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 07.02.2017 | 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

You Can Now 'Work Out Like A Dog' In A Canine-Inspired Bootcamp For Humans

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Anyone who’s ever walked a dog will have noticed the sheer joy they experience while playing fetch. Now, you can experience that same elation with a...

Keeping A Spring In Your Step

Patrick Stannah | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Stannah

Exercise is an essential part of our lives. Not only does it keep us fit, it better equips us to fight diseases and it helps us maintain a good mental state. In other words, exercise makes us happy and healthy - and this is true at any age.

Exercises To Try At Home For People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When you live with a physical disability or illness, keeping fit can be difficult. Just 17.2% of adults with long-term limiting illness, disability o...

How To Train And Actually Enjoy It

Olivia Cox | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

I've tried various ways to cajole and bully my way into better shape and health over the years, and - though I used to cringe whenever my mother used the word - balance is key. Variety is the spice of life. Everything in moderation. You get the gist.

Since When Did Skinny Equal Healthy?

Jen Faulkner | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Faulkner

If you are doing Dry January or are giving up refined sugar then I applaud you, but please do it for your health, and don't for one minute think you'll be happier if and when you are skinny. It doesn't work like that.

5 Easy Exercise Hacks That Actually Work

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Even if you didn’t make any fitness-related New Year’s Resolutions, we all hope this will be the year that we finally fall in love with salad and ...

Former 'World's Heaviest Woman' Feels Like A New Person After Losing 40 Stone

PA Real Life Features | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The world’s former heaviest woman has revealed that she is now a gym regular, who advises other people on losing weight. Just a few years ago, Catri...

Keeping Fit In The Age Of Social Media

Amy Macdonald | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Macdonald

Like so many women I spend a lot of time flicking through Instagram. A lot of men do the same but women are more critical of each other. We compare ou...

Formerly Obese Woman Sheds 9 Stone To Become Bikini Fitness Model

Caters | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An overweight woman has lost a staggering 130lbs (9.2st) after she booked herself onto a photo shoot to motivate herself to lose weight. Jessie Gibson...

Spiritual Weight Loss In Four Easy Steps

Alice Grist | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

How about this instead? Maybe the desire to be 'less' is a state of delirium imposed on you by a society that wishes to sell you anxiety. When you buy into that anxiety you become a pawn. One who lives out his or her life beholden to your own bodily parts.

Fitness Coach Who Weighed 20 Stone Reveals The Simple Secret To Her Weight Loss

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who lost 6st 6lbs and went on to become a fitness coach has revealed the simple trick that helped her finally lose weight. At her heaviest, Ka...

Tips For Mental Health Friendly Resolutions

Sian Abigail Bradley | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Abigail Bradley

Which we don't; it turns out I'm among the almost 80% of people who fail to achieve our resolutions. This can have a massive impact on our mental health if we feel like we failed. We try to kick-start this new healthy life, filling the gyms with eager motivation, only to slip back into our old lifestyle before the end of January, full of shame.

Christmas Is Coming. How To Not Get Fat.

Karen Laing | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Laing

Schools are breaking up and the last of the nativity plays are upon us. We are now bang in the season of jingle bells and gin, cake, cocktails and exc...

Keeping Fit On The Road - Amy MacDonald

Amy Macdonald | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Macdonald

Find the thing that you enjoy, the thing that pushes you to the next level and makes you so proud when you get there. I can't imagine my life without fitness now and although I no longer do my trusty Jillian DVDs I've moved on and found other things I enjoy doing.