UK Lifestyle

Five Reasons Your Body (And Mind) Wants You to Drink More Water

Tayana Simons | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

It may seem obvious. I mean we all know it; we've been told for years. We should all be drinking between 2 and 3 liters of water a day. It makes sense as after all, humans are made up of around 60% water.

Best Easy-To-Make Chocolate Muffins Recipe

Vicki Psarias | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Psarias

I usually make these muffins a couple of times a month on a weekend usually and often top these bad boys with melted dark chocolate or chocolate butter cream. The best thing about these muffins is that they are HONESTLY the quickest, easiest (self-proclaimed) BEST muffins to make in the entire world (probs)!

Has Arnold Schwarzenegger Destroyed Manliness?

Tim Stevenson | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Stevenson

Calisthenics is a physical form of training focused on mastering ones own bodyweight. A combination of gymnastics and strength training progressed not by adding more iron plates but by defying gravity and exploring the limits of our own bodies.

Why I'm Grateful for My Cancer

Fiona Munro | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

There are days when I feel so ill from treatment that I want to just lie on the sofa, but I still force myself to get up and dressed and take our lovely rescue dog for a walk because it is so important that there is joy (and nature!) in every day.

Breast Cancer Survivor Will Run London Marathon On Her 82nd Birthday

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

More than 35,000 runners are expected to take part in the London Marathon on Sunday, including our new fitness hero, Diana Green. Diana will be runnin...

What Marathon Running Taught Me About Fear

Julie Creffield | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

The funny thing is, the fear is almost identical to the fear you feel when you actually sign up for you first big race. That sinking feeling that you have just made the biggest mistake of your life and that everyone is going to laugh at even the thought that you think you can do this.

Why Not Norwood?

Gina Lyons | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

We found a perfect two double bed garden flat, new kitchen, bathroom and the entire place just refurbed, a Victorian build, with a garden for just under £300k. Its got double glazing, wood flooring - the same flat in Crouch End would set us back £650k, probably.

Puppy Born Without Back Feet Can Finally Play Outside Thanks To This

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An adorable puppy without back feet has been given a pair of red boots which help him run and play. Justin was born without his back feet, which has m...

The Taboo Topic - Let's Talk About Our Bowels

Dr Anton Emmanuel | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anton Emmanuel

It's no surprise that we're often unwilling to talk about our bowels, but if we were more open about the number of trips we take to the bathroom or spoke freely about changes in colour, odour, and texture then it could be truly life changing. Important health issues could be diagnosed and addressed much sooner.

Anxiety, The Girl from LA and Me

Catherine Lepage | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Lepage

Thursday evening. I am ready. I am at my table. Sixty illustrators came to showcase their work to people from all around who wish to discover new talents, new inspirations and meet new people. I am nervous.

Why This Breast Cancer Charity Used 'Man Boobs' In Its Latest Campaign

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Time and time again social media sites remove photos and videos of women trying to raise awareness of breast cancer. Even when these images have been ...

Woman With Malformed Arteries Opens Up On Life-Threatening Condition

Barcroft USA | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman with a rare and painful health condition has had balloons placed under her skin in preparation for life-changing surgery. Jennifer Hiles, 28, ...

Gonorrhoea Map Reveals STI Hotspots Across The UK

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

After experts warned that a super resistant strain of gonorrhoea could sweep the nation, one health company has created an interactive map showing the...

There's Now A London Marathon Beer Map

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're hitting up the London Marathon this year, but will be supporting rather than running, we've got just the thing for you. The beer aficionados...

An Unnatural Transition - Breaking the Silence on Early Menopause

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

By February 2011, I had not had a period for over a year which, according to online information meant I was officially 'post-menopausal.' My body, however, had other ideas and my periods returned, ending up in a reversed menstrual cycle - a three-week period, with one week off. It was hellish.

Parody Makeup Tutorial Shows What It's Like To Conceal Depression

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Thanks to the persistent stigma surrounding mental health issues, thousands of people spend their lives trying to conceal conditions they're living wi...

Boost Confidence With These Five Daily Routines

Cat Neligan | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Neligan

Confidence is something that is much harder to see - at first anyway. It's nestled inside us, and even when it's hibernating and seemingly nowhere to be seen: it's there. The trick is nudging it awake and allowing it to be the driving force that gets us to do the things we want to do but feel a little (or a lot) afraid to do.

An Alarming Number Of Brits Never Vacuum Their Carpets

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Roughly half a million Brits have never vacuumed their carpets, a new survey has revealed. This is not only gross, but it also means a lot of people a...

Adorable One-Eyed Dog Needs A Forever Home

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An adorable dog with one eye is in need of a new home - and we think she won't have long to wait for a loving owner. Eight-year-old Yorkshire terrier...

This Calculator Reveals How Much Of Your Life You've Spent Asleep (And Dreaming About Sex)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new online tool reveals how much of our lives we've spent asleep - and the numbers are pretty shocking. For instance, this is how many years the av...

To The Man Who Said He'd 'Eat Me' When I Walked Home Alone (And Guys Like Him)

Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

It just so happens that Monday was the first time I'd walked home to my new flat by myself. Usually my other half walks by my side, but for whatever reason on Monday he didn't. And that just so happened to be the day when a menacing man decided to aggressively catcall me.

Woman Can't Remember Her Own Wedding Due To Rare Condition

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For most happily married people their wedding day is one of the most cherished memories of their lives. But 34-year-old Laura Grainger cannot remember...

This Type Of Profile Pic Will Get You All Of The Dates On Tinder

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Profile pictures are known for being tricky. Too much duck face and you've snapped your way out of meeting the love of your life. Equally that selfie...

Online Personal Training... Does It Work?

David Kingsbury | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

The internet has provided a number of ways in which people can improve their life and this is very true for health and fitness. These are just some of the benefits that will come from using online coaching to improve your standard of fitness.

Something for Everyone

James Haskell | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

In last week's column we looked at a power endurance workout, which although not hugely complex was certainly for those who have a reasonable understanding about training and lifting. So for the slightly more advanced shall we say.