Health and Fitness

Are You What You Eat?

Carly Wilford | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carly Wilford

When it comes to being healthy there are so many do's, don't and dieting extremes that the Internet becomes a Pandora's box of fitness contradictions. This year I decided that I wanted to see in the summer feeling healthy not only physically but mentally too.

5 Ways to Run Faster

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

We'd all like to be speedier in our given sport and perhaps you're frustrated because, despite your efforts, it doesn't seem to be happening?

Dead Plant on Your Desk? Why Replacing It Could Save Your Life

Jayne Morris | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

If you have a dead plant on your desk take note. The conscious act of replacing it and simultaneously choosing to prioritise self-care could save your life.

Why Fitness Needs to Be About the Fun Again

Mr Motivator | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mr Motivator

In this day and age, exercise seems to take the fun out of fitness and to instead just care about the end result. The way I've always seen it: when exercising, if it's not fun, then don't do it. Otherwise that is a lot of time spent without a smile on your face, and that's no good for anyone.

Stylish Sportswear For Plus-Size Women

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women everywhere are facing something of a crisis: we're avoiding exercise for fear of being judged. And it's got to stop. As if this isn't bad eno...

My Long Road to Health and How I Got Here

Amanda Byram | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Byram

I wrote this blog, because so many women have been asking me if I can help them to change from someone who is eternally seeking to be "thin", trying every fad diet, wasting their lives looking for the next "skinny" fix, and are miserable in the meantime. They want to know how they can lose that mindset and get healthy and strong instead...

How to Prepare for Your First 10k

Rory Knight | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rory Knight

Now you're been inspired to hit the streets and found your nearest Race for Life 10k event (they are nationwide), how do you break into this running fraternity? It's easy! Cost wise, you have no excuse. An expensive gym membership isn't required, and at present there is no toll or oxygen consumption charge levied at runners that I know of.

Selfie Obsessed? Maybe It's Time to Join the Revolution...

Sarah Wagland | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wagland

But...are you ready for this, ladies? What if we could capture ourselves working at maximum output? If we could actually see the blood, sweat and tears during our workouts, would we like what we saw? Well, I was about to find out...

Marathon Training: What Trainers to Buy?

Vikki Stone | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Stone

I have a lot of friends doing it this year, and they're all diligently posting on social media how far they've run, what gels and shakes they're using and showing off sparkly new trainers. There's been a number of things I've had on my 'to do list', and getting better trainers has been one of them.

Fitness Fails and Nutrition Blunders

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

Overall I think that we, the fitness community, do some hugely positive things, inspiring people to make changes, which can sometimes be genuinely life changing. However, I am also aware that in our haste and enthusiasm to promote our fitness ideals, we are also in part to blame for the veil of confusion that has descended upon it all, which brings with it more questions than answers.

How To Get Super Toned Arms

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Along with grey hair and wrinkles, bingo wings can sometimes feel like an inevitable part of ageing. But personal trainer Chris Freytag says you ca...

Ten Easy Ways To Detox

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

If you're suffering from constipation, food allergies, an inability to lose weight, acne, rosacea, eczema, persistent headaches, muscle pain or muscle fatigue - you need to detox. And, even if you're not suffering from any of the above, putting your body through a simple detox is good for you for a number of reasons.

Confessions of a 40-something

Vicki Marinker | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Almost as soon as the clock struck midnight on my 40th birthday, I became invisible to the general public. I'm not saying I used to attract lots of attention, but I really think I could walk the streets naked in broad daylight without causing a stir.

Our Blueprint for the Next Government to Save Young People From the Physical Inactivity Crisis

Baroness Sue Campbell | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Sue Campbell

The latest data shows around four in five children do not do enough daily physical activity to keep healthy. While most people, quite rightly, associate lack of activity with a decline in physical health and an increase in obesity, fewer people are aware of a wider, often hidden, consequence; that inactivity affects a child's ability to succeed at school and in life.

Escapism - Running Away From the Stresses of Daily Life

Jez Bragg | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Sport
Jez Bragg

I'm a massive believer in the psychological benefits of running, as well as the more often talked about physical ones. Let's face it, daily life is fast paced, frantic and stressful for the majority of the population, so the opportunity to escape this world for a short while, on a regular basis, has to be a good thing.

Seven Reasons Why Your New Year's Resolutions Will Fail

Adam Strong | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Strong

Researchers have found that the first two weeks go smoothly but then it all starts to fall apart: you get complacent and start making mistakes. You believe that because you made such a great start during those first weeks, you can take the pressure off a little.

Proliferation of the Protein Trend in UK

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Preetam Kaushik

The protein trend is definitely proliferating. With everyone from avid athletes to Paleo Diet enthusiasts preaching the potent possibilities of protein, the number of people seeking ways to up their intake is poised to grow.

Objectification Does Not Promote Fitness

Lisa Clarke | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Clarke

With a health service that is more under threat than ever, physical fitness is a useful and helpful thing to promote. promote. The more we as individuals can do to look after our own health, the better it will be both for us and for society as a whole.

The Apple Watch Can Do Some Really Weird Stuff

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Tech

The Apple Watch is finally here and has -- we think it's fair to say -- surprised more than a few of us with its all-new interface. READ MORE: A...

The Quantified Self

Paul Lees | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

It is not a particularly new concept for one to want to track their performance and development when it comes to certain activities but the ability to be able to this is quickly picking up pace due to the ongoing development of Quantified Self.

There Are Two Types of People With Depression - Which One Are You?

Danny Baker | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

People whose goal it is to recover from depression usually do, because they throw themselves into doing so and gobble up the fruits of their labour.

Can Corporate Fitness Programs Save the NHS?

Adam Strong | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK
Adam Strong

It's all very well to have a government health and wellbeing initiative, however most companies do not even run a corporate fitness/wellbeing program let alone have a health and wellbeing policy in place.

Vogue Paris' Designer Fitness Guide

Vogue.fr | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

Keep fit and stay stylish this summer: whether you surf, swim, box or ride, your sport of choice has a designer accessory to go with it.

Are Healthy Holidays the UK's New Fitness Trend?

Hilary Wardle | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Wardle

We've all been there: you diet for months before a trip so that you don't scare any locals at the beach, then spend your longed for holiday drinking cream-based cocktails, eating kebabs and lying down.

Forget Those Marathon Try-Hards: Here's How 'Lazy Jogging' Can Give You A Healthy Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the thought of working out next to lycra-clad gym buffs fills you with dread, then it's time to think again. New research has shown that even '...