Fitness and Exercise

Six Best Podcasts: What To Listen To

Thomas Church | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Church

Every day I cycle an hour to work and listen to podcasts. It's my favourite thing to do while riding and turns a commute into a productive, educational moment. Here is a list of six best podcasts you should listen to, particularly if you are interested in health, business, productivity, entrepreneurship and comedy.

Exploring The Link Between Exercise And Happiness

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We all know about the benefits of regular exercise on our bodies – whether it’s managing weight or boosting our cardiovascular health. But keeping...

Is Olympic Nudity a Feminist Victory?

Emma Louise Pudge | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Louise Pudge

With women making up 45% of all competitors and a record high of 47.5% of events open to female athletes, this year's Olympic Games in Rio is closer t...

Why Linking Calories to Exercise on Packaging Is a Bad Idea

James Downs | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Downs

It's about time we looked beyond our individual eating habits and considered the wider social and cultural drivers of the ways we consume, and stop placing responsibility and blame for obesity or ill health solely with the individual. Like much else, obesity is a collective issue that needs a comprehensive response...

Embrace The Olympic Spirit And Use These iPhone Apps To Get Fit And Healthy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Tech

Staying fit is often difficult to fit in around our busy lifestyles, finding the time to go to the gym or think about healthy meal plans when we’d r...

Why You Should Give Yourself One Night Each Week

Izzy McRae | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

Although there is lots of research implying dance is the bees knees, I don't think it has to be dance to get the happiness hit. If anything, my climbing evening is more important to me. I just think the key is to spend one night a week doing something purely for your own enjoyment, especially if you feel like you are improving at it.

Five Things We Learned About Fitness in July

Chris Hall | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

It's a new month already, and time again for our monthly review of the best new health and fitness studies. This month, brilliant research on obesity, preferential activating different muscles during squats and, of course, Pokemon Go all make an appearance!

Five Healthy Ways You Can Increase Your Calorie Expenditure

Dr Wayne Osborne | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wayne Osborne

The health and fitness industry is awash with branded diets and exercise programmes, and has been for decades. And it's a lucrative industry for gurus and sponsors alike, mostly perhaps because no two people are the same. People attempting to lose weight will invariably need to try more than one way of doing so, as there's no single programme which works for all.

How To Fit Exercise Into A Busy Lifestyle

Jen Barton | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The busier and older we get, the less time we seem to have for ourselves. Unfortunately, this often means that we tend to prioritise career, family an...

What We Can Learn From The Diets Of Olympic Athletes

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

With so many rumours flying around the web about the dirty diet secrets of Olympic athletes, it’s a wonder us lesser mortals could learn anything fr...

The Secret Behind Building Muscle And Avoiding Injury

Georgia James | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You’ve signed up to the gym and now all you can think about is the buff body that awaits. But while keeping your eye on the prize is a good way to s...

The Science Of Pain

Jen Barton | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

"Everything hurts," the Renaissance legend Michelangelo once declared. Let's be honest: we've all felt that way at one time or another. Physical pain,...

Getting Back On Track To Fitness After An Injury

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When you love exercise, there’s nothing more frustrating - and painful! - than being knocked back by an injury. It’s an experience keen runner Bar...

How This Sustainable Fitness Brand Is Empowering Women Across The Globe

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Style

You may have seen Hackney-based Bella Kinesis and its fashionable-yet-functional fitnesswear on Instagram, but the story behind the brand is worth mor...

Training With Zátopek: Five Lessons From the Greatest Distance Runner of all Time

Sam Humphrey | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Humphrey

Zátopek's commitment to self-torture encourages us to do anything but spare ourselves the ordeal of going out in the rain or wind. When you next approach a treadmill, think of Zátopek running through deep sand in heavy boots - and consider where it got him.

Five Healthy Habits to Start Now

Lucie Powell | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucie Powell

Sometimes the thought of trying to lead a healthier lifestyle just seems too daunting. We spend every week promising ourselves that we will start on Monday and then when we do, it just takes one little hiccup and we've 'ruined' the week and wait until the following Monday to start again...

Of Course You Can Run During Pregnancy!

Alexandra McCabe | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra McCabe

Running is fantastic cardiovascular exercise that's easy and inexpensive. You might not want to start on a gruelling programme of marathon training du...

1,000 Reps Everyday for 30 Days Fitness Challenge

Malminder Gill | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

As a Hypnotherapist and Coach, I meet a lot of interesting people from all walks of life at my practice. The life stories that my clients share are t...

Alternative Fitness Classes to Get You Moving

Deirdre Collins | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

We're facing into nice long evenings and sunny days to come (well we can dream can't we) so it's as good as time as any to get out there and get moving. Squats, lunges, treadmill - boring! I always find it's easier to start a health kick in the summer, so I've checked out what's on offer if you are looking to get fit but are not a fan of the gym or pounding the pavements at 6am.

Life Is Like a Bicycle

Diana Moran | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

They love the freedom of cycling, feel fit and tell me their electric bikes are the best thing ever, they can now cycle further without pain. It goes without saying that we all wear safety helmets and reflective jackets, you don't get older without getting wiser! So don't delay "on yer bike" and get those wheels turning!

What Should I Do If I Miss a Personal Record in the Gym?

David Kingsbury | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

As the reps go down, slightly increase the number of sets you're doing; move them up until you're doing around 5 or 6 sets. By doing less reps, but more sets, you will be improving your technique and volume of the important movements you need to hit your goals next time!

10 Of The Most Unusual Injuries In Sporting History

Jen Barton | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Injuries are a common issue in the world of elite sports, from the hamstring strains and ACL tears that plague footballers to rugby players' ankle spr...

Do Low-Carb Diets Really Work?

Alex Roberts | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Roberts

For decades, the dominant diet craze was all about low-fat. People seemed to think that consuming fat just made us fat in turn. In the last few years, the benefits of healthy fat have become generally accepted. People now look to fatty foods such as avocado, oily fish, nuts and coconut oil to reduce risk of disease and lower blood cholesterol levels.

Six Ways to Enhance Productivity This Summer

Thomas Smith | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

Summer is an excellent time to take a brief pause from a busy year and reflect on progress made in the first half of the year before beginning the second. Though relaxation is deserved, life has a vexing tendency to throw up unexpected events; staying productive and working through constant challenges will hopefully create a more productive second half of 2016. The following six steps are aspects worth considering to enhance your work rate.

Yoga Has No Size

Donna Noble | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Noble

The video proves that #yoga has no size. Showing the bloggers having fun and enjoying their practice. Sharing their yoga experiences, previous perceptions and how it has changed. It is hoped the video will get more individuals to experience the many benefits of yoga.