Fitness and Exercise

Five Ways You Can Change Your Eating Habits To Improve Your Training

David Kingsbury | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

When people hear that, many of them will think it means a complete overhaul of what they eat and when they eat it. If your diet is a complete and utter mess, that may be the case, but for most people it simply means making a few easy changes to what you're already doing. With these few small amendments to your diet you're going to make big gains with your exercise.

Three Reasons Why You Should Skip Legs Day

Colin Gentry | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

The next time you feel your lower back aching, your knees caving in, or you start walking over to the abductor machine, either corner a personal trainer who knows what they're doing or head home and swat up on your research.

11 Ways To Beat Your Training Demons

Professor Greg Whyte | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Greg Whyte

You've set yourself a challenge. You have taken advice and chosen a goal personal to you, something you have always wanted to achieve, and made sure it is challenging but achievable. Now it is time to deliver but, you have a history of letting your training demons take over and wreck your chances of success.

How I Hygge-Up My Health

Kat Farrants | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Farrants

As Autumn descends, going hygge in everything we do seems like such a good idea. I'm wondering how the health and wellness industry will take on such a sensibly happiness-inducing concept in an industry that often seems to thrive on more than healthy amounts of self-hatred.

The Lifestyle Plan

David Kingsbury | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

I often get asked how I transformed Hugh Jackman's body so quickly. The truth is he had base of training lasting more than a decade. This training history changes everything when it comes to results.

How Planned Recovery Time Can Help You Balance Work And Fitness

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Busy as your days are with demands at work and home, you’ve made time for exercise and (no surprise here) you’re feeling better in body and mind. ...

Stop! Step Away From That Vitamin C Pill!

Ruben Tabares | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ruben Tabares

The secret to a lot of what I do as a strength coach and nutritionist is supplying my clients with cutting edge training methods and the best nutrition advice currently available. With that in mind, I wanted to share some of those secrets with you in this blog.

Great Ways To Incorporate Exercise Into Your Working Day

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We know sitting down all day in the same position is bad for our health. Even back in the 1950s researchers found London bus drivers were twice as lik...

Six Best Podcasts: What To Listen To

Thomas Church | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Church

Every day I cycle an hour to work and listen to podcasts. It's my favourite thing to do while riding and turns a commute into a productive, educational moment. Here is a list of six best podcasts you should listen to, particularly if you are interested in health, business, productivity, entrepreneurship and comedy.

Exploring The Link Between Exercise And Happiness

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We all know about the benefits of regular exercise on our bodies – whether it’s managing weight or boosting our cardiovascular health. But keeping...

Is Olympic Nudity a Feminist Victory?

Emma Louise Pudge | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Louise Pudge

With women making up 45% of all competitors and a record high of 47.5% of events open to female athletes, this year's Olympic Games in Rio is closer t...

Why Linking Calories to Exercise on Packaging Is a Bad Idea

James Downs | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Downs

It's about time we looked beyond our individual eating habits and considered the wider social and cultural drivers of the ways we consume, and stop placing responsibility and blame for obesity or ill health solely with the individual. Like much else, obesity is a collective issue that needs a comprehensive response...

Embrace The Olympic Spirit And Use These iPhone Apps To Get Fit And Healthy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Tech

Staying fit is often difficult to fit in around our busy lifestyles, finding the time to go to the gym or think about healthy meal plans when we’d r...

Why You Should Give Yourself One Night Each Week

Izzy McRae | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

Although there is lots of research implying dance is the bees knees, I don't think it has to be dance to get the happiness hit. If anything, my climbing evening is more important to me. I just think the key is to spend one night a week doing something purely for your own enjoyment, especially if you feel like you are improving at it.

Five Things We Learned About Fitness in July

Chris Hall | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

It's a new month already, and time again for our monthly review of the best new health and fitness studies. This month, brilliant research on obesity, preferential activating different muscles during squats and, of course, Pokemon Go all make an appearance!

Five Healthy Ways You Can Increase Your Calorie Expenditure

Dr Wayne Osborne | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wayne Osborne

The health and fitness industry is awash with branded diets and exercise programmes, and has been for decades. And it's a lucrative industry for gurus and sponsors alike, mostly perhaps because no two people are the same. People attempting to lose weight will invariably need to try more than one way of doing so, as there's no single programme which works for all.

How To Fit Exercise Into A Busy Lifestyle

Jen Barton | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The busier and older we get, the less time we seem to have for ourselves. Unfortunately, this often means that we tend to prioritise career, family an...

What We Can Learn From The Diets Of Olympic Athletes

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

With so many rumours flying around the web about the dirty diet secrets of Olympic athletes, it’s a wonder us lesser mortals could learn anything fr...

The Secret Behind Building Muscle And Avoiding Injury

Georgia James | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You’ve signed up to the gym and now all you can think about is the buff body that awaits. But while keeping your eye on the prize is a good way to s...

The Science Of Pain

Jen Barton | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

"Everything hurts," the Renaissance legend Michelangelo once declared. Let's be honest: we've all felt that way at one time or another. Physical pain,...

Getting Back On Track To Fitness After An Injury

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When you love exercise, there’s nothing more frustrating - and painful! - than being knocked back by an injury. It’s an experience keen runner Bar...

How This Sustainable Fitness Brand Is Empowering Women Across The Globe

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Style

You may have seen Hackney-based Bella Kinesis and its fashionable-yet-functional fitnesswear on Instagram, but the story behind the brand is worth mor...

Training With Zátopek: Five Lessons From the Greatest Distance Runner of all Time

Sam Humphrey | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Humphrey

Zátopek's commitment to self-torture encourages us to do anything but spare ourselves the ordeal of going out in the rain or wind. When you next approach a treadmill, think of Zátopek running through deep sand in heavy boots - and consider where it got him.

Five Healthy Habits to Start Now

Lucie Powell | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucie Powell

Sometimes the thought of trying to lead a healthier lifestyle just seems too daunting. We spend every week promising ourselves that we will start on Monday and then when we do, it just takes one little hiccup and we've 'ruined' the week and wait until the following Monday to start again...

Of Course You Can Run During Pregnancy!

Alexandra McCabe | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra McCabe

Running is fantastic cardiovascular exercise that's easy and inexpensive. You might not want to start on a gruelling programme of marathon training du...