Health and Fitness

What Can We Learn From The Diets Of Elite Athletes?

Rick Miller | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

People often ask me what we can learn from these phenomenal people. Is there anything we can do to enhance our own performance from following their lead?

Adrenal Dysfunction - The Overachiever's Disease

Ben Edusei | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Edusei

To have a better understanding we must go back, way back, thousands of years ago to the caveman era. During this time, we lived in the wilderness where constant threats and predators co-habited.

How The Growth Of Athleisure Has Been A Shot In The Arm For Girl Power

Melissa Wheeler | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Style
Melissa Wheeler

This fashion marks a shift away from objectification towards feminine functionality. You know a category has earned its place in our wardrobe when it pushes boundaries. Just as loungewear saw the onesie reach mainstream, so too do we have athleisure brands embracing the jumpsuit.

Tips For When You're Thinking About Exercising

Susan Leigh | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

And yet exercise doesn't have to mean running a marathon or climbing a mountain. No one wants to experience the humiliation of turning up at a gym feeling like an inelegant blob amongst a room full of lycra-clad fitties. Exercise can be fun and really add value, friends and a breathing space to your life.

12 Plank Variations For A Rock Solid Core

James Haskell | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

As a set of stabiliser muscles, the abdominals respond best to isometric work such as planks, so there's no surprise it's such an effective movement for building core strength. But in order to reap maximum benefits (and to prevent exercise boredom) it's important to employ different variations of this exercise into your workout regime.

New Year, Old FAT Me!

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

We forget this, or sometimes don't take it into account at all - for instance we can be often so focused on losing weight as quickly as possible using calorie restrictive crash course diets that we forget as soon as we stop and try to eat normally again we'll gain all, if not more, of the weight back.

The Devastating Disease Too Many Men Are Hiding

Mr David Ralph | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mr David Ralph

So why haven't you ever heard of this disease? Because Peyronie's is an embarrassing condition - it affects the penis. Most men avoid the doctor at the best of times and are even less likely to go if the problem is an intimate one. Others wrongly believe there are no treatments available and try to cope alone.

Christmas Lust List: Fitness Gift Guide For Her

Alana Gray | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alana Gray

I've finally had time to put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard) after a month of blogging hiatus. Recently it's been all work, work, work, work, work,...

11 Ways To Beat Your Training Demons

Professor Greg Whyte | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Greg Whyte

You've set yourself a challenge. You have taken advice and chosen a goal personal to you, something you have always wanted to achieve, and made sure it is challenging but achievable. Now it is time to deliver but, you have a history of letting your training demons take over and wreck your chances of success.

Five Common Bodybuilding Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)

James Haskell | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Making mistakes doesn't make you any less of an athlete. In fact, identifying your mistakes and taking the time to learn from them is probably one of the most important things you can do in order to keep making progress long term. The question is... how many are you making?

Don't Be Scared of Carbs for Fat Loss

David Kingsbury | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

When it comes to carbohydrates, keep them focused on your training days. Only you will know when that is, but eating carbs on training days will help boost your performance, the subsequent recovery and your metabolism overall.

Protein Bars, Whey and Acne

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anjali Mahto

Female adult acne is common and consultations for this have been increasing over the past decade. I am certainly seeing more adult women with acne now in my clinics than ever before. We all know that acne makes you feel bad and the emotional and psychological effects such as low self-esteem are well-recognised.

Easy Life Hacks to Think Your Way Slim

Victoria Wills | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Wills

So, we've officially dived-in to the bikini and flip-flops season. And like many of us, you might be trying to convince yourself that a punishing new gym regime is the way forward if you're going to squeeze into your swimsuit or beach shorts.

10 Reasons Yoga is Anxiety's Ultimate Cure

Amber Bell | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

Anxiety can rear its head in so many different ways. From insomnia to fully blown panic attacks, days spent hidden away in bed due to the sheer pressure it drowns you in and a sudden loss of control over your thoughts and actions. However your body reacts, one thing is for sure: it isn't nice and it isn't pretty.

The Golden Rule for Bigger Arms

James Haskell | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Take a look in any mainstream gym, and you'll find the most popular exercise at any given time to be the bicep curl. It's the exercise of choice for insecure guys trying to blow up their arms. And whilst bicep curls do have their place, it's definitely not the most important exercise if you want bigger arms.

Quick Tips to Keep Health Simple and Keep Weight Off

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

We all know that we should be eating a bit more healthily, especially if we are watching our weight, but as a weight loss surgeon and consultant I bristle when people glibly say - 'well of course it's just a matter of eating a little more healthily and moving a little bit more'. They forget the huge contributing factors of willpower, time demands of everyday life and leading brands pushing out confusing health messages.

Why Can't We Just Do It?

Olivia Cox | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

A couple of weeks ago, I dropped out of a *big* running event. It's plagued me ever since. So just incase you're like me and manage to psyche yourself out of things for absolutely-not-legitimate reasons, here's my tips for getting out the door...

Five Things We Learned About Fitness in April

Chris Hall | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

April has seen another deluge of brand new and excellent research into health and fitness. In a continuation of our series, here are five things we learned in April, which you can take away and start using immediately!

Zumba

Ruebi Bailey | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruebi Bailey

I could hardly say no to this Zumba class given that my bestie (and fabulous Pole Dancing partner) S was teaching it ... If I had said no, chances are she would have dragged me there kicking and screaming regardless of whether or not I happened to be wearing kitty pyjamas at the time.

Three Things That Keep You From Your Health and Weight Loss Goals!

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

If the change of season has put a spring in your step, you may already be motivated to get healthy and energised for summer - only to get frustrated and give up after the first couple of weeks! Here are three mistakes to avoid when setting up your health and weight loss goals.

Six Reasons Why You Should Choose Strength Training Over Cardio

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

Strength training is vital for every single person. Regardless of your age, gender, weight, height, fitness level or even your goals - you should be doing some form of resistance training.

Five Steps to Ensure You Shred Faster

James Haskell | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

So if you're still carrying excess blubber and haven't started doing anything about it, you're already two steps behind where you need to be. But before you give up on revealing your best ever physique in time for holiday season, know that it's not too late

Has Arnold Schwarzenegger Destroyed Manliness?

Tim Stevenson | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Stevenson

Calisthenics is a physical form of training focused on mastering ones own bodyweight. A combination of gymnastics and strength training progressed not by adding more iron plates but by defying gravity and exploring the limits of our own bodies.

The Taboo Topic - Let's Talk About Our Bowels

Dr Anton Emmanuel | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anton Emmanuel

It's no surprise that we're often unwilling to talk about our bowels, but if we were more open about the number of trips we take to the bathroom or spoke freely about changes in colour, odour, and texture then it could be truly life changing. Important health issues could be diagnosed and addressed much sooner.

10 Things Slowing Down Your Fitness Progress

David Kingsbury | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

The road to fitness can be a long and arduous one. It's rarely without pitfalls, problems and self-doubt, even for the most focussed mind. With any training regime that can soon become all encompassing, there are things that will slow down your progress, especially if you're not aware of them. Here are the top 10 things that may be slowing down your progress.