Health and Fitness

Proliferation of the Protein Trend in UK

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 27.10.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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.

Why Post Baby Vaginas Deserve a Little Respect

Olivia Siegl | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

We need to instead attack the vagina rehab with the same vigour as banishing our baby lumps. Tummy crunches to beat the baby bulge currently sitting proud on our exercise priority list need to be replaced with pelvic floor routines and perineum creams.

How Much Exercise Is Too Much?

Jennifer Studholme | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Studholme

My life seems so different now, I sit here waiting for my boyfriend to cook dinner, I have a pudding planned and celebrations over the weekend. Six years ago I would have done none of this. Six years ago my life was planned around food and exercise.

12 Ways to Stick to a Summer Fitness Plan

Susannah Taylor | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

It's five months into the new year and so that 'New Year New You' exercise plan might be starting to wane. Indeed research shows that you may have begun the year with good intentions, fallen off the wagon, and now you're now battling to stick to another regime.

Blood, Fret and Tears

Caroline Feraday | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Feraday

If I had known when I experienced my first miscarriage in the UK that it could cause any complications because of my blood type if I didn't have the Rho-gam injection then I could still be happily expecting our first child.

Why Asthma Kills

Anna Murphy | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Murphy

Every year approximately 1400 people die from asthma in the UK, more than the number of deaths from asthma in Austria, Finland, Sweden, Poland and Por...

Cycling Adventures: What Next?

Vikki Stone | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Vikki Stone

I was surprisingly fine in the days after my 102 mile bike ride. In fact, smugly so. I was back in the gym, doing my normal cardio classes a couple of days later. My legs were fine. I even got back on the bike for a ride or two.