Fitness

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

How to become a better runner

It‘s easy to fall into a routine with your running and not really think about changing things up, but this could mean you’re missing out on valuable opportunities to improve. While there‘s plenty you can do mid-run, did you know that you can also boost your technique off the track? We spoke to top training specialist Ben Bulach from Freeletics, the world’s leading fitness app, and we got him to

Top fitness trends for 2018: our predictions

Not a year goes by when gyms don’t see a spike in memberships in January as people seek to work off the festive flab, and although hardened gym-goers groan at the sight of clueless wannabes walking around the gym in their brand-new lycra, we really love the spark of motivation a new year brings – so if you’re a fitness newbie this January, we salute you.  But will you be