Fitness and Exercise

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.

Too Fat to Run?

Julie Creffield | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

"Tell me about your weight?" he asked and I knew where this was going. "The problem is you are just too unfit to run this marathon" he continued. If rolling your eyes was a more acceptable way of showing your contempt I would have done so but instead I simply replied, "What you mean is I am TOO FAT?" To which he just smiled and sat back in his chair.

You'll Never Guess How Many Calories Cyclists Burn During The Tour De France

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Those cyclists competing in the 2014 Tour de France sure are impressive. Over the three weeks of the famous competition, cyclists will ride 2,277 ...

Laugh Out Loud!

Shirley Palmer | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Palmer

So how do you cope, how do you beat stress? Do you laugh? We are often found connected to our technology and life for many is one permanent headache. Maybe now is time to find some humour in your life, laugh, whether it is by reading a funny story, listening to a funny joke or simply laughing out loud!

Breast Cancer Survivors Are Fine To Exercise, Say Experts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women who have previously had breast cancer should not let their medical history get in the way of them enjoying exercise. Breast cancer survivors...

How I Learnt To Dance Like Beyoncé In An Hour And A Half

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"By the end of the class you will be dancing like Beyoncé". That was the guarantee that Seen on Screen founder Bonnie Parsons made me before I tr...

Why I Run 100 Miles for Fun

Jez Bragg | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jez Bragg

"Over how many days?" is the usual response I get when I explain to people I'm about to run a 100 mile race. So how do I then tell them that mountain ranges, dangerous wild animals and extreme temperatures also come into the equation? Welcome to the world of ultra running.

PICS: This Fitness Watch Is Also A Beautiful Regular Watch

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech

Withings has thrown a curveball by announcing the Activité smart watch, a fitness tracker so good-looking that even people who hate the idea of fitne...

How To Get Fit Without Going To The Gym

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that regular exercise is key to a healthy lifestyle, but for some the idea of going to the gym couldn't be less appealing. While some f...

Mind Over Platter: How to Keep Eating Healthily

Rachel Kelly | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Kelly

Even if you know what you should eat, it is still hard to break old habits. It's not what you are eating, but what's eating you. For me, and I suspect it is the same for most people, our attitude to food is as much about emotion as it is about satisfying hunger.

And People Wonder Why I Run...

Charlie Webster | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Webster

I had been selected by Nike Running to join a team that had carefully been put together from all over the world to run from Mount Hood to the Pacific Ocean. Our team was called 'We run free!' After a delicious dinner to get to know my fellow runners my bubble was burst.

HuffPost How To: Create The Perfect Soundtrack For Your Run

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech

The Problem? You've started running but there's a problem, if the music's too fast then you end up running too quickly, ruining your best time and pot...

Tools and Tips to Help Get You a More Active Lifestyle

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Tolentino

It's not easy to start a routine of getting active as regular exercise requires some form of commitment and motivation. However, here are some ideas to make exercise or an active lifestyle more attainable.

This Increases Your Cancer Risk (You Might Want To Stand Up When You Read It)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Our technology and office jobs have turned us into a nation of couch potatoes, but it turns out sitting down too much (or leading a sedentary lifestyl...