Fitness Goal Goodies and Gym Bag Beauty Treats

Sarah McGiven | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

After the Easter scoff-fest, and as magazines begin to herald the latest way to get a 'Beach Ready Body' for Summer, minds may well be turning back to those abandoned gym resolutions. Here's my selection of gym bag beauty treats and all other manner of exercise carrots to help you get back on track with those fitness resolutions.

The Sun Is Here at Last - Get Into the Sun and Exercise the Gardening Way

Diana Moran | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

While enjoying yourself in the garden, you are also working all the major muscle groups: legs, buttocks, arms, shoulders, neck, back and abdomen. Gardening tasks that use these muscles build strength and burn calories...

We Must Tackle the Terrible Toll of Inactivity

Professor Karen Middleton | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Karen Middleton

In a survey for the thinktank, 44 per cent of those who are obese said they had no concerns about serious illness due to their weight. But let us be clear: being obese increases a person's chances of, among other things, heart disease, some types of cancer and stroke. That is why, as a nation, we must get more active.

WATCH: Why Men Should Try Ballet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The typical male gym-goer wouldn't be seen dead outside the weights room and sniffs at more 'feminine' classes such as yoga, Zumba and aerobics. Bu...

Marathon on Your Mind? Why Running Can Protect Your Brain

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

We're shifting our attention to how exercise in your earlier years may impact your thinking skills later in life. The evidence so far suggests that exercise may have a role to play at every stage of mental development and preservation - from young adulthood through to your elderly years.

WATCH: 5 Easy Way To Tone Your Thighs And Lift Your Butt

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to our problematic body parts, it can be a bit of a hassle to lift that booty and strengthen those thighs. Fear not, you're only a fe...

Horse Yoga, Anyone?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Yoga fans! Had enough of Downward-Facing Dog? Why not try Downward-Facing Horse? Yes, it's the new craze from Argentina. The Doma India School in S...

Voga: I Try Out the Madonna-Inspired Exercise Class

Julia Richardson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Julia Richardson

Renata, the instructor, is easily identifiable in with her gaudy Lycra leggings. There are about 15 of us sat on the mats. The group is predominantly female though a handful of guys are dotted around and there is a range of abilities from first-timers like moi, to weekly devotees.

These Exercises Are Great For Your Abs, Bums And Tums

The Huffington Post UK | Patricia Doma | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Though some of us are firm believers that 'bikini season' is a load of crap and that getting the perfect beach body can be reached in two easy steps, ...

Will London's Gymbodies Be Conquered by Lululemon?

Jennifer Howze | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Howze

The company's new CEO may herald a transition that makes the founder's distasteful statements and sizing issues a bad memory. But you can bet that lululemon will become a more frequent sight at our yoga studios and gyms, just as it has in America, despite the high prices.

Voga: The Party Girl's Exercise Class

Eve Simmons | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Simmons

"You've got to let your body feel WHAM!'s Rhythm", the teacher explains, "once you've mastered that - it's just about timing your pulsations". WHAM - an interesting choice of background music I thought, but the minute Diana Ross hit the speakers, I knew this was not your usual Yoga class.

Get Yourself in a Spin With Hula-Hoop Fitness

Isabelle Aron | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Isabelle Aron

But hula-hoop fitness isn't just a novelty; I feel like I've had a serious workout. As I bend down to pick up my bag, I'm pretty sure I can feel those bruises developing.

The Five Components of Mindful Exercise

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Puddicombe

To get the maximum benefit from all that effort, we just need to think about, and apply, the five components of mindful exercise. Try bringing your awareness to them the next time you workout, and notice the change in how you feel.


Natasha Corrett | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Corrett

#DIETSDONTWORK. We have tried and tried them over and over, but every time we do it seems we end up with the same result. If you were to bang your head on the wall and the result was that it hurt, would you do it again? Most likely not. So why put yourself through the emotional pain of this which has the same outcome?

Back Pain? Try Sitting On An Exercise Ball At Work

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When people learn that I sit on an exercise ball at work, their reactions tend to be a mixture of disbelief, amusement and curiosity. And frankly, ...

How To Tone Your Arms, Stomach And Bottom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you're pressed for time, exercise is often the first thing to be bumped off the to-do list. And who can blame you? Work and family commitmen...

Promoting Prejudice: Ableism, Weight Stigma and Just Really Bad Science

Angela Meadows | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Meadows

March 17th marked the opening of the 12th International Congress on Obesity in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To get the conference off to a good start, the organisers - The World Obesity Federation - decided to put their money where their mouth was and turn off the escalators in the conference centre. If only they'd put their brains there instead.

Eight Things They Should Tell You When You Join the Gym

Charlotte Buxton | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Buxton

So you've joined a gym. Good for you. But before you go in there and attempt to pump any iron there are some things you should know. There are rules they don't include on your membership form or on that bit of paper that asks if you've ever injured your back or had an allergic reaction to Lycra. I'm talking about social rules, gym etiquette...

Five Steps to Looking Great

Anthony Mayatt | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Mayatt

The sun is starting to creep it's way back out from behind the clouds and now is when people start to really take notice of their bodies with the layers and layers of Winter clothes starting to come off. Unfortunately people start to look for quick fixes on how to suddenly look amazing for the summer and I am here to tell you that there is no quick fix...

Fending off 'Flaboteurs': How to Stick to Your Diet and Fitness Guns in the Face of Friendly Fire

Julia Buckley | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Buckley

When you first embark on healthier lifestyle you're not the only one who needs to make adjustments - those around you have to get used to the new you too. Even though eating a more nutritious diet and exercising regularly are clearly positive changes, you may well come up against resistance from other people and it's important to pre-plan how you'll deal with it.

Five Worst Fat Burning Mistakes

Realbuzz.com | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

So many fitness enthusiasts tell the same story. They work out for hours in the gym and yet nothing happens to their body shape, it stays the same. There could be any number of possible explanations for that, but to help you narrow down some of the causes, here now are some of the worst fat burning mistakes.

WATCH: Want Better Sex? Try This Exercise

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles could be the key to better sex. Simply set two minutes aside each day to do some Kegel exercises... and the...

How Running Meditation Can Up Your Game

Headspace/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the London Marathon just over a month away, both newbies and veterans are wondering how they can become better runners. The clever people beh...

Why Sugar Isn't the Bad Guy

Ian Mellis | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Mellis

Sugar is just classified as a carbohydrate- we evolved to use sugars as an energy source, completely ignoring it as a way of producing energy you could argue is like driving a car with three wheels- it's possible but it's not exactly going to be a comfy ride.

Jedi Mind Trick Your Way to More Running Motivation

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

Stuck in a running rut? In need of some get up and go? Maybe you're already a keen runner but want to take it to the next level. Harness 'The Force' within with these mind tricks for more running motivation.