Fitness and Exercise

Why Am I Not Losing Fat?

David Kingsbury | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Training and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be an all-encompassing way to live. Going to the gym regularly and eating well could be a full-time job in itself. If you're doing it to lose weight, it can be demotivating to put all the effort in and not seeing it paying dividends.

Nine Retro Games To Get Your Kids Outdoors

By Mary Common | Phillip Othen | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents

Today's children can be almost entirely sedentary, glued to screens interacting with a virtual games world rather than getting outside and playing gam...

Five Herbs and Spices for a Better Body

David Kingsbury | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

In the days of big brand supplements, it's easy to drop all your hard-earned cash on your body goals. But it's not always necessary, if you know where to look in your spice cupboard.

Plank Like A Pro

Scott Ashley | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Ashley

Planks are a great recovery exercise. It helps you building strength in your core, upper and lower body. It works almost every main muscle, making it good full body work out. There are many variations of the plank, focusing on working different parts of body, from hamstrings to forearms - depending on which one you try.

Four Ways to Find the Hidden Gems of Your Next Travel Destination

Annina Claesson | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

Every destination in the world is a living, breathing place that has so much more to offer than the tourist trails, so make the most of your trip by seeking out alternative ways to be guided through it!

Notes on Denmark: People and Practices

Harvey Wilks | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Eight months after moving to Denmark, I'm now straddling that crepuscule between things being novel and others becoming the norm, so in this lucid moment I wanted to jot down a few observations, about my experience of Denmark and, more importantly, about the people who hail from it - an invitees examination, if you will.

Busting Fitness Myths

Zanna Van Dijk | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zanna Van Dijk

As a follow on from my unexpectedly popular nutrition myths blog post, here are the top fitness myths which I think need to be busted...

Five Things We Learned About Fitness in April

Chris Hall | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

April has seen another deluge of brand new and excellent research into health and fitness. In a continuation of our series, here are five things we learned in April, which you can take away and start using immediately!

Is Office Culture Preventing You From Exercising?

Karen Laing | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Laing

It's a growing trend. Minutes in the office are carefully accounted for and it seems the risk of someone tripping over their mat and suing someone, outweighs the benefit of them staying pain free and happier because they are getting in some regular exercise.

In Defence of wellness, Not Wellness

Chloe Tomlinson | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Tomlinson

The main difference to my mind between wellness and Wellness is that the former is actually accessible to everyone. Before I clarified this distinction in my mind, I wrote a blog post dripping with sarcasm and rage, in which I vented.

Zumba

Ruebi Bailey | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ruebi Bailey

I could hardly say no to this Zumba class given that my bestie (and fabulous Pole Dancing partner) S was teaching it ... If I had said no, chances are she would have dragged me there kicking and screaming regardless of whether or not I happened to be wearing kitty pyjamas at the time.

Getting Back Into The Habit Of Exercise

By Mary Common | Phillip Othen | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We know that exercising regularly makes us feel better in body and mind. But putting our good intentions into action is where so many of us fall down....

Eight Sports Ideal For Dad-Child Bonding

By Mary Common | Phillip Othen | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Parents

At weekends and evenings, it's easy to end up playing computer games with your child or being an armchair expert on TV sports, but the stand-out memor...

Beauty Detox - Tips to Spring Clean Your Skincare and Beauty Routine

Katy Hull | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Style
Katy Hull

As we've kissed goodbye to the winter months - apart from the very random snow storms recently. We've stepped into all things spring. New life is appearing in all forms. We have beautiful blossom on the trees, bluebells, daffodils, green leaves and the appearance of brighter sunshine and longer days.

Unlocking Your Capacity for Brilliance

Lisa Regan | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Oh hello, yes you- hard to believe it but you in fact are brilliant. Imagine if we spoke to each other and ourselves like this, what a different space in our heads and in the world we would live in.

The Mind-Set Shifts That Freed Me From Yo-Yo Dieting

Jane Borthen | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Borthen

I knew I wanted to make a change, but this time it had to be permanent, I was well and truly fed up with losing weight just to gain it back a few weeks later. Of course, I wanted to have more confidence and enjoy playing with my children, plus I knew that being miserable about the way I looked meant that I wasn't that much fun to be around.

Six Reasons Why You Should Choose Strength Training Over Cardio

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

Strength training is vital for every single person. Regardless of your age, gender, weight, height, fitness level or even your goals - you should be doing some form of resistance training.

Has Arnold Schwarzenegger Destroyed Manliness?

Tim Stevenson | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Stevenson

Calisthenics is a physical form of training focused on mastering ones own bodyweight. A combination of gymnastics and strength training progressed not by adding more iron plates but by defying gravity and exploring the limits of our own bodies.

Where Are Wearables Heading?

Jeroen Tas | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jeroen Tas

These wearables will also help us determine what is "normal" for an individual. In the case of elderly at-risk people at home, this might be spotting when they haven't got up in the morning, or are getting up too frequently at night, and flagging the discrepancy to a care-giver.

Online Personal Training... Does It Work?

David Kingsbury | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

The internet has provided a number of ways in which people can improve their life and this is very true for health and fitness. These are just some of the benefits that will come from using online coaching to improve your standard of fitness.

Busting Nutrition Myths

Zanna Van Dijk | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zanna Van Dijk

The health and fitness industry is quite frankly full of crap. There are so many nonsense nutrition myths out there that are so engrained in our beliefs that most people don't question them. I am here to bust through the bullsh*t.

10 Things Slowing Down Your Fitness Progress

David Kingsbury | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

The road to fitness can be a long and arduous one. It's rarely without pitfalls, problems and self-doubt, even for the most focussed mind. With any training regime that can soon become all encompassing, there are things that will slow down your progress, especially if you're not aware of them. Here are the top 10 things that may be slowing down your progress.

The Free Run At The Centre Of A Huge Row Has Now Been Cancelled

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK

The parkrun at the centre of a row over charges to use a park has been cancelled. Organisers of the weekly fun run have said they will appeal against ...

Five Things We Learned About Fitness This Month

Chris Hall | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

While some developments in the health and fitness industry may just be common sense, or knowledge we already have, it's always great when new studies support them, and new training principles come out all the time. How many of these factors will you adopt in your next training regime?

Council 'Misses Whole Reason Park Runs Are Free' By Insisting On Charge

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK

A parish council has been condemned for putting money over health after insisting on charging for a weekly fun run. Dame Kelly Holmes, Paula Radcliffe...