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A healthy and active lifestyle is something we should all be working towards. From getting enough steps, to useful information about what to wear to the gym, you’ll find all of the information you need to start living a happier, healthier, fitter life.

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The best trainers for any workout
26 February 2019

Patrick Law

Having a good pair of trainers is the secret to achieving the best results in the gym, whether that be running, cross-fit, weight lifting or HIIT. Investing in high quality trainers is a must if you haven’t done so already.

Got a cold? Perhaps you should skip your workout
22 February 2019

Kath Webb

Winter colds and viruses can wreak havoc on your fitness plans and goals. Do you push through the symptoms, or slow down - or skip - your exercise session?

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING FLEXIBLE
15 February 2019

Jessica Ambrose

Most of us take flexibility for granted until it lets us down. Flexibility really matters both for performance and to avoid injury. How can we gain flexibility?

Get those hearts pumping! 4 Exercises to do with your partner on Valentine's Day
14 February 2019

Sophie Gamble

It’s Valentine’s Day, and the romantics out there are pulling out all the stops to show their appreciation for their loved ones. Before heading out for a romantic evening for two, why not get the hearts racing this Valentine’s with some partner exercises.

MORNING OR NIGHT. WHICH IS BEST FOR EXERCISE?
11 February 2019

Jessica Ambrose

Are you a night owl or a lark? Your body clock can affect when you take your exercise. Does the time of day you workout make any difference to its effectiveness

TIME TO GET SKI FIT
22 January 2019

Patrick Law

Pre-ski holiday training is an essential for stamina, and to reduce the chance of injury. Start your preparation as early as you can, focusing on these 3 areas.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING FLEXIBLE
14 January 2019

Jessica Ambrose

Most of us take flexibility for granted until it lets us down. Flexibility really matters, both for performance and to avoid injury. How can we stay flexible?

TIME TO GET TRAINING FOR THE LONDON MARATHON
06 January 2019

Jessica Ambrose

If you were lucky to get place in the 2019 London Marathon, it's time to get training. There are only 17 weeks from New Year to marathon day, they will go fast!

Well being and healthy living trends for 2019
31 December 2018

Laura Briggs

We’ve looked at what 2019 might have in store for the fitness movement. What about the other side of healthy living? Here’s a look at healthy living trends for 2019

FITNESS TREND PREDICTIONS FOR 2019
22 December 2018

Jessica Ambrose

Who doesn’t love a new fitness idea? 2018 has seen the rise of cross-fit and trampolining classes. Here are 4 new fitness trend predictions for next year

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE A BREAK FROM REGULAR EXERCISE?
18 December 2018

Jessica Ambrose

Regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health improving strength and stamina. Here's what happens when you take a break from working out

WHY EXERCISING EVERY DAY IS GOOD FOR YOU
14 December 2018

Patrick Law

Exercise needs to be a way of life for best chance of good health. If you need some motivation to get your daily exercise, these 5 reasons should do the trick.

TOP TIPS TO BEAT CHRISTMAS STRESS
11 December 2018

Jessica Ambrose

The festive season should be such a happy time of year but if the approach of the Santa juggernaut makes you feel like leaving the country, try these ideas:

The best way to stay trim according to science
22 November 2018

Kath Webb

What does science say about the best way to lose weight? Here’s the most up-to-date information on what the experts tell us about getting trim and staying trim.

WORKING OUT BUT GETTING HEAVIER? THIS MAY BE THE REASON
20 November 2018

Jessica Ambrose

Strength training builds muscle, and there’s an old adage that muscle weighs more than fat. Is that true? How much does weight matter as a measure of training?

Not exercising is the worst thing you can do for your health
27 October 2018

Laura Briggs

We know that exercising on a daily basis is healthy but new research suggests that being inactive could be even worse for your health than smoking.

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