Fitness

Will losing weight get rid of back fat?

Back fat, spare tires, love handles – we’ve got them all, and chances are that you struggle with back fat too. It’s one of the most common complaints we hear from men losing weight, with the big question being: will losing weight get rid of back fat? Let’s find out. Why do I have a fat back? Everyone carries fat differently. Some people seem to find that they carry their

Frugally fit: how to get fit on a budget

It’s the summer holidays, and we get it, you’ve probably already run out of money. The kids want to do this and that and this again and you’re skint. Maybe you’ve thought about freezing your gym membership for a little while to claw back some spending money but you’re hesitant because you don’t want to give up on your fitness goals. But maybe that’s not a bad idea – we’ve

Working out in the summer: what you need to know

Summer is coming, the temperature is rising, people everywhere are suddenly ditching clothes and you realise the clothes you’ve been covering up in all winter have got to go. If you’re keen to make this summer the last one you spend feeling uncomfortable, you’re going to want to keep up with your exercise regime – but how can you make sure you’re working out safely in the summer heat? These

How to sleep after exercise to aid muscle recovery

Ever struggled to drift off after a late-night exercise session? It’s tempting as it is to stay up late, egged on by that post-workout high but did you know that sleep after exercise is crucially important in order to aid muscle recovery? Bed retailer Dreams know a thing or two about sleep and they’ve set up the Sleep Matters Club to remind us just how important good quality sleep is.

What you should eat post-workout

Do you give much thought to what you should eat post-workout? You’re probably putting a lot of effort into your workouts and it’s likely that you’re thinking carefully about what you should be eating pre-workout but did you know that consuming the right nutrients after a workout is just as important as what you’re eating before? With that in mind, we asked nutritionist Liam Mahoney from Grenade (whose protein bars