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 2 February 2024

Published: Friday 15 September 2023

The holy month of Ramadan marks a period of fasting for Muslims around the world. This religious obligation requires those who are fit and able to abstain for eating and drinking during daylight hours. We’ve put together the guide below to answer any questions you might have about fasting, nutrition, what and when to eat, and who’s exempt from fasting during Ramadan.

Updated: Monday 29 January 2024

Published: Monday 29 January 2024

Resistance training is a great way to build muscle, improve mobility, and lessen your risk of injury. Nuffield Health Senior Health and Wellbeing Physiologist Inez Griffin explains what resistance training is, what it's good for, and when you should be doing it.

Updated: Wednesday 24 January 2024

Published: Monday 4 January 2016

Think resistance training isn’t for you? Think again. Building strength and improving your overall health and wellbeing with resistance training can be beneficial for everyone. Keep reading to find out how resistance training can help you and what stereotypes and inaccurate information you should ignore.

Updated: Wednesday 24 January 2024

Published: Wednesday 24 January 2024

Stress-related mental health issues are becoming more and more prevalent in the workplace. How we manage stress at work differs from person to person as we all have our own ways of processing emotions and relaxing.

Updated: Tuesday 23 January 2024

Published: Thursday 24 August 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: Tuesday 23 January 2024

Published: Monday 18 September 2023

Companies and individuals are always on the hunt for innovative ways to limit the negative effects of desk work. Whether you’re concerned about back pain or productivity, a standing desk has something for you. National Physiotherapy Lead Jodie Breach has all the answers and information, below.

Updated: Tuesday 23 January 2024

Published: Monday 20 November 2023

Staying connected to others using our smartphone, tablet, or computer can have huge benefits. By always keeping in touch, we can manage relationships and stay connected with friends and family at the touch of a button. For some of us, this can feel tiring and like we are constantly tasked with keep up on message, emails, and social media posts.

Updated: Tuesday 23 January 2024

Published: Wednesday 15 November 2023

The half-marathon distance bridges the gap between “short” distance and “long” distance running. For beginners or those that have done a 10k event it the past, 13.1 -miles (21km) is a challenging but attainable distance – as long as you have the right training plan.

Updated: Wednesday 17 January 2024

Published: Wednesday 10 January 2024

The 10km distance is a challenging and rewarding distance that tests new and experienced runners alike. Whether you’ve just completed a 5km and are looking for a new challenge, or you’re eyeing up a new PB, our plan can help.

Updated: Wednesday 17 January 2024

Published: Friday 12 January 2024

If you want to get into resistance or strength training but aren’t sure where to start, look no further. Our expert led workout can be done in the gym or at home (if you have the right equipment) and contains everything you’ll need to get started. Before you start working various different areas of the body, we’ll walk you through the warm-up, the best compound lifts for you, and cooling down afterwards.

Updated: Tuesday 16 January 2024

Published: Wednesday 3 January 2024

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 11 January 2024

Published: Wednesday 30 December 2016

Couch to 5k is one of the most popular running programmes out there. Great for beginner runners looking to start their fitness journey, C25K is recommended by the NHS and balances walking, jogging, and running to build up to running the complete 5km distance.

Updated: Thursday 4 January 2024

Published: Thursday 4 January 2024

You’ve taken control of your health and wellbeing and joined the gym, so why the worry? Senior Wellbeing Personal Trainer, Graham Morland, tackles first-time gym-goer anxieties head on.

Updated: Tuesday 2 January 2024

Published: Thursday 11 May 2017

Gym anxiety, or “gymtimidation” is common in people joining the gym for the first time or returning after some time off. If you’re worried about how you look or that people will be watching you, you’re not alone. These thoughts and feelings are extremely common and typically stem from a fear of the unknown.

Updated: Tuesday 2 January 2024

Published: Tuesday 2 January 2024

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 12 December 2023

Published: Tuesday 12 December 2023

Going to a gym class for the first time can be daunting. If you feel scared or apprehensive about attending a fitness class alone, you’re not the only one. We’ve put together this practical guide to let you know how bringing a friend along can help.

Updated: Monday 11 December 2023

Published: Tuesday 7 August 2018

For most of us, setting our fitness goals is the easy part. It’s sticking to them that’s the tricky part. Whether you’re looking to stay on track and hit a new personal best, or you’re struggling to stay motivated with a new weight loss plan, we’ve got some expert tips to keep you on track.

Updated: Monday 11 December 2023

Published: Friday 25 November 2016

Exercise can have a positive impact on our sleep. Physical activity has proven benefits for improving sleep quantity and quality, giving you even more reason to maintain a regular workout routine. Find out more about the relationship between exercise and sleep and how getting active can help you find a good night’s sleep.

Updated: Monday 11 December 2023

Published: Friday 25 November 2016

If you suffer with chronic pain or inflammation of the joints, winter can be a tough time. As the nights draw in and we start to feel the chill of winter, our joint pain can start to worsen if we aren’t prepared.

Updated: Thursday 7 December 2023

Published: Thursday 7 December 2023