Fitness Tips

12 Ways to Stay Motivated to Keep Fit

Susannah Taylor | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

It's tough, sometimes gruelling, but I've discovered the harder you push yourself, the greater the high and sense of achievement afterwards. Oh, and the stomach definition post-two children is definitely worth all those body-shaking planks. When it's raining, cold, you're tired, I know all too well how hard it is to motivate yourself.

Seven Top Tips for Training for a Marathon - For Beginners

Stacey Lucas | Posted 12.06.2014 | 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...

How Twitter Makes You Fitter

Charlie Watson | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Watson

What about using your Twitter feed as fitness motivation and inspiration rather than just a stream of celebrity gossip, sports results and up-to the minute news updates. I follow plenty, perhaps too many runners, gym bunnies and weight lifting enthusiasts, but despite spending more time looking at my phone screen, I'm fitter than ever.

Five Really Weird Things I've Seen In the Gym - A Guide for Old Hands and Newcomers

Poorna Bell | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Whatever your reasons are - whether you genuinely want to make a go at it, or you're using the month of self-flagellation (aka January) to atone for all that drinking and feasting - there are some helpful tips I've picked up along the way from my years of going to the gym.

How To Keep Fit At Your Desk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Okay, get ready for this depressing fact: if you do a desk job, you spend around over a third of your day sitting down, and at a desk. Factor in aroun...

How to Get a Proper Rest After a Workout

Patricia Evans | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

So you've been busying yourself in the gym for countless hours trying to build those muscles up. Or perhaps you're just a fitness enthusiast. Either way, it's of utmost importance that you take as much proper rest as you do when working out.

How to Pick a Personal Trainer

Andy Brown | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Brown

I can't emphasise enough how important it is that you and your trainer get on. If you like your trainer then when you're trying to squeeze out those last few reps their words can be encouraging and motivational. If you don't like them it just makes you want to smack them in their stupid face.

Twenty Motivational Ideas to Keep on Exercising!

Ladan Soltani | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ladan Soltani

Time to muster up fun, inspiring ideas for all levels of exercisers. There are still unconventional ways to expend calories without having to go to the gym! 'No pain, no gain? Not in my world. Just dedicate your work-out to someone you love and believe me, there will be no pain, only pleasure!

Weight Loss Walking Plan - An Effective Way Everybody Can Look After Their Health

Daniel Bartlett | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Bartlett

As the owner of Personal Training studio you may find it strange that I advocate walking as an effective activity to lose weight, but there is good re...

Tips to Fit Training In Around Family Life

Neil Sinclair | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Sinclair

I recognised that I needed to get creative about how I could fit training in around my family commitments (which I have a lot of as a stay at home dad). It's wasn't always easy, but then nothing worth doing ever is. So dads, if you want to start, maintain or revisit a training routine, here are my tips...

The Smart Way To Get Fit - Olympic-Inspired Phone Apps Top Charts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The perfect physiques on display at the Olympic Games have inspired a fitness-themed app to storm to the top of the charts this week. The Adrian Ja...

Which Of These Brides Will Win Gold? (VIDEO/PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

At first glance, it looks like these brides-to-be could be doing a runner from their marriages. But if you look closer, these 'runaway brides' are ...

Bizarre Olympic Sports (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

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Why Brits Are Lagging Behind In The Fitness Stakes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Britain has one of the most sedentary populations on earth, with almost twice the proportion of people defined as "inactive" as in neighbouring France...

How 'Flying The Flag' Beats Bingo Wings

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re planning on embracing the Jubilee this weekend, here’s another reason to pick up your Union flag – waving it could burn 137 calories a...

Inspiring Ways To Think Yourself Fit (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The days are getting longer and warmer, meaning it's time to pull yourself out from the comfort of your winter layers and revive your sluggish energy ...

Barcelona - Fitness Holiday with a Difference!

Marc Marchant | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Marchant

The past decade has seen a rapid rise in the popularity of fitness holidays, boot camps and yoga retreats. Whether it's learning to kite surf in Tarif...

'GO SLOW' for 'GO FASTER' Fitness and Weight Loss Results

Marc Marchant | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Marchant

Are your 2012 New Year's fitness resolutions a distant memory? Have you been frustrated by years of yo-yo dieting, fad diets and exercise crazes? Do y...

How To Squeeze Fitness Into Your Busy Working Week

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

More than 2m energetic British workers change into their running shoes and spend their lunch break pounding the pavements, a new survey has revealed. ...

Smart Ways To Fit Exercise Into Your Hectic Life

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

When you're juggling long days at the office with family commitments and a busy social life, gym sessions and exercise classes tend to fall by the way...

Could A Pill Replace Going To The Gym?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

It may sound too good to be true but scientists claim they have created a pill that will make you fit without having to exercise. Researchers at Ha...

Festive Fitness: The Party Dress Workout

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Wondering how you're going to squeeze into that dress on New Year's Eve after your Christmas excesses? From instant tummy-flattening tricks and moves ...

Is This The Real Reason Women Have Sex?

lifestyle.aol.co.uk | Posted 27.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

According to a new survey, 76 per cent of women are more inclined to get busy between the sheets if they think it will burn calories. ...

Pippa Middleton's Pilates Teacher To Reveal Her Fitness Secrets

lifestyle.aol.co.uk | Posted 21.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

If you'd love to find out exactly how Pippa Middleton stays in such great shape, then you might be interested to hear that her Pilates teacher, Margot...

Is Good Body Image The Key To Staying In Shape?

lifestyle.aol.co.uk | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have worked out that elusive secret to staying in shape and it involves being kind to yourself, rather than criticising your flaws in front...