Fitness and Exercise

Eat Like a Viking

Amy Willerton | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amy Willerton

Personally, it doesn't feel right for me to be on a "diet" for the rest of my life. It is preferable to live by a set of principles that just feel instinctively but also logically right. So it is a enlightening and actually just rather nice culture to look at things like where the food has come from and how much it benefits us rather than how many calories does this contain.

Sassy Aqua Aerobics Instructor Nails Beyoncé's 'Single Ladies' Routine

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A water aerobics instructor in Spain has made something of a splash, as a clip of him dancing to Beyoncé's Single Ladies has gone viral. Becky Wel...

But You Wear It Well...

Lisa Regan | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

On Sunday my sporting hero was competing at the World Championships in Beijing, Jessica Ennis Hill represents the best of everything woman can be and in fact are. She is a grafter, she has trained for over 10 years to be the best in the world, she is an Olympian and on Sunday she again retained her World Title.

Flexible Dieting

Max Bridger | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Max Bridger

Utilising this style of eating takes the 'diet' out of your personal nutrition, turning it into a healthy (and enjoyable) part of your lifestyle, rather than a restrictive eating pattern you (perhaps) don't enjoy for the majority of the week that ultimately has a finite lifespan.

Get Fit in a Week, My Boot Camp Story

Lauren Riley | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Riley

I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at the country retreat in Brinsop Hereford, it was truly beautiful, set in its own grounds complete with a moat and four swans. The all-female attendees stay for a week in total, it's an all-consuming experience. You stay in their accommodation, either shared or private and the rooms were lovely.

Hemsley And Hemsley Sisters Talk Fitness And Post-Workout Snacks

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley are the sisters, food lovers and fitness fanatics behind wellness brand, Hemsley + Hemsley, (think quinoa... and lots of i...

Finally, There's A Super-Efficient Fitness Tracker For Swimmers

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Tech

If you are a keen swimmer, counting the number of laps while you pound the water can be difficult. Fitness wearables company Misfit has teamed up ...

Why I Hate the Hashtags #FitNotThin and #StrongNotSkinny

Charlotte Thomas | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Thomas

While I get where they're coming from - stop trying to starve yourself to look like *insert name of slender popstar*and focus on having a strong, healthy body instead - why do they have to do it by demonising yet another (often healthy, and often genetic) body type? You wouldn't go round calling people fatty, so why is it okay to comment on them being 'skinny'?

Running It - for Local Women

Jane Ashbrook | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Sport
Jane Ashbrook

I have always loved running and it wasn't until starting a family of my own that I truly began to value the simplicity of sticking on some trainers and running out the front door wherever I am in the world. It could be for 15 minutes or three hours - childcare depending of course!

Weight Loss, Accountability, and the Best Use of Twitter I Ever Saw

Nathan Towle | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Towle

Choose some people you love and respect, tell them exactly what your goals are, what you're going to do, why you're doing it, and what you expect to have achieved in a specific timeframe. You tell them how much this means to you, and how committed you are to making this happen.

Is Whey Protein Good for You?

James Root | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Root

A balanced, healthy, protein-rich diet and regular exercise will keep you fit and healthy, and whey protein provides a quick and healthy option for today's hectic lifestyle. There are no magic supplements that will will help you achieve your goals alone.

The Women's Weights Myth

Amy Willerton | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amy Willerton

Although the idea of strength training for women is not a new one (Marilyn Monroe famously used to weight train!) it appears with social media now finding itself with an abundance of female fitspos and many celebrities opting for the strong over skinny look, it's now difficult to avoid the phenomenon that is changing our approach to training our bodies.

Making Small Adjustments To Your Daily Routine Can Help Make A Big Difference To Your Health Overall

Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes we're so busy with our everyday lives, we forget to look after ourselves, especially when it comes to managing our health. Taking charge ...

Mother And Son Reveal Kick-Ass Weight Loss Transformation

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Finding the motivation to lose weight can be a huge battle in itself. But for one mother and son duo, this wasn't the case. In fact, the pair spur...

This Man Can Transform Your Body In 90 Days (And Here's The Proof)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Diets: whether it's Atkins, Cambridge or Paleo, chances are we'll all try out some kind of restrictive eating plan during our lifetimes. The lates...

Getting a Quick Start to Sustainable Fitness

Amy Willerton | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Willerton

You just have to show up on time and give each class your best effort. The freshly prepared meals are also absolutely delicious. The portions sizes are certainly quality over quantity, but having come straight from having been on a juice, I felt completely overfed.

Woman Left With Excess Skin Posts Brave Response To Those Calling Her Weight Loss Fake

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who shed almost half of her body weight in less than a year and was called a 'fake' by non-believers, has responded in the most perfect way. ...

What Happens When You Work Out Like A Victoria's Secret Model?

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While they might not break a sweat on the catwalk, Victoria's Secret models are known for giving it their all in the gym. Whereas I haven't set foo...

Hilaria Baldwin's Daughter Proves There's No Better Fitness Trainer Than A Toddler

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Parents

Hilaria Baldwin has got a new fitness trainer to motivate her as she documents her #ShrinkingBaldwinBabyBump... her one-year-old daughter. Keeping ...

Action Pro-Cyclist On Why Women Should Enter More Races

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you imagine a race like Formula 1, but with bikes, you're some way towards understanding what Red Hook Crit is. The cycling event is hardcore -...

The Rise Of Instagram Fitness Gurus And How They Made A Success Of It

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Without giving the social media sharing app too much credit, Instagram has had a massive impact on empowering people to take up fitness. Previousl...

10 Things You Need To Know About Running Your First 10K

Rachel Moss | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

If you told me at the start of the year that I would be able to run 10K, I'd have probably laughed. But a few weeks back I ran the Nike Women's 10K in Victoria Park (and bloomin' loved it). So whether you're considering signing up for your first 10K race, or you've already committed to doing one (eek!) here's everything you need to know in 10 easy points.

Should You Exercise While Detoxing?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

No matter what form of aerobic exercise you undertake, it is best to keep it at a moderate level and you should look to focus on your breathing. If your breathing becomes short and gasping, you should stop immediately.

How To Get A Six Pack With One Simple Exercise

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you long for a toned stomach but don't want to put in the hours at the gym, then this is the exercise for you. The 'V-sit with tuck' is a simple...

I'm Just Looking Out for My 60-Year-Old Self

Grace Olivia Parry | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Olivia Parry

As children, we drink our milk and eat our vegetables to grow big and strong. As teens, we follow the advice of our elders, rushing to become adults. But when we get there, hitting our mid-twenties, what's next? Not everyone tells you to look out for your older-self.