My 30-Day Fat Loss Video Diary!

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

Like most I quickly realised that the less I ate, the less I could eat in order to maintain my fat loss. And by the time I was down to only eating 600 kcals and exercising 3 hours a day I knew I couldn't work, much less live like that and gave up - like most!

Working Up a Sweat to Overcome My Mental Illness

Kenny Johnston | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kenny Johnston

When you suffer from anxiety, depression and stress, it can become a destructive mixture of unfounded fears and low self-confidence; though in placing on my headphones, hearing the music begin and starting to cycle at a comfortable pace, I closed my eyes, focused on me and what I wanted to achieve whilst in the gym.

Six Myths That Are Ruining Your Weight Loss Efforts

James Haskell | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

In today's world, anyone can set up a health and fitness blog. But the vast majority of people that do are untrained and unqualified, so the information they are putting out there may not be true. Quite the contrary - it may, in fact, be sabotaging your health and fitness goals.

The Six Stages of Marathon Grief

Sabrina Lynch | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sabrina Lynch

In four weeks' time, thousands of people from around the world will descend on the East Coast of America to take part in the New York City Marathon and I'll be one of them. If anything, the past 14 weeks of training has opened my eyes to the six stages of Marathon Grief endured by first-timers when they make a commitment to take part in a 26.2 mile race.

The Benefits of Exercise in Pregnancy

Alexandra McCabe | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents
Alexandra McCabe

Pregnancy is a great time for making healthier lifestyle changes, it's not just about giving up alcohol and soft cheeses but also about making positive lifestyle decisions that will benefit you and your baby.

Is Exercise Bad for Me?

Laura Knowles | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

One woman gets stronger, fitter and healthier. The other woman frequently injures herself, picks up colds she cannot shift, starts to experience sleep disturbances and nightmares and her body fat increases. Why such a difference in experiences?

Rugby HIIT Conditioning Session

James Haskell | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Since the start of the World Cup in earnest, I haven't had much game time during the opening week. So whilst at home the other day on my day-off I decided to do a little top-up session. I roped my girlfriend, Chloe, into the session, which I wouldn't normally do, as I intensely dislike all the rubbish you see up on Instagram and Twitter, about couples who train together, apparently staying together!

It's Time for the Leather! Meeting, Training and Getting to Know Mr Will Power

Lisa Regan | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Did you know that will power is an actual muscle that you can train? You might have known this subconsciously when you avoid temptation and say no to that chocolate cake you had been lusting after, this refusal would have been like doing 100 squats in terms of growing that will power reserve.

So You Think I'm Lucky?

Elaine Benton | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Knowing how important physical exercise is to keep Parkinson's at bay, I have taken to swimming on a regular basis, in the hope this will help retain my mobility for as long as possible. The other morning as I entered the Sports Center, I was practically accosted by a woman who appeared out of nowhere.

Training the Abs - Part 2 With Sara Malm

James Haskell | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

This session is not really for beginners, but you can take elements out of it and make up your own session. Part Two is a little more difficult than Part One, so you really need to concentrate and take your time.

We Were Born Barefoot: Running Naturally in Vibram FiveFinger Minimalist Footwear

Sarah Leighton | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Leighton

The majority of shod runners land with a heel strike, and they do so because the cushioned heel allows this without pain. However, this does not eliminate the forces which are imposed on the body by heel striking, and these forces have been associated with injury.

Online Calculator Reveals How Many Calories You Burn During Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that sex is a great form of exercise. But do you know how many calories you actually burn off when getting down to it? HuffPost UK Life...

Seven Ways to Take Your Training Outdoors This Summer

James Haskell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Instead of falling into the same trap as everyone else, why not diversify your training and take it outdoors instead? This way, you get to enjoy the sunshine (whilst it lasts!) and get a solid workout in at the same time...

How To Hula Hoop Like A Pro

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If the last time you used a hula hoop was as a child, you've been seriously missing out. Not only is hula hooping loads of fun, it's also a great w...

My Bottom Gyrating Ominously: A Serious Twerkout

Helena Blackstone | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helena Blackstone

Twerking has its roots in American strip clubs and hip hop's New Orleans Bounce scene of the Nineties, which itself traces back to West Africa, most likely to the very similar Mapouka dance in the Ivory Coast.

Episode 2 - BBC2 'Special Forces': Ultimate Hell Week

Danny Bent | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bent

'Point a gun in my face' or 'make me carry it above my head for hours'? Prior to Hell Week I'd probably have chosen the latter, but after 48hrs of Israeli hell I was wishing someone would put a bullet in my brain to stop the suffering.

Have I Exercised My Way to Mental Health?

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

Exercise can sharpen brainpower by stimulating the growth of new brain cells, even boosting your immune system. I know my self-esteem has risen by meeting even small exercise goals! And when I've suffered insomnia short bursts of exercise have helped regulate my sleep patterns.

Cycling for Gaucher Disease

Elaine Benton | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

So onward and upward, I find myself interested in those who run marathons, take part in triathlons, cycle or participate in other sporting events. I cannot participate, so have to be satisfied with being a spectator and writing about those who inspire me!

Why Music is the Answer to Fitness Motivation

Danny Howard | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danny Howard

Exercise has always been a massive part of my life - I did a sport science degree at university and did sport studies at college and at high school I always played football and tennis and whatever sports I could get my hands on.

The Girl Who Shouldn't Have Become a Runner

Laura Maisey | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

I've now been a runner for nine months and am training for a marathon but it wasn't until yesterday, chatting to a friend, that I realised what an unlikely journey this has been. I am now stronger, physically and mentally, than I've probably ever been.

The Five Tribes of Cycling Commuter

Adam Stones | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Stones

It's Cycle to Work day on Thursday so we can expect thousands more people taking power to the pedal as they shake up their daily commute. If you're one of them, good on you. But so you don't feel out of place, here's a quick guide to the other cyclists you're likely to meet on the street...

What Does Healthy Look Like?

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

I lost the weight naturally and without calorie restriction, which seems to be a rarity today if not a total mystery! I'm not a size 12 because I have to be. I made the decision on my weight loss journey to stay curvy, I now consciously maintain my size.

Strong Like Mum: Is There Pressure on Your Physique Post-Partum?

Shakira Akabusi | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents
Shakira Akabusi

My weight-loss and toning achievements are results of hard work and dedication, not simply sitting around and relying on my gene pool. Yes, having a high fitness level pre-pregnancy does help your body to get active again post-labor but this alone is simply not enough.

Flexible Dieting

Max Bridger | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Max Bridger

Utilising this style of eating takes the 'diet' out of your personal nutrition, turning it into a healthy (and enjoyable) part of your lifestyle, rather than a restrictive eating pattern you (perhaps) don't enjoy for the majority of the week that ultimately has a finite lifespan.

The Breakfast Myth and Other Modern Approaches to Diet and Exercise

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leeanne Boulton

Go for a run, go to a class or join the gym. Aside from the obvious exercise benefits and the feel good factor (no, really, those endorphin things work), it removes the threat of the fridge for a few hours. It's also harder to give up when other people can see you.