Girls As Young As Seven Are Giving Up Sport. This Has Got To Change

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Girls as young as seven are becoming more self-conscious, losing confidence and giving up sport as a result, a study has found. The same Government...

How To Get Rid Of Belly Bloat With This Top Diet And Fitness Combo

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're in dire need of a diet overhaul then now's your chance to make a change. Use this quick and easy diet plan from Elle to banish the belly ...

How This Woman Lost Ten Stone Without Leaving The House

Talk To The Press / SWNS | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If the thought of joining the gym sends shivers down your spine, then take a leaf out of Kirste Crompton's book. The mother-of-five transformed her...

Putting the Freak Into Fitness - the Sexualisation of Women in the Fitness Industry

Laura Hill | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Hill

The gym for many, myself included, can be an intimidating, narcissistic and overtly sexual hellhole. It's not exactly the kind of environment that encourages women to want to keep fit, but another area of society where women are left feeling demoralised and in competition with one another over their looks.

What's Eating the Morbidly Obese

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cameron McCulloch

As time goes on, I know for a fact that I will be congratulated on how well I look and how slim I have become and be told I have done well, but the minute that it is known that I have cost the NHS in the region of £8,000 people's opinion of this weight loss will change.

Apres Ski Relaxation

Ceri Tinley | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

With your body undergoing such strenuous movements for days on end it is important that you relax and condition these muscles. Luxury ski chalets come equipped with optimal wellness facilities to ensure you and your body are well cared for, and to help you recover from a hard day on the slopes.

Five Ways to Get More Girls Into Sport

Zoe Mellis | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Sport
Zoe Mellis

Women not doing sport is a serious issue. According to Sport England's Active People's Survey, nearly two million fewer women than men play sport once a week. And at the age of 18, twice as many women as men do no sport at all.

Because My Mum Can...

Asha Gilbert | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Asha Gilbert

My mum's not an athlete. She's not a catwalk model, either. She's my mum, my best friend and my biggest inspiration. Exercise has added another layer to our relationship - it's provided a new, fun way to spend quality time together. She's encouraged me, and thousands of other women across the country, to believe we can.

This Is What Happens To Your Thighs When Ballet Meets Yoga

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

I’ve been doing ballet since I was four years old, and although I may not be as fit as I was when I did a class every day, I can still complete a ba...

Clinical Trials for the Morbidly Obese

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cameron McCulloch

Being one of life's overweight people who are unfortunate enough to be regarded as Morbidly Obese, I am regularly belittled and derided for my size. Even when a trip to a medical establishment looks likely to be on the cards - somewhere a person should be safe from such things.

So My Wife Bought an Exercise Bike

John Lawless | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
John Lawless

I felt for the first time since I was at school (too many moons ago), playing every sport you can begin to conceive of, that I could actually enjoy a fitness activity, stick with it, get somewhere (though not literally) and start to see results.

Weight Loss: The Single Most Important Thing I Do With My Clients - Part II

Nathan Towle | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Towle

I want them to have such a desirable goal they are compelled to achieve it. It's this kind of motivation that creates action. It's this kind of motivation that causes my clients to do the simple things necessary to achieve their weight loss goals.

Men Need to Man Up to Ballet and Embrace This Very Masculine Art Form

Karis Scarlette | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karis Scarlette

Football socks. Tracksuit bottoms. Old t-shirt. No this isn't the attire of someone languidly sat on the sofa on a Sunday. This is the uniform I have suggested my Male Adult Beginner wears for his first ballet class with me!

3 Firming Exercises That Won't Feel Like A Workout

he Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to up your fitness but you're short of time, you need to master these three moves by personal trainer Latreal Mitchell. Each animal-ins...

Being Fit and Healthy Doesn't Have to Come From the Gym

Leyah Shanks | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leyah Shanks

Being fit and healthy looks physically different for different people. Some of us who take part in rigorous workouts on a regular basis may not have the body which we would automatically conjure up in our minds to accompany someone so active.

"Why Can't I Lose Weight?"

Dr Patrick Bowler | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Patrick Bowler

Britain is far from healthy. In fact, one in four Britons are classified as obese, but I think it is safe to say we are all painfully aware of the problem; a survey recently reported that women will go on twice as many diets in their lifetime than they will have lovers.

5 Easy Exercises To Help You Get Fit Fast

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you've got a busy schedule (or you just hate the gym) the best way to tone and strengthen muscles quickly is to do exercises that work your whole b...

Why Run The London Marathon? I Don't Know. That's Why.

Michael Rundle | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Sport
Michael Rundle

I'm honestly not sure why I'm running the London Marathon. And I'm desperately trying to keep it that way. If there's one thing I've learned from training it's the importance of tactical stupidity.

Training And Diet Tips From 'The Fittest Woman On Earth'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet was crowned 'The Fittest Woman On Earth' when she became the female winner of the 2014 CrossFit Games. At just 5'2", the 26...

Life in the Shires

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cameron McCulloch

All this time only barely seeing the beauty of the world go by and getting time to take it all in. Always living by the routine that works so that when the weekend comes it can be used to party or visit the countryside although once there, it is more often than not bypassed as heading to a smaller city to have lunch and shop is more familiar.

Bride Ditches Diet Of Five Takeaways A Week And Loses 8 Stone

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A bride who became too big for her size 20 wedding dress says she has found a new lease of life after ditching her diet of five takeaways a week and l...

8 Tips For Banishing Belly Fat Like A Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If the winter's-worth of chocolate clinging to your midriff is losing its cute appeal, then we've got some tips and tricks to help send it packing. ...

10 Reasons Why FAT Runners Walk

Julie Creffield | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

When I first started running I used to stop and walk if I saw anyone I knew, or had to pass busy places. I would also stop and walk up hills through fear of having to stop half way anyway.

I Will Not be Labelled a Lazy Student

Katie Palmer | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Palmer

As far as some people believe, when students are not studying they are reclining back watching Netflix with a large sharing bag of crisps, which they definitely aren't sharing. You are most probably right, in some cases.

#ExtremeYoga Takes Being Bendy To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us do yoga in the comfort of our local gym with a mat and an experienced instructor to help. But an increasing amount of people are trying ...