Fitness and Exercise

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.

Why Today's Kids Can Be The Most Health-Conscious Yet

Trevor Hardy | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents
Trevor Hardy

This generation has already set the pace by drinking and smoking less than ever before. But with the rise of obesity it is now time for young people (and their parents) to take hold of the opportunities they have and create a truly healthy life.

15 Inspirational Fitness Quotes That Will Get You To The Gym In January

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Having to get out of bed on a cold, dark, morning to go and work out tests the willpower of even the most committed gym bunnies. But for those who ar...

Idyllic Indian Ocean Retreats: One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Rumour has is that when Jean Michel Gathy was commissioned to shape the architecture of One&Only Reethi Rah, he said he wanted each guest to "feel like a king". I'm happy to say that he failed... spectacularly... because from the moment we set foot on the island we felt like a god and goddess.

Yes, There Is Such A Thing As A Bad Workout

Colin Gentry | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

Less than an hour later I was back in bed, wishing I'd never left it. My workout had been lethargic, personal bests were untroubled, and last sets and then whole exercises fell under the wheels of this slow-motion car crash.

Choose Pleasure Over Pain To Stay Active In 2017

Dr William Bird MBE | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr William Bird MBE

If you're looking at getting fitter, healthier and happier in 2017 why not go out more with friends and family or explore and discover in the hidden gems in your community - you may find being active is easier than you think!

Day 10: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

The turkey has gone and the crackers have been pulled. There is an anti-climactic feeling of malaise and the majority of the presents you received have little appeasement. You look down at your tummy and a soft pale hemispherical blob winks back at you. It is now time to do something about the state that you've got yourself in.

Day 9: 12 days of Christmas dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

So, what would you say if I told you all the stress that you endure in your day was making you fatter? As if there wasn't enough to worry about anyway with food and lack of exercise, your lifestyle is making you gain weight and there is nothing you can do about it

Day 7: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I do like this time of year. My competition season is over, no shirt off holidays are planned, the big jumpers come out, and, no one really can tell if you're carrying a little more timber on the trunk.

Day 6: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

We are now half way through this series of 12 days of Christmas dieting. The way I see it there is a lot of spurious information out there that is usually confusing, contradictory or just plain wrong. I've been educating clients for years on how to eat and train properly. Here is another dose of reliable information on how to avoid getting fat at Christmas time.

Read This Blog Before You Worry About Christmas Weight Gain

Becky Hodgson | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Hodgson

Most of the weight gain you may see straight after New Year's Eve is water weight from the extra salt and carbohydrate consumed through all the meat and chocolate. Yum! So, some might say we should all stop fretting and enjoy the Christmas period for what it is. A time to enjoy ourselves a celebrate another year!

Finding Our Natural Space On Earth

Sam Williams | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Williams

Reconnecting with nature is not just beneficial for us and our health; it is beneficial for all species. The more we can learn from the ecosystems that we depend upon, the better we can protect them, for everyone's survival.

Day 5: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

IIFYM. No, it's not a spelling mistake nor have I just leant on the keyboard accidentally. It is an acronym for If It Fits Your Macros. Let me explain what I mean. Firstly, macros is short for macronutrient.

10,000 Hours Of Wisdom

Chris Wharton | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Wharton

It is often said that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in anything and in the last month I completed my 11,000th session as a personal trainer! It's been a hell of a journey but one that has taught me far more than I would have imagined when I delivered my first (very average) session straight out of university.

Day 3: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Welcome back. Hopefully if you're reading this you are well under way to getting your head around staying lean during Christmas. These articles are de...

Day 4: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

So far, we have covered a few different subjects that are getting you well on the way to battling the Christmas bulge. No one wants to put on extra bo...

How I Learned To Practise Yoga Imperfectly

Miriam Christie | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miriam Christie

I came back to Yoga, experiencing burnout, as a way to quiet my anxious mind, boost my low mood and relax tense muscles. It did that, and so much more. Yoga taught me to let in some acceptance for myself, physically and emotionally. To smile when my tree pose is shaky and to notice, with kindness, if my chest is carrying a tell-tale ball of stress.

Reaching The Summit Of Mont Blanc, With No Mountaineering Experience

The Tempest Two | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Tempest Two

The reason we took on Mont Blanc, was to show that ordinary people can go and take on these challenges. We could have easily come back down and said it was easy, a walk in the park. But what is the point of that?

Five Tips To Keep Off The Christmas Pounds

Michael Betts | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Betts

It's that time of year when the parties are non-stop. There are work parties, drinks with friends, the big two - Christmas Day and New Year's Eve - and all the fun and frivolities in between. While it's the season to be jolly, one downside is we're going to consume far more calories than we would normally and probably gain, hopefully just a little and not too much, unwanted body fat.

Ten Reasons To Ditch The Gym And Get Outdoors

Professor Greg Whyte | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Greg Whyte

If you're bored with the gym, lacking motivation to exercise, or simply finding exercise too much like hard work, then the great outdoors may be the perfect antidote. You don't need a national park on your doorstep to enjoy the great outdoors: countryside; forests; seaside; parks; and even gardens offer the same positive benefits to your exercise programme.