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Outdoor Exercise Ideas To Fill Your Lungs

Claudia Canavan | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Getting out into the wild is good for us. From reducing feelings of mental fatigue to providing stress relief to live-fast urbanites, reconnecting wit...

Everything You Need To Know About Interval Training

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’ve ever had a training plan for a long-distance run, you’ll know that interval training is an integral part of improving your performance. ...

The Freedom Of Looking Your Absolute Worst

Katie Teehan | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

Earlier this year, I ran a really gruelling, painful, half marathon after which I swore I'd never run again. After finally staggering over the finish line I burst into tears from sheer exhaustion and disbelief that I'd willingly put myself through that torment.

This Badass Sprinter Ditched Spikes For Regular Trainers, But Still Ran 100m In Sub-11 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Jamaican Olympian Elaine Thompson has cemented her status as one of the world’s greatest athletes having won a 100m race - in trainers. Athletes usu...

How Applying Science To Your Workouts Can Help Your Gains

Jen Barton | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Fitness used to be a guessing game of sorts. We tried a workout, enjoyed it or swore we’d never go back, and based on how our bodies felt/and/or loo...

Pushed To The Limit

Perri Shakes-Drayton | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Sport
Perri Shakes-Drayton

In general, I think what I'd say to anyone who feels pushed to their fitness limits, or is experiencing a fitness barrier, is to stay strong! Pain is short-lived, but the joy of beating your fears or overcoming obstacles will remain with you for long time. That's what I've learnt to do and I'm a much better athlete for it.

Fancy A Challenge? 5 Of The Most Intense Workouts

Jen Barton | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

All workouts are not created equal. Sometimes, a gentle yoga class or 5K run around our favourite bit of the park ticks our wellness box for the day....

Seven Ways I Dealt With The Pain That Is Runner's Knee

Amy Packham | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

I'd spent months building up stamina and improving my fitness, only to have to stop running because of something I couldn't control. When you know physically you can carry on, but it would only damage your knees even more, it's a pretty shitty situation.

What Is HIIT And Is It For Me?

Jen Barton | Posted 08.08.2017 | 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...

Why You Should Try Obstacle Running

Lorraine Lewis | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lorraine Lewis

It is not an event for the elites. Anyone any age, shape, size and disability can take part. I have seen people take part who are in wheelchairs, who are missing limbs, who are 60 plus and people who are not running to achieve a personal best. No one judges, everyone (and literally I mean everyone) wants to see you do well. This is not only the marshals but the other runners too.

Adrienne LDN On Why Training For Aesthetic Goals Is Not A Good Motivator

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Adrienne LDN is a true believer in the idea that our workout choices and healthy lifestyle should make us happy and fulfilled. The Instagram star, who...

I Ran 26 Marathons Around The World In Alphabetical Order

Keith Simpson | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK
Keith Simpson

life less ordinary banner Every single marathon has been special for some reason, such as my first sub four hour in Düsseldorf, crossing the Bosporus from Asia to Europe during the Istanbul Marathon, seeing the sun rise over Victoria Falls; but The Midnight Sun Marathon in Tromsø Norway is the most memorable. Being inside the Arctic Circle, in mid-June the sun does not set, so when running at midnight the sun is still in the sky. The conditions were perfect.

What A Weekend

Dawn Nisbet | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dawn Nisbet

My amazing friend Mel has been running with me recently. She is a much faster runner than me and done many runs before, but we run together, for us it's not about speed, it's about the friendship and time together. Finish lines not finish times! She signed up for the 10km too so we could run together. I could not have imagined how much I would need her that day.

Finding The Time

Dawn Nisbet | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Parents
Dawn Nisbet

It's been a long time since I have updated my blog. Don't get me wrong, I haven't lost my passion for sharing my journey, and it's certainly not because life has quietened down over the last few weeks.

Why 'Twice The Health' Bloggers Hannah And Emily Make The Perfect Workout Buddies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Fitness fans will know that having a workout buddy not only makes exercise fun, but gives you even more motivation to get your butt to the gym. ‘Tw...

I Knew It Was Silly But I Did It Anyway....

Olivia Cox | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

Quite what I'd managed to do in my sleep I will never know. What I do know is that I had to suffer the ultimate indignity - I lay semi clothed in my childhood bed, sent mum an SOS text and waited. 

Colin Jackson On Race Day Disappointment

Alana Gray | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alana Gray

I'm no stranger to race day disappointment, having dropped out of a marathon a year ago around mile 19 in a lot of pain from a recurring injury (but clearly still not over it). Yet I've been surprised at how many London Marathon 2017 runners I've spoken to who, despite completing that amazing feat, are still feeling down about their race time.

It's A Marathon, Not A Sprint Dealing With The Black Dog

Sarah Lloyd | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Lloyd

She and her RIOT squad where born out of the black dog. To overcome her depression (and hers was pretty bad) Vicky started to run. She is the one that told me that depression is often the curse of the brave - that sufferers are those people who push themselves to the point of breaking.

Three Reasons Running Makes You Better

Jonas Altman | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonas Altman

My dad has been jogging three days a week for the better part of 50 years. That's a half century of pounding pavement. It's over 7800 jogs much of which were performed sans music (before the advent of the Sony Walkman). In between the chatter of buddies and chirping of birds, Pops would listen to his breath deepen.

Badass 101-Year-Old Woman Runs 100m Race (And Wins A Gold Medal)

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

Man Kaur is 101 years old, but that didn’t stop her from taking part in an athletics competition recently (and leaving with a medal). Kaur, from Pun...

Why Scottish Nurse Pauline Cafferkey's Trip To Sierra Leone Is So Vital For The Ebola Orphans Still Living With The Virus' Devastating Impact

Imogen Calderwood | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Imogen Calderwood

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey hit the headlines in December 2014 when she became the first person in the UK to be diagnosed with Ebola during the devastatin...

8 Times Love Won At The London Marathon 2017

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Kenya may have taken home the first place medals in both the men’s and women’s races, but there was plenty more to celebrate at this year’s Lond...

Here's Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of The London Marathon

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK

The annual London Marathon is set to take place on Sunday 23 April. More than 50,000 runners will take to the streets of London for the 26.2 mile race...

Sky's The Limit: How I Turned Family Tragedy Into Breaking Records For Charity

Jacq Jones | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacq Jones

This Sunday three of my colleagues and I will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Marathon time in a Four Person Costume - we all work as captains and cabin crew for Monarch Airlines so unsurprisingly our costume is an aeroplane!

‘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...