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.

And We'll Keep Running, Running and Running

Lisa Regan | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Running was never my main sport- it was just something you did to get you from A to B. I didn't actually start running until 2007-2008 and when I did start; I really did have to teach myself how to run. Perhaps in retrospect joining a running club might have been a good idea here.

Weight Loss, Accountability, and the Best Use of Twitter I Ever Saw

Nathan Towle | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Towle

Choose some people you love and respect, tell them exactly what your goals are, what you're going to do, why you're doing it, and what you expect to have achieved in a specific timeframe. You tell them how much this means to you, and how committed you are to making this happen.

Girl, Do You Even Lift? Why Women Shouldn't Shy From the Weights

Tilly-Jayne Kidman | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly-Jayne Kidman

Apart from weight loss and toning, weight lifting has other positives; it makes you feel strong, and who doesn't want a strong body? It also does wonders for your confidence, especially as you start to see noticeable changes to your body, and girl you did that!

Making Small Adjustments To Your Daily Routine Can Help Make A Big Difference To Your Health Overall

Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes we're so busy with our everyday lives, we forget to look after ourselves, especially when it comes to managing our health. Taking charge ...

OITNB's Danielle Brooks Gives Us A Lesson In Body Confidence

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In a world where filtered images of immaculate-looking women dominate Instagram, even strong, successful ladies like Danielle Brooks can feel self-con...

Learn From My Mistakes - My Fitness Journey Part Two

Lauren Riley | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Riley

After filming The Apprentice a year ago I moved to London to start my business. The major impact this had was it broke my routine. I believe routine is so important to maintaining physical goals.

How I Shed Two Stone - My Fitness Journey Part One

Lauren Riley | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Riley

Sometimes to understand where someone is going you have to first understand where they have been. I am about to start blogging frequently about my fitness pursuits so I wanted you to know the struggles and victories I have faced previously.

7 Awesome Pilates Exercises To Try At Home

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

"If Pilates is done correctly, it can be like DIY physiotherapy," says Sarah Tal from The Pilates Studio. The exercise, which focuses on improving ...

Why I've Ditched the Yoga Studio

Kim Chambers | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Chambers

It seemed awkward at first, not being in a studio with a real person instructing, but I like that I'm saving money and that I can even do yoga in my pyjamas. For mums, the privacy of home also means unrepentantly ejecting the occasional, embarrassing noise caused by downward dog.

Fitspiration Is Great - But What Happens When You Still Don't Look Like a Victoria's Secret Model

Kadie Regan | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Regan

When it comes to consuming media in 2015, there is literally nowhere to hide. Whether you're a check-your-phone-every-30-seconds-er, or someone who only logs into news and social media sites a few times a day, we are all constantly being bombarded with images of perfection that we couldn't escape from - even if we wanted to.

Getting a Quick Start to Sustainable Fitness

Amy Willerton | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Willerton

You just have to show up on time and give each class your best effort. The freshly prepared meals are also absolutely delicious. The portions sizes are certainly quality over quantity, but having come straight from having been on a juice, I felt completely overfed.

Before I Die...

Lisa Regan | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Life is so fast paced now, that often we have very little time to just take stock and ask ourselves what it is we want to do, where we want to go or how do we feel about situations, people and ourselves.

Things You Learn While Running 90 Miles

Laura Maisey | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

There's something about journeys like this, that is bigger than fun and which it is important to recognise and treasure. It's hard to vocalise what it is exactly but I think it echoes back to that 'spectacular' thing I mentioned earlier.

How to Hire a Personal Trainer - An Insider's Guide

Scott Laidler | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Laidler

Employing the help of a personal trainer can massively increase the likelihood of achieving your fitness goals. A good trainer will provide accountability, focus and demonstrate the know how to help you successfully complete your goals.

Five Exercises for Toning Arms

The Huffington Post UK | Jessie Thompson | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to tone up your arms, fitness expert Hannah Rees has five easy exercises that will get your biceps and triceps in shape in no time. You...

How To Get A Toned Bum In Four Steps

The Huffington Post UK | Jessie Thompson | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Want to get those glutes looking super-toned? Fitness expert Hannah Rees has four brilliant exercises to make your bum so toned, it could easily hold ...

Woman Lost 11 Stone After Drinking So Much Cider Her Spine Popped Out

PA Real Life | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who weighed 19-stone at 14 and downed 15 pints of cider at the weekend was shocked into losing nearly 11 stone after her spine popped out when...

Put Some Adventure Into Your Run

Danny Bent | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bent

You remember that feeling when you were a kid racing round the running track. When did you lose that buzz, the love of running you used to get each time you pulled on your trainers?

How Much Should You Exercise While Pregnant?

The Huffington Post UK | q | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

There is much debate that goes into what to do, what not to do and how to do it when it comes to working out during pregnancy. For some women, it's...