Fitness and Exercise

These Four Foods Help Flatten Your Stomach

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hoping to defy the Christmas bulge? These are the four foods you need to welcome into your life to help keep a flatter stomach this December. Pinea...

Weight Loss: The Single Most Important Thing I Do With My Clients

Nathan Towle | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Towle

I've spent a lot of time talking to people who have successfully lost weight. When I ask them how they finally succeeded they often look a little sheepish. They tell me they just did the things they always knew they should. They ate better and they exercised.

Learning Life's Lessons

Lisa Regan | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Now with all my infinite wisdom and 29 years I know that everything in this life that you want you must work and work incredibly hard at and for. I used to think I was good at working at my weaknesses but really what I would do was work at what I was good at and try and become great at that and completely neglect the things I found the toughest.

Meet The Homeless Bodybuilder Who Wants To Make His Family Proud

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Jacques Sayagh is homeless, but that hasn't stopped him from practicing one of his favourite hobbies. The 50-year-old Frenchman is an avid bodybuil...

This Simple Test Could Predict When You're Going To Die

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We know the numerous health benefits of fitness, but it isn't every day that exercise is used to predict a person's death. According to a study pub...

Tried and Tested, Valmont Facial for Men, the Dorchester Spa

The Spa Spy | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

I've tried many facials in the past and it's been pretty much the same procedure as it would be for a female clientele. The main difference with some male grooming spa menus is that they swap the natural aromatherapy products for musky scented creams and potions. I guess this swap is supposed to make us feel more masculine - in reality it can be somewhat overbearing.

The Lifestyle Implications of Your Social Network

Sophie Dundovic | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Dundovic

Human beings are social animals. This is something we've known for a long time, but often neglect in practice. Maintaining our social interactions is a fundamental human need, and consequently holds many undervalued benefits to our health, our well-being and our economic prosperity.

Put Your Mind in Your Muscle

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

How many times have you heard yourself saying things like "turning up to the gym is half the battle" or "doing something is better than doing nothing"? Both statements are true in so far as they can motivate us to get up and do some exercise.

Group Exercise, What Does It Mean To You?

Natalie Glaze | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Glaze

So we are all familiar with the gym and gym classes, but what do gym classes mean to you? Legs bums and tums, spinning and maybe a bit of body pump if you're lucky. Now talk to many people and this is still what their perception of gyms and group exercising is.

'I Trust My Own Judgement' Says Heavily Pregnant Weightlifter

Barcroft Media | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Katja Harjanne is eight months pregnant. She's also a fan of weight lifting. The 39-year-old, who is 38 weeks into her first pregnancy, is still l...

Although There Is No Holy Grail for Fat Loss...

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

For those of us with some level of gym experience - that is three to 12 months of regular working out - there are eight basic rules to speeding up your fat loss, whatever your mind and body preference.

Londoners, You Could Soon Bounce Your Way To Work

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Close your eyes, empty your mind and imagine a road... A road, which in fact, is just one long trampoline. Do you feel it? Do you feel the pure JO...

My Problem With Transformation Pictures

Julie Creffield | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

Only 3% of women in the UK are totally happy with their bodies...that is ABSOLUTELY CRAZY...even the slim people are bloody unhappy with their bodies...don't you get it? slimness shouldn't be the goal...happiness should be regardless of what size you are. I argue that being unhappy is THE most unhealthiest way to be.

Why the Gym Is the Worst Place to Meet Your Next Lover

The Guyliner | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

It seems no part of the gym is off limits when it comes to being chatted up or flirted with or, in the most extreme of cases and depending on your proximity to Vauxhall, a spot of shagging. The sunbed room at my gym - 12 tubes, an Ikea chair and a bin filled with discarded wet wipes - is almost always occupied and I have never seen any ultra violet light beaming from under that door.

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 16.12.2014 | 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 14.12.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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...