Fitness and Exercise

Christmas Trimmings

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Hodgkin

You know how it goes... it starts with a few chips and dips at the company Christmas party and ends up with you sprawled on the sofa polishing off a box of chocolates, watching a festive film on TV.

Own A Fitbit? Your Fitness Tracker Is Getting Smarter Without You Having To Do A Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Tech

Fitbit has released an over-the-air update for its Fitbit Charge HR & Fitbit Surge fitness trackers which will give it some seriously smart tracking f...

You Are What You Eat... Literally

Alex Reid | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Reid

Being an athlete for most of my adult life, I have been asked for my advice on eating healthier and making changes to diet on an almost daily basis. Most people are shocked to learn that I've been a sugar addict my whole life...

The Five (Honest) Stages of Running

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

The truth is, on a windy November day, the last thing you feel like doing is putting your (permanently stinky) running shoes on and being buffeted around the park for an hour. While I find many running articles helpful, they're not exactly honest when it comes to the emotional experience of a run. Here is my attempt to redress that balance.

No FOMO Here - Owning Yourself

Lisa Regan | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

It has begun, the talk of Christmas, here we go and the madness will not stop until January when the full gloom sets in and no one is allowed to even think about being happy until at least late February.

Too Scared to Go to the Gym? Don't Let Gym Fear Ruin Your Health

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

This is really about those who want to exercise and aren't confident enough to step foot in the gym or just plain don't like the large rooms packed with people heaving and sweating. This is not a problem; there are lots of workouts that you can do in the comfort of your own home, where the only heavy breathing you'll hear is your own.

Man With Down's Syndrome Achieves Dream Of Becoming A Bodybuilder

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man with Down's syndrome is set to take on the bodybuilding world next weekend, by competing in his first ever competition. After months of rigor...

Hunger Games' Liam Hemsworth On How He Stays In Shape

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Liam Hemsworth has revealed how he hits up "rank, gritty gyms" to stay in shape. And the dirtier they are, the better. In an exclusive interview w...

Fitness Guru Shares Photo Of Stomach 8 Weeks After Twins' Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Parents

Fitness guru Sophie Guidolin who found social media fame after weightlifting while pregnant with twins has uploaded a photo of her stomach, eight week...

Flirty at 30!

Lisa Regan | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

It's just another year, just another birthday and yet there is something kind of special about changing decades, maybe more so than when you enter your 20s from your teens. There is a series of questions that go along with turning 30, the question "do you feel different?" is one that really made me laugh last week as I turned the big 30.

How to be an Alpha Omega-3 Man

Chris Sav | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Chris Sav

Some time ago I was given some advice: that because I was nearly 30, it was about time that I sort my life out and man up for once. The term 'man up' has always perplexed me, as I don't really know how one would increase their masculinity levels, and to what standard. For instance, is there a chance that I could man up so much that I became too manly?

Stretch Out Your Body!

Faya Nilsson | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faya Nilsson

Just by having a two to three minute stretch after every session, you'll feel and see proper, real-life benefits. Check out the following favourite five (of many) reasons why I think it's the way forward, and a couple of extra stretch 'ideas' to get you started!

Don't Wear Lycra into a Shopping Mall in the Middle East

Lily Temperley | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Style
Lily Temperley

I glanced down at my three quarter length leggings. They covered my knees so they were not the offending apparel. My workout top was a snug fitting Lycra tank with shoestring straps. There was no cleavage showing, I'm no Dolly Parton, but my shoulders were bare. Schoolgirl error.

What Would You Swap Your Health For?

Louise Parker | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Parker

When asked, most of us would say that being healthy is a top priority. In a survey of 100 people that I have just made up for this article, 87% of peo...

Why I'm Sacrificing My Weekends for the 5:2 Exercise Trend

Hannah Gilroy | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gilroy

You can either quit exercising altogether and go out in style with a ginger nut biscuit binge, or you can pretend the gym doesn't exist from Monday to Friday, stop beating yourself up about not going in the week, and force yourself to train like a beast over the weekend to even things out. The latter has been nicknamed the 5:2 exercise trend...

New Mum Breaks World Record For Buggy Marathon

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Parents

A new mother has broken the world record for the fastest time running a marathon... while pushing her baby a buggy. Jessica Bruce, 32, completed th...

Hitting a Bum Note

Lisa Regan | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Through my own training I have seen massive changes in my body- this because I train with weights and have done so for more than four years now. The changes were subtle initially but as my nutrition and training stepped out, things began to change.

Working Up a Sweat to Overcome My Mental Illness

Kenny Johnston | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kenny Johnston

When you suffer from anxiety, depression and stress, it can become a destructive mixture of unfounded fears and low self-confidence; though in placing on my headphones, hearing the music begin and starting to cycle at a comfortable pace, I closed my eyes, focused on me and what I wanted to achieve whilst in the gym.

Want to Get Fit But Can't Commit? Top Tips on How to Start to an Exercise Plan and Stick to It

Alisa Burke | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alisa Burke

Whilst many people know the positive effects of exercise, there can often be a number of barriers, which prevent them from being active, and these often tend to be more psychological than physical. Many people have negative memories of school PE lessons or perhaps they feel guilty about spending years paying for gym memberships they have hardly used.

Rugby HIIT Conditioning Session

James Haskell | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Since the start of the World Cup in earnest, I haven't had much game time during the opening week. So whilst at home the other day on my day-off I decided to do a little top-up session. I roped my girlfriend, Chloe, into the session, which I wouldn't normally do, as I intensely dislike all the rubbish you see up on Instagram and Twitter, about couples who train together, apparently staying together!

Top Ten Reasons to Hit The Surf This October

Kirsteen O'Sullivan | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsteen O'Sullivan

The swell is starting to pulse, so there are plenty of waves on the horizon but we're not yet in throes of winter and the wild weather it brings. If you've never tried this sport, here are my top ten reasons why you should.

It's Time for the Leather! Meeting, Training and Getting to Know Mr Will Power

Lisa Regan | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Did you know that will power is an actual muscle that you can train? You might have known this subconsciously when you avoid temptation and say no to that chocolate cake you had been lusting after, this refusal would have been like doing 100 squats in terms of growing that will power reserve.

Finally, A Fitness App That Records How Much You've Bragged About Your Fitness Regime

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Are you sick of not knowing how many times you've bragged about your half marathon today? Are you crying out for a fitness app that will record how ma...

Training the Abs - Part 2 With Sara Malm

James Haskell | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

This session is not really for beginners, but you can take elements out of it and make up your own session. Part Two is a little more difficult than Part One, so you really need to concentrate and take your time.

This Bra Uses A Seriously Smart Computer Chip To Help You Stay Cool

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech

Science and fashion have teamed up to give the world an ultimate sports bra that responds to sweat and temperature. The Chromat Aeros Sports Bra co...