Fitness and Exercise

What Makes Us Swim Happy

John Hibbs | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Parents
John Hibbs

But above all of this, the swim happy for us all comes from being active and staying fit. Swim happy means getting out of the house and away from screen time to face challenges like jumping into a pool for the first time or treading water away from the reassurance of the pool side - it means being brave and being strong both physically and spiritually.

Caribbean Retreats: Capella Marigot Bay, An Exclusive Hideaway In A Luxury Yachting Destination

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

The American novelist James A Michener famously described Margiot Bay as the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean. Sitting on my balcony, overlooking the boats bobbing in the tranquil marina with the backdrop of the lush hillsides, it's easy to see why.

This Morning Routine Will Set You Up For The Entire Day, Everyday

Andy Pilides | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Pilides

Each day you'll only get a certain amount of 'oomph' and willpower and this is likely to fade as the day develops and your diary begins to fill. Use your morning oomph! Consistency is key. Following your morning ritual will feel forced at first but stick with it, your perfect morning is just a lemon water away.

The Real Truth Of How To Get Shredded Part Two

Ali Stewart | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

As you can see there is nothing glamorous about getting super lean, it isn't even that complicated and I promise this is what I actually do and what my clients will do. It is all about your start point, pure determination, and consistency.

Super-Luxe Retreats: Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Hidden in 60 hectares of verdant tropical gardens on the north-east coast of Mauritius, Constance Le Prince Maurice harbours one of the most idyllic spots on the island. Colonial style villas, chic bars, top notch eateries and a state of the art spa scatter the palm-fringed ivory beach and lush surroundings of the six star hideaway.

The Real Truth Of How To Get Shredded Part One

Ali Stewart | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

This would not be one of my articles if there weren't a few brutal home truths before I get into the nuts and bolts of how to do it. I can speak honestly on this as I am a seasoned natural bodybuilder and I know what is needed to get shredded.

On Spin Cycle

Debs Wild | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Debs Wild

In preparation, I laid out what I thought to be appropriate gym gear the night before. I also read a few online articles about what to expect. The first piece led me to rethink every item of clothing as it was all wrong -- including the trainers.

Burnout Diaries - Chapter 4: The Body Achieves What The Mind Believes. Kind Of

Paula Bellostas Muguerza | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Bellostas Muguerza

So, inspired by my previous incarnation, I gave myself a goal: I would follow Dr #3's plan to the letter (pat on the head optional) with the aim of being well enough to last through my entire wedding party at the end of May. Nothing more, nothing less.

Tired Of Being Made 'Aware'? Why You Shouldn't Be

Dr Richard Biddle | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Richard Biddle

Joking aside (I'm actually very handsome), 'awareness' campaigns have an important function in society. Perhaps their key value lies in their ability to provoke discussion. They make it 'ok' to talk and ask questions about taboo topics.

The Evolution Of Fat Loss

Ali Stewart | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Therefore, for us to improve our bodies we must get back some of our primal instinct. We need to remember that our bodies are living organisms that need the correct fuel and exercise to work properly, without this they fall into a state of disrepair.

Exercise Pill A Miracle Or Dangerous Shortcut?

Daria Kantor | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daria Kantor

However, as someone who has learned the benefits of being healthy the hard way - through real exercise - I'm convinced this is one short-cut to fitness that's going to lead us to a dead end. Just as you cannot substitute a well balanced diet with a vitamin pill, an exercise pill cannot replace a healthy lifestyle.

Cancer And The Dread Of Exercising

Lawrence Saez | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lawrence Saez

Unlike other martial arts, kung-fu aims to cause an opponent the maximum amount of damage (which I like) with the minimum amount of effort (which I like even more). The core idea for kung-fu is to use your opponent's energy and aggression against them. I was hooked.

Can I Target Fat In Certain Areas?

David Kingsbury | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

This is one of the most common questions that my clients ask me. Many people feel self-conscious and believe that a certain part of their body is too flabby, particularly following childbirth or a long period without any exercise.

Please Don't Step On My Yoga Mat: How To Play Nicely In Your Yoga Class

Melanie Swan | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Swan

* Please don't step on my yoga mat - I feel there is a sacred quality to a yoga mat. I feel my mat carries so much energy, experiences from my yoga journey. To me, stepping on my mat is like someone treading on my sofa with your shoes, so please treat other people's mats with respect and walk around them.

Three Reasons Running Makes You Better

Jonas Altman | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonas Altman

My dad has been jogging three days a week for the better part of 50 years. That's a half century of pounding pavement. It's over 7800 jogs much of which were performed sans music (before the advent of the Sony Walkman). In between the chatter of buddies and chirping of birds, Pops would listen to his breath deepen.

Maximise Muscle Growth

Ali Stewart | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

This next bit may mean you stop reading right now because the real truth is, there is no 'best' way. There are various methods you could employ that would optimise your training that may suit you more and would allow you to achieve your potential. With that conversation stopper, let me explain the mandatory requirements you need to attain to make some substantial muscular gains.

Blood, Sweat And Tears: The Science Behind Tough Mudder

Dr. Andrew Murray | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Andrew Murray

Friends and memories are made. It is an experience not to be missed. But what can increase your chances of success on the day? What can heighten your confidence heading to the start line? A few simple tips can help you secure the warm glow of a successful finish.

Burnout Diaries - Chapter Two: Work Hard, Be Kind And Good Things Will Happen. Or Will They?

Paula Bellostas Muguerza | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Bellostas Muguerza

Through January I tried to do the odd day of work here and there, clinging onto normality as much as I possibly could by setting up shop in my living room and dialling into meetings. The thought of not being able to work absolutely terrorised me. So much of who I was (and am!) was linked to my work persona. All of a sudden I didn't have a clue who I was.

11 Things All Non-Runners Think During Marathon Season

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We get it runners, you are putting your legs to better use than the rest of us failures who can barely move from the sofa to the fridge without gettin...

Why I'm Running The London Marathon

Sean Fletcher | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sean Fletcher

After a long wait for the right level of treatment my son is taking small steps in the right direction. While he takes those steps, I've decided to take the approximately 52 thousand steps it takes to complete the London Marathon to raise money and awareness for YoungMinds and Heads Together. Life was a lot easier for me when I was 14, so I'm happy to sacrifice my knees to start a conversation about mental health.

The Journey To A Mindful Mover

Chevy Rough | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chevy Rough

I needed a way out, and quick. First up, break the habits, escape the cycles of destruction and get off that damn hamster wheel. I thought getting some routine around exercise and getting my body to work for me could be a good starting point. But first I needed to find my fitness weapon of choice.

How The Growth Of Athleisure Has Been A Shot In The Arm For Girl Power

Melissa Wheeler | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Style
Melissa Wheeler

This fashion marks a shift away from objectification towards feminine functionality. You know a category has earned its place in our wardrobe when it pushes boundaries. Just as loungewear saw the onesie reach mainstream, so too do we have athleisure brands embracing the jumpsuit.

Real World Fat Loss

Ali Stewart | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I have a training company where I'm qualified to teach people how to be a personal trainer or fitness instructor. Arrogantly, I've scoffed at the content of the course as it is very basic and have always thought it doesn't teach you very much

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.

How We Can Help Our Children Exercise Self-Control When It Comes To Sweets

Daria Kantor | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents
Daria Kantor

As parents, we have a responsibility to not to allow our children to guzzle sugary drinks or sweets every day and get away without exercising. At least until the child goes to school, parents are responsible for making all food and lifestyle choices on their behalf.