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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 five best waterproof fitness trackers
17 July 2018

Laura Briggs

Choosing a fitness tracker is not an easy job. We’ve tried to make a little easier by choosing five of the best swim-proof trackers, to save you time.

THE BEACH WORKOUT
12 July 2018

Jessica Ambrose

That well-earned holiday need not mean a hole in your fitness programme. Make the most of the location with some seaside exercise, both in and out of the water.

FOOTBALL VARIATIONS. HOW EVERYONE CAN JOIN IN THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
09 July 2018

Patrick Law

A football game is a serious athletic endeavour. Players can run 10 kilometres during a game and need to be fit and flexible for the twists, turns and jumps.

Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis
02 July 2018

Izzy Jeffs

Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis are calories burnt when you are active, not officially exercising. Moving more has significant positive health implications.

Tennis fitness
02 July 2018

Jessica Ambrose

Tennis provides a great cardio and strength workout, but it is important to be fit to be able to play. Improving your fitness will also improve your game.

KEEP YOUR HEART AND ARTERIES YOUNGER WITH EXERCISE
25 June 2018

Jessica Ambrose

Ageing is inevitable – or is it? There may be no miracle anti-wrinkle creams, but new research shows that it is possible to reverse ageing on the inside.

WHEN YOU ARE TOO ILL TO EXERCISE
19 June 2018

Kath Webb

Science shows us that it could be beneficial to exercise if you're unwell. But if you're too ill you could make yourself worse. How do you tell the difference?

READY FOR SUMMER. HOW TO TONE AND TRIM IN SIX WEEKS
13 June 2018

Jessica Ambrose

With summer holidays approaching, it is a good time to improve fitness and lose those few excess pounds.Try these 5 ideas to get you in shape for holiday.

How to keep your heart healthy
13 June 2018

Laura Briggs

Over time the heart becomes stiffer and less flexible. There is one way to prevent this happening and you won’t be surprised to hear that it’s through exercise.

Fitness for parents. How and when to get that vital exercise to keep you sane
05 June 2018

Laura Briggs

There are plenty of exercises you can do with babies and children around. Try some of these tips to get fit with your kids and you'll soon feel the benefit.

HOW TO LISTEN TO YOUR FEET
29 May 2018

Jessica Ambrose

Most of us pay very little attention to our feet. That can be asking for trouble. Here is how to look after your feet and interpret what they are telling you.

Top five fitness festivals for summer 2018
04 May 2018

Laura Briggs

Forget your flasks full of vodka, mud caked wellies and questionable toilets – the festivals taking centre stage are all about meditation, relaxation and yoga.

Fitness for the commuter: How to fit in exercise while commuting
02 May 2018

Laura Briggs

Could the time you spend commuting be put to better use? If it’s a workout you’re after, you can still shape up on the commute with our exercises.

THE REASONS FOR THOSE MISSED-A-WORKOUT BLUES
23 April 2018

Jessica Ambrose

Exercise gives you a boost but if you miss your gym session, team match or run it can lower your mood for all sorts of reasons. How does exercise affect mood?

Time to get swimming
18 April 2018

Jessica Ambrose

Swimming is the low impact cardio workout that doesn’t put stress on your body. Here are 5 of our favourite pools to whet your appetite | PayAsUGym

Essential long distance running training tips
28 March 2018

Laura Briggs

Whether you’re new to running or building up to run a marathon, these simple but essential tips will help you on your running journey | PayAsUGym.com |

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