we need to change our attitudes towards eating meat; specifically, beef. Not only do cows have a damaging impact on the environment, all too often they are raised in inhumane conditions. So how do we change what is, for many, an ingrained lifestyle?

Luke Worthington On Why Fitness Goals Shouldn't Just Be About Aesthetics

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to fitness we’re often so focused on the end result that we can’t wait to get off the starting blocks. But fully assessing our body...

People Think These Diet Planners Promote Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A stationery company has been accused of fuelling eating disorders through the controversial slogans on its food diaries and diet planners. UK-based ...

Lifting The Lid On The Latest Food Myths

Rick Miller | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

Myth-busting and uncovering the truth about food is part of a day's work for a dietitian. From the latest celebrity diet, to the supposed miracle approaches of the latest nutritional 'guru'; some myths are easily explained, others more insidious and seem to return like a nasty bout of flu circulating.

Can I Target Fat In Certain Areas?

David Kingsbury | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

This is one of the most common questions that my clients ask me. Many people feel self-conscious and believe that a certain part of their body is too flabby, particularly following childbirth or a long period without any exercise.

Intermittent Fasting: What It Is, Why I Swear By It And How To Do It Right

Melinda Nicci | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melinda Nicci

So, what is Intermittent Fasting? In broad terms, it's exactly what it sounds like: an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It's not so much about what you eat or eliminating certain types of foods, it's all about when you eat and giving your body time to reset its systems.

Student Claims She Was Kicked Out Of University Gym For Wearing This Outfit

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A student claims she was told to leave her university gym by staff who said her outfit was inappropriate. Sarah Villafañ says she was at College of C...

‘The Runner Beans’ Charlie Watson On Why Running Is The Best Exercise For Mind, Body And Wallet

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Charlie Watson hasn’t always been a fitness fanatic. In fact, when she ran her first marathon in April 2012, she described herself as a “non-runne...

Are You Ever Too Busy To Workout?

David Kingsbury | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Don't make the mistake of thinking that your fitness and health is less important than writing another email or finishing a proposal. Yes, there are occasionally tasks that simply cannot wait but your fitness isn't going to wait around either. The dangers of a sedentary lifestyle and the implications for your long-term health are damning.

Barry's Bootcamp Master Trainer Anya Lahiri On Falling In Love With HIIT Workouts

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

There’s nothing Anya Lahiri loves more than a high intensity, sweat-inducing, body-pumping workout. The former model started as a Barry’s Bootcam...

More Than 20 Million Brits 'Physically Inactive' And Risking Heart Disease

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive, according to a new health report. The findings, released by The British Heart Foundatio...

Government Sets Out New Guidelines On How Much Sugar Will Be In Your Food

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents

The government has today set out ambitious new guidelines to reduce the amount of sugar eaten by children in the UK, on a scale that is reportedly “...

How Important Is Food And Supplement Timing?

David Kingsbury | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

This might sound too good to be true but it really isn't. It's all part of tailoring your fitness to your lifestyle. You may split your calories and macros across two, three or four meals, or even five and six if you really want an extra challenge! As a general rule, I would recommend three meals per day and one snack.

An Athlete's Secret To Fat Loss Success

Ali Stewart | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Train low and compete high. No, this is not some kind of mood or drugs related reference, this is a method that has been used by athletes since the dawn of time. There is a reason that elite athletes have great body composition and fitness levels. It is the simple mastering of periodizing food around their training for the best response.