Fitness and Exercise

Seven Simple Steps to Better Health

Tashi Skervin | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tashi Skervin

Being fit and healthy isn't about downing protein shakes, spending hours in the gym and following a strict diet. It's so much simpler than that, but with the media constantly spoon feeding us information about the latest diet, exercise and super pill, the water has become murky and it's hard to identify what 'healthy' is.

Why Exercising In Your Forties Could Prevent Memory Loss In Old Age

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Those who exercise in their forties could prevent brain shrinkage in later life, a new study suggests. A 20-year study found that those who lived r...

Boot-Camp in Your Birthday Suit

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Hodgkin

Maybe, as with many things in life, the cyclical nature of fashion (trust me, never throw clothes away, just put them under the bed and wait) had reawakened us to the spirit of the ancient Olympics when the Greeks competed naked.

Five Reasons You Suck at Building Muscle

James Haskell | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

In order to build muscle mass, our bodies must be in a calorie surplus. Going out for a pizza one day each week doesn't count. You need to be consuming more calories than you are burning day in, day out in order to start making real size gains.

Everyone Is Freaking Out About This Gymnast's Near-Perfect Hip-Hop Routine

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sophina DeJesus is a gymnast. A very, very good one. She's also presumably a big fan of hip-hop and when she combined the two at the weekend someth...

Pregnancy Is a Great Time for a (Fit) Ball!

Alexandra McCabe | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents
Alexandra McCabe

Congratulations on your pregnancy! We truly believe that active mums raise active kids and a fit pregnancy is the best starting point!

Getting Out of Your Own Way

Lisa Regan | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

It's time to cut the crap in more ways than one. Vince Lombardi has been for many years a hero of mine. I was so surprised and delighted that many of the things he had achieved and had said made it into my friend's wedding just last week.

Preparing Your Mind for a Marathon

Chris Hall | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Hall

Nothing will beat the feeling of satisfaction you feel when you cross the finish line, and making sure you're mentally prepared will make the run not just more achievable, but more enjoyable too!

Six Things That Change When You Start Lifting Weights

Natalie Roberts | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

Many women are scared about weight lifting, I admit that when I first started I had fears my figure would become bulky and masculine. But so many of us are finally ignoring those stupid myths and lifting heavy weights, yay!

Escape the 'Quit And Start Over' Cycle Now

Natalie Roberts | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

We've all been there. You start with good intentions, get sidetracked, then give up. But it's all good because you intend to start fresh on Monday, right? If you really want to achieve your goals then it's time you quit starting over.

Why I'm Addicted to Race Bling

Beki Cadd | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beki Cadd

Yesterday I took on the Winter Run 10k in London, adding another medal to my growing collection. Here's why I turned out in the rain to pound the pavements with 15,000 other runners and Why I'm Addicted to Race Bling.

Aerial Silks

Ruebi Bailey | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ruebi Bailey

Alternative title: I'm dangling upside down, the silks wrapped around my legs bearing the brunt of my weight, my arms relaxed, fingers grazing the mat and my brain - my dearest brain - is shrieking in sheer terror.

Five Exercises to Do Every Day to Keep Fit for Life

James Haskell | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Even on days when you have other exercise plans, get out of bed and make a bee-line for a spot on the floor where you can spend as little as five minutes--60 seconds per exercise--to distribute blood flow to muscles, lubricate the joints and boost your metabolism.

Ashley Graham And The Plus Size Activewear Proving 'Healthy Comes In All Shapes And Sizes'

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Style

We just found our 2016 fitspiration... body positivity activist and model Ashley Graham has just been named as the star of a new plus size sportswear ...

The Gym Invasion

Anna Smith-James | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Smith-James

In the current obesity climate and with depressing health scares constantly making appearances in the news, the more people making an effort to get fit should be celebrated! And often than not, it will be the fit and healthy who bemoan and complain about the people clogging the NHS with their obesity-related issues.

How Have Superhuman-Style Televised Programs Changed Women's Fitness?

Eleanor Coales | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Coales

Ultimately, we are seeing a diversification of women's fitness, with everything from barre to crossfit becoming popular. Television programs such as Ultimate Hell Week and Ninja Warrior have facilitated the publicity of more niche and previously more masculine sports, celebrating the women who enter it and inspiring many.

The Lowdown on Current Trends in Wellness Travel...

Stella Photi | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

I'm always being asked what's 'new' in the world of wellness travel which makes it very inspiring to be part of and hopefully we are responsible for helping to set the trends too! The start of the year is a good time to think what lies ahead and I'd say these are the main trends that are coming to the fore:

Let's Stop Labelling Our New Year's Resolutions and Actually Make a Change for Good

Rosi Prescott | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosi Prescott

We're just over halfway through January and I've already seen numerous articles and blogs on broken New Year's resolutions, and why the British public seems to struggle so much when it comes to keeping them.

Compound Exercise 1: Deadlift

Katie Booth | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Booth

This is my absolute favourite exercise, hands down. Don't get me wrong, I love a good squat too - but for me the barbell deadlift is the ultimate move...

But How? Finding Your Clarity of Purpose

Lisa Regan | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Do we ever truly know what we want? For some yes definitely, maybe not across every aspect of their lives but in business, fitness or with relationship standards and then goals, having a clear sense of purpose will be the deciding factor on whether you are successful or not!

Why Is HIIT a Great Way to Burn Calories?

Natalie Roberts | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a fantastic way to burn calories. For those of you who have absolutely no idea what HIIT is, it's a series of repeated bouts of high intensity exercise (usually performed for 30-90 seconds) split with short rest periods (usually around 10-30 seconds). It's usually either in sprint intervals or a circuit style workout.

Heels Were Once Gym Bag Staples

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Style

In the world of fitness footwear trainers face little competition, but that hasn't always been the case. For much of the last 100 years women have ...

Be SMART in 2016...

David Kingsbury | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Hopefully you've had a great start to the New Year and the break has left you feeling energized and ready to tackle 2016 head on! That said, if you're struggling for motivation to kick-start your training regime, this will hopefully give you a much needed boost.

Four Ways to Make Your New Years' Resolutions Stick

Georgina Ellis | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Ellis

Keep a diary to track your workouts, and make this diary public to help even more - if people know their workout record is there for all to see, they are much more likely to work to keep it up. I keep a training diary on my blog, helping to keep me accountable.

Being Fit Shouldn't Mean Being Smug

Laura Potter | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Potter

Nobody was born at the gym. We all make a decision to be - or get - fit, and we all probably had some help and encouragement along to way to make it a habit. What we probably didn't have, or didn't have enough of to put us off, was a whole load of tutting and eye rolling at our mere presence.