The thing that really changed my mind was how the unsuspecting tube travellers who appeared on the site embraced the idea completely. In fact, most of the men wore it like a badge of honor. The men absolutely loved being apart of it.
Do you walk for 15 minutes a day? Researchers in Taiwan found that 15 minutes per day, or 90 minutes per week of moderate exercise, like brisk walking, can add up to three years to your lifespan, according to in a study published in the Lancet in 2011.
With no disrespect to Victoria Pendleton and Jessica Ennis, we need more 'normal' looking people in fitness to prove you really don't have to look like an Olympian to join the 'fit club'.
I was surprisingly fine in the days after my 102 mile bike ride. In fact, smugly so. I was back in the gym, doing my normal cardio classes a couple of days later. My legs were fine. I even got back on the bike for a ride or two.
By setting yourself goals in life you learn an incredible amount and you get a sense of fulfilment and pride. Even the journey getting there, the ups and the downs makes you feeling motivated and positive. There is a constant feeling of reward. Knowing you have believed in yourself enough to set yourself goals requires self-worth and along the way you gain many attributes including resilience, communication and team building qualities - life skills that are so important and the foundation to becoming a healthy, happy and productive individual.
For some reason the metabolic response in women is greater (perhaps because they have more body mass in their buttocks and thighs). But whatever your gender, acceleration of calorie consumption and burning of fat tissue are additional health benefits incline walking has to offer.
When it comes to healthy living, we may feel we have the upper hand over the opposite sex. However, there are some instances where it can pay to take a leaf out of their book. To help give your health and fitness a boost, check out these top health lessons we can learn from men.
I have done it. I, Vikki Stone, have cycled 102.22 miles, in one day. It's hard to believe at the beginning of this month, I was falling over sideways in front of strangers and a dog, because I couldn't get my feet out of clip pedals.
Close your eyes and imagine flying cross-country without ever having to pull out your ID or go through a security checkpoint. Enter your confirmation code at a kiosk, print out your boarding pass and go to the gate. Liquids are allowed and travel is back to a leisurely pace right at the start!
It's down to you to take care of the health of you and yours and avoid using dangerous medications at all costs. Small changes in our everyday lives can result in big inspiration. Don't forget we are organic creatures so it makes perfect sense that organic products are best for us-not manmade pharmaceuticals.
A softball is not a soft ball. It's actually pretty hard. So much so that when one hit me in the face, it broke my nose. Shrugging off softball as an effeminate, lazy sport is not only ignorant but is an insult to the work of so many individuals and organisations who have worked to spread this sport across the world, such as BSUK.
The key is in exposing upper abs only which involves wearing your cropped top with high waisted jeans or trousers, either that or flashing a sliver of stomach a la Gwyneth Paltrow who at 40 has crushed the idea that only teenagers can wear this trend. (Thanks Gywn)
London-based online daters are the most health-conscious when it comes to diet, with 46 per cent reporting that they have a 'healthy' diet. This contrasts with those from with Hertfordshire, who have the most carefree approach to diet, with 53 per cent claiming to eat 'whatever.'
After the Easter scoff-fest, and as magazines begin to herald the latest way to get a 'Beach Ready Body' for Summer, minds may well be turning back to those abandoned gym resolutions. Here's my selection of gym bag beauty treats and all other manner of exercise carrots to help you get back on track with those fitness resolutions.
From our body weight to our choice of literature, you may be surprised by all the things us ladies get wrong! Uncover some surprising female health mistakes and misconceptions with these five things every woman gets wrong.
Why do we so desire to own this great body? Is it just to be more attractive? No, if we get deep down inside ourselves and be completely honest, we find the real reason behind doing this is for a sense of self-mastery, efficacy. That's the real reason behind all goal achieving.