Fitness

  • Why do you want to get in shape?

    Why do you want to get in shape?

    10 May 2020

    If getting in peak condition was easy, everyone would do it. We would all be striding around with a flat belly and a toned, sculpted figure. It can be done but it’s hard work, so it’s really important to find…

  • 8 best stretches

    8 best stretches

    9 May 2020

    Stretching should be an essential part of every training plan. Stretch at the end of every workout to avoid tightness in the muscles and reduce injury risk. Hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds and do them all at…

  • How to move towards your fitness goals

    How to move towards your fitness goals

    9 May 2020

    Thinking of quitting an unhealthy habit or losing weight isn’t a great way to frame your goals. Rapid Change expert Howard Cooper explains why it’s better to move towards a goal rather than move away from a current bad habit.…

  • New exercise habits during lockdown

    New exercise habits during lockdown

    8 May 2020

    Over half of Brits have taken up a new form of exercise during lockdown, with many vowing to continue with their new regimes. The experts at Nuffield Health have been finding out about the nation’s preferred forms of home fitness.…

  • Foam roller moves

    Foam roller moves

    7 May 2020

    Feeling tight after your workout? It’s time to get foam rolling. Foam rolling helps to reduce muscle pain and increase blood flow, using your body weight to apply pressure to any knots or tight spots. Known as ‘self-myofascial release’ and…

  • 6 moves for great legs

    6 moves for great legs

    7 May 2020

    Shape and tone your legs with these great moves you can do almost anywhere. Aim to perform two to three sets of 10 to 15 repetitions. The last few reps should be challenging. Reps and sets Beginners: 2 sets of…

  • Improve your posture

    Improve your posture

    6 May 2020

    Improving your posture will enable you to stand taller, look slimmer and feel more confident. Try these effective moves by personal trainer Anne-Marie Lategan. Four-point abdominal brace Four point abdominal brace   Works the core and pelvic floor. Kneel on…

  • 4 moves for better arms

    4 moves for better arms

    6 May 2020

    Shape, tone strengthen your arms with this workout that can be done anywhere. Exercising your arms will not only make them look shapely and toned in T-shirts and sleeveless tops, but it will also make daily tasks like lifting heavy…

  • How to find time to exercise

    How to find time to exercise

    5 May 2020

    Is your life really too busy or are you looking for excuses like ‘I don’t have time’ when you’re tempted to skip workouts? Here’s how to make time and ditch those excuses. Even if you’re highly motivated and on a…

  • 8 things every new runner should know

    8 things every new runner should know

    4 May 2020

    Want to start running but don’t know how to get started or how far or fast to run? Christina Neal, author of the book ‘Run Yourself Fit’, has some top tips for new runners on taking those first steps. The…