For many of us, exercise is a great way to manage our physical and mental health. This can make the festive period – with all the talk of rest, food, and relaxation – difficult to navigate.

Updated: Tuesday 5 December 2023

Published: Tuesday 5 December 2023

For runners of all abilities, the marathon distance demands a dedicated and structured training plan to complete. If you’ve worked your way through the 5k, 10k and the half marathon distances and are ready to think about tackling 26.2 miles, you’re in the right place.

Updated: Tuesday 21 November 2023

Published: Monday 9 October 2023

The health of your mind and body are intrinsically linked, but only 3 in 10 people acknowledge that exercise helps their mental health, according to latest data from our Healthier Nation Index. We'll discuss how physical activity can help to prevent and manage stress.

Updated: Monday 20 November 2023

Published: Monday 15 April 2019

For some of us, winter means adapting our training regime to stay fit and healthy. Thankfully, switching up how we exercise during the cold months isn’t as tricky as it might sound. Find out more about how the cold weather can impact training and what you can do to combat it, below.

Updated: Thursday 16 November 2023

Published: Monday 31 January 2022

High intensity interval training starts to show results in a matter of weeks. It’s got a huge following and has quickly become one of the most popular ways to workout. But why? Keep reading to find out why HIIT has soared in popularity, and what it can do to keep you looking and feeling healthy.

Updated: Thursday 9 November 2023

Published: Tuesday 21 March 2017

As we get older, it’s important we don’t give up exercise and physical activity completely. Research suggests that regular exercise and maintaining a healthy amount of movement throughout life can significantly mitigate the negative impact of these changes.

Updated: Monday 30 October 2023

Published: Monday 2 May 2016

If you’re curious about what to wear to the gym or enjoy expanding your workout wardrobe, you’re in the right place. From trainers to sports bras, our expert advice will make choosing a comfortable and practical gym outfit a lot easier.

Updated: Monday 30 October 2023

Published: Monday 14 December 2015

Joint pain is one of the most common reasons for avoiding active movement and exercise. Stiff joints, a poor range of motion, and mobility issues all make accessing and enjoying traditional sports and exercise plans difficult. Below, Senior Rehabilitation Specialist Jon Taberner explains how best to safely exercise if you suffer with neck, shoulder, back, or knee pain.

Updated: Thursday 26 October 2023

Published: Thursday 26 October 2023

The push-up is one of the best bodyweight exercises that anyone can do. An added benefit is they require no equipment and are great for building muscle and functional strength almost anywhere. Find out all you need to know about technique and how best to approach the push-up if you’re starting a 30-day challenge, below.

Updated: Tuesday 24 October 2023

Published: Monday 16 December 2019

Whether you work in an office or from home, it doesn’t take long for poor posture and an unergonomic workspace to damage to your back. At work, one of the best things you can do for your long-term health and productivity is to get up and take regular breaks away from your workstation.

Updated: Tuesday 24 October 2023

Published: Wednesday 23 September 2015

Mixing things up and trying something different helps keep exercise interesting and the body stimulated. Whether you’re tired of your current routine, or you’re on the hunt for a new class to try out, a kettlebell workout makes a great alternative to your traditional barbell and dumbbell focused classes.

Updated: Tuesday 24 October 2023

Published: Thursday 20 July 2023

Going to the gym for the first time doesn’t need to be daunting. Adam Hameed, personal trainer at Nuffield Health, offers some beginner workouts to help you feel confident and get the most out of your gym time.

Updated: Tuesday 24 October 2023

Published: Wednesday 18 December 2019

Joining the gym for the first time can be a daunting experience, regardless of your age or ability. But help is at hand. Personal Trainer Denise Collman shares her top tips on getting the best start.

Updated: Tuesday 24 October 2023

Published: Tuesday 1 September 2015

Nuffield Health Senior Personal Trainer Phil Goulding explains the difference between aerobic and anaerobic energy systems and their associated training types.

Updated: Monday 23 October 2023

Published: Wednesday 17 February 2016

We’ve partnered with our very own Stephen Macconville, Personal Trainer at Nuffield Health, to compile a list of seven exercises all older adults and seniors should be doing at home to increase flexibility and maintain a good range of motion.

Updated: Friday 13 October 2023

Published: Friday 27 March 2020

The 5km distance can be both accessible and challenging depending on your experience. Tailored for beginners looking to get into running, our eight-week training plan combines running with strength training to help improve your cardiovascular fitness and get you ready to run the 5km distance.

Updated: Thursday 12 October 2023

Published: Friday 28 July 2023

Taking time out of training can be difficult, especially when you’re enjoying your training. Whether you’re looking to build muscle or shave seconds off your 10km time, rest is a vital part of your training schedule.

Updated: Thursday 12 October 2023

Published: Thursday 20 July 2023

For a runner, there are few decisions as important as the marathon you choose. From the fastest courses to the most scenic locations to enjoy, we pick some of the UK's top locations for covering 26.2 miles.

Updated: Thursday 12 October 2023

Published: Friday 9 June 2023

If you're a runner in the UK, chances are you’ve heard of parkrun. The free event takes place at 9am every Saturday and sees thousands of people descend on locations around the country to walk or run 5km on a closed road course.

Updated: Thursday 12 October 2023

Published: Thursday 6 July 2023

The twohanded (or double handed) backhand is one of the hardest shots in tennis to nail. Thankfully, if you take the time to hone your technique, you’ll be sending balls back with increased power and accuracy in no time. Explore the basics, along with some nifty tips and tricks, below.

Updated: Wednesday 11 October 2023

Published: Tuesday 10 October 2023