UK Lifestyle

It's A Marathon, Not A Sprint Dealing With The Black Dog

Sarah Lloyd | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Lloyd

She and her RIOT squad where born out of the black dog. To overcome her depression (and hers was pretty bad) Vicky started to run. She is the one that told me that depression is often the curse of the brave - that sufferers are those people who push themselves to the point of breaking.

Three Reasons Running Makes You Better

Jonas Altman | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonas Altman

My dad has been jogging three days a week for the better part of 50 years. That's a half century of pounding pavement. It's over 7800 jogs much of which were performed sans music (before the advent of the Sony Walkman). In between the chatter of buddies and chirping of birds, Pops would listen to his breath deepen.

6 Pieces Of Dating Advice For Women That Simply Need To Get In The Bin

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ever come home from a date and spent the next week scrupulously analysing every single thing you did, every word you spoke and every non-discreet hair...

Finding Work-Life Balance Is An Intensely Personal Struggle

Quora | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

I was convinced this was because my job was demanding, but as I shuffled my responsibilities around, switched jobs, and ultimately became a freelancer so I could call my own shots, I was still drowning, drowning in work.

Has The Time Come At Last For The Humble Pedestrian?

Joe Irvin | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Joe Irvin

Recently I was at a conference about the importance of transport for tourism. After five speakers I had yet to hear anyone mention walking. Yet walkin...

'Fitness On Toast' Blogger Faya Nilsson On Why She Loves Her 60-Minute Daily Power Walks

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

’Fitness On Toast’ blogger Faya Nilsson never imaged that her Instagram would one day become a destination for fitness fiends to obsess over. The ...

First 100 Days Of Hair Extensions

Dee Greenwood | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Style
Dee Greenwood

All of this happens very early on and only accelerates as the weeks draw on. If you make it past your first maintenance appointment to day 50, you can expect to have lost a significant amount of thickness and you may experience inexplicable matting, even with minimal movement.

Maximise Muscle Growth

Ali Stewart | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

This next bit may mean you stop reading right now because the real truth is, there is no 'best' way. There are various methods you could employ that would optimise your training that may suit you more and would allow you to achieve your potential. With that conversation stopper, let me explain the mandatory requirements you need to attain to make some substantial muscular gains.

6 Food Trends That Would Never Exist Without Instagram

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The arrival of the Instagram age has not only ushered in a period in history where it is fully acceptable to stand on a table in public to photograph ...

11 Things Everyone Learns When They Are Single

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For many people being single is just the desolate wasteland of time between one long-term partner and the next, spent constantly on the hunt for your ...

Stealthing: What You Need To Know About This Illegal New Sex Practice

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Every week there is a new trend in the bedroom that we haven’t encountered before, and with the growing prevalence of the digital world entering our...

Burnout Diaries - Chapter Two: Work Hard, Be Kind And Good Things Will Happen. Or Will They?

Paula Bellostas Muguerza | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Bellostas Muguerza

Through January I tried to do the odd day of work here and there, clinging onto normality as much as I possibly could by setting up shop in my living room and dialling into meetings. The thought of not being able to work absolutely terrorised me. So much of who I was (and am!) was linked to my work persona. All of a sudden I didn't have a clue who I was.

Six Simple Lifestyle Changes That Will Boost Your Metabolism

Quora | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

Losing weight can be challenging. It is important to look at your behaviors and patterns as they relate to food choices. Many people have formed some unhealthy habits through the years. Once you have identified some of the key issues start with changing one behavior at a time.

8 Reasons Wine Is Good For You, So Pour Yourself Another Glass

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone knows that after a long day at work, there’s nothing to make you feel better than a glass of wine (or two), but waking up the next morning ...

Blind Dating And Awkward Romance

Marc Gulwell | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Gulwell

If I can offer a word of advice, don't ever do speed dating without research first. The bars can be dark, and there is a lot of movement. Not the good kind of movement either. Check to see if there are mirrors on the wall, as good looking as you may be, you aren't going to get anywhere by chatting up yourself in the mirror.

How The Appointment Of Edward Enninful To The Helm Of British Vogue Will Rock The Global Fashion Industry

Robbie Sinclair | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Style
Robbie Sinclair

The choice of a black man to replace Alexandra Shulman shouldn't be the main topic of discussion. Yes, this is a positive step for a publication that has traditionally been steered by white, middle class women, but I don't think we should be blinded by Enninful's race or gender - ultimately he is a huge talent with incredible experience.

Sky's The Limit: How I Turned Family Tragedy Into Breaking Records For Charity

Jacq Jones | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacq Jones

This Sunday three of my colleagues and I will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Marathon time in a Four Person Costume - we all work as captains and cabin crew for Monarch Airlines so unsurprisingly our costume is an aeroplane!

Running Gives Me That Release To Shut Everything Off

Matt Sutcliffe | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Sutcliffe

18 years on from these event I have a beautiful wife who understands but is there to push me back to fitness when I'm going through a rough patch. My biggest worry is for my two children, social media does some great things but if kids are not looking up from their phones, how can we encourage people to open up and have conversations. I think mental health awareness from a young age is so vital.

I Never Spoke About My Feelings – Then I Met Prince Harry And Joined A National Conversation Around Mental Health

Matt Foster | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Foster

Traditionally talking about mental health in our industry has been very taboo and if you did open up about a problem you would be tarnished with it. Possibly because of the responsibility our job holds and also because of the very rare scare stories the media publishes which fuels the stigma. However, there has been a huge change even in the last six months.

11 Things All Non-Runners Think During Marathon Season

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We get it runners, you are putting your legs to better use than the rest of us failures who can barely move from the sofa to the fridge without gettin...

Why I'm Running The London Marathon

Sean Fletcher | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sean Fletcher

After a long wait for the right level of treatment my son is taking small steps in the right direction. While he takes those steps, I've decided to take the approximately 52 thousand steps it takes to complete the London Marathon to raise money and awareness for YoungMinds and Heads Together. Life was a lot easier for me when I was 14, so I'm happy to sacrifice my knees to start a conversation about mental health.

Guilty TV Pleasures

Kate Appleton | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kate Appleton

At a time when most of the United (?) Kingdom is getting all excited about the announcement of a General Election in June, I was instead jumping for j...

Makeup Changed My Life

Lewys Ball | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Style
Lewys Ball

I saved up my money and went to the nearest Boots. But having never seen boys wearing makeup out, I felt so embarrassed just walking into the store. The shop was in my local area, so I knew I would bump into people I knew and that panicked me! I ended up picking products in random shades, quickly paid for them and left the store in a hurry.

Discrimination And Sexism Must End To Close The Gender Pay Gap

Karen Jackson | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK
Karen Jackson

Until these dinosaurs either die out or have diversity training I fear the legal and other professions still have a long way to go on gender. The gender pay gap is not the reason women are under-represented at senior levels. The real reason? Discrimination and sexism.

Motor Neurone Disease And Cancer Won't Stop Me Running The London Marathon

James Upfield | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Upfield

My journey to running the marathon started three years ago when I was diagnosed with stage four mouth and throat cancer. During surgery, I died twice on the operating table, and aggressive radiotherapy meant I developed motor neurone disease. I'm not in remission yet, I have another two years to go and I take medication to control my pain. I'm effectively a 'time bomb', but have chosen to push myself and keep busy, living life to the fullest - because the alternative is to sit around feeling sorry for myself.