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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.

Seven Top Tips for Training for a Marathon - For Beginners

Stacey Lucas | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Sport
Stacey Lucas

That time of year where runners are gearing up for the marathons for fantastic causes. When people watch a marathon they tend to think 'I wish I could do that' or 'next year I will do this'. Here are 7 top tips on how to prepare for a marathon for beginners...

How Not to Watch the London Marathon

Johnny Dee | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Sport
Johnny Dee

It's the London Marathon this Sunday. It's the best sporting event of the year and the only one where anyone - fat, thin, old, young, middle-aged, rich, poor, Peter Andre - can compete alongside the very best athletes in the world.

Eight Things That Happen When You Sign Up to a 10K Race

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

You pretend to know what phrases like: "par two hours", "anaerobic threshold" and "inclined gradient" mean. When all you're really familiar with is "hitting the wall".

Ultra Marathon Champion On Running The Most Extreme Race On Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Rachael Getzels | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Imagine running a marathon. Now imagine doing that four times over, plus some. In the harshest environments on earth. That’s exactly what 29-yea...

Marathon Day Tips for First Timers

Charlie Watson | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Watson

The Virgin London Marathon is nearly upon us, and all the hard work, early mornings and sore legs will soon be worth it. Crossing the finish line of your first marathon is an incredible feeling, and the pain and hurt of the previous 26 miles is momentarily forgotten while the glorious medal is placed around your neck.

Marathon on Your Mind? Why Running Can Protect Your Brain

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

We're shifting our attention to how exercise in your earlier years may impact your thinking skills later in life. The evidence so far suggests that exercise may have a role to play at every stage of mental development and preservation - from young adulthood through to your elderly years.

Poorna Bell

Victoria Pendleton Talks Fitness And What She Likes To Eat Now She's Retired | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

HuffPost UK Lifestyle has a new crush: Victoria Pendleton. Yes, we're aware we have to fight off quite a few other admirers, but since she retired fro...

London Marathon - The Final Countdown

Jack Wilson | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

All those hard months of training come down to this final week and now it's tapering time. For non runners, tapering is the reduction of exercise in the last couple of weeks before a competition or race. It's a gentle come down, so you're fully rested before the big one.