Fitness and Exercise

Gradually Build Up Marathon Training To Avoid 'Runner's Knee'

Ian McDermott | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ian McDermott

According to Sport England, more people are signing up to marathon events and the number of weekly runners in England rose by 63,000 to 2.1 million in 2015. But with greater numbers of you pounding the pavements, are you taking adequate precautions to protect yourselves against injury?

Swimming After A Mastectomy

Lee Thrash | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Thrash

Because it's so gentle, swimming after breast surgery is an excellent way to exercise all your major muscle groups and avoid muscular atrophy that's sometimes seen in post-surgical patients who remain sedentary for prolonged periods. W

How Learning To Love The Gym Eased My Anxiety

Katie Teehan | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

'Oh god, have you been at the gym again?' I arrive to dinner with friends carrying a tell-tale sports bag, and inwardly wince at their reactions. The joking 'you're obsessed' comments, the well-meaning but misplaced concern that I'm doing too much, and even worse, the implication hanging in the air that somehow my attendance at a spinning class makes them feel bad, or a bit lazy.

How To Create Lasting Habits To Hit Your Fitness Goals Effortlessly

Theo Brenner-Roach | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Brenner-Roach

They are the things you do repeatedly, every day, over and over. They run in the background and determine the path you take and the progress you make.

What Trying To Stay Young Does To Your Body

Dr Nick Summerton | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nick Summerton

We all want to stay young for as long as possible. But trying to cling onto the lifestyle you had in your 20s doesn't keep you youthful. It might do something for you psychologically, but physically there are repercussions.

Ways To Stick To Your Training

David Kingsbury | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Getting or even staying fit is hard, there's no doubt about it. It's that difficulty that makes it all worthwhile. Achieving your own fitness battle is as much a physical tussle, as it is a mental one. We live and die by our beliefs. If you believe you can do it, you're right. If you believe you can't, you're also right. Which would you rather be?

Three Strategies To Crush Any Goal Even After Motivation Has Faded

Theo Brenner-Roach | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Brenner-Roach

Goal setting is the road map for your journey and will keep you on course long after motivation has faded. It lets you focus on the here and now whilst keeping you safe in the knowledge that everything you're doing is taking you closer to your overall goal.

Top Three Supplements You Should Be Having

Ali Stewart | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I don't want to get into a long rant on the efficacy of the multitude of supplements out there so, here is the low down on my top three supplements that I do think have positive effects and scientific backing.

Do Push-Ups Build Your Arms?

David Kingsbury | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

The traditional push-up is generally considered to be a chest exercise, and not one that you would normally focus on to increase your arm muscles. However, push-ups do target the triceps brachia muscles, which are located on the back of the arm.

New Year, Old FAT Me!

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

We forget this, or sometimes don't take it into account at all - for instance we can be often so focused on losing weight as quickly as possible using calorie restrictive crash course diets that we forget as soon as we stop and try to eat normally again we'll gain all, if not more, of the weight back.

Five Ways To Stay Healthy - And Not Just For January

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

Most resolutions are related to diet and health, and whether you want to lose weight, drink less, get fit or stop smoking, cold and grey January days and the reality of getting back to the daily routine can throw even the most motivated people off track.

Why Abs Are Made In The Kitchen

Jodie Brandman | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Working out seems like it's the only thing to do if you want to build muscle and get a ripped physique, but what a lot of people don't realise is that exercise is just a small part of the process, and that the bulk of the work comes down to your nutrition!

My New Year's Resolution: Do NOT Join The Gym

Yasmin Braddell | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Braddell

I'm not anti-healthy-lifestyle...I am, most definitely, anti-healthy-lifestyle-that-costs lives. And for that reason alone, I cannot align my health needs with those of society.

Fight Air Pollution With Fitness Fanatics: Harness London's Love Of Exercise To Make A Low-Emissions Culture Shift

Daria Kantor | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Daria Kantor

Now is the perfect time to achieve this goal. Commuters are more able than ever to forgo transport and embrace emissions-free travel, whether it's running to work, riding a Boris Bike, or using one of the Cycle Super Highways. London is culturally ready for a shift towards a low-emissions future.

Why Are My Muscles Not Growing? The Training Effect

David Kingsbury | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Increasing your muscle size is known as hypertrophy. This basically means the increase in skeletal muscle through the increase in the size of its component cells. There are two factors that help your muscles to grow; sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is all about the glycogen storage within muscles and myofibrillar hypertrophy which is concerned with increased myofibril size.

Fat Loss In Four Steps

David Kingsbury | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Before you get too excited, I'm not promising you'll lose weight through a very, very short walk. It would be lovely if it worked like that, but sadly not. When it comes to getting fitter, fat loss is one of the topics I get asked about the most.

These Women Want To Empower Mums With Knowledge To Workout Safely Pre- And Post-Baby

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Parents

Two women are determined to take the fear out of working out during and after pregnancy, by educating mums about how to exercise safely. Pip Black and...

The Only Way Is Up: The Benefits Of Tower-Running

Shaun Dixon | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shaun Dixon

Tower-running does exactly what it says on the tin: racing up the stairs of daunting sky-scrapers as quickly as possible. The radical running format was first introduced to the UK by Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, when it launched the Vertical Rush fundraising challenge back in 2009 at London's iconic Tower 42

A Simple HIIT Workout For Beginners

Chris Wharton | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Wharton

The key to achieving results as a beginner is to get right back to basics. These simple (and quick) home workouts do just that. But remember, basic doesn't have to mean easy! Here is a circuit of five exercises that works all areas of the body and doesn't require equipment or a gym membership, it can be also be completed in the comfort of your own home.

Why You're Not Getting Results From Your Group Exercise Workouts

Michael Betts | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Betts

You've been going to the gym regularly for at least a year and you love group exercise workouts; they're social and you can tick the exercise box on your list. The instructor is good, you know the moves and most of the time the music is ok. But while it's fun, you just don't seem to be getting results.

How Running Helped Me Through Treatment For Breast Cancer

Jenny Baker | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Baker

I've been a runner for many years. I've run marathons, parkruns and all distances in between. I had a year of running events planned to celebrate my 50th birthday in 2015 but that all unravelled when I found a lump in my breast, and was diagnosed with cancer.

Why Does Mummy Exercise?

Claire Gregory | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Gregory

I try and follow the same approach now with my two daughters, however this IS a deliberate tact from us as parents. There are so many references to weight on TV, media and generally from people in and around our family circle that it could so easily have an unconscious influence on my daughters.

Why You Are Your Biggest Saboteur!

Becky Stafferton | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

Statistics show that 43% of people in the UK break their resolutions within the first month and by the end of March that figure has risen to a whopping 80%. In fact we are so good at giving up, that there is now an official day dedicated to our downfall - 17th January is 'Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day'.

Respect Your Body

Lisa Roukin | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

Respecting your body is an ordeal for most. Like myself there is always a part of my body that I wish could be better or improved. Ultimately we shoul...

Brighton Half Marathon Is Tonic For Less Boozy 2017

Oliver Pickup | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

More than nine million people in England drink in excess of the recommended daily limits, according the latest Alcohol Concern statistics, published in October. Considering the population is just over 53 million, that's one in six of us, alarmingly.