Fitness and Exercise

Computer Game 'Helps Weight Loss'

PA | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Tech

A simple computer game has been shown to help people lose weight by turning them off high-calorie snacks.Scientists believe the online training game, ...

This Is How Simple It Is To Fake A Before And After 'Fitspo' Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You know those before and after 'fitspo' shots on Instagram that make you want to (almost) drop the cake and do burpees on the spot? Well, one fitn...

Training for a Triathlon: Sink or Swim

Susannah Taylor | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Sport
Susannah Taylor

Learning to swim properly and efficiently has been one of the most rewarding things I've done on my fitness journey - especially when I go on holiday and can swim out to sea and feel strong and unfrightened. For anyone that wishes they could swim better, my advice is to get in there and find a good teacher - remember you're never too old to learn.

The Tri-Hard - Diary of Training for a Triathlon

Susannah Taylor | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Sport
Susannah Taylor

I've only gone and signed up for a sprint triathlon. It seemed like a good idea at the time. My friends and I thought it would be really clever to do the longer distance (last year we did the Super Sprint which is shorter.) So here I am, signed up for a 750m swim, 19.8km bike ride and a 5.5km run in early June.

Are You What You Eat?

Carly Wilford | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carly Wilford

When it comes to being healthy there are so many do's, don't and dieting extremes that the Internet becomes a Pandora's box of fitness contradictions. This year I decided that I wanted to see in the summer feeling healthy not only physically but mentally too.

It's Okay to Hate Running

Sophia Eribo | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Eribo

That's it. No more. I've decided a clean break is for the best. Like a failed relationship, I've experienced the anger, the sorrow, the resignation...

Project Me: How Fitness Changed My Life

Susannah Taylor | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

I myself have been on an amazing health and fitness journey over the last four years, and the benefits have been SO huge I want to share it with everyone. Four years ago I was just coming through the fog of having two babies - my children were four and two at the time. I was. Just.

Sarah Ann Harris

Why Sports Bras And Trainers Mean More To These Homeless Women Than Politicians' Promises | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

After Christine suffered two breakdowns, and her family couldn’t afford to support her, she suddenly found herself homeless. "I lost my dignity,"...

How To Prepare For A Major Sports Event

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're about to embark on something of a fitness journey in preparation for a major sporting event this summer then you're not alone. Whether it...

Poor Basic Fitness Amongst School Children Highlights Wider Concern

Charlie Rigby | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Charlie Rigby

New research has found that two-thirds of primary school children aren't reaching basic fitness levels for their age group - an awful statistic. Child obesity rates are soaring as a result and this can easily be linked to the decline of sport and exercise. With the emphasis on creating a generation of test-passers and box-tickers, exercise and sport are being neglected in schools.

Why Walking the London Marathon is Miles Better Than Running It

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Sport
Nina Barough CBE

I have a huge respect for the people who do the training and complete the race. The dedication and discipline it takes is amazing... I know, I've done it, but that doesn't change the fact that it's better for you to walk the Marathon than run it.

Full Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Cafolla | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Want to exercise but can't afford that pricey gym membership? Fear not for there are plenty of places you can work out for free - take your local park...

When Push Comes to Shove

Lisa Edwards | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

It happened only this morning. I was gaily walking along the canal through Maida Vale, smiling at an approaching little dog and its lady owner, when WHAM she rammed straight into my shoulder rather than move out of the way.

Nike's 'I Can't' Ad Campaign Has Given Us A Major Dose Of Fitspiration

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Hate sport? Read on. For women who believe they really can't stomach exercise, Nike has released a motivational "Better For It" campaign showing a ...

Which Sports Bra Should You Buy? We Put Them To The Test

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Style

Not being able to find the right sports bra deters one in five women from taking part in sport or exercise, according to a study by the University of ...

Model Mum With Abs Gives Birth To 8lb 7oz Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Parents

A model who found viral fame by posting Instagram photos showing her toned abs throughout her pregnancy, has given birth to a baby weighing 8lbs 7oz. ...

Five 10-Minute Workouts For Busy Days

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You know when you have the best intentions to get up early and work out, but it just never happens? Luckily for those who love their bed unconditio...

Health Apps Are 'Untested And Unscientific' Says GP

PA | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech

A GP has suggested that the new wave of health apps are "untested and unscientific" and will serve only to fuel anger and resentment when people becom...

Revealed: Mind-Boggling Diets Of 9 Sportsmen

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Food is an important part of any athlete's training, even if you're just doing 20 minutes of cardio or taking a quick yoga class every now and then. ...

Top Nine Tips to Help You Survive an Indoor Cycling Class

Petra Kravos | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Kravos

Just looking at those red faces in the gym vigorously pushing their pedals to please the shouting instructor. It looks hard doesn't it? You may think it's not for you, but anyone can do it and with a little bit of preparation it will be much easier and less scary than you might think. Just follow my advice and you will survive.

5 Fashionable Outfits To Work Out In For Under £50

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Style

As fitness-wear becomes increasingly en vogue and something of a luxury commodity, something rather terrible is happening. Prices are rocketing. Bi...

What 19 Years Of Tap Dancing Has Taught Me About Fitness

Rachel Moss | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

I come from a family of dancers, so my mum wasn't all that surprised when, after hearing about this wonderful game called "ballet and tap", I asked her if I could begin dance lessons at the grand old age of three and a half.

Tone Up For Summer With This Awesome Workout

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The ultimate series of exercises to tone up every part of your body. Follow this workout. And repeat. SEE ALSO: The Top 10 Men's Fitness Cha...

Feeling Unhappy? Get Walking!

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Walking is a great metaphor for getting unstuck and moving forward - you can only walk when you put one foot in front of the other. You don't worry you cannot cover the distance because you learn that's all you have to do, keep putting that foot forward.

Yoga: the Lazy Girl's Exercise

Emma Macdonald | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Macdonald

I know yoga can seem intimidating. To the uninitiated it's hard not to be put off by the glamorous yet impossible looking photos flooding our social media streams or the strange words and unknown history of it all.