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Top Three Supplements You Should Be Having

Ali Stewart | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I don't want to get into a long rant on the efficacy of the multitude of supplements out there so, here is the low down on my top three supplements that I do think have positive effects and scientific backing.

My New Year's Resolution: Do NOT Join The Gym

Yasmin Braddell | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Braddell

I'm not anti-healthy-lifestyle...I am, most definitely, anti-healthy-lifestyle-that-costs lives. And for that reason alone, I cannot align my health needs with those of society.

5 Ways To Fit Exercise In Your Morning Before Work

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We get it, waking up in time for work is hard enough, without having to set your alarm an hour earlier. But fitting your exercise in the morning not ...

Five Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join A Gym In January

Karen Laing | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Laing

I've been the fitness business for over 12 years. I know the industry trends and so do newspaper editors and marketing directors. In January everyone feels guilty. We've typically over spent, over eaten and turned into TV watching or relative visiting sloths. And guilt is so easy to sell to.

"New Year, New Me"

Olivia Tilley | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Tilley

It's the 6th of January, so by now people are six days in to not following through with their New Year's resolutions. That time between Christmas an...

15 Inspirational Fitness Quotes That Will Get You To The Gym In January

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Having to get out of bed on a cold, dark, morning to go and work out tests the willpower of even the most committed gym bunnies. But for those who ar...

Yes, There Is Such A Thing As A Bad Workout

Colin Gentry | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

Less than an hour later I was back in bed, wishing I'd never left it. My workout had been lethargic, personal bests were untroubled, and last sets and then whole exercises fell under the wheels of this slow-motion car crash.

Day 10: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

The turkey has gone and the crackers have been pulled. There is an anti-climactic feeling of malaise and the majority of the presents you received have little appeasement. You look down at your tummy and a soft pale hemispherical blob winks back at you. It is now time to do something about the state that you've got yourself in.

Day 9: 12 days of Christmas dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

So, what would you say if I told you all the stress that you endure in your day was making you fatter? As if there wasn't enough to worry about anyway with food and lack of exercise, your lifestyle is making you gain weight and there is nothing you can do about it

Day 7: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I do like this time of year. My competition season is over, no shirt off holidays are planned, the big jumpers come out, and, no one really can tell if you're carrying a little more timber on the trunk.

Day 6: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

We are now half way through this series of 12 days of Christmas dieting. The way I see it there is a lot of spurious information out there that is usually confusing, contradictory or just plain wrong. I've been educating clients for years on how to eat and train properly. Here is another dose of reliable information on how to avoid getting fat at Christmas time.

Day 5: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

IIFYM. No, it's not a spelling mistake nor have I just leant on the keyboard accidentally. It is an acronym for If It Fits Your Macros. Let me explain what I mean. Firstly, macros is short for macronutrient.

Day 4: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

So far, we have covered a few different subjects that are getting you well on the way to battling the Christmas bulge. No one wants to put on extra bo...

Creating The Perfect Gym In Your Garden

James Willmott | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Willmott

The number of health conscious people in the UK is on the up and commercial gyms can be incredibly busy at peak times. With costly memberships and families trying to juggle the demands of modern life, more and more are creating their own workout space at home.

Why Working Out In Winter Will Make You Faster, Slimmer And Happier

Colin Gentry | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

When the clocks went back in October, regular gym-goers not only received an extra hour of sleep but some extra square footage in the gym too. Year af...

Why Your Desk Needs To Come With A 'Death Waiver' More Than Your Fitness Class!

Jacqueline Hooton | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Hooton

If we can encourage less active people to become more active we could prevent one in ten cases of stroke and heart disease in the UK, and one in six deaths from any cause. Furthermore, regular physical activity can help to prevent and manage over 20 chronic conditions and diseases, many of which are on the rise and affecting people at an earlier age.

No More Excuses, Go To The Gym!

Chris Wharton | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Wharton

As the miserable weather draws in and Christmas is round the corner, you hear more and more people giving excuses on why they can't incorporate exercise into their lives. It's time to stop! You are better than that. Next time you excuse your lack of exercise, remember the following reasons to pick up your gym kit:

Is Fasted Cardio Feeding You An Empty Promise?

Colin Gentry | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

Anyone who regularly follows fitness models on social media will no doubt find someone championing fasted cardio. "I've been on the treadmill for 2 hours since 6am and haven't eaten a thing! #skinny" Valencia isn't the only filter at use here though. It's time to slow down the pursuit of fat loss and get your fill of the facts.

Three Reasons Why You Should Skip Legs Day

Colin Gentry | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

The next time you feel your lower back aching, your knees caving in, or you start walking over to the abductor machine, either corner a personal trainer who knows what they're doing or head home and swat up on your research.

This Little Boy Is All Of Us Realising We Can't Do Gymnastics

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Parents

Olympic fever has swept the nation: leaving us all feeling like we are the next Simone Biles. But don’t be fooled people. Gymnastics isn’t as eas...

The Secret Behind Building Muscle And Avoiding Injury

Georgia James | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You’ve signed up to the gym and now all you can think about is the buff body that awaits. But while keeping your eye on the prize is a good way to s...

This Gym-Cum-Human-Arcade-Game Makes Us Want To Work Out

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Exercise is great for health, but it can still be a bit of a chore - which is where New York-based fitness studio Asphalt Green comes in. The gym is b...

Something for Everyone

James Haskell | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

In last week's column we looked at a power endurance workout, which although not hugely complex was certainly for those who have a reasonable understanding about training and lifting. So for the slightly more advanced shall we say.

Power Endurance Workout

James Haskell | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

It's the same kind of full body workout you get, from ball carrying, tackling, getting to your feet and competing for the ball. So it's great rugby specific work - great research for my new rugby book due out next week!

Body-Shaming - Now With Equal Opportunities

Ant Meads | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ant Meads

I wonder just how much pressure kids feel to conform with the body image stuff because it seems to span across all subcultures, Suddenly I'm seeing indie bands take their shirts off at gigs and be completely ripped and Goth kids moon bathing with shirts off and pecs that can dance to the Adams Family Theme.