Keeping Fit

Keeping Fit On The Road - Amy MacDonald

Amy Macdonald | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Macdonald

Find the thing that you enjoy, the thing that pushes you to the next level and makes you so proud when you get there. I can't imagine my life without fitness now and although I no longer do my trusty Jillian DVDs I've moved on and found other things I enjoy doing.

Why It Is Important for My Son to See Me as a 'Fit Mum'

Alison Whitehouse | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Parents
Alison Whitehouse

A few days ago I overheard a dad tell his little boy "stop crying, you sound like a girl"; it got me thinking about how women are portrayed and, more specifically, what lessons am I teaching my son in my role as a "fit mum"? Here are the things I am striving to ALWAYS tell my son and any other child who knows me and my family:

Body-Shaming - Now With Equal Opportunities

Ant Meads | Posted 08.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ant Meads

I wonder just how much pressure kids feel to conform with the body image stuff because it seems to span across all subcultures, Suddenly I'm seeing indie bands take their shirts off at gigs and be completely ripped and Goth kids moon bathing with shirts off and pecs that can dance to the Adams Family Theme.

So You Think I'm Lucky?

Elaine Benton | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Knowing how important physical exercise is to keep Parkinson's at bay, I have taken to swimming on a regular basis, in the hope this will help retain my mobility for as long as possible. The other morning as I entered the Sports Center, I was practically accosted by a woman who appeared out of nowhere.

Why Run The London Marathon? I Don't Know. That's Why.

Michael Rundle | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Sport
Michael Rundle

I'm honestly not sure why I'm running the London Marathon. And I'm desperately trying to keep it that way. If there's one thing I've learned from training it's the importance of tactical stupidity.

3 Secrets To Get A Flat Tummy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A toned tummy is a hard thing to attain but not impossible, if you know the right moves. Sadly, it takes more than just sit-ups to pull off the look, ...

How To Get A Six-Pack (In The Comfort Of Your Own Home)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The good news? You already have a six-pack. The bad news? You've got to shift that layer of fat on top of it before it becomes visible. If that se...

Poorna Bell

Bodybuilder Anita Albrecht, Who An NHS Nurse Branded As Obese, Talks BMI And Keeping Healthy | Poorna Bell | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Super fit Anita Albrecht, a competitive bodybuilder and personal trainer, hit the headlines after an NHS nurse branded her as obese. SEE ALSO: Huf...

Poorna Bell

Women's Sportswear: Is Style-Driven Brand Lija Worth the Money? | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sportswear brand Lija is unusual for two reasons: first, it has been known to actually inspire women to try sport (rather than women buying it just fo...

High Intensity Training (HIT)

Dr David Ashton | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr David Ashton

There are certainly good studies showing improvements in insulin and glucose metabolism as well as aerobic fitness (oxygen consumption) as a result of HIT. However, many important questions remain.

Poorna Bell

Top Exercise Tips For Beginners Going To The Gym | Poorna Bell | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're a beginner, the gym can be a terrifying place, fraught with its own social etiquette, not to mention the paranoia that everyone is looking a...

The Sound of Music

Elaine Benton | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

As ridiculous as this sounds, we started dancing around the lounge and kitchen, to the loud music and our uninhibited cavorting instantly lightened our mood. Moving to music is not only fun but highly beneficial, freeing up those stiff rigid joints and an excellent cardiovascular workout.

Exercise CAN Help Cut The Risk Of A Stroke By 20%

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

After BBC presenter Andrew Marr suffered a stroke earlier this year, and the cause was thought to be too much vigorous exercise, the relationship betw...

84-Year-Old Breaks World Record Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Richard Byerley | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK
Richard Byerley

At age 84, I'm glad I made it to the top of Kilimanjaro and back down again, but truth is I missed my wife, Beth. We've been married for 63 years, and we're pretty much inseparable.

Keep Fit With Classical Pilates This Autumn

Paola Bassanese | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Paola Bassanese

Most people have experienced a Pilates class in a gym or leisure centre, but how much do we know about Pilates and the philosophy behind it? Pilates ...

84-Year-old Attempts Record Kilimanjaro Climb

Richard Byerley | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Byerley

Here I am, at age 84, about to climb Kilimanjaro. They tell me that if I make it, I'll be the oldest person to do so, and I'll be entered into the Guinness World Records.