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The 6 best exercises for the lower body

    Our largest muscles are located in the lower body. The glutes, the quads, and the calves usually take the top three spots for muscle group size. We ask a lot from our lower body, so conditioning the muscles in it is so important. When strength and...

The exercises to do if you want to tone up

    When it comes to setting fitness goals, a common one is the desire to tone up. Achieving a lean and taught physique is the reason lots of people exercise. We've all got areas of our body we'd rather weren't there. And it's easy to see exercise as a way...

What do diamond push-ups do?

    Diamond push-ups are a progression of the traditional push-up, meaning they’re a more challenging variation of the original. If you’re looking for a new bodyweight challenge that shifts muscle focus and helps you to develop strength and endurance, this...

Here’s how to build muscle, even from home.

      Having more muscle is a pretty common fitness goal. But it's one that's more difficult to do when working out from home. Without heavy weights available to you, it can feel like you're not making any progress. But building muscle isn't as clear a...

How to use intervals to improve your running performance

    Running is super accessible. We all know that. We lace up our trainers, and off we go, running at a steady pass until we complete our loop or get tired. After a while, progress can start to plateau. Or, we fail to make progress to begin with because we...

What’s better for the body: running or walking?

      When we think of exercising for health and fitness, our minds immediately go to running. To be healthier, I must run. Running means, I'm fitter. Time to put my trainers on. It's an accessible and effective form of cardiovascular exercise. True....

7 great home exercises for the upper body

      The upper body is hard to hit without weights. It can seem as though there’s a limited supply of home-friendly exercises that challenge you enough to make some fitness progress. We often end up doing the same ones over and over again. This list is...

Why your core is so important in keeping you healthy

      When we think of core workouts, a couple of things come to mind. Sit-ups. Planks. Abs. A visibly toned tummy. It's easy to reduce core workouts to these simple things. And whilst they're rightly associated, there's so much more to the core and...

Here’s how to improve your running times

      If you need some motivation to keep your running up, here it is. Runs which today seem impossible, with practice, will one day seem effortless. It's important to remind ourselves of that simple science every now and again because it's easy to feel...

Is doing 10,000 steps a day really that important?

      Whether from your fitness tracker, or every influencer across social media, we're always told 10,000 steps a day is a golden number. That hitting 10k gives us a health and fitness status of the highest standard. But what do 10,000 steps a day...

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7 reasons why you’re not losing weight

7 reasons why you’re not losing weight

    Losing weight isn’t easy. Our biology doesn’t work in our favour. Our bodies are built to try and retain as much energy as they can. It all comes from our hunter-gatherer days. That’s why we store fat. Unfortunately, in today’s society, that’s not really...

What is your metabolic age?

What is your metabolic age?

      You might have heard of metabolic age. You might not. It’s not a common measurement for health and fitness, but if you’ve ever stepped on one of those smart scales in the gym, it’s a reading you might be familiar with. There’s a continual stream...