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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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Top fitness trends for 2018
03 January 2018

Laura Briggs

We're looking forward to 2018 and a whole bunch of new fitness trends. Here’s what we can expect to see on the fitness scene over the coming year:

Reap the benefits of dry January
02 January 2018

Laura Briggs

You may be surprised at the benefits of going alcohol free for a month. Here are our 5 top motivating reasons to rest your liver and give dry January a go.

DEPRESSION AFFECTS YOUR HEART. THE GOOD NEWS IS, EXERCISE CAN REVERSE THIS
13 December 2017

Kath Webb

Lonely or depressed people are more likely to suffer from premature death and heart disease. But new research has shown that exercise may provide the solution.

10 TIPS FOR A HEALTHY FIT LIFESTYLE
13 December 2017

Kath Webb

A healthy lifestyle is more than just eating well and exercising. Following these health tips will help keep you in shape and feeling good. | PayAsUGym.com

PHYSICALLY ACTIVE KIDS HAVE BIGGER BRAINS
05 December 2017

Jessica Ambrose

Certain foods are good for your brain. There’s evidence that exercise is also good for your brain. In children, exercise actually increases their brain size.

The lowdown on Cardio
22 November 2017

Jessica Ambrose

Cardio uses up calories, and that means reducing fat levels. Combined with strength training, cardio is a cornerstone of every fitness programme.

Before or after exercise? Discover the best time to eat
02 November 2017

Laura Briggs

Do you fuel up before you start burning loads of energy, or replace the calories you’ve burned by eating after a workout? That depends on what you're doing.

FOUR HABITS TO AVOID AFTER YOUR WORKOUT
01 November 2017

Jessica Ambrose

The exercise habit itself is definitely one to encourage but here are 4 habits you should avoid getting into after your workout | PayAsUGym.com |

HIP FLEXORS, THE MOST IMPORTANT AND MOST NEGLECTED MUSCLE
24 October 2017

Jessica Ambrose

Are you hard at it training those abs, pecs, biceps, glutes? There’s one essential muscle set that everyone needs to train. Don't neglect your hip flexors.

IMPROVE YOUR DIGESTIVE HEALTH
18 October 2017

Jessica Ambrose

Exercise plans and workouts focus on the muscles we can see. The organs and muscles we can't see are equally important so get your digestive tract fit and healthy with these 5 tips.

EVERYDAY WEIGHT-LIFTING: CORRECT CARRYING TECHNIQUES
18 October 2017

Jessica Ambrose

Lifting and carrying items are risky activities that we do as part of everyday life. Try these ideas for safer carrying and to improve your functional fitness

3 things you definitely should NOT do when exercising
10 October 2017

Jessica Ambrose

Workout trends come and go as rapidly as diets do. Like diets, some workout ideas make sense; some do more harm than good. Are you on any of these wrong tracks?

STATIONARY BIKE WORKOUT 101
03 October 2017

Jessica Ambrose

Many of us enjoy cycling but bad weather and busy roads are off putting. This is where a stationary bike workout comes into its own. What makes a great workout?

Dance for Fitness
27 September 2017

Jessica Ambrose

That human inbuilt love of rhythm can still give us a great incentive to keep fit. Here are 3 of the many ways to dance yourself fit: zumba, barre and tango

HOW TO GET A FLAT STOMACH
20 September 2017

Jessica Ambrose

A flat stomach matters not just for appearance, but also for health. So here are the three steps to busting that belly and getting a toned tummy.

IT TAKES HIGH INTENSITY TO GET THE EXERCISE HIGH
20 September 2017

Jessica Ambrose

Motivation a problem? Focus on that exercise high. This happy feeling doesn't just come from doing something good for your body. It's a real chemical effect.

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