Fitness and Exercise

Eight Sports Ideal For Dad-Child Bonding

By Mary Common | Phillip Othen | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents

At weekends and evenings, it's easy to end up playing computer games with your child or being an armchair expert on TV sports, but the stand-out memor...

Beauty Detox - Tips to Spring Clean Your Skincare and Beauty Routine

Katy Hull | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Style
Katy Hull

As we've kissed goodbye to the winter months - apart from the very random snow storms recently. We've stepped into all things spring. New life is appearing in all forms. We have beautiful blossom on the trees, bluebells, daffodils, green leaves and the appearance of brighter sunshine and longer days.

Unlocking Your Capacity for Brilliance

Lisa Regan | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Oh hello, yes you- hard to believe it but you in fact are brilliant. Imagine if we spoke to each other and ourselves like this, what a different space in our heads and in the world we would live in.

The Mind-Set Shifts That Freed Me From Yo-Yo Dieting

Jane Borthen | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Borthen

I knew I wanted to make a change, but this time it had to be permanent, I was well and truly fed up with losing weight just to gain it back a few weeks later. Of course, I wanted to have more confidence and enjoy playing with my children, plus I knew that being miserable about the way I looked meant that I wasn't that much fun to be around.

Six Reasons Why You Should Choose Strength Training Over Cardio

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

Strength training is vital for every single person. Regardless of your age, gender, weight, height, fitness level or even your goals - you should be doing some form of resistance training.

Has Arnold Schwarzenegger Destroyed Manliness?

Tim Stevenson | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Stevenson

Calisthenics is a physical form of training focused on mastering ones own bodyweight. A combination of gymnastics and strength training progressed not by adding more iron plates but by defying gravity and exploring the limits of our own bodies.

Where Are Wearables Heading?

Jeroen Tas | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jeroen Tas

These wearables will also help us determine what is "normal" for an individual. In the case of elderly at-risk people at home, this might be spotting when they haven't got up in the morning, or are getting up too frequently at night, and flagging the discrepancy to a care-giver.

Online Personal Training... Does It Work?

David Kingsbury | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

The internet has provided a number of ways in which people can improve their life and this is very true for health and fitness. These are just some of the benefits that will come from using online coaching to improve your standard of fitness.

Busting Nutrition Myths

Zanna Van Dijk | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zanna Van Dijk

The health and fitness industry is quite frankly full of crap. There are so many nonsense nutrition myths out there that are so engrained in our beliefs that most people don't question them. I am here to bust through the bullsh*t.

10 Things Slowing Down Your Fitness Progress

David Kingsbury | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

The road to fitness can be a long and arduous one. It's rarely without pitfalls, problems and self-doubt, even for the most focussed mind. With any training regime that can soon become all encompassing, there are things that will slow down your progress, especially if you're not aware of them. Here are the top 10 things that may be slowing down your progress.

The Free Run At The Centre Of A Huge Row Has Now Been Cancelled

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK

The parkrun at the centre of a row over charges to use a park has been cancelled. Organisers of the weekly fun run have said they will appeal against ...

Five Things We Learned About Fitness This Month

Chris Hall | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

While some developments in the health and fitness industry may just be common sense, or knowledge we already have, it's always great when new studies support them, and new training principles come out all the time. How many of these factors will you adopt in your next training regime?

Council 'Misses Whole Reason Park Runs Are Free' By Insisting On Charge

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK

A parish council has been condemned for putting money over health after insisting on charging for a weekly fun run. Dame Kelly Holmes, Paula Radcliffe...

Tour de Terry

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

When people discuss retirement, there are so many images that come to mind. It's a unique experience, as different as each person. There is no rigid rule book about what makes an enjoyable retirement and I think this is one of the most exciting things about it. The number of people aged 65 and older has increased by 16% in just 10 years which means there are nearly one million more people taking on new adventures.

The Fear of Letting Go: Meditation 101

Lisa Regan | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Stop right there, if you think I am saying you need to invest in fisherman's pants, a selection of linen bio degradable T shirts and stop using deodorant, I am not. This is the meditation visual of old; it has moved with the times and is I think the key to a peaceful and happy mind.

Can I Still Work Out at the Gym During Pregnancy?

Alexandra McCabe | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Parents
Alexandra McCabe

Lots of women ask us if it's still ok to use the gym during pregnancy and some gyms are still very apprehensive about the sight of a pregnant woman on the treadmill and other gym users can be quite judgemental about seeing a woman exercising with a baby bump.

Girls That Have Their Lives Together Don't Exist

Beth Hurst | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Hurst

It's hard being a young girl these days. Someone always has a better instagram than you, with more pictures of detox smoothies that have more likes than your profile has put together. It seems that everyone else is exercising more, is doing better career wise than you, and has perfect hair while they do it.

Male Model Roger Frampton Has Us Celebrating 'The Power of the Body'

Rebecca Pearson | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Style
Rebecca Pearson

I approached my first Power of the Body class with a mixture of fear and excitement. Excitement because Roger had trained me before, years ago when he started as a PT, and I'm pretty sure I've improved since our first class when, as I wheezed around a kid's running track, he asked in all seriousness, "Do you have asthma?" (...I don't).

You've Changed...

Lisa Regan | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

I have many female friends who have changed their physical identities from when we were teenagers to now, and some just in the last three years. This is completely normal for so many, as women we are blessed with those typical fluctuating weight issues and ever changing body types!

Getting the Fitness Basics Right

Chris Hall | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

Starting out on a fitness journey, whether you are just starting to exercise or planning a new challenge, can be daunting. While there are many different factors that will decide whether you succeed, there are some basic building blocks you can adopt straight away to give yourself the best chance of achieving your goals.

What Is Calisthenics?

James Haskell | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

It may sound a trifle boring but there is actually a tremendous lot you can do using calisthenics. For start I bet you didn't realise that you can work every main muscle group with just these four mainstream, household exercises.

Good v Bad - The Importance of the Language We Use Around Food

Lisa Regan | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Life is all about choices, on this we can all agree. There is an increasing dialogue around food, there is an obesity epidemic, people in Ireland are getting fatter and that is a fact. Since World War Two, our waistlines have been expanding and now it has more than crept into the next generation as childhood obesity is at record high.

Does Losing Weight Make You More Attractive?

Hannah Gilroy | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gilroy

It's quite controversial to admit that being your goal weight didn't work for you, and that it wasn't something you wanted to attain, but it's a topic that should be discussed more often in the fitness community, especially when it comes to promoting body positivity.

How to Measure Your Health and Fitness Progress

Alison Paton | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Paton

Whenever anyone embarks on a new journey in life they throw themselves into it head first, full of motivation and nervous excitement, with a mind to succeed. The problem is, we often find that these feelings start to fade as we feel our goals are being pushed further and further away.

10 Things Fit People do to Beat Exercise Excuses

Karen Laing | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Laing

It is so easy to make excuses. We are fallible human beings, primed for survival. We will always take the easy option. Don't believe me? How many labour saving devices do you own? You are reading this on one of them.