Fitness

  • Six ways to boost exercise motivation

    Six ways to boost exercise motivation

    23 September 2020

    Today is National Fitness Day and during these challenging times, we all know that exercise will make us feel better mentally as well as physically. Regular exercise has been shown to boost mood and emotional wellbeing and has been recommended…

  • Identify your motive for losing weight

    Identify your motive for losing weight

    22 September 2020

    Motivational coach Martin Kelly, a regular WF contributor, transformed his health by losing over 25kg of fat eight years ago and has kept the weight off. He shares his top motivational tips on losing weight and how to stay focused.…

  • Last minute marathon tips

    Last minute marathon tips

    21 September 2020

    Signed up for a virtual marathon and now worried you won’t be ready? What you do in the last four to six weeks before race-day will be key to your performance says Christina Neal. Got a virtual marathon coming up…

  • ‘Your Best Year Yet’ launches to get more women active

    ‘Your Best Year Yet’ launches to get more women active

    20 September 2020

    Fitness app Her Spirit has launched its campaign, ‘Your Best Year Yet’, to inspire women to make healthy lifestyle changes during this time of inactivity and growing mental health problems. ThisGirlCan’s powerful advertising campaign highlighted the importance of exercise to…

  • Why virtual races are popular

    Why virtual races are popular

    19 September 2020

    With numerous races cancelled, virtual events are keeping competitive folks fit. Don’t be fooled into thinking they’re just here to tide you over until races resume – they can truly motivate and inspire you, says Sarah Sellens. Virtual races used…

  • How to build up to doing pull-ups

    How to build up to doing pull-ups

    18 September 2020

    19 September is World Pull Up Day. Pull-ups are great for improving upper body strength but a tough move to build up to. So how can you develop the upper body strength to do them? We asked David Wiener, Training…

  • Your guide to pre-workout supplements

    Your guide to pre-workout supplements

    17 September 2020

    Want to get the most from your exercise routine? Our quick guide to supplements that you may want to try before your workouts will help you find what’s right for you. By Christine Bailey. Pre-workout supplements are incredibly popular, but…

  • Avoid getting injured at work

    Avoid getting injured at work

    16 September 2020

    In 2018-19 the UK had 581,000 self-reported cases of workers being a victim of non-fatal work-related injuries. Imagine how frustrated you’d be if you had to stop exercising due to an injury sustained at work. With this in mind, the…

  • How to exercise safely in hot weather

    How to exercise safely in hot weather

    14 September 2020

    Steven Virtue, Fitness Content and Programming Manager at Total Fitness, the North’s leading mid-market health club, shares five tips for exercising safely in soaring temperatures. Whether taking advantage of the warmer weather to enjoy a run or cycle in your…

  • Five healthy lockdown habits to keep

    Five healthy lockdown habits to keep

    13 September 2020

    Lockdown threw up many challenges, but it also forced us to slow down, examine the way we live our lives, and put greater importance on our health. How can we avoid falling back into our regular “hamster wheel” lives, and…