Fitness

  • Run a virtual marathon

    Run a virtual marathon

    19 July 2020

    Virtual runs are hugely popular now that events have been cancelled. You can even run a virtual marathon, so lace up your trainers, get out there and start clocking up the miles! As a result of the pandemic there has…

  • Five ways to avoid aches and pains when cycling

    Five ways to avoid aches and pains when cycling

    17 July 2020

    Have you taken up cycling during lockdown? Keep it up and make sure it’s a pain-free experience with these top tips from Michelle Njagi, Senior Physiotherapist for Bupa Health Clinics. Since social distancing measures were introduced, bike sales have soared. Cycling can…

  • ‘Why I’m going to keep working out at home’

    ‘Why I’m going to keep working out at home’

    15 July 2020

    Are you planning to go back to the gym when it reopens? Women’s Fitness Editor Christina Neal has been a gym fan for many years but has now chosen to stick to home workouts. Working out at home has become…

  • Maximise your workouts

    Maximise your workouts

    15 July 2020

    Get the best results from your exercise routines with these handy training tips bound to ensure that every workout counts. Check your posture It sounds simple, but it’s surprising how many people don’t give posture a thought when they exercise.…

  • Six exercise injuries and how to avoid them

    Six exercise injuries and how to avoid them

    11 July 2020

    Fitness goals can be hampered by unexpected niggles or injuries that can halt us in our tracks. The experts at musclefood.com explain how to reduce your injury risk. Poor exercise technique can lead to injuries that may even require surgery.…

  • The benefits of caffeine for your work out

    The benefits of caffeine for your work out

    10 July 2020

    Whatever your chosen form of exercise, caffeine can help to boost your performance and help you get the most from your workout. Rob Kemp explains why. Coffee has become the workout warm-up of choice for growing numbers of cyclists, runners…

  • Gyms are to reopen in England on 25th July

    Gyms are to reopen in England on 25th July

    9 July 2020

    Missed your gym? Your patience has paid off… gyms, indoor pools and sports facilities in England will be able to reopen from 25th July and outdoor pools from 11th July. Social distancing measures will apply with equipment spaced out and…

  • Stay motivated to keep on running

    Stay motivated to keep on running

    9 July 2020

    Losing your running mojo? Try some of our strategies here to maximise your motivation. Find some company If you don’t fancy joining a club or running on your own, enlist a friend to run with you. Ideally, they should be…

  • Swim without pain

    Swim without pain

    8 July 2020

    Do you enjoy swimming but find it painful and uncomfortable? Lucy Fry looks at common aches and pains suffered by regular swimmers, and how to overcome them. Swimming can cause pain and niggles in the lower back, knee and shoulder,…

  • How to improve your running

    How to improve your running

    6 July 2020

    Get fitter and faster and avoid getting into a rut with our top tips. Whether you plan to be a fast runner who nails personal bests and gets fitter and fitter ,or you just want to do it for run,…