George Ford

Could stress be managed through exercise?

Various studies have found a link between exercise and alleviating stress. Physical activity causes the body to release endorphins, which will improve your mood and create a more positive outlook. Take a look at how you can manage stress through exercise.

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10 May 2016

Top 5 foods to eat before exercise

To achieve peak performance during exercise, it’s important to fuel your body with healthy food. This helps with stamina, building strength and staying energised. Failing to prepare your body properly can result in a slower post-exercise recovery time. To help get the most out of your workout, here are top five power foods to include in your diet.

10 May 2016

Deskbound? How to make your exercise routine count

With many people in the UK tied to long hours at work and less leisure time, it can be difficult to schedule in a workout. Research from the University of Bristol[1] shows people who exercise on work days are generally happier than those who don't, so it's well worth making the effort.

10 May 2016

4 high-protein foods to eat before training

While training, it is important to give your body the appropriate amount of protein in order to stay healthy and improve fitness. Here are four of the best protein-packed foods that can help during training, and make for a handy pre or post-workout snack.

10 May 2016

Why fitness matters!

A great way to ensure success with your fitness goals is to use the SMART method: this stands for specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timeframe. 

10 May 2016

How to get on the road to recovery after injury

While you might not be able to pick back up the same exercise routine you had before your injury, it doesn’t mean you have to stop altogether. Check with your doctor or physiotherapist what exercises are safe before starting your new routine. Take it slowly at first and don’t push yourself too hard -you’re still in recovery!

10 May 2016

Four stretches to help prevent injury

Finding time to stretch is crucial during any workout. This will improve the blood flow to your muscles, allowing your movements to become more fluid, while reducing the likelihood of suffering a strain. If you're looking for stretches to keep injuries at bay, then try out these four suggestions.

10 May 2016

How to stay fit on a budget

Keeping your healthy lifestyle in check doesn't have to be expensive, especially when there are so many low-cost ways of staying active. If you're hoping to avoid pricey gym fees, then our guide to keeping fit on a budget is just the ticket!

26 Nov 2015

How can you get fit as a family?

Putting time aside to exercise can be tricky, especially when trying to fit it into a busy family routine. Getting the whole family involved is not only a great way to spend time together, but also teaches children how to follow a healthy lifestyle. Here are some suggestions on how to get fit as a family, and have fun at the same time!

20 Nov 2015

Mentally Fit! How your mind can improve your fitness

Many coaches and athletes agree mental toughness is crucial when it comes to being successful. Various studies have also linked emotional strength to the ability to succeed – if you have the right mindset, your goals should be easier to achieve.

23 Oct 2015

How to exercise and travel

Constantly travelling can make it hard to stay fit and healthy. From jet lag to fatigue, and reaching for quick fix snacks, there is no shortage of health problems frequent travellers may face.

19 Oct 2015