Health and Fitness

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

Ivo Gormley | Posted 09.10.2015 | 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.

How Much Should You Exercise While Pregnant?

The Huffington Post UK | q | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

There is much debate that goes into what to do, what not to do and how to do it when it comes to working out during pregnancy. For some women, it's...

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 14.06.2015 | 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 29.05.2015 | 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.