OITNB's Danielle Brooks Gives Us A Lesson In Body Confidence

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In a world where filtered images of immaculate-looking women dominate Instagram, even strong, successful ladies like Danielle Brooks can feel self-con...

Learn From My Mistakes - My Fitness Journey Part Two

Lauren Riley | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Riley

After filming The Apprentice a year ago I moved to London to start my business. The major impact this had was it broke my routine. I believe routine is so important to maintaining physical goals.

How I Shed Two Stone - My Fitness Journey Part One

Lauren Riley | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Riley

Sometimes to understand where someone is going you have to first understand where they have been. I am about to start blogging frequently about my fitness pursuits so I wanted you to know the struggles and victories I have faced previously.

7 Awesome Pilates Exercises To Try At Home

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

"If Pilates is done correctly, it can be like DIY physiotherapy," says Sarah Tal from The Pilates Studio. The exercise, which focuses on improving ...

Why I've Ditched the Yoga Studio

Kim Chambers | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Chambers

It seemed awkward at first, not being in a studio with a real person instructing, but I like that I'm saving money and that I can even do yoga in my pyjamas. For mums, the privacy of home also means unrepentantly ejecting the occasional, embarrassing noise caused by downward dog.

Fitspiration Is Great - But What Happens When You Still Don't Look Like a Victoria's Secret Model

Kadie Regan | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Regan

When it comes to consuming media in 2015, there is literally nowhere to hide. Whether you're a check-your-phone-every-30-seconds-er, or someone who only logs into news and social media sites a few times a day, we are all constantly being bombarded with images of perfection that we couldn't escape from - even if we wanted to.

Getting a Quick Start to Sustainable Fitness

Amy Willerton | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Willerton

You just have to show up on time and give each class your best effort. The freshly prepared meals are also absolutely delicious. The portions sizes are certainly quality over quantity, but having come straight from having been on a juice, I felt completely overfed.

Before I Die...

Lisa Regan | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Life is so fast paced now, that often we have very little time to just take stock and ask ourselves what it is we want to do, where we want to go or how do we feel about situations, people and ourselves.

Things You Learn While Running 90 Miles

Laura Maisey | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

There's something about journeys like this, that is bigger than fun and which it is important to recognise and treasure. It's hard to vocalise what it is exactly but I think it echoes back to that 'spectacular' thing I mentioned earlier.

How to Hire a Personal Trainer - An Insider's Guide

Scott Laidler | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Laidler

Employing the help of a personal trainer can massively increase the likelihood of achieving your fitness goals. A good trainer will provide accountability, focus and demonstrate the know how to help you successfully complete your goals.

Five Exercises for Toning Arms

The Huffington Post UK | Jessie Thompson | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to tone up your arms, fitness expert Hannah Rees has five easy exercises that will get your biceps and triceps in shape in no time. You...

How To Get A Toned Bum In Four Steps

The Huffington Post UK | Jessie Thompson | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Want to get those glutes looking super-toned? Fitness expert Hannah Rees has four brilliant exercises to make your bum so toned, it could easily hold ...

Woman Lost 11 Stone After Drinking So Much Cider Her Spine Popped Out

PA Real Life | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who weighed 19-stone at 14 and downed 15 pints of cider at the weekend was shocked into losing nearly 11 stone after her spine popped out when...

Put Some Adventure Into Your Run

Danny Bent | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bent

You remember that feeling when you were a kid racing round the running track. When did you lose that buzz, the love of running you used to get each time you pulled on your trainers?

How Much Should You Exercise While Pregnant?

The Huffington Post UK | q | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

There is much debate that goes into what to do, what not to do and how to do it when it comes to working out during pregnancy. For some women, it's...

How To Get A Six Pack With One Simple Exercise

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you long for a toned stomach but don't want to put in the hours at the gym, then this is the exercise for you. The 'V-sit with tuck' is a simple...

In Praise of Year-Round Outdoor Swimming

Gill Paul | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gill Paul

You have Technicolour skin when you climb out of the water: lobster pink and mauve in my case. The circulation boost has great anti-ageing effects on the capillaries, leaving skin supple and glowing. Some claim it combats cellulite as well.

Third Of Office Workers 'Too Busy' For Health And Wellbeing

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're too busy at work to take a loo break, let alone exercise, then you're not alone. In fact, we're a nation of desk potatoes according to a...

Five Foundations I Had to Learn to Permanently Lose 120 Pounds

Cat Elliott | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

From trial and error and experience in coaching other women in my business, five things that I learnt over the years to put in place as my foundations for successful permanent weight loss (and maintenance) are as follows.

The Real Reason Your Diet Didn't Work

Abigail Wilson | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abigail Wilson

Diet mustn't be something you should look at as something you're "on" or "off", but a way of life. We must learn to eat all over again, in a way that won't negatively affect our health and our waistlines! It is our behaviour towards eating that needs to change.

Confessions of a Yoga Snob

Emma Macdonald | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Macdonald

To yoga or Pilates: that is the question. Or it was with me at least. You see I'd always thought of it as a preference. You either do one or the other - right? Never both. They're just too different.

Releasing the Athlete Within

Lisa Regan | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

I train Crossfit and I know the thoughts of this training discipline or lifestyle scares the life out of some when they YouTube what it actually is, but honestly once you get into the groove of it and its training style- all that happens is you release the athlete within yourself.

Can You Think Yourself Thin?

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

Instead of thinking about losing weight, think about how you will lose weight and keep it off. Most people focus on the losing weight part, and think that once they lose weight, everything will be rosy after that.

How to Gain Muscle Fast With German Volume Training

Scott Laidler | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Laidler

There is much debate regarding the best way to gain muscle fast. Many of my online personal training clients come to me seeking a quick increase in quality muscle mass. Whilst there are dozens of protocols and training regimes out there that could achieve this goal, there are undeniably some protocols that stand out as being most effective.

Holiday Fitness

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Hodgkin

It's that wonderful holiday time of year again, you've waited ages for your much-deserved rest so the last thing you want is to start to feel guilty about taking a break from your exercise programme and the effect this will have on your figure and fitness level.