Fitness

How to get over your fear of the gym

Self-conscious at the gym? That’s only natural, but believe me, you don’t need to be. With a little bit of planning and faking it ’til you make it, you can raise your self-esteem and become a gym bunny in no time. Remember these tips and you’ll be reaching your gym goals before you can say delayed-onset muscle soreness. How to get over your fear of the gym Everyone’s a critic Let’s

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.