Fitness and Exercise

Girls As Young As Seven Are Giving Up Sport. This Has Got To Change

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Girls as young as seven are becoming more self-conscious, losing confidence and giving up sport as a result, a study has found. The same Government...

How To Get Rid Of Belly Bloat With This Top Diet And Fitness Combo

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're in dire need of a diet overhaul then now's your chance to make a change. Use this quick and easy diet plan from Elle to banish the belly ...

Women Are Running On Treadmills In Sheds Because They 'Fear Being Judged'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women are steering clear of fitness for "fear of being judged", a new Government report has revealed. Another heartbreaking reality was that those ...

The Great Outdoors

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Hodgkin

Transferring just one of your weekly workouts to the outdoors can bring a new edge to your routine, introducing a sense of adventure and stimulating an adrenalin boost. It can take you back to thoughts of endless hours spent running about playing and exploring when you were young but more importantly it lets you enjoy your body again.

100 Years Of Women's Fitness In 100 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Fitness fads come and go, with Thighmasters, ab rollers and aerobics videos cluttering cupboards and spare rooms across the nation, but some resonate ...

How This Woman Lost Ten Stone Without Leaving The House

Talk To The Press / SWNS | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If the thought of joining the gym sends shivers down your spine, then take a leaf out of Kirste Crompton's book. The mother-of-five transformed her...

Putting the Freak Into Fitness - the Sexualisation of Women in the Fitness Industry

Laura Hill | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Hill

The gym for many, myself included, can be an intimidating, narcissistic and overtly sexual hellhole. It's not exactly the kind of environment that encourages women to want to keep fit, but another area of society where women are left feeling demoralised and in competition with one another over their looks.

Positive Body Image Means We Can Love Our Bodies Just as They Are But Still Want to Create Change

Sheila Hageman | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

A drive to improve the way one looks is often the precipitating factor that causes one to begin yoga or any kind of new workout regimen. Of course, we can usually see the positive health benefits, too, but oftentimes, outer appearance is what first motivates us to change.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Gives Struggling Gym-Goer Pep Talk

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When a young man took to Reddit to tell others about his bad day at the gym, he didn't expect body builder turned Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegg...

Do You Believe in Yourself?

Lisa Regan | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Do you take notice of how you talk to yourself or your thought patterns around what you are doing? This is an area that I am really working on in my own life. We are our own worst critics before our external critics weigh in with their opinions.

Because My Mum Can...

Asha Gilbert | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Asha Gilbert

My mum's not an athlete. She's not a catwalk model, either. She's my mum, my best friend and my biggest inspiration. Exercise has added another layer to our relationship - it's provided a new, fun way to spend quality time together. She's encouraged me, and thousands of other women across the country, to believe we can.

The Elle Word: Elle Macpherson On Health, Ageing and What Really Works

Susannah Taylor | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Susannah Taylor

Elle Macpherson is as honed and toned as she was 40 years ago, and feels better than ever. I spoke to her and her nutritional doctor to discover the true secrets of The Body...

Emotionally Staying in Control

Lisa Regan | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

We are a nation slowly becoming more interested with health, food, training, sport and anyone that goes to the effort of training each day will know the level of intensity and often pain that is required to burn those cals! However it can be often the emotional craving or draw from foods that will lead you down the wrong path of eating the wrong foods or simply too much.

Weight Loss: The Single Most Important Thing I Do With My Clients - Part II

Nathan Towle | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Towle

I want them to have such a desirable goal they are compelled to achieve it. It's this kind of motivation that creates action. It's this kind of motivation that causes my clients to do the simple things necessary to achieve their weight loss goals.

3 Firming Exercises That Won't Feel Like A Workout

he Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to up your fitness but you're short of time, you need to master these three moves by personal trainer Latreal Mitchell. Each animal-ins...

Selfie Obsessed? Maybe It's Time to Join the Revolution...

Sarah Wagland | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wagland

But...are you ready for this, ladies? What if we could capture ourselves working at maximum output? If we could actually see the blood, sweat and tears during our workouts, would we like what we saw? Well, I was about to find out...

5 Easy Exercises To Help You Get Fit Fast

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you've got a busy schedule (or you just hate the gym) the best way to tone and strengthen muscles quickly is to do exercises that work your whole b...

The Future Of Running?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Sport

Nike have just launched the Flynit Lunar 3, which could be their best running shoe yet. Whether it's your first mile, or even attempting at maratho...

Fitness Trainer Reveals Secrets To Abs Just 8 Weeks After Giving Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Just eight weeks after giving birth, a fitness trainer has set out on a mission to prove that women can achieve their original physique post-pregnancy...

101 Ways to Lose Weight: Follow Your Fitness Idols

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

There are tons of round ups of Instagram fitness stars to follow, but depending on the publication and their reader's idea of the 'ideal body', the list is either all long and lean models or hard-core quads of steel body builders. Here are my suggestions of fitties to follow on Instagram now.

See Inside Brompton Bicycle's London Factory

Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Will Butler-Adams runs one of the UK's great export success stories - the famous folding bike company, Brompton Bicycle. Travelling around the world t...

The Cycling Apps You Should Be Using Now

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The many benefits that cycling offers to a person's health have long been touted: regular cycling has been shown to reduce stress, improve cardiovascu...

Plus-Size Fitness Instructor: 'You Can Still Be Overweight And Healthy At The Same Time'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A plus-size fitness instructor is sticking two fingers up to expectations within society that anything other than skinny means unhealthy. Charlott...

Beyoncé Reveals Workout Video, World Breaks Into A Sweat Just Watching It

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Oh to be Beyoncé. The singer graced us with an insight into her epic fitness regime last night. And - to be quite honest - it made us sweat ju...

Watch: How To Train Like A Pro In The Alps

Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sophie Radcliffe, adventurer and ironwoman, is gearing up to run the Annapurna circuit in Nepal so we’re joining her on a training run in Greenwich ...