Fitness and Exercise

How to Make Fitness Fun

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Fitting exercise in between other commitments can seem difficult when life is so busy. And if we set our goals too high, it can be off-putting. Ironically, if exercise is seen purely as a means to an end, it can be harder to get off the sofa and get moving. Here are some hints to get you started.

An Honest Look at Goals

David Kingsbury | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Most people want it all at once, but fitness is a journey. If you want to last the long road to serious results, then you have to enjoy and embrace the process (not just the results). The process being; various training phases and cycles to yield the best possible results over months and years not hours and days.

It's Not Too Late to Build Sexy Summer Legs

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

It's not too late for you to build a pair of sexy summertime legs! And yes it's mainly because, although late June, it doesn't seem that British summer has started yet. But whilst we patiently wait let's all do something useful and get to work shaping up our bodies ready to bare all on those upcoming 2.5 days of hot sun!

Mum Involves Daughters In Her Workout In The Most Incredible Way

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Parents

After a day running around after a toddler, most parents can just about find a minute to take a shower, let alone make time for the gym. But one mum h...

Postnatal Depression and the Stigma That Won't Go Away

Alison Whitehouse | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Parents
Alison Whitehouse

Postnatal Depression (PND) has been, for me, one of the most difficult things that I have ever had to deal with: the struggle to talk to anyone about it who understood, the stigma which suggests that you are somehow completely incompetent and your baby isn't safe with you and getting out of bed in the morning when all you want to do is cry.

How to Keep Your Joints Healthy: Six-Step Guide

Petra Kravos | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Kravos

I've been there. Unable to walk properly and cycle. The knee injury left me frustrated and sad but I didn't give up. I continued with my rehab exercises until things got better (it was a long recovery). I can now walk and cycle ok but my knees are not what they used to be (I still get knee pain sometimes).

Five Things We Learned About Fitness in May

Chris Hall | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

Another month has been and gone, and with it, the usual stream of brand new fitness research has appeared. But what does this new research say, and how can you use to to benefit your training?

Childhood Obesity: Exploding Nightmare

Shakira Akabusi | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Shakira Akabusi

If parents can have such an impact on their child's well-being surely it's time more adults begin to take responsibility for their own health, thereby encouraging their children to follow suit?

Muhammad 'the Mover' Ali

Rajiv Chandegra | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Sport
Rajiv Chandegra

One word that sums up the life of this extraordinary personality is 'Movement'. From the humble beginnings of his boxing career in Louiseville, throug...

Swing Like You're Winning

Lisa Regan | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

10,000 swings of a kettle bell- sure why would anyone want to do that? So obviously when the challenge of doing this over 20 workouts with a 16kg bell and 500 swings per session was put to me, I thought ok I'll do it. I don't really have any fear of trying things; like I have fear but not being able to do something wouldn't hold me back from even attempting.

Protein Bars, Whey and Acne

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anjali Mahto

Female adult acne is common and consultations for this have been increasing over the past decade. I am certainly seeing more adult women with acne now in my clinics than ever before. We all know that acne makes you feel bad and the emotional and psychological effects such as low self-esteem are well-recognised.

Easy Life Hacks to Think Your Way Slim

Victoria Wills | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Wills

So, we've officially dived-in to the bikini and flip-flops season. And like many of us, you might be trying to convince yourself that a punishing new gym regime is the way forward if you're going to squeeze into your swimsuit or beach shorts.

Portuguese Retreats: Epic Sana, Algarve

The Spa Spy | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

With lush green landscapes and wide-stretching white sand beaches, The Algarve is the one of the most popular European destinations this summer. Just 30 minutes from Faro, between Albufeira and Villamura and overlooking the jaw dropping Falesia Beach, (complete with Gold Flag) Epic Sana is a contemporary family, group and solo friendly luxury retreat.

Cortisol - Why It Matters

David Kingsbury | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Cortisol is often referred to as the 'stress hormone' because of the way it influences or modulates the changes the body goes through when under stressful conditions, commonly known as the 'fight or flight' response.

How Will Smoking Affect My Fitness?

Chris Hall | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

Let's start with the obvious... smoking is bad for you! We all know it, it's not a secret, yet every day I bet we all see people walking down the street with a cigarette. Unfortunately, for many people smoking is a very social activity and something it's very difficult to stop.

Five Things to Do Today for Instant Fitness Progress

David Kingsbury | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

There is more to your workout than cardio exercises. If you're not including some resistance training into your routine, then you really need to start right now!

Our Game Gets People Running

Ben Barker | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Barker

Running can be hugely rewarding both mentally and physically, but getting started and sticking with it is hard. We were always coming at the project as reluctant runners, who hadn't yet found the compelling reason to hit the streets.

The Never Ending Bulk

David Kingsbury | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

For the most part people look good lighter than they might think. Even with top actors I work with their bodyweight for the shirtless scenes is lower than people expect, the truth is being really lean gives the impression of size better than soft size does.

Are Ya Busy?!!!

Lisa Regan | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

The Busy, busy, busy frantic talk is so draining not just for the person saying it but for the people that have to listen to it. I think we all need to look at what we are doing and what we are doing it for?

Why Am I Not Losing Fat?

David Kingsbury | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Training and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be an all-encompassing way to live. Going to the gym regularly and eating well could be a full-time job in itself. If you're doing it to lose weight, it can be demotivating to put all the effort in and not seeing it paying dividends.

Nine Retro Games To Get Your Kids Outdoors

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Parents

Today's children can be almost entirely sedentary, glued to screens interacting with a virtual games world rather than getting outside and playing gam...

Five Herbs and Spices for a Better Body

David Kingsbury | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

In the days of big brand supplements, it's easy to drop all your hard-earned cash on your body goals. But it's not always necessary, if you know where to look in your spice cupboard.

Plank Like A Pro

Scott Ashley | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Ashley

Planks are a great recovery exercise. It helps you building strength in your core, upper and lower body. It works almost every main muscle, making it good full body work out. There are many variations of the plank, focusing on working different parts of body, from hamstrings to forearms - depending on which one you try.

Four Ways to Find the Hidden Gems of Your Next Travel Destination

Annina Claesson | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

Every destination in the world is a living, breathing place that has so much more to offer than the tourist trails, so make the most of your trip by seeking out alternative ways to be guided through it!

Notes on Denmark: People and Practices

Harvey Wilks | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Eight months after moving to Denmark, I'm now straddling that crepuscule between things being novel and others becoming the norm, so in this lucid moment I wanted to jot down a few observations, about my experience of Denmark and, more importantly, about the people who hail from it - an invitees examination, if you will.