Fitness and Exercise

Age And Activity Shouldn't Be Strangers

Malcolm McPhail | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm McPhail

I'm a people person. I'm far more comfortable getting out and about, talking to staff and meeting people than I am being holed up in my office. Although this might also be down to a profound dislike of paperwork.

My Good Mental Health Was Affected When I Stopped Playing Football

Andrew Robinson | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

Of course, I am not blaming the decrease in exercise as the only reason for my depression and anxiety, but I believe it is one of the reasons. Alongside other methods aimed at keeping poor mental health at bay - such as diet, mindfulness and talking -- exercise is a tool in which I can control directly.

Five Ways To Keep Fit At Home

Kieran MacRae | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kieran MacRae

As winter creeps in it's getting a lot harder to keep up the motivation to go outside and keep up the fitness routine. It's too much of a temptation to stay inside, wrap up in a blanket and watch T.V.

The Dad Body: An Owner's Guide

Christopher McGuire | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Parents
Christopher McGuire

Yet, as the euphoria fades and the reality of day to day life with children settles, it's likely that you've had some concerns about your body. Perhaps you've noticed that it's changed a little of late? Maybe you're not the athlete you once were? Have you discovered hair in places you never dreamed of?

Balancing Fitness With Festivals

Sam Marriott | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Marriott

Good, you're in the right place! To give you some context, here's a little about me... My name is Sam, I'm a 23-year-old Online Personal Trainer from Nottingham, England. Basically - I like lifting heavy things, and I LOVE House/Techno Music.

How I Boosted My Productivity By Lifting Weights

Kieran MacRae | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kieran MacRae

I recently started working from home and have found that while I love the freedom, without the need to go outside to get to work I quickly become mentally drained, doubly so because there's no one around to talk to for a pick me up.

I'm Not Going To Let MS Stop Me From Exercising - It's What Keeps Me Fighting

Gabrielle Adjei | Posted 01.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Adjei

everybody banner I spent a lot of time in the gym when I was teenager. Initially it was more of a social thing, but slowly exercise became a way of life for me. I imagined myself strong and healthy, and assumed I'd always be able to go for runs and lift heavy weights. What I never considered at 16 was that I'd soon be diagnosed with a condition that would force me to rethink exercise entirely.

An Open Letter To My Body

Sian Ryan | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Ryan

I am sorry for all the times I have called you ugly, fat and disgusting. I am sorry for all the times I have sat on the floor of my room, crying because I felt that if you were only lighter, that only if you took up less space in the world we would be better and more liked.

Creating Time For Training

David Kingsbury | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Time is one of the biggest barriers to a healthy training process but none of us has enough time in the day. That's why you need to make time to include training as an integral part of your week, every week.

Fighting Fake Fitness News

Michael Betts | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Betts

Fake news has certainly been a topic of much conversation of late. However, fake news is really nothing new. In the fitness industry, some people have been using "fake news" to promote the alleged benefits of their products and/or services for years. Ask anyone and they're sure to be able to name a few wild and crazy fitness fads from years past. Having been in fitness for over 30 years, I've seen more than my fair share.

Health With A Purpose

Genevieve Seri | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Genevieve Seri

As it stands currently, it seems that the 'good health industry' in all its guises is profiting greatly from distorting our sense of purpose. In this quest it is legitimate to spend our time hunting for recipes, developing recipes, sharing recipes; filming and photographing ourselves consuming healthy food and working out; taking selfies of our nearly naked bodies; and feeling tremendous guilt and lethargy if we do anything less. In the process, so much human energy is wasted. And all this, sadly, makes us extremely unhealthy in other ways.

The Unexpected Benefits Of Exercising Outdoors

Georgia James | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When the sun is shining, heading to the gym or a windowless sports hall can seem like a waste of a beautiful day. But workout sessions and time in the...

You're Setting The Wrong Health And Fitness Goals (But Here's How To Set The Right Goals)

Karen Oliver | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Oliver

The most common results-based goal I see is weight loss, for example: "I will lose 30lb by this day next year". We think this is a great goal because it's specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and has a deadline (timed). So, it's a SMART goal, right? Wrong.

Six Ways To Get A Badass Butt

Polly Rayne | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The summer season may (sadly) be over, but that is no excuse to slack on your butt-targeted exercise techniques because who knows when you’ll next n...

How To Make The Most Of Your Local Outdoor Gym

The Huffington Post | Jen Barton | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

What’s stopping you from exercising regularly? We’re guessing it’s not just one reason – there are loads. Not enough time, not enough cash, no...

Don't Let The Kids Stop You Being Active - Ways To Exercise As A Family!

Andy Pilides | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Parents
Andy Pilides

Going for a walk pre or post dinner can be a significant way in which you can lose weight without being too strenuous. It's also the easiest way to get the kids moving and staying active. 10,000 steps a day is said to help burn around 500 calories.

How Active Are Kids At School?

Helen Schoeb | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Parents
Helen Schoeb

An increasing number of parents are concerned about their children's activity levels or are aware of a health risk relating to their lack of exercise. For that reason, you may wonder how active your kids really are once you send them off for their first day of school.

How To Use Your Fitness Tracker To Actually Get Physically Fit

Patric Morgan | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Patric Morgan

Whether you are aiming to lose some pounds, trying to tone up or just trying to maintain your body shape, the effective use of a fitness tracker could be the most sensible decision you will make. However, as with any inanimate object, it won't work by itself.

September Is The New January

Bryce McMurray | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bryce McMurray

With September now upon us, it is the perfect time for a fresh start. September has been billed as the unofficial second New Year, where resolutions and targets can be made. Personally I couldn't agree more.

Why Home Workouts Are Impossible With Kids Around (Plus Tips To Help)

Rhian Harris | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Parents
Rhian Harris

Did you really ever consider that going for a wee alone might become a luxury? How about exercising at your own leisure? Picking out your new shiny buggy probably takes up the majority of pregnancy, so I very much doubt that these things are high up the list of priorities.

Sport Saved My Life And It Could Save Yours Too

Jin Osborne | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jin Osborne

Being diagnosed as one of just eight in a million people to suffer from a rare life-threatening condition certainly changes your perspective on life. For me, it made me a much stronger person and gave me a new-found love of sport, which I can thank for still being here today.

Exercise Tips For New Parents

Bryce McMurray | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Parents
Bryce McMurray

From the minute you become a parent, your needs change. That is a given. Priorities shift from yourself to that of your children. Sleep-deprivation is a major player in the early days of parenthood, then there is teething, potential illness and the aftermath of those jabs. The list could go on.

A Guide To Protein

Tracey Strudwick | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tracey Strudwick

There are three nutrients that we need in large amounts - proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Proteins in the body are made up of long chains of chemicals called amino acids. Amino acids can be divided into two groups: non-essential amino acids, which can be made by your body and essential amino acids, which can't be made by your body and must come from your diet.

How To Set Fitness Goals That You'll Actually Stick To!

Laura Ann Brown | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Ann Brown

We've all been there, half way through a pack of biscuits justifying it to ourselves that we'll eat the whole pack now and that means there'll be gone; 'Out of sight, out of mind' and the diet can start tomorrow! Two weeks later, you're half way through another pack of biscuits...

Football Is The Most Dangerous Sport For Knees

Ian McDermott | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Sport
Ian McDermott

With the new football season well underway, knee injuries are a threat to both active players and retired footballers. Tragically, some Premier League footballers may be forced into early retirement, most notably in the case of Owen Hardgreaves. If played with caution, the majority of players will normally be able to cope with the physical demands of high-end sport, but many won't - and they often only find out once the damage has already been done.