Fitness and Exercise

Burnout Diaries - Chapter Two: Work Hard, Be Kind And Good Things Will Happen. Or Will They?

Paula Bellostas Muguerza | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Bellostas Muguerza

Through January I tried to do the odd day of work here and there, clinging onto normality as much as I possibly could by setting up shop in my living room and dialling into meetings. The thought of not being able to work absolutely terrorised me. So much of who I was (and am!) was linked to my work persona. All of a sudden I didn't have a clue who I was.

11 Things All Non-Runners Think During Marathon Season

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We get it runners, you are putting your legs to better use than the rest of us failures who can barely move from the sofa to the fridge without gettin...

Why I'm Running The London Marathon

Sean Fletcher | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sean Fletcher

After a long wait for the right level of treatment my son is taking small steps in the right direction. While he takes those steps, I've decided to take the approximately 52 thousand steps it takes to complete the London Marathon to raise money and awareness for YoungMinds and Heads Together. Life was a lot easier for me when I was 14, so I'm happy to sacrifice my knees to start a conversation about mental health.

The Journey To A Mindful Mover

Chevy Rough | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chevy Rough

I needed a way out, and quick. First up, break the habits, escape the cycles of destruction and get off that damn hamster wheel. I thought getting some routine around exercise and getting my body to work for me could be a good starting point. But first I needed to find my fitness weapon of choice.

How The Growth Of Athleisure Has Been A Shot In The Arm For Girl Power

Melissa Wheeler | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Style
Melissa Wheeler

This fashion marks a shift away from objectification towards feminine functionality. You know a category has earned its place in our wardrobe when it pushes boundaries. Just as loungewear saw the onesie reach mainstream, so too do we have athleisure brands embracing the jumpsuit.

Real World Fat Loss

Ali Stewart | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I have a training company where I'm qualified to teach people how to be a personal trainer or fitness instructor. Arrogantly, I've scoffed at the content of the course as it is very basic and have always thought it doesn't teach you very much

Tips For When You're Thinking About Exercising

Susan Leigh | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

And yet exercise doesn't have to mean running a marathon or climbing a mountain. No one wants to experience the humiliation of turning up at a gym feeling like an inelegant blob amongst a room full of lycra-clad fitties. Exercise can be fun and really add value, friends and a breathing space to your life.

How We Can Help Our Children Exercise Self-Control When It Comes To Sweets

Daria Kantor | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents
Daria Kantor

As parents, we have a responsibility to not to allow our children to guzzle sugary drinks or sweets every day and get away without exercising. At least until the child goes to school, parents are responsible for making all food and lifestyle choices on their behalf.

The Perfect Body Myth

Melissa Kirwan | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Melissa Kirwan

Of course, eating healthily and getting some exercise is important, but sometimes we can become too engrossed in that lifestyle. Life is also about taking care of yourself and your mental health and also having a damn good time.

How Important Is Food And Supplement Timing?

David Kingsbury | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

This might sound too good to be true but it really isn't. It's all part of tailoring your fitness to your lifestyle. You may split your calories and macros across two, three or four meals, or even five and six if you really want an extra challenge! As a general rule, I would recommend three meals per day and one snack.

So... Would You Like To Know The Latest Wellbeing Travel Trends?

Stella Photi | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

I set up Wellbeing Escapes 11 years ago and it's been very interesting watching the emergence of wellness travel from truly embryonic beginnings to where it is today. My team and I have the privileged position of speaking to our clients on a daily basis which allows us to understand their needs but also the challenges that they are facing in their lives.

An Athlete's Secret To Fat Loss Success

Ali Stewart | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Train low and compete high. No, this is not some kind of mood or drugs related reference, this is a method that has been used by athletes since the dawn of time. There is a reason that elite athletes have great body composition and fitness levels. It is the simple mastering of periodizing food around their training for the best response.

To My Sexist Toerag of A Boxing Instructor

Poorna Bell | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

all women everywhere When we stood in a circle and you went round sparring with us one by one, you made fun of my punching - you mimicked the feeble jabs made by girls who slap at each other. You singled me out. I notice you didn't do this with any of the guys who missed their punches.

Five Things We Learned About Fitness In February

Chris Hall | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

Staying on top of the latest research in health, fitness and strength and conditioning can be confusing - there's so much of it, and so much of it is conflicting. But I've looked at the research that came out in February and picked out five gems you can use in your training straight away.

Three Reasons You Shouldn't Use Cheat Meals And What To Do Instead

Theo Brenner-Roach | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Brenner-Roach

The fact of the matter is if your diet is set up properly and you meet your daily calorie and macro needs cheat meals aren't necessary. It's all about balance, if your diet includes foods you love there is absolutely nothing wrong with this, you just have to account for it.

The Importance Of Female Weightlifting

David Kingsbury | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

I incorporate female weightlifting into many fitness plans as the benefits are endless. Lifting weights helps to build and improve muscle tone and body composition. It's also good for preventing osteoporosis, as is strengthens bones and increases bone density.

Protect Your Knees From Injury This Ski Season

Ian McDermott | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ian McDermott

Skiing is very physically demanding and puts a huge strain on the muscles and joints, especially on your knees. If you've been inactive since your last skiing holiday, you won't be well conditioned or prepared and you'll be putting yourself at greater risk of injury.

Evidence Says Exercise Lowers Your Risk Of Cancer

Lee Thrash | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Thrash

It's safe to say that society has accepted the body-mind-spirit connection, especially in times of stress and illness. Research is firmly behind the idea that one of the keys to all three is to take care of the first: the body. Scientists are now trying to determine specific ways that exercise improves the risks associated with cancer- before, during and after diagnosis.

How Fitness Can Change Your Mindset

David Kingsbury | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

You probably already know that working out is great for both body and mind, as exercise releases endorphins. These powerful brain chemicals trigger positive feelings that help to control stress, manage pain and stay focused.

Why Soft Tissue Knee Injuries In Rugby Need To Be Taken Seriously

Ian McDermott | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Sport
Ian McDermott

According to the Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project, there were 645 match injuries that led to time lost from training and/or match play i...

Why Isn't My Diet Working?

David Kingsbury | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

So you have been following a diet for a while. You have been eating healthy but not seeing results. You have been making meals packed full of quality ingredients and snacking on home made bars, nuts, seeds and dry fruit.

The Pros And Cons Of Tracking Food And Fitness

Karen Oliver | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Oliver

Fitness trackers and food journals are big business these days. Back in 2012 when I had just lost 60lbs, I was the only person I knew who wore a fitness tracker (apart from a few of my online friends on MyFitnessPal).

However Wrong It Is, Buying Fitness Gear Motivates Me To Go To The Gym

Amy Packham | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

Last week on a day where I intended to go home and relax - shock horror - I ended up going to the gym instead. I was tired and I hadn't been slack at working out that week, but there was one thing drawing me there.

Dad Tapes Medicine Ball To Stomach During Workout To Experience Pregnant Wife's Pain

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Parents

A dad decided to find out what it is like to carry around the weight of a full-term baby on his belly during a workout. Milchuck Blake, from Virginia,...

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?