Fitness and Exercise

Want Younger Looking Skin? This Could Be The Easy (Chemical-Free) Answer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Getting wrinkles are an inevitable part of ageing, but scientists have revealed that you may be able to maintain your skin's youth - and without pumpi...

Personal Trainers Reveal The Best Things To Do After A Workout

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As you lay there prone on the mat after a workout, you may be relieved that it's all over for the day and you can go home and scoff. Sadly, what y...

Best Exercises For Men: How To Look And Feel Great

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When hitting the gym it's easy to get stuck in a routine rut - you'll have the exercises you know well and, more often than not, you'll stick to them....

The Importance of Physical Strength

Ben Hanton | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Hanton

Weight training should not be viewed with apprehension by the general public, especially women and the elderly. Instead it should be acknowledged and utilised as the exceptional tool which it is in the fight against disease.

Six Top Tips - Make Exercise Count in Middle Age

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

When I decided to stop eating sugar, gluten and dairy and drinking coffee, soft drinks and alcohol, I lost weight without really trying. I lost muscle tone as well because exercise wasn't really something that inspired me. In the past, I would exercise to lose weight and as I was losing weight, I didn't see the point of regular exercise.

Seven Top Tips for Training for a Marathon - For Beginners

Stacey Lucas | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Sport
Stacey Lucas

That time of year where runners are gearing up for the marathons for fantastic causes. When people watch a marathon they tend to think 'I wish I could do that' or 'next year I will do this'. Here are 7 top tips on how to prepare for a marathon for beginners...

Poorna Bell

This Class Made Me Lose Weight, Body Fat And Burned 550 Calories In 45 Minutes | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As any personal trainer will tell you, body weight is a bit of a dud metric. Your weight can fluctuate by a kilogram during a day, and it depends ...

How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

Dogs need to exercise every day to make sure they're healthy, as well as being happy through mental stimulation. Dogs love exercise and play, and I've always felt it's a win-win situation: you both get exercise and, at the same time, build up a special bond with your dog.

Poorna Bell

Victoria Pendleton Talks Fitness And What She Likes To Eat Now She's Retired | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

HuffPost UK Lifestyle has a new crush: Victoria Pendleton. Yes, we're aware we have to fight off quite a few other admirers, but since she retired fro...

London Marathon - The Final Countdown

Jack Wilson | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

All those hard months of training come down to this final week and now it's tapering time. For non runners, tapering is the reduction of exercise in the last couple of weeks before a competition or race. It's a gentle come down, so you're fully rested before the big one.

Saving the World in Heels: The Exercise Regime

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Diana Verde Nieto

When it comes to health and fitness, personally I've always been a fan of the notion that wearing three-inch heels helps to strengthen your calf muscles, in the same way that carrying a Celine tote, filled to the brim, helps to define your biceps or Acne jeans, worn a little too tight, transform the motion of sitting down into a stomach-clenching lunge.

Will London's Gymbodies Be Conquered by Lululemon?

Jennifer Howze | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Howze

The company's new CEO may herald a transition that makes the founder's distasteful statements and sizing issues a bad memory. But you can bet that lululemon will become a more frequent sight at our yoga studios and gyms, just as it has in America, despite the high prices.

Voga: The Party Girl's Exercise Class

Eve Simmons | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Simmons

"You've got to let your body feel WHAM!'s Rhythm", the teacher explains, "once you've mastered that - it's just about timing your pulsations". WHAM - an interesting choice of background music I thought, but the minute Diana Ross hit the speakers, I knew this was not your usual Yoga class.

Why Fitspiration Month Is Also About Our Children

Kiran Chug | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

Put simply, if we don't get out there with our kids, if we don't take them to the playground, take them swimming, take them for walks - do anything active that we enjoy - they won't want to do it when they are older. If we don't make being active a way of life, they won't be active later in life.

The Five Components of Mindful Exercise

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Puddicombe

To get the maximum benefit from all that effort, we just need to think about, and apply, the five components of mindful exercise. Try bringing your awareness to them the next time you workout, and notice the change in how you feel.

What Personal Trainers Really Think

Colin McQuistan | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Colin McQuistan

I used to work in a gym for around 6 years and if you go to a gym you've probably wondered what's going on in our heads. Well let me share a few of those thoughts.

Young People Want to Wear a Vegetarian 'Label' but Aren't Interested in an Education in Nutrition

Rob Blakeman | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

We all take our joints for granted until or unless we have arthritis and by then unfortunately we are constantly aware of them because of the almost intolerable pain whenever we do anything. This is occurring at younger and younger ages in casual vegetarians because of a lack of quality protein amongst other things.

Seven Quick Tricks For A Beautiful Body | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you've got a big event ahead and want to look good and feel good, there are many tips and secrets to help you achieve that beautiful body. From bloat-inducing foods to avoid, to fast and cheap beauty routines you can do at home, check out these simple ways to look good from head to toe.

Day 71! House Dance

Paula Yau | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Yau

I see why House Dance can create curiosity - you hear house music on the radio and think, "that's way too fast, how on Earth would you dance to that?" And the answer is...with difficulty.

Eating Disorders... on a Scale From One to Hell...

Rob McDowall | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob McDowall

Eating disorders are complex conditions which start for a variety of reasons and their impact stretches way beyond weight-loss or weight-gain and Thomas told me that his eating disorder has left him with permanent oesophageal acid reflux, stomach ulcers, chronic stomach pains, mouth ulcers, severely impaired peristaltic motion, damage to teeth, blocked tear ducts, scars on knuckles, sore throats, hair loss and pale complexion.

Five Steps to Looking Great

Anthony Mayatt | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Mayatt

The sun is starting to creep it's way back out from behind the clouds and now is when people start to really take notice of their bodies with the layers and layers of Winter clothes starting to come off. Unfortunately people start to look for quick fixes on how to suddenly look amazing for the summer and I am here to tell you that there is no quick fix...

Five Worst Fat Burning Mistakes | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

So many fitness enthusiasts tell the same story. They work out for hours in the gym and yet nothing happens to their body shape, it stays the same. There could be any number of possible explanations for that, but to help you narrow down some of the causes, here now are some of the worst fat burning mistakes.

The Day I Tried Viking Fitness Class

Jack Dutton | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Dutton

Spring has always been a popular time to take up new exercise routines to ward off the post-Christmas barrel belly. But many of these routines are stale and mundane, and people tend to give them up after a few weeks...

Should I Take My Shirt Off?

Steve Halsall | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Halsall

I'm at a loss these days as to where exactly my industry is going. In twenty years I have seen many fads come and go, many 'eat this' and 'do that' miracle cures pass me by. What we have now is a saturated market of personal trainers looking to gain an edge and stand out from the crowd.

WATCH: Want Better Sex? Try This Exercise

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles could be the key to better sex. Simply set two minutes aside each day to do some Kegel exercises... and the...