Six Things To Do Between Sets

Take a look around a busy gym and you’ll notice that most men use their rest periods to either check out social media or, worse, check out the other gym-goers they fancy. If you fall into either category, it’s time to change your ways. The good news is that if you follow the...

The Vegan Diet Explained

Veganism has never been more in vogue, in no small part due to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s flirtation with a plant-based diet. Of course, many vegans aren’t only concerned with a healthy diet and forgo any animal products or by-products for ethical and environmental reasons (like these successful sporting vegans). If you’re considering adopting...

Eat Like People In A Blue Zone For A Long Life

Can you eat your way to a long life? People in a handful of regions across the globe apparently do. Author Dan Buettner identified seven so-called “blue zones” – places where residents often live past 100 – and analysed the factors that may explain it. Here are the very basic principles followed by...

4 Essential Life Lessons From The Simpsons

Comedian Yianni Agisilaou is about to embark on a UK tour with his show The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know. So what, exactly, has The Simpsons taught him? As someone performing a show called The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know, people often ask me what, exactly, The Simpsons has taught me. And...

Are You Hooked On Junk Food?

In case you don’t understand just how bad junk food is for your body, there’s a simple study known as the Cafeteria Diet that makes it clear. In an attempt to accurately measure food intake in a group of ten lean, healthy men, researchers filled two vending machines with pancakes, cheeseburgers, French toast,...

Lose Weight With Portion Control

People are prepared to try almost any change to their diet in order to lose weight, but when it comes to one measure that will definitely help – namely eating smaller portions – many are unwilling to make the sacrifice. Research conducted by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in 2013 found that portion sizes...

What To Eat During Marathon Training

Committing to training for a marathon can result in a slew of changes to your lifestyle, the most notable of which being that you’re going to start running a whole lot more (if that comes as a surprise, maybe this whole marathon thing is a bad idea). Your diet is also going to change...

How To Measure Body Fat

Apart from looking in the mirror, stepping on the scales remains the most common method people use for checking on the progress of their exercise regime. However, while weight is undoubtedly a useful measure of fitness for many people, it can also be misleading to judge the effects solely by what it says...

The Most Instagrammable Gyms In London

While there is an argument for only taking your phone into the gym to follow workouts or listen to music, there’s no arguing that gym selfies are exceptionally popular. A study of the Twitter and Instagram tag #gymselfie last December found 130,000 posts to analyse. So it looks like the #gymselfie takers are here...

How To Use Mindfulness To Beat Your Cravings

Not all addictions are hugely self-destructive ones like narcotics or smoking. Many of us are constantly craving something, whether it’s a bet, unhealthy food or just that buzz when one of our social media posts gets liked. And when this becomes a habit, it can affect our productivity, our health and our relationships. When...


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