Fitness and Exercise

Irish Forrest Gump Completes A Whopping 50,000Km In Four Years

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many of us, running a marathon seems incomprehensible, but one man has completed a distance much further than that. An endurance runner dubbed ...

This Video Reveals How A Ballerina Stands On Her Toes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Watching a ballerina glide across a stage en pointe is truly mesmerising - but how is this perfect display of grace and strength possible? While de...

Doctor, Doctor, Please! Why Weight?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

Doctors want you to update your will immediately then, according to the latest scientific study into lifestyle you are cutting years off your life just by being a certain 'size and dimension'.

Ten Things I Learnt From My First Triathlon

Susannah Taylor | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

When it came to race day I wanted to be sick when I came out of the water, the lake was green with algae, I got kicked, it was pouring with rain, I ran with wet socks, got shouted at by marshals, and on the run I was so fatigued I felt like I actually might die. However, as the saying goes 'It's the hard that makes it great'.

The Quantified Self

Paul Lees | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

It is not a particularly new concept for one to want to track their performance and development when it comes to certain activities but the ability to be able to this is quickly picking up pace due to the ongoing development of Quantified Self.

The Complete, Pure, Unadulterated, Incomparable, Joyless Misery of Exercise

Paul Marshall | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

As I recently discovered the other day, getting back into working out after a period of inactivity - due to illness or self inflicted laziness - is far worse.

The World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Is More Flexible Than You Are

Barcroft Media | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

At the tender age of 96, you'd think Tao Porchon Lynch would be starting to slow down - but knitting and puzzles are not on the agenda for this lady. ...

How To Tone Your Whole Body In Just 10 Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you've got a busy week at work, sometimes squeezing in a gym session just isn't practical. But thankfully all you need is a spare 10 minutes e...

Getting to the Root of Health and Disease

Terry Wahls | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Terry Wahls

If physicians use only medication to treat disease without addressing the underlying factors that contribute to ill health, those diseases will continue and worsen. Every year, patients will grow sicker, need more medication, and accumulate more diagnoses.

Win Two VIP Color Run Entry Tickets Plus A Training Kit From New Balance

The Huffington Post UK Lifestyle | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Color Run, presented by Dulux, will take over Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 28th September where Color Runners can relive the fun of Lond...

This Mum's Better Than All Our Mums - She Can Drag A VW Polo With Daughter And Boyfriend Inside

Barcroft/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Petite Becki Barrett is only 5ft 1in tall but she doesn’t break a sweat as she lifts her six-stone sofa with one arm to hoover underneath. She do...

Why We All Need to Take a Walk - or Run - on the Wild Side

Susannah Taylor | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

I don't believe that good health should be about restriction, starvation or press-ups in a gym, and it's outdated to think wellbeing is just for hippies or that healthy food has to be tasteless and bland. Times are changing rapidly; the big gyms and spas need to walk on the wild side a bit more, or fear being left behind

Being at the Bottom of the Ladder is Fine as Long as You Are On the Right Ladder!

Rob Blakeman | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Sport
Rob Blakeman

Every day seems to bring us new challenges to us all but you can feel more confident in dealing with them if you are used to digging your heels in and driving yourself forward against the wind.

How To Tone Your Arms, Legs And Abs Using Water Bottles

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Usually when we talk about at-home fitness equipment we're referring to dumbbells, yoga mats and fitness balls, but did you know some everyday objects...

Nine Weird But Wonderful Ways to Burn Fat

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

We all know the classics tips for burning fat. The high intensity interval training, the eating six small meals a day, the seven to nine hours of sleep per night, the sipping green tea and the big hearty (ideally protein) fuelled breakfasts... We know all that. So there's no point in repeating this information. However, there are some slightly less well known, but still effective, methods of burning fat.

12 Ways to Stay Motivated to Keep Fit

Susannah Taylor | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

It's tough, sometimes gruelling, but I've discovered the harder you push yourself, the greater the high and sense of achievement afterwards. Oh, and the stomach definition post-two children is definitely worth all those body-shaking planks. When it's raining, cold, you're tired, I know all too well how hard it is to motivate yourself.

Perfect Body Shape Plan

Realbuzz.com | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

While we all come in different sizes and every body is unique, experts have identified four basic body shapes that all women fall into. Body shapes are largely determined by bone structure, genetics and age and, while lifestyle factors make a huge difference to the dimensions of your body, it can be difficult to change your basic shape.

Why I Will Never be a Greyhound

Julie Creffield | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

After close to 20 years of yoyo dieting and believing that I was 100% to blame for my size this colourful american lady Dr Deb Burgard opened my mind with one simple slide, a collection of photographs depicting certain breeds of dogs.

Hurricane Bertha Can't Dampen Our Nation's Love For Cycling

Chris Newton | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Newton

Riders like Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome have become household names now; there wasn't anything near the level of interest when I was starting out. I certainly couldn't imagine so many amateur cyclists taking over London for the day!

Breaking the Cycle: Unlocking the Science of Bad Habits

Sophie Dundovic | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Dundovic

We all have habits that we want to change: eat less, exercise more, stay out of our overdrafts; but this is easier said than done. Why is it that bad habits are so hard to break and new 'good' behaviours are so hard to stick to?

Man Loses 13% Of His Body Fat And Got The Confidence To Bag A New Job

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Chris Smith embarked on a new fitness and diet regime because he wanted to feel confident on his wedding day - but little did he know his weight-loss ...

Can a Holiday Help You Live Longer?

Paul Joseph | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

To live longer, we need to start living better. So, if the mutterings of "I need a break" are doing the office rounds, plan a healthy holiday knowing that the reward is not only an escape but the chance to live life longer.

Why Women Shouldn't Be Afraid Of Protein Shakes...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to getting fit, protein shakes aren't quite the first thing that spring to mind. For most of us, these are the domain of bodybuilders or...

How To Do Legs, Bums And Tums Without Leaving Your Home

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A toned tummy, lean legs and perfect bottom are hard things to attain, but not impossible - if you know the right moves. So, if you aren't ready t...

How Women Are Making a Bigger Impact in Sport and Beyond

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Sport
Nicci Roscoe

Times have changed and girls as young as eight are becoming more conscious of their body image. Encouraging more physical activity can give them opportunities to look at things beyond worrying about their hair and make-up... Encouraging participation in sport in all areas can lead to happier, healthier women.