Fitness and Exercise

Taking Control of Your Life

Lisa Regan | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

I see how people in my life deal with problems- some emotionally eat, some shut down, some just shut off, some drink and some just let it build. Me, I train. Why? Because from this I can get a fresh perspective on everything, I take the time for myself and get a reprieve away from all the madness that goes on and can simply just enjoy the movement, the pain!

The First Rule of Fight Klub Is...

Sarah Wagland | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wagland

Being a self-proclaimed fitness fanatic, I've taken part in hundreds of "combat" classes over the years, so what made Fight Klub different? Well, the movements were performed on free-standing punch bags instead of hitting focus pads or punching thin air.

Fat Isn't Funny - When Two Become One

Lynne Parker | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lynne Parker

I have not done this quickly either and the project is very much ongoing. Four months or thereabouts in, the benefits of being more like my former trim self are beginning to become apparent. Along with the jeans a plethora of other favourite garments banished to the nether regions of my wardrobe are now reinstated for everyday wear.

Seven Strategies for Better Recovery and Performance

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

People will often talk about the concept of over-training, where they have pushed the boundaries of their training a too far, resulting in negative adaptations. Symptoms of over-training include physical and mental fatigue, prolonged muscle soreness, unquenchable thirst, altered mood, and more.

Fitness Facts: How Many Reps Is Enough?

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

Some will have us believe that we need nothing more than bodyweight exercises, others will insist that we should do higher reps with lighter weights while others are convinced that if the weight isn't super-heavy we are not providing the body with enough of a challenge. But who should we listen to and what is the best rep scheme to use if we want to get into shape?

So You've Decided to Run a Marathon?

Vikki Stone | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Stone

Last year I did a 100 mile bike ride for charity, and it wasn't that hard. (I can type that with some ease, as it's been nearly 5 months since I was at mile 99 and crying because I didn't want to cycle anymore.) So, it made perfect sense to sign up for the London Marathon.

The Olympian Advice To Staying Fit In Winter

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As the cold weather sets in it's tempting to grab a TV box set and hide from the world until March. But even though we might feel like forgoing our...

Why This Incredible Woman Climbed The 8 Highest Alpine Mountains

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the last five years, Sophie Radcliffe has cycled from London to Paris in 24 hours, completed the Three Peak Cycle Challenge and participated in Iro...

A Testament to Recovery

Sharon Bull | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

On a late sunny afternoon October 2nd 2014, I skipped out of my new Doctor's surgery feeling like a teenager. Having just received the news about my present state of health, I had every reason to radiate joyfulness and exhibit my delight and gratitude.

Trail Running: Venturing Off the Beaten Track

Jez Bragg | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jez Bragg

Why don't more runners embrace the trails? I suspect many find that a psychological barrier exists between the two, particularly when you are just starting out. Perhaps a seemingly innocuous footpath stile creates a mental barrier as well as a physical one, for runners as well as livestock.

Runners v Mother Nature

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Sport

Nike have launched their latest shoes and apparel for runners who want to compete with Mother Nature. The Nike Flash Pack sports gear lets you trai...

Men Strive for That Body Beautiful Too

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jordi Sinclair

We're under no illusion that the majority of women would prefer someone with a "six-pack" as opposed to a "keg". Women aren't plastering 45 year-old men with beer bellies on their Facebook Page, they're posting pics of Channing Tatum with his shirt off shaking his "groove thing" during "Magic Mike"...... And that puts pressure on us.

Diet Vs. Exercise - What's the Best for Weightloss?

Sian Breslin | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

If you lose weight by crash dieting or drastically restricting yourself to 400 to 800 calories a day, you're more likely to regain weight rapidly, often within 6 months after you stop dieting. However, regular exercise can help prevent this from happening.

AM vs PM - When Should I Work Out?

David Kingsbury | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Warmly wrapped in a cocoon of bed sheets, the absolute last place most of us want to be is out in the gloomy morning drizzle, plodding along the pavement in Lycra shorts. Is a love of duvet cosiness likely to hamper your fitness levels, or are you justified in putting off your morning jog to a less painful time of day?

Make Love, Moisturise and Drink Tea This Autumn...

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Autumn is officially upon us and we are more than ready for the falling leaves and unlimited cups of hot tea. As the temperatures shift, so do our internal seasons

How One Man Lost 220Ilbs In 21 Months

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Only two years ago, Markus Baumann was clinically obese. But after years of living in pain due to his weight, he decided it was time for a dramatic ch...

For Some Reason, I Just Don't Have the Time Anymore

Paul Marshall | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

You want to think the best of your fellow man. To believe that the good in them will always prevail. Their acts of decency and kindness making even the crappiest day seem somehow kind of wonderful .

Want to Stay Healthy, Live Longer and Feel Better? Get Walking...

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

Some of the runners among you will be smiling now and saying: "Ah yes, but it's only walking isn't it?" But, mile for mile, a power walker walking at 4.5-5mph will burn the same calories as a runner, without the high impact and higher injury risk.

Irish Forrest Gump Completes A Whopping 50,000Km In Four Years

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many of us, running a marathon seems incomprehensible, but one man has completed a distance much further than that. An endurance runner dubbed ...

This Video Reveals How A Ballerina Stands On Her Toes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Watching a ballerina glide across a stage en pointe is truly mesmerising - but how is this perfect display of grace and strength possible? While de...

Doctor, Doctor, Please! Why Weight?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

Doctors want you to update your will immediately then, according to the latest scientific study into lifestyle you are cutting years off your life just by being a certain 'size and dimension'.

Ten Things I Learnt From My First Triathlon

Susannah Taylor | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

When it came to race day I wanted to be sick when I came out of the water, the lake was green with algae, I got kicked, it was pouring with rain, I ran with wet socks, got shouted at by marshals, and on the run I was so fatigued I felt like I actually might die. However, as the saying goes 'It's the hard that makes it great'.

The Quantified Self

Paul Lees | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

It is not a particularly new concept for one to want to track their performance and development when it comes to certain activities but the ability to be able to this is quickly picking up pace due to the ongoing development of Quantified Self.

The Complete, Pure, Unadulterated, Incomparable, Joyless Misery of Exercise

Paul Marshall | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

As I recently discovered the other day, getting back into working out after a period of inactivity - due to illness or self inflicted laziness - is far worse.

The World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Is More Flexible Than You Are

Barcroft Media | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

At the tender age of 96, you'd think Tao Porchon Lynch would be starting to slow down - but knitting and puzzles are not on the agenda for this lady. ...