Fitness and Exercise

Poor Basic Fitness Amongst School Children Highlights Wider Concern

Charlie Rigby | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Charlie Rigby

New research has found that two-thirds of primary school children aren't reaching basic fitness levels for their age group - an awful statistic. Child obesity rates are soaring as a result and this can easily be linked to the decline of sport and exercise. With the emphasis on creating a generation of test-passers and box-tickers, exercise and sport are being neglected in schools.

Why Walking the London Marathon is Miles Better Than Running It

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Sport
Nina Barough CBE

I have a huge respect for the people who do the training and complete the race. The dedication and discipline it takes is amazing... I know, I've done it, but that doesn't change the fact that it's better for you to walk the Marathon than run it.

Full Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Cafolla | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Want to exercise but can't afford that pricey gym membership? Fear not for there are plenty of places you can work out for free - take your local park...

When Push Comes to Shove

Lisa Edwards | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

It happened only this morning. I was gaily walking along the canal through Maida Vale, smiling at an approaching little dog and its lady owner, when WHAM she rammed straight into my shoulder rather than move out of the way.

Nike's 'I Can't' Ad Campaign Has Given Us A Major Dose Of Fitspiration

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Hate sport? Read on. For women who believe they really can't stomach exercise, Nike has released a motivational "Better For It" campaign showing a ...

Which Sports Bra Should You Buy? We Put Them To The Test

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Style

Not being able to find the right sports bra deters one in five women from taking part in sport or exercise, according to a study by the University of ...

Model Mum With Abs Gives Birth To 8lb 7oz Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Parents

A model who found viral fame by posting Instagram photos showing her toned abs throughout her pregnancy, has given birth to a baby weighing 8lbs 7oz. ...

Five 10-Minute Workouts For Busy Days

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You know when you have the best intentions to get up early and work out, but it just never happens? Luckily for those who love their bed unconditio...

Health Apps Are 'Untested And Unscientific' Says GP

PA | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech

A GP has suggested that the new wave of health apps are "untested and unscientific" and will serve only to fuel anger and resentment when people becom...

Revealed: Mind-Boggling Diets Of 9 Sportsmen

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Food is an important part of any athlete's training, even if you're just doing 20 minutes of cardio or taking a quick yoga class every now and then. ...

Top Nine Tips to Help You Survive an Indoor Cycling Class

Petra Kravos | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Kravos

Just looking at those red faces in the gym vigorously pushing their pedals to please the shouting instructor. It looks hard doesn't it? You may think it's not for you, but anyone can do it and with a little bit of preparation it will be much easier and less scary than you might think. Just follow my advice and you will survive.

5 Fashionable Outfits To Work Out In For Under £50

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Style

As fitness-wear becomes increasingly en vogue and something of a luxury commodity, something rather terrible is happening. Prices are rocketing. Bi...

What 19 Years Of Tap Dancing Has Taught Me About Fitness

Rachel Moss | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

I come from a family of dancers, so my mum wasn't all that surprised when, after hearing about this wonderful game called "ballet and tap", I asked her if I could begin dance lessons at the grand old age of three and a half.

Tone Up For Summer With This Awesome Workout

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The ultimate series of exercises to tone up every part of your body. Follow this workout. And repeat. SEE ALSO: The Top 10 Men's Fitness Cha...

Feeling Unhappy? Get Walking!

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Walking is a great metaphor for getting unstuck and moving forward - you can only walk when you put one foot in front of the other. You don't worry you cannot cover the distance because you learn that's all you have to do, keep putting that foot forward.

Yoga: the Lazy Girl's Exercise

Emma Macdonald | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Macdonald

I know yoga can seem intimidating. To the uninitiated it's hard not to be put off by the glamorous yet impossible looking photos flooding our social media streams or the strange words and unknown history of it all.

Drinking Caffeine After Quitting Caffeine: What I Learned

Harvey Wilks | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

After a full month of not drinking caffeine I've just been and had my first coffee - a tasty, bitter black Americano. Relishing the first, piping-hot sip in slow motion, I sat down to chat to a colleague about existential copywriter stuff and what stuff means and stuff.

Back in the Game!

Jonathan Deakin | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Deakin

There is unlikely to be a happy ending for me as at the moment my disease is 'incurable'. But I have had a second operation which removed virtually all of the tumour and following a course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy I am now having clear scans.

Woman Loses 9 Stone - By Posting Pictures Of Her Lunch On Instagram

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 22-year-old woman from Exeter has revealed the surprising secret to her stunning 60kg weight loss - posting pictures of her food on Instagram. No...

This Guy Lost 180kg But Now Needs To Deal With Masses Of Loose Skin

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man who lost a monumental 180kg in two years has revealed the shocking toll obesity took on his body - including leaving him with 20kg of excess ski...

Girls As Young As Seven Are Giving Up Sport. This Has Got To Change

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Girls as young as seven are becoming more self-conscious, losing confidence and giving up sport as a result, a study has found. The same Government...

How To Get Rid Of Belly Bloat With This Top Diet And Fitness Combo

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're in dire need of a diet overhaul then now's your chance to make a change. Use this quick and easy diet plan from Elle to banish the belly ...

Women Are Running On Treadmills In Sheds Because They 'Fear Being Judged'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women are steering clear of fitness for "fear of being judged", a new Government report has revealed. Another heartbreaking reality was that those ...

The Great Outdoors

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Hodgkin

Transferring just one of your weekly workouts to the outdoors can bring a new edge to your routine, introducing a sense of adventure and stimulating an adrenalin boost. It can take you back to thoughts of endless hours spent running about playing and exploring when you were young but more importantly it lets you enjoy your body again.

100 Years Of Women's Fitness In 100 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Fitness fads come and go, with Thighmasters, ab rollers and aerobics videos cluttering cupboards and spare rooms across the nation, but some resonate ...