From warrior-like to more slender, ESPN champions the various physiques of athletes from different disciplines. And there's no question to which category Venus falls into. The former no.1 seed and seven-time Grand Slam champion is known for her strength and speed - she has the fastest serve ever recorded by a woman at 129mph - is ferocious on court and has a body to die for.
This little thought technique could well be the key that unlocks fat loss for you, especially if the main reason you find healthy eating difficult is that you miss the enjoyment you get from eating fattening food.
It seems that running is on the way back. After being pushed to the background by cycling, triathlon over the last few years, running is back. I have noticed that the obsessive advocates of bare foot running are on the evangelical rise and the prices of running shoes too.
WOTN is a women's night run, organized by Nike, that takes place yearly in a variety of European cities. It marks its difference from other races even before you arrive, providing its runners with beautifully designed, wearable t-shirts and custom made tote bags before the event.
It's five months into the new year and so that 'New Year New You' exercise plan might be starting to wane. Indeed research shows that you may have begun the year with good intentions, fallen off the wagon, and now you're now battling to stick to another regime.
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.
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.
Many of us start the year with a list of New Years Resolutions. You could be someone who started to meditate but gave it up because your mind was busy and nirvana didn't manifest after the first week.
Recently it's become apparent to me the 'skinny talk' is becoming commonplace as 'fat talk.' It seems any type of 'body shaming' is totally acceptable and rarely challenged. Is it about time we end this kind of talk altogether, for good?
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.
My plea is that we develop a major intervention with the next generation of young people who are growing up on a diet of misinformation about food, exercise and looking after their health. We really cannot let this level of bad education continue otherwise we are storing up huge problems as a society and for those individual young people that we care about.
That is the beauty of weight-training for women. It is NOT about being thin, taking up less space, making excuses for your thighs or your bottom. It is about being more, in a healthy, constructive, disciplined way.
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.
Within a matter of seconds, something miraculous seemed to happen...the thudding stopped, I found myself almost floating, lightly landing on the ball of my foot, knees nicely bent. It felt amazing, kind of wrong, as I was so used to wearing traditional running shoes, but this somehow felt more animalistic, somehow very right even though it felt a bit wrong!