The onset of summer means two things. First, it’s time to swap getting a sweat on indoors for soaking up the sun’s vitamin D-rich rays outdoors. And second, it’s time to finally reveal that set of rippling abs...

Improve your cardio

If you are a very strong runner, cyclist or swimmer, it’s understandable if you throw all your training efforts into that one discipline. Your every focus is on lowering your PB or finishing higher in races. But you won’t...
Snacking can be the downfall of any attempt at a healthy diet. Opting for nibbles like chocolate, crisps and biscuits can quickly inflate your daily calorie count, and even healthier shop-bought options like protein bars and dried fruit...
With the clock ticking down to the 2016 Olympic Games, we've been taking our preparation very seriously. The beers are chilling, the grab bags of tortilla chips have been purchased… heck, we’ve even put new batteries in the...

Jamie Nicholls interview

Although he’s barely out of his teens, Jamie Nicholls is widely considered to be one of the most talented snowboarders to come out of the UK. His combination of youthful fearlessness, finely honed skill and boundless enthusiasm made...
1. Eat Veg at (Almost) Every Meal Non-negotiable – but the good news is, it doesn’t have to be painful. Steaming veg retains the most nutrients, but it’s tedious and complicated. Instead try “micro-steaming” – using your microwave to cook...
Activity trackers like Fitbit suggest we should set a daily goal of 10,000 steps – but what’s the medical basis for that figure? There isn’t any. The figure stems from 1960s Japan, when a pedometer called manpo-kei (which...

Cross-trainers

Pity the gym-goer of the early 1990s, for their cardio workout options were limited to the treadmill, exercise bike and rowing machine. That’s because it wasn’t until 1995 that US company Precor introduced the cross-trainer to the world,...
Cooking a healthy dinner from scratch doesn’t have to mean spending hours in the kitchen. In fact, it doesn’t even need to mean spending half an hour in there if you use this super-fast vegetarian stir-fry recipe from...
The first meal on a Saturday morning sets the tone for your weekly respite from work, so it’s important to make it special. If you have the same cereal-and-OJ combo you have during the week, then you might...
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