Fitness and Exercise

7 Of The Best Instagram Accounts For #Squatspiration

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If your booty is looking a little lax after a long winter of snacking, then never fear. In addition to providing some major backside inspiration, t...

Miss Slinky 2015: 'I Used To Feel Invisible But Not Anymore'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who avoided nights out with friends and became increasingly lonely due to being overweight has lost six stone. For years, Zoe Jones felt fr...

Which is Better... Running or Walking?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

We all know that adding exercise to your lifestyle is one of the biggest steps you can take in improving your health. And one of the simplest (not to mention cheapest) forms of exercise is to go running or walking.

Fitness Fails and Nutrition Blunders

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

Overall I think that we, the fitness community, do some hugely positive things, inspiring people to make changes, which can sometimes be genuinely life changing. However, I am also aware that in our haste and enthusiasm to promote our fitness ideals, we are also in part to blame for the veil of confusion that has descended upon it all, which brings with it more questions than answers.

How To Get Super Toned Arms

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Along with grey hair and wrinkles, bingo wings can sometimes feel like an inevitable part of ageing. But personal trainer Chris Freytag says you ca...

Devoted Mum Drops Eight Stone Because Her Son Couldn't Hug Her

North News | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mother, whose son could not fit his arms around her due to her size, has dropped eight and a half stone in just seven months. Stacey Walton, of ...

Five Tips to Help Maintain Your Winter Running Mojo

Jez Bragg | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Sport
Jez Bragg

The New Year often signals the start of fitness campaigns for many people, but in some respects it's the hardest time of year to do so being in the midst of winter with shorter days and poor weather. It does however present the opportunity for a big psychological win if you can conquer these challenging factors and jump on the fitness wagon towards your chosen goal. ..

These Are The Sleep Tracking Apps You Can Actually Trust

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech

Getting a good night's sleep is not only important for making sure you don't wake up hating the world, but also for your health. Whether it's the S...

This Mum Uses Her Two Kids As Fitness Props

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While some parents might use their children as an excuse not to workout, one mother sees her little ones as more of a help than a hinderance. Jorda...

101 Ways to Lose Weight: Get Your Sweat/Suite On - Suite Sessions at 45 Park Lane

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

Despite desperately wanting to don a towelling robe and order room service I had dutifully dragged my lycra-clad self away from the super king sized beds into the lounge area and got into 'eye of the tiger' mode ready to sweat.

How Sitting All Day Could Undo All That Hard Work In The Gym

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us know that to be fit and healthy we should be doing at least two and a half hours of physical activity per week. But did you realise that...

101 Ways to Lose Weight: Stop Scoffing and Start Savouring - Mindful Eating

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

Mindful eating is based on the ancient Buddhist practise of mindfulness, which provides a simple way to tune into your brain, and take control of your behaviours. In the context of eating well, it means being present, free from distractions, and fully aware of what your body is telling you.

Playing the Waiting Game

Lisa Regan | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Setting short term goals is very important; these help you to get closer to the long term goals you want to achieve down the line- as we know we cannot run before we walk. I think one of the major problems with us is that we want everything yesterday.

Gym Thoughts

Sadie Brown | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Sadie Brown

I'm also punishing myself each morning by doing 50 naked squats in a full-length mirror so I can witness the full horror of enjoying Milk Tray for breakfast, Ferrero Rocher for lunch and Christmas cake for dinner in HD.

How To Build Chest Muscles (But Not Look Like The Hulk)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If your pectorals are looking a little peaky then now is the time to do something about it - especially if you're renewing that good old gym membershi...

Confessions of a 40-something

Vicki Marinker | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Almost as soon as the clock struck midnight on my 40th birthday, I became invisible to the general public. I'm not saying I used to attract lots of attention, but I really think I could walk the streets naked in broad daylight without causing a stir.

Had One Too Many Last Night? Try Hangover Yoga...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Hangovers are, generally speaking, the worst. Hangover yoga, on the other hand, might just make the alcohol-induced headaches and nauseousness well wo...

Eat More Like Sophia Loren. Less Like Gwyneth Paltrow.

Kate Leaver | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Leaver

My New Year's Day Google searches included "juice cleanse," "boot camp" and "Help me! Christmas made me feel chubby". It happens every year: January the 1st hits, we want to be our hottest selves instantly and we'll do whatever it takes to get there. Fast.

Lack Of Exercise 'Twice As Deadly As Obesity'

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Human sloths listen up: if you'd rather eat cabbage soup for a week than don fitness gear and workout then you might want to reconsider your lifestyle...

Make a Realistic Resolution for 2015

Iain Mahony | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Iain Mahony

It's easy to understand why we struggle with the way we look. The prevailing idea that everyone can and/or should have a faultless physique, flawless skin, white teeth and boundless self confidence is corrosive to the majority who don't look or feel like that.

Four Fitness Apps To Help You Get Fit Without A Gym Membership

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

New year, new gym membership - well, that's what people keep telling us. But in true Say No To January spirit, we've decided to give the gym member...

Why Resolutions Are for Quitters: Or, How Socks Make Superheroes

Beth Friday | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Beth Friday

What? You just signed up for your first marathon? Well, high five #NewYearNewYou! You basically just filled in an online form and paid some money. Like, seriously, YOLO and stuff. Trust you're doing dry January and going organic while you're at it? OK, I'm kidding, but I do have some serious news. And you may have to sit down...

New Year, New 'Skinnier' You

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

It's time to let go of the things you will never have, work on enhancing your best features and what is realistically achievable. Exercise and healthy eating programmes will not make your legs grow as long as a supermodel's.

2015 - the Year of Health and Happiness

Susannah Taylor | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

It all starts with changing your mindset - healthy people think positively about healthy, tasty food, knowing that it nourishes every cell in their bodies. They don't think of exercise as a negative thing - they find a way of moving that they enjoy.

Be Kind Lose Weight - How I Lost 5 Kilos in 6 Weeks

Cat Elliott | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

By placing too much physical stress on the body it can initiate the release of the stress hormone, cortisol, which has been shown to cause weight gain. Hence why stress = weight gain, and how rest is ESSENTIAL to allow our body and our muscles to repair so we don't STRESS.