Exercise Pill A Miracle Or Dangerous Shortcut?

Daria Kantor | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daria Kantor

However, as someone who has learned the benefits of being healthy the hard way - through real exercise - I'm convinced this is one short-cut to fitness that's going to lead us to a dead end. Just as you cannot substitute a well balanced diet with a vitamin pill, an exercise pill cannot replace a healthy lifestyle.

Seven Marathons, Seven Days, Seven Continents - Done!

Georgie Acons | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Sport
Georgie Acons

I have a lot of people to thank, everyone who donated to the charity, to everyone for their messages of support, my friends family and work colleagues, Tom, everyone at Psycle and everyone involved in the world marathon challenge; the organisers, the volunteers, the support crews and my fellow runners.

Training With Zátopek: Five Lessons From the Greatest Distance Runner of all Time

Sam Humphrey | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Humphrey

Zátopek's commitment to self-torture encourages us to do anything but spare ourselves the ordeal of going out in the rain or wind. When you next approach a treadmill, think of Zátopek running through deep sand in heavy boots - and consider where it got him.

Five Things We Learned About Fitness in June

Chris Hall | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

Another month, another load of fitness research. We've sifted through it all again to cherry pick the very best bits of information you can apply to your training straight away. From caffeine use to the right balance of carbohydrates, we've got it covered!

My First Taste of Le Mans

Jake Dennis | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK Sport
Jake Dennis

After a long old drive, I'm finally here at Le Mans to begin testing ahead of the main event next weekend. The drive took me and the team physio ten hours in total, but luckily I slept for most of it. I guess that makes me pretty bad company to drive with but I have my fair share of driving lined up at the track over the next week so I guess I'm allowed!

Preparing Your Mind for a Marathon

Chris Hall | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Hall

Nothing will beat the feeling of satisfaction you feel when you cross the finish line, and making sure you're mentally prepared will make the run not just more achievable, but more enjoyable too!

A Short Walk Home

Edward Lloyd Owen | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Edward Lloyd Owen

It's been an extraordinary experience; difficult, hot, cold, lonely, funny, emotional and mentally and physically exhausting in a way I couldn't have imagined. But crucially also hugely rewarding, not just for myself, but also in the raising of the money for Walking With The Wounded, which I hope will only increase (£18k to date). And, thankfully, only truly scary once or twice...

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Thompson

ailing the Endurance down the curving arm of the Antarctic Peninsula, Shackleton planned to disembark with six handpicked men and attempt a death-defying 1,800 mile trek across the Great White Continent on foot: through the South Pole and straight out the other side until they hit the frozen coast again.

This Is The First Person To Cycle The Length Of The Alps - All 1,653Km Of It

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Berrill | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even thinking about cycling the UK coast to coast - all 140 miles of it - is enough to make us have a lie down. Now imagine doing that 10 times o...

The Green Hell - Nurburgring 24 Hours

Lara Platman | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Sport
Lara Platman

I had heard about the people in the trees, but little did I realise that the forest would be so large and that it would be full of really enthusiastic racing fans, living there for two weeks previously, setting up their small villages and compounds, plugging in television sets to generators, and plumbing up hot water bathrooms from a simple camp fire

Poorna Bell

James Haskell Reveals What Rugby Players Do Behind Closed Doors

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As part of our month of Men, we took some time to chat to James Haskell, Wasps rugby player and founder of fitness concept BodyFire. We don't quite kn...

Poorna Bell

Nigel Thomas, Chief Training Officer For Tough Mudder, Talks Strength And Arctic Enemas

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You just wouldn't mess with Nigel Thomas. First, he's the brains behind the obstacles for what is considered one of the hardest endurance events -...

Cycling Adventures Part 2: Nutrition

Vikki Stone | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Vikki Stone

My ride starts at 8:30am, and finishes at 6pm. That means, that to stay abreast of the van, I must aim to average at least 10mph. Yup, I'm aiming high. All I want out of this is simply not to be rescued.

The Magic of the 2014 London Marathon, Starring 35,000 Heroes

Alex Jones | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Jones

There are no prizes for identifying the headline act in the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon. Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah will compete in his first full marathon, having run half the course in 2013 to assess the route and the environment.

The Marathon des Sables - The Ten Secrets You Need to Know Before Running the World's Toughest Foot-Race

Bill Coles | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

In five weeks' time, at the beginning of April, there will take place in the Sahara this absolutely insane mid-life Rite of Passage when over 800 men and women will beast themselves to breaking point...

Bored of Running Marathons? Ten Great Challenges to Change Your Life

Bill Coles | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

So many endurance runners spend their lives knocking off endless marathons - and though they probably think it's a stretch, it's nothing of the sort. I guess it depends what you want out of life. Do you want to continue striving for the same goal over and over again? Or do you want to evolve?

This Has To Be The Worst Diet Suggestion Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

HuffPost UK Lifestyle is doing a stock take of all the terrible diet and fitness news that has come our way during 2013, and it's a toughie. There has...

Running the Marathon Des Sables - The Ten Do's and Don'ts of The World's Toughest Footrace

Bill Coles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

The Marathon des Sables, or MdS as it is known, is a week-long 150-mile trek through the heat of the Sahara. The French Commissaires provide you with water and flapping leaky tents, but as for the rest, you're on your own...

Men: To Get Ultra-Fit, Go Vegan

Rich Roll | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Roll

I'm not telling you this to brag but to remind you that it's never too late to change the course of your life. And this Men's Health Week, 10 to 16 June, is a great time for men of all ages to take their health into their own hands. You might start by going vegan.

Focus On Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses

James Saward-Anderson | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Saward-Anderson

Nobody is perfect, we are all flawed in one way or another. But we are all unique and all carry a host of skills and attributes which have the potential to become powerful tools in our arsenals...we just have to realise it!

The Inspirational Tale of Mike Buss, the Deaf Endurance Athlete

Lucy Eyre-Tanner | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Sport
Lucy Eyre-Tanner

Hearing is definitely something we take for granted, along with everything else we are lucky enough to have. I remember an incident when I was 12 and I was getting incredibly frustrated with my friend who kept saying 'what?' and getting me to repeat myself over and over again.

Fuelling a Sub Two Hour Marathon

Aidan Goggins | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

Endurance sports have exploded in popularity in recent years, and with the New Year once again upon us, we can look forward to further growth as a new contingent of enthusiasts aim to bypass the fads and make firm resolutions; to pound the pavements.

FORTY Brave Adventurers Have Already Signed Up for the World's Richest Rowing Race

Clare Macnaughton | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Sport
Clare Macnaughton

More people have walked on the moon than have successfully rowed around the Great British coastline.

Why Coffee And Toast Could Improve Your Sports Performance

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A combination of caffeine and carbohydrates is the key to boosting sports performance, a new study has found. This means that energy drinks such as...

WATCH: Thrill-Seeking Athletes Race Over Antarctica

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 08.12.2011 | UK

Amid the perishing antarctic snow, intrepid sportsmen and women limbered up for an ice marathon, 600 miles from the south pole. Thrill-seekers fro...