Fitness and Exercise

Five Steps For Successful Goal Setting

Michael Betts | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Betts

No accountability or consequences for quitting means people do not believe in the positives of their goals and their goals don't have any true meaning to them.

Self-Management Is Vital For Bone Health

Dr Wendy Holden | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wendy Holden

As with all parts of the human body, looking after your bone health is vital. Not only do bones provide support and structure, but they also protect our organs, anchor our muscles and help regulate our calcium levels. Bones are constantly broken down and replaced.

Five Training Tips To Bank More Muscle

David Kingsbury | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

If you are getting yourself to the gym a few times a week and watching your food then you are in it for results. You have a goal you want to achieve and are working towards it. If your goal is muscle building then the you are in the right place. I have been hired by some of biggest film studios in the world to do just that. Add more muscle. Quickly.

What Is HIIT And Is It For Me?

Jen Barton | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to acronyms, it seems the fitness world is constantly inventing new ones: HRM (heart rate monitor), BPM (beats per minute), BMR (basal m...

How Technology Can Enable Us To Live A Healthier Lifestyle

Martin Blinder | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Tech
Martin Blinder

Helpfully, today we have a new generation of digital health technologies that not only offer consumer friendly features, but more importantly, have been designed with a deep understanding of the human condition, to make it easy for people to adopt healthy behaviours - empowering anybody with a smartphone to manage their own health, without the need to visit a healthcare professional.

Loving Sport - A Life-Long Gift

Laurie Morrissey | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie Morrissey

It's a knack that gets under your skin. Like the love of a football team, it remains, and pushes you to remain fitness conscious and maybe take a yoga class, go spinning or hit the road for a run every now and again. It's inherent. And, perhaps because girls are less likely to be given that gift (it's sad, but statistics show that's the way it rolls) it's a pretty precious commodity to have in your back pocket.

The Future Of Nutrition Is Genetic Testing

Jodie Brandman | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

About four months ago I decided to complete a genetic saliva test, and whilst anxiety prevented me from clicking on the breast cancer or Alzheimer's risk results, I did want to know everything about my ability to detoxify, hormone health, neurotransmitters, and how my body deals with histamine, so I took the raw data and sent it off to a trusted company.

The UK's Best Spots For Outdoor Exercise

Dr. Andrew Murray | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Andrew Murray

I am often asked what are the top places to exercise outdoors in the UK, what exercise are these places great for, and how can you take advantage of it. Through my work with outdoor footwear brand Merrell, and time spent competing and training for ultra-marathons, I've experienced some very special places.

10 Tips To Shape Up For Summer

Chris Wharton | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Wharton

Cardio is valuable, but when performed alone, has a catabolic effect on our lean tissue - it will help you lose fat but you will end up soft with very little definition. Whereas increased muscle mass increases your EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption), a fancy term for saying your metabolism will remain much higher during the 48 hours post-exercise.

10 Cardio Workouts For People Who Hate Running

Becky Yardley | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Yardley

For maximum fitness gains, HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training, which mixes up short bursts of high-intensity anaerobic exercise (like sprinting) with low aerobic recovery (like jogging or walking) is best.

Why You Should Try Obstacle Running

Lorraine Lewis | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lorraine Lewis

It is not an event for the elites. Anyone any age, shape, size and disability can take part. I have seen people take part who are in wheelchairs, who are missing limbs, who are 60 plus and people who are not running to achieve a personal best. No one judges, everyone (and literally I mean everyone) wants to see you do well. This is not only the marshals but the other runners too.

The Power Of Journaling For Men

Ollie Aplin | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ollie Aplin

So after researching and trying to find a journal that would help me to write - and not being able to find one, I knew it was something I had to create. Being a designer helped but knowing what I wanted from a guided journal helped even more.

What Can We Learn From The Diets Of Elite Athletes?

Rick Miller | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

People often ask me what we can learn from these phenomenal people. Is there anything we can do to enhance our own performance from following their lead?

Men's Health Month

Ben Edusei | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Edusei

It is a month where men come together and begin to talk and raise awareness of preventable health problems and diseases. To help educate men in disease prevention or early detection of illnesses for males of all ages. It's the perfect opportunity to share your story and pay it forward to allow men to be inspired and do something about their own health and well-being.

How To Live A Safe Outdoor Lifestyle In The Smog

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Air pollution remains one of the biggest issues facing public health. The World Health Organisation estimates that 3.7 million die prematurely from outdoor pollution and leads to an increased risk of heart disease and repertory issues such as asthma; and the problem isn't going away.

Is It Possible To Advocate Fat Acceptance And Be A Body Positive Personal Trainer In The Fitness Industry?

Kirsty Baines | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Baines

I am, on the other hand, a firm believer in pretty much the opposite of everything this industry stands for - body positivity (EVERY body, positivity), living intuitively, health at every size, and reducing the stigma around weight, ESPECIALLY in the gym, as far too often I hear people (even personal trainers) joke and laugh about someone because of their size.

Your Body Is The Messenger

Jane Fuller | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

How we move - how we walk - our subtle body language is controlled by our subconscious mind. People will read your body language at a subconscious level. So make sure you're giving out the right message and remember dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.

Making You Feel Bad Is Good For Business

Karen Oliver | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Oliver

I really don't appreciate being told by magazines that my body is somehow not 'bikini ready' because I haven't subjected myself to laser treatments, juice diets and vibrating plates in the salon. That's just insulting! My body is bikini ready as soon as I buy a bikini, thank you very much.

Why You Shouldn't Train Like An Athlete

Paul Standell | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Standell

Now I know you've read all about what Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis do in their training sessions but I'm here to tell you that what they do has next to nothing to do with what you, my good office worker friend need to be doing in your training sessions.

How Much Protein?

Ali Stewart | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

In order to function as animals we must consume some protein. Proteins literally are the building blocks needed for all physical parts of our bodies. This ranges from skin, hair, nails, nerves, enzymes, antibodies, blood, muscle....everything.

What Makes Us Swim Happy

John Hibbs | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Parents
John Hibbs

But above all of this, the swim happy for us all comes from being active and staying fit. Swim happy means getting out of the house and away from screen time to face challenges like jumping into a pool for the first time or treading water away from the reassurance of the pool side - it means being brave and being strong both physically and spiritually.

Caribbean Retreats: Capella Marigot Bay, An Exclusive Hideaway In A Luxury Yachting Destination

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

The American novelist James A Michener famously described Margiot Bay as the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean. Sitting on my balcony, overlooking the boats bobbing in the tranquil marina with the backdrop of the lush hillsides, it's easy to see why.

This Morning Routine Will Set You Up For The Entire Day, Everyday

Andy Pilides | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Pilides

Each day you'll only get a certain amount of 'oomph' and willpower and this is likely to fade as the day develops and your diary begins to fill. Use your morning oomph! Consistency is key. Following your morning ritual will feel forced at first but stick with it, your perfect morning is just a lemon water away.

The Real Truth Of How To Get Shredded Part Two

Ali Stewart | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

As you can see there is nothing glamorous about getting super lean, it isn't even that complicated and I promise this is what I actually do and what my clients will do. It is all about your start point, pure determination, and consistency.

Super-Luxe Retreats: Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Hidden in 60 hectares of verdant tropical gardens on the north-east coast of Mauritius, Constance Le Prince Maurice harbours one of the most idyllic spots on the island. Colonial style villas, chic bars, top notch eateries and a state of the art spa scatter the palm-fringed ivory beach and lush surroundings of the six star hideaway.