Top 10 physical activities people do at least once a week

  Swimming can be the best sport to relieve stress while walking could clear a mental block, according to experts. TV personality and GP Dr Zoe Williams has recommended movements you can undertake to help improve certain moods. She advises getting some fresh air by walking if you are having a mental block or feel…

Best exercise time varies for men and women

Women should exercise in the morning to lose fat - but go for an evening session if they want to build muscle, research suggests. The US study found the best time of day to exercise may differ for men and women. Women burned more body fat during morning exercise, whereas evenings counted more for men. Differences…

Yoga, cycling and lifting weights make Brits happiest, claims survey

A study of 2,000 adults found the average person has a glow for up to an hour and 25 minutes after yoga, and one hour and 21 minutes after cycling. And lifting weights sees them feeling happy for an hour and 15 minutes. It also emerged adults believe they need to exercise for around 40…

Covid-19 leads to 20% growth in smartwatches, claims study

The global COVID-19 pandemic has made more people aware of their health, fitness and well-being, and the smart wearables market is reaping the rewards, according to the latest report by technology analyst firm CCS Insight. It recently published a market forecast that predicts shipments of wrist-worn wearables will hit 232 million units in 2021, a…

Top 40 excuses not to exercise revealed

Millions of adults have a 'fairweather' approach to fitness - with rain and cold temperatures among the top reasons for not taking regular exercise. The top 40 excuses for not working out also include finishing work too late, already having other plans and being hungover. Food clearly has an impact with one in 10 of…

Frugal Fitness: Here are Simple Tips for Setting Up Your Own Home Gym

A gym subscription can be too much, and with the increase of online exercises from some of the best studio trainers, it is now much easier and inexpensive to build a strength and endurance studio from the luxury of your own house. Therefore, if you plan to cancel the monthly fitness plans and commit to…

Peloton recalls treadmills after injuries and death in the US

The recall applies to the Tread+ (left) and Tread (right) Peloton has recalled its Tread and Tread+ treadmills in the US and UK over a series of safety issues following investigations by a US watchdog. In the US, 125,000 Tread and Tread+ machines are being recalled after the death of a…

Simple Outdoor Workouts: No Equipment Needed

Sometimes the fresh air calls or the gym is a little too busy. The outdoors is a perfect place to get into your daily workout routine when the weather is good. Here is a quick guide to some excellent no-equipment-needed exercises you can do outside.  Outdoor Exercise The trick to getting the best outdoor workout…

Top 5 TikTok Workout Trends – should you embrace or avoid?

There are plenty of workout trends and challenges circulating at the moment, many of which are being widely shared on social media site TikTok. You may have even come across some of these viral challenges yourself. However, recent research found that 1 in 4 TikTok fitness influencers are giving the wrong advice. As there seems…
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Top 10 tips for Working Out

More than two-thirds of self-conscious Brits are happiest when working out alone, with four in 10 loathing exercising in front of others for fear they look unfit, don’t have the right gear, or won’t last the length of the entire class. Undoubtedly the last few months have seen solo exercisers coming into their own, taking to…