Since New Year magazines poured into our shops and onto our mobile devices they've all seemed keen to tell us about one thing: fitness apps to help you with that 'New Years resolution'.
If you're a woman looking to tone your arms, then a weights or upper body exercise workout could be for you. Targeting your biceps, triceps and shoulders will not only give you the sexy toned arms you desire, but develop upper body strength that will make daily tasks easier.
Yes, you have eaten too much, drank a few too many sherberts and had too many late nights. Your energy is low, your mood is like the great British weather. You are about to be bombarded by a load of smug, shiny, and bouncy holier than thou fitness 'experts' who will change your life.
'New Year new you' really is such a superannuated catchphrase, such a yawn inducing cliché that I was inspired to use it as an icebreaker here-if only ironically.
I started running when I was nine years old and have really never stopped. My running life has been amazing and has taken me to two Olympic Games and some of the world's top races. I'm also a busy Mum but running is still very much a part of my life. I know it's not like that for everyone. I meet many women who say running simply isn't for them. More often that not they'll say they don't have time, they are not built to run, they don't like running or they simply 'can't' run...
The Christmas break may have gotten the best of you and your waistline but it's never too late to start your journey back to health. I suggest the best healthy New Year breaks to recharge. Fulfil your New Year resolutions to get fit, detox, lose weight, de-stress or re-energise on one of these health and fitness holidays in 2014.
Recent studies suggest that joining to the gym and working to keep fit may not be as useful for your love life as you think - and in many relationships, the couples are happier when they are not worrying about their weight...
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.
One of the worst parts of my 2013 has been comparing the amount of money that leaves my account with a significantly smaller amount of tangible goods.
When I was 21 I had never competed in any kind of martial art. I came across mixed martial arts (MMA) when a former colleague Jack Mason introduced me to the sport and it changed my life.
Evidence is growing that high intensity training (or HIT), which involves relatively short bursts of exercise at all out intensity, may be a more efficient exercise protocol for inducing fat loss.
Many of us think of weight gain as an inevitable result of the festive season. However, you can still enjoy the holidays without piling on the pounds. Here are our top 10 tips on how not to gain weight.
I've never ridden a bike in the nude and this is because I am very wary of hitting a bump too hard and introducing the saddle to my prostate. Some people do it on a yearly basis, and they love it. Four weeks are dedicated to the obscure holiday. Those four weeks are World Naked Bike Ride month.
After age 30, we tend to lose lean tissue at an average of 5% per decade. The amount of fat on the other hand, goes up steadily and may rise at a much higher rate. The need to hold onto our lean tissue goes far beyond the desire for a bikini look body.
Everything in moderation, including moderation, right? So often bandied about as the 'top tip' for surviving the Holiday Season, yet so rarely accompanied by useful advice on HOW exactly to 'moderate'.
Whether you want to lose weight, improve your health, lose your flabby belly or all of the above, there are some really simple daily steps that anyone can do to help you on your way...