Recent research has highlighted alarming levels of inactivity among teenage girls. Data suggests that inactivity and sedentary time are two of the driving forces behind rising rates of poor mental health, obesity, and disinterest in sports and physical activity.

Updated: Friday 14 June 2024

Published: Friday 14 June 2024

Puberty is a time of physical and mental change that can be difficult for young girls to navigate. Expectations and pressure around school, parents, and different social groups can mean the benefits of physical activity, movement, and exercise get overlooked.

Updated: Friday 14 June 2024

Published: Friday 14 June 2024

Gyms are sweaty places. Whether you’re hitting the weights section or running on the treadmill, you’ve likely had a few sessions where you’re dripping wet wondering whether something is wrong. We’re here to explore just what normal means and to dispel some common myths and misconceptions about the relationship between sweating and exercise.

Updated: Thursday 13 June 2024

Published: Monday 21 August 2023

Going to the gym shouldn't just be about working out, it can also be a place to meet new people, relax or have fun. Here, we run through our top things you can do to make the best of your gym membership.

Updated: Thursday 13 June 2024

Published: Wednesday 30 December 2016

If step counting is your thing, you’ll have seen the number 10,000 everywhere. Most of us have never stopped to think about where this number comes from. We’ve dived into the fact and the fiction of walking 10,000 steps a day to bring you the origins, health benefits, and studies surrounding this magic number.

Updated: Thursday 13 June 2024

Published: Friday 15 September 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: Thursday 13 June 2024

Published: Wednesday 18 December 2019

If you’re into running, you’ve probably heard about fartlek training. This popular training method is great for boosting your training, whether you’re knee-deep into a marathon plan or looking to run 5k for fun. But what does fartlek mean, and what’s really involved? Keep reading to explore how this Swedish running phenomenon can help take your training to the next level.

Updated: Wednesday 12 June 2024

Published: Monday 4 January 2016

Feel like you're too busy for a workout? Think again. Making time for your fitness will always pay off, so here's some tips from our Personal Trainers to help you keep on track with your health when time is short.

Updated: Wednesday 12 June 2024

Published: Monday 14 December 2015

Healthy conversations with industry-leading experts and famous faces from the world of sport

Updated: Wednesday 5 June 2024

Published: Wednesday 5 June 2024

Wild swimming is a growing trend in the UK. Unlike the controlled environment of a swimming pool, open water swimming gives you a unique connection to nature without compromising on the great physical and mental benefits of swimming.

Updated: Wednesday 29 May 2024

Published: Tuesday 1 August 2023

Going on holiday changes our day-to-day routine and can impact diet, skin health, and the amount of physical activity we're getting.

Updated: Wednesday 29 May 2024

Published: Thursday 2 May 2019

If you’re returning to the gym after some time off or you’re a complete beginner, you might be wondering what you need to bring with you. Times change quickly, and with so many new and innovative gadgets out there, knowing what gear is essential and what isn’t can get confusing.

Updated: Tuesday 28 May 2024

Published: Tuesday 12 December 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: Tuesday 28 May 2024

Published: Thursday 6 July 2023

The three peaks challenge is a popular outdoor endurance climb in the UK. The challenge involves climbing Ben Nevis, Scaffel Pike, and Mount Snowden back-to-back. If you’re considering it as your next adventure, we've put everything you’ll need to know about the challenge in one place to save you time researching.

Updated: Tuesday 21 May 2024

Published: Tuesday 21 May 2024

Whether it’s cycling, running, or swimming, you put your body through a lot during a race. As you cross the finish line and that familiar ache starts to set in, you know your body will need some TLC to get back to its best. You'll find everything you need to maximise your post-race recovery in our quick and easy guide, below.

Updated: Monday 20 May 2024

Published: Friday 15 January 2016

Walking is a free and convenient way to enjoy the great outdoors and boost your mood in the process. It’s also a proven way of treating symptoms and mental health problems like stress, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Keep reading to learn more about what walking can do for your mental health and how best to get started with your new routine.

Updated: Wednesday 1 May 2024

Published: Tuesday 23 April 2024

Despite what photo editors in glossy magazines may want you to think, most women have cellulite. It is simply fat pushing against the connective tissue under your skin. We may not be able to get rid of cellulite, but we can lessen its appearance. Bodybuilder and Personal Trainer Abby Carpenter tells us how.

Updated: Wednesday 1 May 2024

Published: Tuesday 5 April 2016

With interest in protein shakes and powders growing more every year, questions around usage, benefits, training supplementation, and how much is too much are more common than ever. Keep reading to learn more about protein powders and muscle growth, and whether they’re a viable option to help you reach your training goals.

Updated: Monday 29 April 2024

Published: Wednesday 17 February 2016

Overtraining occurs when we don’t give our body enough time to recover between exercise sessions. It can have a big impact on performance and the frequency at which we get injured. Whilst weightlifting and cardio are great for mind and body, adequate rest is just as important.

Updated: Friday 26 April 2024

Published: Friday 26 April 2024

Research shows that people who exercise regularly tend to experience better emotional and mental health. Movement is also proven to help alleviate symptoms associated with mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2024

Published: Wednesday 24 April 2024