Being fit and healthy isn't about downing protein shakes, spending hours in the gym and following a strict diet. It's so much simpler than that, but with the media constantly spoon feeding us information about the latest diet, exercise and super pill, the water has become murky and it's hard to identify what 'healthy' is.
Maybe, as with many things in life, the cyclical nature of fashion (trust me, never throw clothes away, just put them under the bed and wait) had reawakened us to the spirit of the ancient Olympics when the Greeks competed naked.
In order to build muscle mass, our bodies must be in a calorie surplus. Going out for a pizza one day each week doesn't count. You need to be consuming more calories than you are burning day in, day out in order to start making real size gains.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! We truly believe that active mums raise active kids and a fit pregnancy is the best starting point!
It's time to cut the crap in more ways than one. Vince Lombardi has been for many years a hero of mine. I was so surprised and delighted that many of the things he had achieved and had said made it into my friend's wedding just last week.
Resolutions are like diets: they usually don't last enough to make long term changes. To make lasting change, take small, tiny steps every day and you will see that at the end of the year, your life will have changed for the better! Use this list for inspiration!
It is week 5 of my bikini fitness training programme. By now, I thought, to be honest, that I would be able to forgo my winter knits and do the school run in a little black dress, if I so pleased, thank you very much. Not quite......
Hot yoga has been a, er, hot fitness trend for a while now, and that's because it's a challenging but fun way to give your muscles a good old stretch, and give your mind a rest from the mentalness of everyday life. If you've never tried it before, the thought of stretching in a very hot room probably seems a bit daunting, so here are some tips to ensure you turn up prepared...
Nothing will beat the feeling of satisfaction you feel when you cross the finish line, and making sure you're mentally prepared will make the run not just more achievable, but more enjoyable too!
Let's go back to basics and simply review the very best ways to begin your running journey with suggestions for how to actually start...none of them are particularly easy, but nothing worth having in life is right?
Many women are scared about weight lifting, I admit that when I first started I had fears my figure would become bulky and masculine. But so many of us are finally ignoring those stupid myths and lifting heavy weights, yay!
We've all been there. You start with good intentions, get sidetracked, then give up. But it's all good because you intend to start fresh on Monday, right? If you really want to achieve your goals then it's time you quit starting over.
Yesterday I took on the Winter Run 10k in London, adding another medal to my growing collection. Here's why I turned out in the rain to pound the pavements with 15,000 other runners and Why I'm Addicted to Race Bling.
Alternative title: I'm dangling upside down, the silks wrapped around my legs bearing the brunt of my weight, my arms relaxed, fingers grazing the mat and my brain - my dearest brain - is shrieking in sheer terror.
Although running evokes images of people bounding effortlessly through fields, woods and over mountain trails, cities can be great places to run in. As well as urban routes that provide the opportunity to sneak in some sightseeing, many of these concrete jungles have big parks and riverside routes. Taking in five continents, we've selected ten cities made for running.
Breakfast - it's the most important meal of the day, right? Well, yes - of course it is. But if you're thinking of doing some cardio first thing in the morning, it might well be worth putting off food until after you're done. This is called fasted training.