Training

New Skills For Older Workers?

Chris Ball | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Chris Ball

Everyone seems to agree, a skilled and trained workforce is a pre-requisite for a successful economy. New skills and training are good for individuals too.

Want Bigger Arms?

Ali Stewart | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Most people tend to cheat and swing through the back and shoulders in order to move too much weight, and by doing so, you fail to engage the arms fully. Take your time in each rep, use a full range of movement and finish each lift by contracting hard against the weight at the peak of your lift. Try to avoid your arms losing tension at either the top or bottom range.

The Importance Of Progressive Overload

David Kingsbury | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

There may be a weight you struggle to lift at first. After a week or two, you manage to lift it. Fantastic. With progressive overload, it doesn't stop there. Add more weight to push your muscles even more, to lift bigger weights. It's this simple concept that resistance training is built upon.

Ebola Isn't Over Yet: How Pauline Cafferkey's Return To The Country Reminds Us That The Virus Still Haunts Sierra Leone

Imogen Calderwood | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Imogen Calderwood

For many thousands of people, Ebola isn't over. It was a trigger that has sparked so many other issues - homelessness, unemployment, poverty - that will be felt in Sierra Leone for years to come unless its people receive ongoing support to get back on their feet. Without help to rebuild their businesses and get their children back into schools, many more people to come will fall victim to the Ebola crisis.

Football For Wimps - Why It's Never Too Late To Get Involved In Our National Game

Rob Levy | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Sport
Rob Levy

Here's to the adrenaline of exercising for fun. Here's to the sociability of being in a team. Here's to never being mansplained the offside rule again. And here's to no more footballs in the face.

In 2017, Psychiatry Is Still Misunderstood

Dr Tony Rao | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK
Dr Tony Rao

Psychiatrists are keen to change myths about mental disorders. We are also keen to change public opinion through public engagement. Of course, that's the main reason for writing this. The figures on mental disorders may surprise you. One in five mothers suffer a mental disorder during pregnancy or in the first year after childbirth.

The Real Truth Of How To Get Shredded Part One

Ali Stewart | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

This would not be one of my articles if there weren't a few brutal home truths before I get into the nuts and bolts of how to do it. I can speak honestly on this as I am a seasoned natural bodybuilder and I know what is needed to get shredded.

The Evolution Of Fat Loss

Ali Stewart | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Therefore, for us to improve our bodies we must get back some of our primal instinct. We need to remember that our bodies are living organisms that need the correct fuel and exercise to work properly, without this they fall into a state of disrepair.

The 'I' Factor - Why TV Needs People Like You And Me

Nimesh Joshi | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nimesh Joshi

First things first, I never thought about 'diversity' growing up. Not once did I think the colour of my skin, my social class, my religion or anything...

26 Tips For The Marathon

Becky Yardley | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Yardley

Anyone competing in a marathon this Sunday will now probably be in tapering mode, a phase where you will be reducing intensity and conserving energy for the big event in a few days' time. That means fuelling your body with carbohydrates, getting plenty of sleep and reducing the length of your runs.

My Job Means I Can Be Many Things - Does Yours?

Mat Galvin | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

Last month, it was fantastic to read about the finalists of the Global Teacher Prize. What a wonderful set of individuals doing amazing things around ...

Real World Fat Loss

Ali Stewart | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I have a training company where I'm qualified to teach people how to be a personal trainer or fitness instructor. Arrogantly, I've scoffed at the content of the course as it is very basic and have always thought it doesn't teach you very much

Ten Top Training Tips

Sophie Christiansen | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Christiansen

Whether I'm training to compete or I'm in the office, I have always found a work-life balance tricky. These days my boyfriend gets me to slow down, and I find having interests outside of sport actually help me refocus and refresh - rather than distract me.

Automation Is Here To Stay And Organisations Should Welcome It

Paul Cant | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Cant

The question will be how we prepare the workforce for its arrival. Businesses must now equip their staff with the digital tools and expertise they need to keep pace with these technological advances. Employees are looking to their employers to demonstrate responsible and responsive leadership.

What Should 2017 Be The Year Of? Removing Inequality

Fran Brosan | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Fran Brosan

It's funny how true the old adage is, that things are like buses, you wait for ages for one and then they come in threes. A psychologist would no doub...

What Can Organisations Do To Boost Britain's Technical Prowess?

Geoff Smith | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Geoff Smith

Employability now depends less on what individuals already know and more on their ability to learn, apply and adapt. By adopting a flexible workforce and approach to training and development, British businesses can work with their existing employees to mould their skills and knowledge to fit the required roles, and build their technical prowess.

IWD2017: Meet The Women Rockin' The Tech Industry...

Kat Jackman | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech
Kat Jackman

all women everywhere Along with Dame Stephanie, I have discovered some other fab women who currently work in technology, who also have a special story to tell about how they got there, and how technology careers have changed their lives.

Should I Take Protein Supplements?

John Beeby | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
John Beeby

Over the last decade we've started to deify protein: the message now reads more is better. There are supplementary bars, shakes and pills - supermarket aisles are now strewn with products once sold only in pro sports shops. Quick-fix protein has never been more readily available.

The UK Is Leaving A Generation Of Workers In Digital Darkness

Pierre Dubuc | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Politics
Pierre Dubuc

Investment in traditional providers of digital education, such as schools and universities, is a part of the solution. Yet lifetime skills training while in work is the one pathway for both businesses and the wider economy to match the pace of technological advancement. It's a pace that shows no signs of slowing, and will otherwise leave us behind.

Change The Way You Think About Fitness For Easier, More Sustainable Progress

Theo Brenner-Roach | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Brenner-Roach

Take it day by day, believe in yourself and what you are capable of now and will be capable of in the future. Embrace these ideas you won't be able to do anything but succeed and that is freaking awesome!

Marathon Des Sables 2017 - A 250km Journey Of Personal Discovery

Andrew White | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

According to the Discovery Channel, MDS is the toughest footrace on earth. Starting on April 7th, we participants will attempt to run 6 stages, the longest of which is an 80km run, walk, stumble. It's not for the faint hearted, however, as I'm regularly told it's all about the preparation.

Getting Over The New Job Itch

Geoff Smith | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Geoff Smith

With January becoming the most popular month for people to job hunt, many employees will currently be feeling the repercussions of employees who have ...

Please Don't Make Your Sales Guy A Marketer

Lizzie Benton | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Lizzie Benton

So here's the situation, and I'm sure it's a common tale you've all heard before. A small business decides to save some money by making the sales gu...

5 Marketing Courses To Improve Your Chances Of Promotion

Sam Allcock | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Sam Allcock

As an employer, I'm always looking for my staff to constantly show me their passion and drive to develop both their career and knowledge. It's somethi...

A Simple HIIT Workout For Beginners

Chris Wharton | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Wharton

The key to achieving results as a beginner is to get right back to basics. These simple (and quick) home workouts do just that. But remember, basic doesn't have to mean easy! Here is a circuit of five exercises that works all areas of the body and doesn't require equipment or a gym membership, it can be also be completed in the comfort of your own home.