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Want To Get Fit? These Are The Best Fitness Apps Out Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech

Want to know how to stay fit? You could go to the gym, but they're expensive and more often than not involve you being surrounded by other people. ...

Check Out This Woman's Ri-DICK-ulous Running Routes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While we all know that running is good for you, there's no denying that jogging around the same route or listening to that tired old playlist can get ...

This Man Can't Live Without His Daily Run. Here's Why...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us go jogging to get fit - but this video tells the story of a man who goes running for an entirely different reason. Ronnie Goodman trains...

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 '...

What to Do With The Little S***'s?

Julie Creffield | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Sport
Julie Creffield

He had to call out "Fatty Must Run" and then roll around laughing and soaking up the admiration of his dad and his friends... I often find myself the victim of abuse from these children not even out of primary school yet. What compels them to be so mean?

Too Fat to Run?

Julie Creffield | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

"Tell me about your weight?" he asked and I knew where this was going. "The problem is you are just too unfit to run this marathon" he continued. If rolling your eyes was a more acceptable way of showing your contempt I would have done so but instead I simply replied, "What you mean is I am TOO FAT?" To which he just smiled and sat back in his chair.

Why You Should Take Up Running This Summer

Vicki Lutas | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Lutas

I have recently realised that running is actually kinda brilliant... especially in the summer months. So if you've never tried it, now is the time to get involved.

What Makes the Commonwealth Games Extra Special to Me?

Rhys Williams | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Sport
Rhys Williams

It is different putting on the Welsh vest compared to the British vest, and being rivals with athletes who are normal on the same team as you. But that is all part of what makes the Commonwealth Games extra special and to me it's as special as the Olympics. I was fourth in 2006, third in 2010 so this time I want to go even better...

Why I Run 100 Miles for Fun

Jez Bragg | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jez Bragg

"Over how many days?" is the usual response I get when I explain to people I'm about to run a 100 mile race. So how do I then tell them that mountain ranges, dangerous wild animals and extreme temperatures also come into the equation? Welcome to the world of ultra running.

And People Wonder Why I Run...

Charlie Webster | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Webster

I had been selected by Nike Running to join a team that had carefully been put together from all over the world to run from Mount Hood to the Pacific Ocean. Our team was called 'We run free!' After a delicious dinner to get to know my fellow runners my bubble was burst.

A Running Shoe Inspired By Mo Farah

The Huffington Post | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Sport

Nike have unveiled their latest running shoe which is inspired by a true Olympian. The Iconic Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31 has been engineered with the...

Jogging Is Not a Great Fat Loss Tool

Ben Hanton | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Hanton

Despite a growing understanding of the benefits of resistance training and high intensity interval training, the nation's go-to fat loss tool still seems to be going out for a jog. Every January we hit the pavements (literally.... again and again and again) with the best intentions. Unfortunately, it turns out jogging is in fact a very flawed fat loss tool.

Embarrassing Bodies - The Bodily Oddities of Exercising and How to Cure Them

Scott Laidler | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Laidler

When you think of body changes caused by exercise, most people think of the usual... wheezing, flushed face and being out of breath. However, what you might not realize is that exercising bodily oddities can include everything from runny noses and diarrhea to rashes. These bodily oddities are becoming increasingly common...

We Are In Total Awe Of This 91-Year-Old Marathon Runner

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For most of us, the thought of running a marathon is pretty intimidating - but that's exactly what one woman has done, and at the age of 91. Harrie...

Is Exercising Outdoors Better For You?

Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to exercising, winter is like that friend who always tells you what you want to hear. Dark, ominous mornings offer you the perfect ex...

What Happened When 4 HuffPost Editors Took On A 10K Challenge?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For those of us who run occasionally, there's nothing quite like signing up to a race to push your fitness levels a little bit further. For absolu...

Running a Race and Worried About Your Heart? Foods to Keep Your Heart-Healthy

Dr Sarah Schenker | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Schenker

It is worth noting that men are more at risk of developing heart disease than women. This is largely to do with the balance of hormones they have in the body. The risk also increases with age, and really shoots up once you hit mid 40s. It is also compounded further if anyone in the family has heart problems.

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.

We Own The Night: Running With My Friends

Lucy Karsten | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Karsten

WOTN is a women's night run, organized by Nike, that takes place yearly in a variety of European cities. It marks its difference from other races even before you arrive, providing its runners with beautifully designed, wearable t-shirts and custom made tote bags before the event.

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.

Dirty Tricks In The Battle For The Four Minute Mile

Endeavour Press | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Sport
Endeavour Press

Things were very different - 60 years ago - when Roger Bannister became an icon to England and the British Empire by becoming the first to break the four minute mile. For decades people had speculated about whether this barrier could be conquered - and some suggested that you might die in the attempt.

Could Schools Do More to Encourage Physical Activity?

Dr Adam Carey | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Adam Carey

From early childhood education, right through to Secondary school, teachers are under pressure to drill reading, writing, and math deep into their students' brains -- and there are only so many hours in the school day. What is often forgotten is teaching the importance of physical activity and leading a healthy lifestyle.

Running In Springtime: HuffPost Swap The Treadmill For Mother Nature

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Running on the treadmill has its benefits - you can tailor your training at the push of a button and there is zero chance of rain (a big plus for us B...

London Marathon - We Did It!

Jack Wilson | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

I sit here writing this the day after the 2014 London Marathon and I ache from top to toe. Personally, it was the hardest race I've ever done. My injuries and lack of fitness caught up with me at mile 18. All plans went out the window when I hit the wall and the wall then fell on me.

The Running Awards 2014

Will Ross | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Sport
Will Ross

In the carb-loading hours of Friday night, results of the inaugural The Running Awards were announced at a gala in central London, contributing to another glorious weekend for the city's reputation in the running world. Winners were decided after 40,000 members of the public cast votes in support of their favourite products and services for running.