How A Woman Who Couldn't Climb Stairs Due To Her Weight Lost 12 Stone

PA Real Life | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who became so heavy she couldn’t climb stairs and was forced to spend four years sleeping on her sofa has revealed her amazing transformatio...

Cycling To Work Could Be The Key To Living Longer

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Cycling to work cuts the risk of developing heart disease and cancer by almost half, research suggests. Walking to work is also good for you, although...

The Power Of Happiness And Well-Being Classes

Jane Fuller | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

At the age of 25 years he took up meditation and yoga and stopped drinking and smoking and began to live healthily with the help of his soon-to-be wife Joanna. After a year or two of living this way he 'began to feel a lightness and happiness that he had never experienced before

Don't Make Your Kids Quit Dancing To Study

Karen Laing | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Parents
Karen Laing

Quitting all fun stuff doesn't encourage discipline. If anything, I'd argue we need to show our children how their dance or exercise can help with their exam revision. It can help manage stress and re-focus their brain.

Tips For When You're Thinking About Exercising

Susan Leigh | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

And yet exercise doesn't have to mean running a marathon or climbing a mountain. No one wants to experience the humiliation of turning up at a gym feeling like an inelegant blob amongst a room full of lycra-clad fitties. Exercise can be fun and really add value, friends and a breathing space to your life.

The Fitness Industry Must Do More To Promote Diversity

Lorraine Lewis | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lorraine Lewis

I think more in the fitness industry needs to be done to promote different ethnic minorities to show everyone is welcome no matter what you look like or what your background is. Until then, I am going to do my part posting pictures me at every fitness event I do. If it encourages one more person to take part, then I'm happy.

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.

How To Make Your Workouts More Mindful: From Running To Weightlifting

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People so often use workouts to de-stress that it’s usual to be distracted, switched off and on autopilot while you exercise. But if our mind isn’...

Evidence Says Exercise Lowers Your Risk Of Cancer

Lee Thrash | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Thrash

It's safe to say that society has accepted the body-mind-spirit connection, especially in times of stress and illness. Research is firmly behind the idea that one of the keys to all three is to take care of the first: the body. Scientists are now trying to determine specific ways that exercise improves the risks associated with cancer- before, during and after diagnosis.

Don't Throw Out Your Fitbit Yet - Just Make Sure It's Only Part Of Your Exercise Regime

Daria Kantor | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daria Kantor

Wearable tech is rightly a leading trend. They can help to measure how effective your workouts are, and can arm people with better information on their health. What they can't do is replace hard work and determination, and they probably won't keep you motivated.

12 Plank Variations For A Rock Solid Core

James Haskell | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

As a set of stabiliser muscles, the abdominals respond best to isometric work such as planks, so there's no surprise it's such an effective movement for building core strength. But in order to reap maximum benefits (and to prevent exercise boredom) it's important to employ different variations of this exercise into your workout regime.

How Healthy Is Your Lifestyle

Larry Lewis | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Larry Lewis

There can be very few questions more important to answer then 'how healthy is your lifestyle.' Is your lifestyle making you ill? Is the way you live s...

Looking Good And Feeling Fine Over The Age Of 65

Patrick Stannah | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Stannah

As we enter our mature years there can be the assumption that we begin to care less about our appearance. Perhaps there's an element of optimism that it will be okay to put in less time and effort - and we'll be able to enjoy unhealthy pursuits guilt-free.

Ten Benefits Of Being That Mum Who's Usually Late

Rebecca Gurnham | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Gurnham

And we're off! Charging down the street with the wind in our hair, a walk-sprint with a waddle. Toddler finally in the buggy and baby in the carrier, merrily rolling along the pavement. I'll admit that we've left the house a little late, but it's a miracle that we've made it out the door

Electric Muscle Stimulation: What's The 20-Minute Workout Really Like?

Amy Packham | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

EMS sessions are carried out by a personal trainer. The session involves wearing an EMS bodysuit (a bit like a wet suit) that delivers currents to different body parts to reach deep muscle layers hard to activate through conventional training.

This Is How You Can Stop Taking Your Frustration Home From Work

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It is a truth universally accepted that 90% of conversations with your spouse are not spent talking about happiness, holidays or kittens, but about yo...

7 Lessons Learned From Channel 4's 'How To Get Fit Fast'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We’re all officially obsessed with fitness. Gym membership is at an all-time high and social media is chock-a-block with photos of weight loss trans...

How To Get Fit Fast

Amar Latif | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amar Latif

Now that January is over I'm sure many of us have fallen back into our less saintly habits, not quite eating as healthily as we were in that first glorious week of the year, where we are our best selves and exercised three times a week and ate our five a day.

The #657Challenge: A Litmus Test For Life Expectancy

Sam Rider | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Rider

How well have you been looking after your 657 muscles? Take the #657challenge to find out, post it on social media to raise awareness of muscular dystrophy and if you struggle, use this five-move workout to upgrade your muscle health.

Behold A 360 Video Tour Of London's Best Fitness Classes

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Trying out a new fitness class can be, quite frankly, intimidating if you don’t know what to expect. Luckily for you, we’ve tried some of the hott...

The Science Behind Motivation: Explaining Britain's Bad Romance With Healthy Habits

Dr Anna Machin | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anna Machin

"Every January we see our gyms packed with members looking to get fit and healthy, but by February, the average person is already working out 10% less frequently." Says Lee Matthews, Fitness Director at Fitness First.

Why Abs Are Made In The Kitchen

Jodie Brandman | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Working out seems like it's the only thing to do if you want to build muscle and get a ripped physique, but what a lot of people don't realise is that exercise is just a small part of the process, and that the bulk of the work comes down to your nutrition!

Running Without Fear: Breaking Down The Barriers To Participation

Laura Fountain | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Fountain

Most of the time, we aren't bothered by harassment, but occasionally you'll get someone who thinks it's acceptable to make a derogatory comment or yell out something to our runners. However, there's solidarity in a group, so it's much easier to ignore any comments that might come our way.

Leave Your Sports Bra At The Door For The UK's First Naked Exercise Class

Solent News | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Please note: this article contains images of nudity. A personal trainer has launched the UK’s first ever nude workout class - where you can up your ...

The Only Way Is Up: The Benefits Of Tower-Running

Shaun Dixon | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shaun Dixon

Tower-running does exactly what it says on the tin: racing up the stairs of daunting sky-scrapers as quickly as possible. The radical running format was first introduced to the UK by Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, when it launched the Vertical Rush fundraising challenge back in 2009 at London's iconic Tower 42