No matter our age, it’s important we use our muscles regularly to maintain bone strength, muscle strength, coordination, and a healthy heart. 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: Thursday 28 September 2023

Published: Friday 27 March 2020

Exercise is a great way to help lower your blood pressure levels. Ben Kelly, Director of Research and Outcomes, explains five of the best exercises.

Updated: Friday 22 September 2023

Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016

Do you shy away from the gym for fear of damaging your joints? You needn’t be worried. Exercise can in fact help to protect your joints, as well as relieve pain. “I don’t do that exercise because it’s bad for your joints.” Sound familiar? It’s a common reason people avoid exercises like running, weight training or some classes.

Updated: Friday 22 September 2023

Published: Tuesday 2 October 2018

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. Brendan Street, Head of Emotional Wellbeing, explains how physical activity can help to prevent and manage stress.

Updated: Friday 22 September 2023

Published: Monday 15 April 2019

This expansive area at the heart of the UK is home to some of the best summit peaks and expansive open areas of hiking terrain in the country. If you’re all about hiking over sprawling green land and walking hills that roll as far as the eye can see, the Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside area are perfect for you.

Updated: Wednesday 20 September 2023

Published: Wednesday 20 September 2023

Renowned for expansive moorland and unrivalled coastline, the northeast of England has earned its reputation as a must-visit for walking and hiking enthusiasts. From the iconic Hadrian's Wall Path to the serene woodlands of Kielder Forest, the northeast draws adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts from up and down the country.

Updated: Wednesday 20 September 2023

Published: Wednesday 20 September 2023

Home to the world-famous lake district, the northwest of England is home to some of the best hiking trails in the country. The Northwest is made up of diverse terrains ranging from the green shores of Lake Windermere to the dramatic fells atop the Yorkshire Dales and the coastal paths of Lancashire.

Updated: Tuesday 19 September 2023

Published: Tuesday 19 September 2023

Using a foam roller can be a highly effective way of improving your post-workout recovery. Helping to increase mobility, foam rolling can also reduce onset muscle soreness and aid with the function of our vascular and parasympathetic nervous systems. Wondering how it works? Nuffield Health National Physiotherapy Lead Jodie Breach helps explain what foam rolling can do for your performance and recovery.

Updated: Monday 18 September 2023

Published: Monday 18 September 2023

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: Friday 15 September 2023

Published: Friday 15 September 2023

If you’re thinking of booking a hiking or walking holiday in Scotland and are looking for some inspiration, you’re in the right place. We’ve put a list of our favourite hiking routes, trails, and paths together to save you time and money. From accessible forest trails to challenging mountain summits, we’ve got something for everyone.

Updated: Wednesday 13 September 2023

Published: Wednesday 13 September 2023

Northern Ireland is one of the most popular hiking and walking destinations in the UK. Of particular interest is the Causeway Coast and the stunning offshore rock formations it’s home to. Whether you’re looking for a coastal hike or you’re interested in exploring a secluded national park, there’s something for you. Northern Ireland is the perfect location for amateur and experienced outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Updated: Wednesday 13 September 2023

Published: Wednesday 13 September 2023

For such a small country, Wales boasts a wide and diverse array of mountain ranges and summits to scale. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned expert looking for a new challenge, Wales has something to offer you. Whether you’re after a weekend away from the city or seven days of exploration in the mountains, there’s something for everyone. To save you time we’ve put together a selection of eight of our favourite Welsh hikes for you to enjoy while you’re there.

Updated: Friday 8 September 2023

Published: Friday 8 September 2023

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: Wednesday 6 September 2023

Published: Wednesday 23 September 2015

Setting foot in your first yoga class can be a daunting experience if you don’t know what to expect. Yoga instructor Sam Graham explains the yoga basics, benefits, and some advice for your first class.

Updated: Tuesday 5 September 2023

Published: Friday 18 August 2023

Home to the Surrey Hills, the South Down National Park, the famous London green belt and countless other areas of natural beauty, the southeast of England is home to some of the most stunning outdoor areas in the UK.

Updated: Friday 1 September 2023

Published: Thursday 31 August 2023

The Southwest of England is a region steeped in history. Blessed with rolling hills and stunning coastline, this area is home to some of the UK’s best beaches, trails, and national parks. We’ve put together a set of 8 stunning walks ranging in difficult from gentle 1 and 2 mile history laden strolls to more challenging hikes along the southwestern coastline and in some of the country’s most famous national parks.

Updated: Friday 1 September 2023

Published: Wednesday 30 August 2023

Pelvic floor training has changed a lot in recent years. With so many devices available, claims about building pelvic floor strength and curing incontinence are commonplace. Confused? Unsure where to start with pelvic floor muscle training? You’re not alone.

Updated: Thursday 31 August 2023

Published: Thursday 24 August 2023

Staying fit and healthy is just as important for kids as it is for grown-ups, but it can be difficult to find ways to make it fun.

Updated: Wednesday 23 August 2023

Published: Wednesday 23 August 2023

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: Monday 21 August 2023

Published: Monday 21 August 2023

Do you know your vinyasa from your savasana? Sam Graham breaks down some common yoga terms you may hear in a class.

Updated: Friday 18 August 2023

Published: Friday 18 August 2023