Health and Fitness

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 21.01.2015 | 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 15.01.2015 | 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 14.01.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 05.01.2015 | 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 '...

10 Big Fat Health and Fitness Myths

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Fitness myths plague the industry. Lose weight quick schemes and fads just don't work, and worse, can cause long term health issues... So today I want to blast 10 of the top fitness myths that might be stopping you from getting fit and healthy and losing that extra weight.

Fat Hypnotherapists Become Outraged

Steve Miller | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

It was an interesting week of defensiveness from a number of fat hypnotherapists who became outraged at the thought that I would dare to assert what most clients think...

Gelatine: A Superfood

Clark Russell | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clark Russell

Gelatine or gelatin is a translucent, colourless, brittle and flavourless solid substance, derived from collagen found in animal bones; it's just basically a processed version of a structural protein called collagen that is found in many animals, including humans...

Participate, Enjoy, Compete If You Like

Linda Plowright | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Plowright

Most of us know the benefits of increased physical activity, including maintaining a healthy weight and being mentally more alert. Yet growing waistlines suggest we haven't really signed up to the idea. Successive programmes of investment in sport to encourage increased participation have failed to make an impact. Why could this be?

Speaking of Mindfulness...

Dr David Cox | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr David Cox

The added benefit of a quick mindful moment is that you put yourself in a frame of mind where you're open to and curious about the present moment. When you do that right before you go and do something you've never done before, you're much more likely to actually enjoy whatever it is you're about to do next. Imagine living a life where you could pretty much always enjoy new experiences!

The Two Minute 'Mind Hack' for Weight Loss Success

Julia Buckley | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Buckley

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.

Can We Please Stop With This Bikini Body B*llocks?

Poorna Bell | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

This fairly harmless impulse to look good has been leapt upon by diet companies and magazines as some annual ritual, as if getting in shape or being healthy the rest of the year matters not. My key gripe, is that it sums up the biggest problem with exercise and diet: that it is primarily to lose weight.

These 7 Minute Exercises Will Give You A Beyoncé Booty In No Time

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're hoping for toned thighs and a pert derriere to rival Beyoncé's, this workout could be for you. In this video from Shape's fitness guru N...

Run 'YHA' Run !!

Steve Halsall | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Halsall

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.

My Depression: The Best Thing

Sadie Brown | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

In a matter of days I noticed the colour return to my cheeks and a sparkle to my eyes - I looked like me again! That period of my life stays with always. It makes me feel equipped to deal with anything, anything.