Health and Fitness

Get Your Kids Healthy Ever After!

Paula Radcliffe | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Parents
Paula Radcliffe

One of my biggest passions is encouraging as many children and families as possible to be physically active. It is why I am hugely honoured to be supporting Disney's #HealthilyEverAfter campaign which aims to encourage discussion around the challenges parents face and invite their thoughts on how to motivate children to live more healthily.

Escape the 'Quit And Start Over' Cycle Now

Natalie Roberts | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

We've all been there. You start with good intentions, get sidetracked, then give up. But it's all good because you intend to start fresh on Monday, right? If you really want to achieve your goals then it's time you quit starting over.

Why I'm Addicted to Race Bling

Beki Cadd | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beki Cadd

Yesterday I took on the Winter Run 10k in London, adding another medal to my growing collection. Here's why I turned out in the rain to pound the pavements with 15,000 other runners and Why I'm Addicted to Race Bling.

Five Exercises to Do Every Day to Keep Fit for Life

James Haskell | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Even on days when you have other exercise plans, get out of bed and make a bee-line for a spot on the floor where you can spend as little as five minutes--60 seconds per exercise--to distribute blood flow to muscles, lubricate the joints and boost your metabolism.

What Do You Really Want to Achieve By Dieting and Exercising?

Karen Morris | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Morris

This is a common occurrence with exercise and healthy eating regimes. Particularly so in the gym, as often people join because they feel it it's the 'right thing to do', along with wishing people they haven't spoken to for ages 'happy birthday' on Facebook and agreeing to work overtime on top of an already hectic schedule.

Health Truly Is Wealth

Bunmi Scott | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Bunmi Scott

What if I said that there was a way to take better control of the foods you eat, to really understand what you can and can't eat as an individual eat? What if I said that you could have better insight about the foods or ingredients that affect you if at all?

New Year, New Me? - The Dangerous Pressures We Put Ourselves Under This Time of Year

Lizzie Griffiths | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Griffiths

This 'New You' that is now being lauded to us in the media, usually means shedding half your body weight and giving up all the 'bad' things in life in order to be a healthier, happier person by the end of the month. To me, it all seems a bit unfair and unrealistic.

Eight Points to Consider When Joining a Gym

Karen Morris | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Morris

If you're looking to join a gym then choosing the right gym is vital for your health and bank balance! If you pick the wrong one, you could risk a very messy and expensive escape from a lengthy contract.

Protein World's 'New Year, New You' TV Advert Is Anything But Body Shaming

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

When I first heard that Protein World had released a new advert, I began sharpening my claws. After all, this is the brand responsible for the infamous 'Are You Beach Body Ready?' billboards. But when I watched the 'New Year, New You' advert, I felt compelled to speak up - surprisingly, even to myself, to defend it.

Please Eat Clean Responsibly

Besma Whayeb | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Besma Whayeb

Orthorexia is a term I stumbled across relatively recently, but it definitely struck a chord. There was a point in the past where I felt guilty for not having a smoothie when I woke up, avocado salad for lunch, and some form of spiralised vegetable for dinner.

You Need to Remember to Rest Like You Work-Out

James Haskell | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Your body wants to recover. As the body compensates for the stresses of training, it will adapt by growing stronger, gaining power and increasing it's working power. Taking a rest from lifting at least twice a week is enough to promote a proper recovery.

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.