Fitness

  • Work out at home safely

    Work out at home safely

    20 October 2020

    2020 has taught us a few valuable lessons, but one that many have learned is the benefits that a simple home workout can bring to our physical and mental health. This home workout – complete with mobility exercises to get…

  • Five ways to avoid back pain

    Five ways to avoid back pain

    19 October 2020

    Our backs have undoubtedly felt the strain of lockdown. From binge-watching movies in bed to sitting at our kitchen tables hunched over our laptops, to an influx in people getting fit. Our bodies, and more specifically our backs, have felt…

  • Four key things to know about yoga

    Four key things to know about yoga

    13 October 2020

    We all know that yoga is good for improving our flexibility and reducing stress, but have you ever wondered how long it takes to improve and how long you should be holding each pose? These questions and more answered by…

  • Exercising for weight loss – what you need to know

    Exercising for weight loss – what you need to know

    11 October 2020

    Not getting the results you want despite exercising regularly? Make sure you’re doing enough and working at the right intensity. Here are some useful guidelines. Many people who exercise regularly don’t always get the results they want – usually, because…

  • Train smart, avoid injuries

    Train smart, avoid injuries

    5 October 2020

    Don’t be another injury statistic. If you avoided exercise injury during lockdown, make sure you stay injury-free by not overdoing it when you return to your normal exercise routine. Exercise injuries rose considerably during lockdown, with £7.2 million Brits suffering…

  • Get the most out of virtual races

    Get the most out of virtual races

    4 October 2020

    Have you got into virtual racing lately? You’re not alone. With races being cancelled, many race participants have chosen to set goals or targets by signing up for a virtual challenge. Get an even bigger bang for your virtual racing…

  • ‘I’m just hoping to finish the London Marathon’

    ‘I’m just hoping to finish the London Marathon’

    3 October 2020

    Jasmine Barnett is 28 and has two young sons. She’s a self-employed childminder from Pontefract West Yorkshire and is running the London Marathon after losing a lot of weight and recovering from a rare form of leukaemia. What made you…

  • How to ace the London Marathon

    How to ace the London Marathon

    2 October 2020

    The London Marathon will be a very different experience this year, with no crowds to cheer participants and runners having the freedom to choose their own virtual route anywhere in the UK. Motivation and a strong race strategy will both…

  • Maximise your workout recovery

    Maximise your workout recovery

    2 October 2020

    Whether you’ve been exercising hard at the gym or at home, you’ll need to recover for the best results. ‘Recovery fitness’ is a popular fitness trend right now. Here’s how to reset with a restorative workout. Words: Sarah Sellens. After…