We all know that physical activity is good for physical and mental health, but what happens when it has the opposite effect? Here are four checks to make sure expectations don't destroy your motivation.
This year, the focus of Mental Health Awareness Week is 'body image'. Here's how resistance training can not only help you improve your body image, but your overall mental wellbeing as well.
After yet another year of watching the London Marathon on the TV, you've decided to enter; but how do you know if you're really ready?
When it comes to losing weight, fasted cardio is a popular method, but does it work and is it actually superior to exercising after a meal?
Do carbs really deserve their much maligned reputation? Or is it time that we changed our thinking and embraced carbohydrates in our daily diets?
Around 60 per cent of the human body is made up of water, but according to a recent study, 89 per cent of us don't get enough. Could dehydration be affecting your performance in the gym?
Describing anyone as a ‘real woman’ instantly means there is a opposite: fake women, fraudulent women, women who aren't real.
A lot of people attack cardio because they don't believe it delivers the benefits it should; but it's an essential aspect of overall fitness.
When looking to cut down, it's helpful to have a few healthy sweet treats in the bag to get you through any cravings. Here are eight of my favourites.
I wonder how many women have been told not to get 'any bigger' when they get into resistance training? I know how many times it's happened to me - and it's four times too many.
There's a reason #neverskiplegday is a thing on social media; lots of people do. It's one of those gym sessions most people would happily swap for back day, chest day, arms, or in fact any other upper body day you can think of. Why? Because leg day is tough.
You may consider them a small part of your body, but the benefits of having well-defined and strong shoulders shouldn't be underestimated.
With the right training and nutrition, it is often said that the average man can gain around 1-2lbs of muscle per month and the average woman around 1lb. Ignore the 'quick fixes', it's patience you need to exercise
Training may act as the stimulant to growth and development, but sleep is when the adaptions actually take place. But what counts as adequate rest?
'Hitting the wall' is a feared term in endurance circles. But it can happen to a lesser extent in weight training as well. It's that point in training where you feel like you can't go on, where taking just one more step or lifting one more rep can seem impossible. Unless you're an elite athlete, it can happen to anyone, including me. So how do you cope?