Fitness and Exercise

The Secret Behind Building Muscle And Avoiding Injury

Georgia James | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You’ve signed up to the gym and now all you can think about is the buff body that awaits. But while keeping your eye on the prize is a good way to s...

The Science Of Pain

Jen Barton | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

"Everything hurts," the Renaissance legend Michelangelo once declared. Let's be honest: we've all felt that way at one time or another. Physical pain,...

Getting Back On Track To Fitness After An Injury

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When you love exercise, there’s nothing more frustrating - and painful! - than being knocked back by an injury. It’s an experience keen runner Bar...

How This Sustainable Fitness Brand Is Empowering Women Across The Globe

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Style

You may have seen Hackney-based Bella Kinesis and its fashionable-yet-functional fitnesswear on Instagram, but the story behind the brand is worth mor...

Training With Zátopek: Five Lessons From the Greatest Distance Runner of all Time

Sam Humphrey | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Humphrey

Zátopek's commitment to self-torture encourages us to do anything but spare ourselves the ordeal of going out in the rain or wind. When you next approach a treadmill, think of Zátopek running through deep sand in heavy boots - and consider where it got him.

Five Healthy Habits to Start Now

Lucie Powell | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucie Powell

Sometimes the thought of trying to lead a healthier lifestyle just seems too daunting. We spend every week promising ourselves that we will start on Monday and then when we do, it just takes one little hiccup and we've 'ruined' the week and wait until the following Monday to start again...

Of Course You Can Run During Pregnancy!

Alexandra McCabe | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra McCabe

Running is fantastic cardiovascular exercise that's easy and inexpensive. You might not want to start on a gruelling programme of marathon training du...

1,000 Reps Everyday for 30 Days Fitness Challenge

Malminder Gill | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

As a Hypnotherapist and Coach, I meet a lot of interesting people from all walks of life at my practice. The life stories that my clients share are t...

Alternative Fitness Classes to Get You Moving

Deirdre Collins | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

We're facing into nice long evenings and sunny days to come (well we can dream can't we) so it's as good as time as any to get out there and get moving. Squats, lunges, treadmill - boring! I always find it's easier to start a health kick in the summer, so I've checked out what's on offer if you are looking to get fit but are not a fan of the gym or pounding the pavements at 6am.

Life Is Like a Bicycle

Diana Moran | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

They love the freedom of cycling, feel fit and tell me their electric bikes are the best thing ever, they can now cycle further without pain. It goes without saying that we all wear safety helmets and reflective jackets, you don't get older without getting wiser! So don't delay "on yer bike" and get those wheels turning!

What Should I Do If I Miss a Personal Record in the Gym?

David Kingsbury | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

As the reps go down, slightly increase the number of sets you're doing; move them up until you're doing around 5 or 6 sets. By doing less reps, but more sets, you will be improving your technique and volume of the important movements you need to hit your goals next time!

10 Of The Most Unusual Injuries In Sporting History

Jen Barton | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Injuries are a common issue in the world of elite sports, from the hamstring strains and ACL tears that plague footballers to rugby players' ankle spr...

Do Low-Carb Diets Really Work?

Alex Roberts | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Roberts

For decades, the dominant diet craze was all about low-fat. People seemed to think that consuming fat just made us fat in turn. In the last few years, the benefits of healthy fat have become generally accepted. People now look to fatty foods such as avocado, oily fish, nuts and coconut oil to reduce risk of disease and lower blood cholesterol levels.

Six Ways to Enhance Productivity This Summer

Thomas Smith | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

Summer is an excellent time to take a brief pause from a busy year and reflect on progress made in the first half of the year before beginning the second. Though relaxation is deserved, life has a vexing tendency to throw up unexpected events; staying productive and working through constant challenges will hopefully create a more productive second half of 2016. The following six steps are aspects worth considering to enhance your work rate.

Yoga Has No Size

Donna Noble | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Noble

The video proves that #yoga has no size. Showing the bloggers having fun and enjoying their practice. Sharing their yoga experiences, previous perceptions and how it has changed. It is hoped the video will get more individuals to experience the many benefits of yoga.

Four Reasons Exercising Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hanni Melnicenko

We're all aware of the huge importance of exercising for our lives. However, how many of us actually know that daily exercise can make you a better entrepreneur? Several studies conducted along the years prove that our mental intuition and creativity is stimulated by a performing physical exercises and by having a healthy fitness regimen.

Benefits of Carb Cycling

David Kingsbury | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Carb cycling is one of those terms that gets as many articles written promoting it as it does deriding it, although they are usually from people who either don't fully understand it or aren't using it as intended. It's not a new thing by any means. The fact is carb cycling is a method I have utilised with my clients for as long as I can remember. It's been an incredibly useful tool in effective diet planning for decades and I swear by it.

Sporting Woes: The Most Common Sports Injuries (And How To Avoid Them)

Georgia James | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

From pedallers and pavement pounders in hi-vis Lycra to post-work gym bunnies and Sunday league sports players, there’s no doubt about it: Britain h...

Five Things We Learned About Fitness in June

Chris Hall | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

Another month, another load of fitness research. We've sifted through it all again to cherry pick the very best bits of information you can apply to your training straight away. From caffeine use to the right balance of carbohydrates, we've got it covered!

Is Comparison the Worst Form of Self-Abuse?

Tim Stevenson | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Stevenson

When I first heard that statement on a podcast the realisation that I have been abusing myself without knowing it hit me pretty hard. Sit tight for the next paragraph; my reason for sharing what I'm about to is not to brag about how busy I am, but to provide some context.

When It Comes to Diets, One Size Does Not Fit All

Victoria Wills | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Wills

Ever bought a 'one size fits all' hat, only for it to either cut-off the blood supply to your skull or disappear into the air at the first sign of a stiff breeze? Annoying, isn't it.

10 Holidays Combining Fun And Fitness

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

What could be better than a get-away-from-it-all holiday that also helps you firm up and get fit? Add in having a laugh with new people, trying someth...

Smoke and Mirrors - Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up?

Lisa Regan | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Remember in this life there is only one of you, so comparisons are pointless. You are you. Full Stop. And remembering when looking at anything on line, on TV or in magazines, just remind yourself this is not reality unless of course they say #nofilter......

Nine Tests to Assess Your True Fitness and Strength

James Haskell | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

It's been a productive and highly enjoyable last few weeks away Down Under. Thank you for all your support and encouragement... Our game plan and structure has been very much based around aggression and power , which brings me neatly to my topic for today's article.

Your Weight Does NOT Define You - Three Mindset Secrets

Andrew Beatty | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Beatty

Why is it that you can get bogged down so easily with your weight and your body image? Why is it that we think of ourselves as fit, fat, skinny, ugly? Here, take this example. Let's just say that you're on a weight loss quest.