Health and Fitness

Christmas Trimmings

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Hodgkin

You know how it goes... it starts with a few chips and dips at the company Christmas party and ends up with you sprawled on the sofa polishing off a box of chocolates, watching a festive film on TV.

How to Maximise Your Rest and Recovery

James Haskell | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

No matter how hard or how smart you train, you'll never get the results you want if you're not paying proper attention to your rest and recovery. The science is simple; when you are in the gym or playing sports, you cause small tears to occur in your muscle fibres. Your body repairs these tears as you recover...

How To Get A Body Like A 'Strictly Come Dancing' Dancer

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you watch "Strictly Come Dancing" voluntarily or because someone else has commandeered the remote, the same thing is running through all our m...

Maternal OCD: Just In Case

Shakira Akabusi | Posted 25.10.2015 | UK Parents
Shakira Akabusi

Maternal OCD has until recently received very little research attention, and treatment is still being explored. Often misdiagnosed as postpartum depression, Maternal OCD is very different and currently affects up to 4% of new mothers... over 2.5million women in the United Kingdom alone.

How to Glow

Noelle Reno | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

Youthful energy is a core component in advertising and beauty. In the example of J Lo and Cameron Diaz, there is a playfulness about these women. They seem like they have fun and enjoy life. It's a sense of innocence, wonder, and curiosity that makes them radiant.

Why I'm Sacrificing My Weekends for the 5:2 Exercise Trend

Hannah Gilroy | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gilroy

You can either quit exercising altogether and go out in style with a ginger nut biscuit binge, or you can pretend the gym doesn't exist from Monday to Friday, stop beating yourself up about not going in the week, and force yourself to train like a beast over the weekend to even things out. The latter has been nicknamed the 5:2 exercise trend...

Health in the Balance

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Hodgkin

Fall related injuries affect a third of people over 65 each year, often leading to hospital admission and in many cases seriously impacting quality of life thereafter, including dropping out of social circles and even loss of independence.

Food, Glorious Food. Simple Food Substitutions For A Healthier Diet

Christian Coates | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christian Coates

Wouldn't it be great if you could actually enjoy eating well and see it as something to look forward to as opposed to loathing? After all, the more you enjoy something, the more likely you are to stick to it.

Why You Should Ditch the Sit-ups and Crunches in Your Quest for Six-pack Abs

James Haskell | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Remember, fitness cover muscles have worked for years on their physique - so don't expect to get the same results in a matter of weeks. Be patient, be committed, and eventually, the results will come. Follow the tips above and you'll be able to say help to your abs soon enough - just ditch the crunches if you want to get there faster!

Eight Ways to Maximise Muscle Growth Outside of the Gym

James Haskell | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

No matter how hard you train, it's what you do outside of the gym that gives you the most results. The science is simple; when we train, we tear down our muscle fibres. Everything else we do influences how quickly we repair them, and consequently, the rate at which our muscles grow.

Combining Exercise With Doing Your Bit - Why I Knew I Had To Make A Change

Ivo Gormley | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ivo Gormley

In 2007 I was one of the many people in the UK not doing exercise. I used to play a lot of basketball, all the time in fact throughout my teenage years until my mid-20s when I moved to a new part of town. I fell out of the way of it, and I didn't exercise for a year or so. Everyone was telling me to join the gym but I just wasn't into it...

Six Myths That Are Ruining Your Weight Loss Efforts

James Haskell | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

In today's world, anyone can set up a health and fitness blog. But the vast majority of people that do are untrained and unqualified, so the information they are putting out there may not be true. Quite the contrary - it may, in fact, be sabotaging your health and fitness goals.

Talking Frankly to Chloe Madeley About Women and Fitness

James Haskell | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

As usual there is no messing around with Chloe, as she gives some pointers to the girls on how to deal with this injustice, as well as a few choice ideas to the men on how to behave in the gym and especially the weights room!

Stoptober Gives You the Support You Need to Quit

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

Now a regular fixture on the calendar, Stoptober sets you the challenge of staying smokefree for 28 days. This is important because if you make it through to the end of the month you are five times more likely to give up for good.

Golden Rules of Clean Eating

Hedi Hearts | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hedi Hearts

Have you heard of clean eating? It's the new buzz phrase in nutrition. The days of calorie counting and low fat diet foods are soon going to be a thing of the past and in its place whole and natural nutrition.

My Bottom Gyrating Ominously: A Serious Twerkout

Helena Blackstone | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helena Blackstone

Twerking has its roots in American strip clubs and hip hop's New Orleans Bounce scene of the Nineties, which itself traces back to West Africa, most likely to the very similar Mapouka dance in the Ivory Coast.

Clipper Round the World Race: Preparing to Set Sail

Dan Hardy | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Sport
Dan Hardy

For the first time in my life I will be taking part in an ocean race, after I was asked earlier this year to help represent Team Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the Clipper Round the World race...

Why Music is the Answer to Fitness Motivation

Danny Howard | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danny Howard

Exercise has always been a massive part of my life - I did a sport science degree at university and did sport studies at college and at high school I always played football and tennis and whatever sports I could get my hands on.

The Breakfast Myth and Other Modern Approaches to Diet and Exercise

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leeanne Boulton

Go for a run, go to a class or join the gym. Aside from the obvious exercise benefits and the feel good factor (no, really, those endorphin things work), it removes the threat of the fridge for a few hours. It's also harder to give up when other people can see you.

Why I Hate the Hashtags #FitNotThin and #StrongNotSkinny

Charlotte Thomas | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Thomas

While I get where they're coming from - stop trying to starve yourself to look like *insert name of slender popstar*and focus on having a strong, healthy body instead - why do they have to do it by demonising yet another (often healthy, and often genetic) body type? You wouldn't go round calling people fatty, so why is it okay to comment on them being 'skinny'?

Hot Water With Lemon Could Be Ruining Your Smile

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Style

Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé and countless others swear by it, but drinking hot water with lemon in the morning could be playing havoc with your teeth. ...

Miranda Kerr Shares Her Fitness Tips And Her Penchant For Alkaline Water

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Style

Miranda Kerr's fitness secrets are some of the most searched for on the internet - and the supermodel has finally decided to give our googling fingers...

Walking Steps Back Onto the Agenda - Hoorah!

Joe Irvin | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Irvin

People today walk almost a third less than they did just twenty years ago. Whilst for our grandparent's generation, walking to school was the norm, nowadays it's becoming more and more uncommon.

Super-Luxe French Retreats: La Reserve, Ramatuelle, France

The Spa Spy | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Between the rolling vineyards and aqua seas of the Cote d'Azur, perched just below the picturesque village of Ramatuelle, you'll find La Reserve - the chic wellness retreat of St Tropez. Walking through the sliding glass doors with panoramic views of the Mediterranean beyond feels like entering a sleek private member's retreat...

Legs for Life

Diana Moran | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

Many air passengers suffer minor symptoms, such as fluid collecting in the lower limbs causing swollen legs and ankles, but others experience more serious symptoms including a rapid heartbeat, palpitations, and breathlessness or coughing.