What Is HIIT And Is It For Me?

Jen Barton | Posted 20.06.2017 | 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.

Don't Throw Out Your Fitbit Yet - Just Make Sure It's Only Part Of Your Exercise Regime

Daria Kantor | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daria Kantor

Wearable tech is rightly a leading trend. They can help to measure how effective your workouts are, and can arm people with better information on their health. What they can't do is replace hard work and determination, and they probably won't keep you motivated.

12 Plank Variations For A Rock Solid Core

James Haskell | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

As a set of stabiliser muscles, the abdominals respond best to isometric work such as planks, so there's no surprise it's such an effective movement for building core strength. But in order to reap maximum benefits (and to prevent exercise boredom) it's important to employ different variations of this exercise into your workout regime.

How Healthy Is Your Lifestyle

Larry Lewis | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Larry Lewis

There can be very few questions more important to answer then 'how healthy is your lifestyle.' Is your lifestyle making you ill? Is the way you live s...

Looking Good And Feeling Fine Over The Age Of 65

Patrick Stannah | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Stannah

As we enter our mature years there can be the assumption that we begin to care less about our appearance. Perhaps there's an element of optimism that it will be okay to put in less time and effort - and we'll be able to enjoy unhealthy pursuits guilt-free.

Ten Benefits Of Being That Mum Who's Usually Late

Rebecca Gurnham | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Gurnham

And we're off! Charging down the street with the wind in our hair, a walk-sprint with a waddle. Toddler finally in the buggy and baby in the carrier, merrily rolling along the pavement. I'll admit that we've left the house a little late, but it's a miracle that we've made it out the door

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.