Fitness and Exercise

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...

You Are Enough - Fear and Doubt Cast Them Out

Lisa Regan | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

So what happens when you set goals and smash them? What is next? Whether they are personal or professional goals, we need to learn to take stock and enjoy the moment and the body we are in.

Maldivian Retreats: Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Noonu Atoll

The Spa Spy | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Located in the lesser-visited waters of the Noonu atoll in the north of the Maldives, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is one of the larger resorts in the Maldives. It's also one of the few that is actually Maldivian-owned and Maldivian-run.

Space-Age Spas: Lanserhof Tegernsee, Bavaria, Germany

The Spa Spy | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Devotees swear that a ten-day stay at a Mayr clinic leaves them several kilos lighter, fresh-faced, well-rested and miraculously rid of any rashes, bodily aches or stomach rumblings, but there was a resounding complaint: the decor.

Supplement Testing With Informed Sport

James Haskell | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

The really terrifying statistic for any professional athlete, member of the armed services, police or indeed anyone liable to be tested is that about 10% of all supplements sold on the market; the percentage is even higher in the USA, are inadvertently contaminated through poor manufacturing processes and/or materials handling and storage.

Mum-Xercise: A Knackered Mummy of Two's Guide... (Contains Anger, Cake, Gin, and Angry Gin-Cake)

Helen Wallen | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

I promised myself once I'd had baby number two, I'd finally sort it out... Start looking after myself better; eating well, exercising regularly, drinking less wine at breakfast... and other such ridiculousness... *laughs manically whilst knocking back a shot of gin to the face*

Weightlifter Gives Birth To Twins Who've Already Racked Up 25,000 Instagram Followers

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Parents

Weightlifter Sophie Guidolin, known for carrying on training until she was 34 weeks' pregnant, has given birth to twins. The fitness guru garnered...

Eat Like a Viking

Amy Willerton | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amy Willerton

Personally, it doesn't feel right for me to be on a "diet" for the rest of my life. It is preferable to live by a set of principles that just feel instinctively but also logically right. So it is a enlightening and actually just rather nice culture to look at things like where the food has come from and how much it benefits us rather than how many calories does this contain.

Sassy Aqua Aerobics Instructor Nails Beyoncé's 'Single Ladies' Routine

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A water aerobics instructor in Spain has made something of a splash, as a clip of him dancing to Beyoncé's Single Ladies has gone viral. Becky Wel...

But You Wear It Well...

Lisa Regan | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

On Sunday my sporting hero was competing at the World Championships in Beijing, Jessica Ennis Hill represents the best of everything woman can be and in fact are. She is a grafter, she has trained for over 10 years to be the best in the world, she is an Olympian and on Sunday she again retained her World Title.

Flexible Dieting

Max Bridger | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Max Bridger

Utilising this style of eating takes the 'diet' out of your personal nutrition, turning it into a healthy (and enjoyable) part of your lifestyle, rather than a restrictive eating pattern you (perhaps) don't enjoy for the majority of the week that ultimately has a finite lifespan.

Get Fit in a Week, My Boot Camp Story

Lauren Riley | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Riley

I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at the country retreat in Brinsop Hereford, it was truly beautiful, set in its own grounds complete with a moat and four swans. The all-female attendees stay for a week in total, it's an all-consuming experience. You stay in their accommodation, either shared or private and the rooms were lovely.

Hemsley And Hemsley Sisters Talk Fitness And Post-Workout Snacks

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley are the sisters, food lovers and fitness fanatics behind wellness brand, Hemsley + Hemsley, (think quinoa... and lots of i...

Finally, There's A Super-Efficient Fitness Tracker For Swimmers

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Tech

If you are a keen swimmer, counting the number of laps while you pound the water can be difficult. Fitness wearables company Misfit has teamed up ...

Why I Hate the Hashtags #FitNotThin and #StrongNotSkinny

Charlotte Thomas | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Thomas

While I get where they're coming from - stop trying to starve yourself to look like *insert name of slender popstar*and focus on having a strong, healthy body instead - why do they have to do it by demonising yet another (often healthy, and often genetic) body type? You wouldn't go round calling people fatty, so why is it okay to comment on them being 'skinny'?

Running It - for Local Women

Jane Ashbrook | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Sport
Jane Ashbrook

I have always loved running and it wasn't until starting a family of my own that I truly began to value the simplicity of sticking on some trainers and running out the front door wherever I am in the world. It could be for 15 minutes or three hours - childcare depending of course!

Weight Loss, Accountability, and the Best Use of Twitter I Ever Saw

Nathan Towle | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Towle

Choose some people you love and respect, tell them exactly what your goals are, what you're going to do, why you're doing it, and what you expect to have achieved in a specific timeframe. You tell them how much this means to you, and how committed you are to making this happen.

Is Whey Protein Good for You?

James Root | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Root

A balanced, healthy, protein-rich diet and regular exercise will keep you fit and healthy, and whey protein provides a quick and healthy option for today's hectic lifestyle. There are no magic supplements that will will help you achieve your goals alone.

The Women's Weights Myth

Amy Willerton | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amy Willerton

Although the idea of strength training for women is not a new one (Marilyn Monroe famously used to weight train!) it appears with social media now finding itself with an abundance of female fitspos and many celebrities opting for the strong over skinny look, it's now difficult to avoid the phenomenon that is changing our approach to training our bodies.