#Exercise

New To Cycling? The Best Apps To Get You On Track

The Huffington Post | Jen Barton | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We’re officially a nation of cyclists. And we’re not just talking about swelling with national pride at all of the medals British Cycling picks up...

Five Minute Butt Busting Workout

Michael Betts | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Betts

Summer is here, and if you've not had your summer break, you'll no doubt be in the final stages of you beach body prep. So this week I've put together a super fast, butt busting workout based on our High Intensity Interval Training workout, T3 blast. This workout is ideally done 2-3 times per week for 3-4 weeks in order to get the best results.

30 Ways To Getting You Beach Body Ready In 30 Days - Part 1/2

Naz Miah | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Naz Miah

Do you find losing weight before an up and coming holiday continually turning into a last minute sprint to the finish line? It's now or never to lose the weight and feel your best before you hit the beach. Explore new ways each day to get fit without the need for a gym. Follow these simple tips and tricks to tone up, drop those pounds and feel more confident in 30 days.

High-Intensity Interval Training Without The Intense Injuries

Ian McDermott | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ian McDermott

High intensity exercising has continued to grow in popularity in recent years due to its fat-burning, muscle-building effects. But whilst this form of exercise is great for those who don't have a lot of time or space, with such an intense workout comes a lot of stress on the body, and more and more people are injuring themselves during their HIIT training.

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.

Accidental Exercise

Claire Gregory | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Gregory

No matter how many people tell you that something is good for you, will make you lose weight, will improve your life, will make you millions etc. If you don't enjoy it then you are less likely to keep it up.

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...

Serena Williams' Tennis Video Proves Pregnancy Needn't Stop You Doing What You Love

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Parents

Serena Williams has shared a video of herself playing tennis while 28 weeks pregnant, which has inspired mums to celebrate the fact they continued to ...

Top Five Tips To Build Muscle Fast

Becky Yardley | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Yardley

Muscle growth happens when damaged muscle fibres repair and grow thicker. That means you need to inflict damage on your muscles through activity they aren't accustomed to - think heavy weightlifting - if you want to build muscle.

How To Live A Safe Outdoor Lifestyle In The Smog

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Air pollution remains one of the biggest issues facing public health. The World Health Organisation estimates that 3.7 million die prematurely from outdoor pollution and leads to an increased risk of heart disease and repertory issues such as asthma; and the problem isn't going away.

It's Not Just 'Winter Blues': What I've Learnt About Seasonal Affective Disorder

Tayana Simons | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) is one of the lesser-understood mental health conditions. Because it is, in itself, a type of depression, it is easy to think it has been bought on by other circumstances in your life. It is only when you begin to recognise the recurring annual pattern, that you realise the trigger.

A Cycling Accident Shattered My Bones And Olympic Hopes But Now I Really Am Living The Dream

Charlotte Roach | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK
Charlotte Roach

life less ordinary banner Life had never been simpler. I was lying in my hospital bed with only one goal: survive. The level of pain was extreme, I had 12 broken vertebrae, two punctured lungs, multiple broken ribs and a broken collarbone.

How You Can Retrain Your Brain For A Better You

Anastasia Hatzivasilou | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Hatzivasilou

The human brain is an incredible thing. Whereas previously the brain was thought of as static and 'hard wired' in adulthood after your formative childhood years, now scientists have found that in fact, it is a highly adaptable and rewireable organ, right into old age.

Innovation Can Transform The Way We Look At Exercise

Dr Wendy Holden | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wendy Holden

Most of us know that being physically active is important for our overall health and wellbeing. Not only does exercise help to control weight, but it also boosts energy and can help combat health conditions and improve mood. This especially holds true for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Does Exercise Really Lead To Weight Loss?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

If we are speaking in a very literal sense, exercise does not lead to weight loss - if you believe that all an hour of exercise does is burn off 200 calories worth of a 400 calorie doughnut.

Revolutionary Exercise Pill Can Boost Fat Burning And Endurance By Up To 70%

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Tech

If the idea of getting all the benefits of exercise in one handy pill (and without leaving the sofa) sounds too good to be true, then listen up. Scien...

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 08.06.2017 | 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 08.06.2017 | 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.