Fitness and Exercise

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I don't believe that good health should be about restriction, starvation or press-ups in a gym, and it's outdated to think wellbeing is just for hippies or that healthy food has to be tasteless and bland.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.

These Seemingly Healthy Foods May Be Giving You A Muffin Top

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you think you're eating healthily but having trouble kick-staring weight-loss, you may be eating food with hidden nastiness. In the above video ...

This Is The First Person To Cycle The Length Of The Alps - All 1,653Km Of It

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Berrill | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even thinking about cycling the UK coast to coast - all 140 miles of it - is enough to make us have a lie down. Now imagine doing that 10 times o...

Are Healthy Holidays the UK's New Fitness Trend?

Hilary Wardle | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Wardle

We've all been there: you diet for months before a trip so that you don't scare any locals at the beach, then spend your longed for holiday drinking cream-based cocktails, eating kebabs and lying down.

Forget Those Marathon Try-Hards: Here's How 'Lazy Jogging' Can Give You A Healthy Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the thought of working out next to lycra-clad gym buffs fills you with dread, then it's time to think again. New research has shown that even '...

How To Become A Cycling Superstar From An Olympic Champion

The Huffington Post UK Lifestyle | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Commonwealth Games 2014 have kicked off with a bang, and watching our sporting heroes and heroines doing their thing in Glasgow has got us in the ...

This Is How To Look As Great As Helen Mirren In Your 60s...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We don't understand people who don't have a crush on Dame Helen Mirren - she's talented, classy and boy does she look amazing. What we want to know...

How Your Cross-Trainer Can Make You 'Coregasm' (And Why It's Not That Great)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us leave the gym with aching thighs and a sweaty back but turns out some ladies get waaaay more from a workout. Research shows more and mor...

3 Secrets To Get A Flat Tummy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A toned tummy is a hard thing to attain but not impossible, if you know the right moves. Sadly, it takes more than just sit-ups to pull off the look, ...

Measurements Are Precise, But Why Is the Subject of Weight Abstract?

Therese Reyes | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Therese Reyes

It's inspiring to know that the media has taken measures to promote different body types but that doesn't necessarily make it easier. Often times, these attempts still seem like gimmicks, making the average sized woman feel even more like a sore thumb.

What to Do With The Little S***'s?

Julie Creffield | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Sport
Julie Creffield

He had to call out "Fatty Must Run" and then roll around laughing and soaking up the admiration of his dad and his friends... I often find myself the victim of abuse from these children not even out of primary school yet. What compels them to be so mean?

Summer Fitness

Diana Moran | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

Whatever our age we all want to look our best in the sunshine and this means watching what we eat and being active to help us keep our bodies toned, trim and fit for summer. Summertime should be all about fun in the sun, so make sure you get outdoors whenever possible.