In celebration of Vegetarian Week (16-22 May), we’re sharing our favourite protein packed vegetarian recipes from around the web. Protein is a really important component of a balanced diet, particular for busy activbods. Eating protein after a workout is crucial to help your muscle fibres repair so make sure you fuel up after you cool down for a speedy recovery. There’s a common misconception that protein is only found in meat and dairy, which means people often dismiss vegetarian food as part of post-workout nutrition but don’t be fooled! You’ll be surprised how much protein you can get from a vegetarian diet – and it’s perfectly adequate without meat as long as you know where to find it!
Are you a morning person? When asked this, most people groan and complain about how they just can’t drag themselves out of bed any earlier in the morning. It seems that a lot of us struggle to get out of bed in the morning; we get up at the absolute last minute to quickly jump into the shower and rush to work. Well, some people probably are born as “morning people” - they just find it easy to get up early, they even do it on the weekends and they never sleep in til lunch. But the majority of people who get up early have learned to do that - and you can too.
Running seems to be becoming more and more popular these days, and as the weather becomes warmer more and more people are out pounding the pavements. According to Sport England over two million adults participate in athletics on a weekly basis and running club membership has been steadily increasing, especially with the growth of Parkrun. But what if you don’t want to just run around your local park all the time? Running the same route over and over can be quite uninspiring and can even become boring after a while.
This week (14th-20th March) is National Nutrition and Hydration week. This global movement aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.
Hydration is a basic need for good health and it’s even more so important when you’re an activbod, working out regularly and living an active lifestyle. So we thought we would take this opportunity to have a look at hydration, dehydration and rehydration, debunk some myths and find out how much we should really be drinking…
Working out with a partner or friend is a great way to have fun, improve your results and boost your mood (& your sex drive!)
We’ve been asking some friends for some ideas to help you get physical with your partner (not like that!) for Valentine’s Day.
As we know, working out increases endorphins in your body, raises your serotonin levels and makes your sex drive soar…but stress does the complete opposite!
There are heaps of benefits to working out with your partner – a bit of healthy competition means you are more likely to see results...
2015 saw the rise of HIIT classes and yoga workouts reaching stratospheric heights. Spin studios got made over into nightclubs and we tied ourselves to the ceiling for suspension training…
We know how important a good breakfast is, especially when you’re a busy activbod....
The third Monday in January is statistically the most depressing day of the year but we know the best remedy for the January blues is a jolly good workout!
We’ve got a handful of places up for grabs on the very unique Cancer Research UK London Winter Run.
Monday 18th January is reported to be the most depressing day of the year. It’s therefore highly likely you may be feeling like digging out that last box of Christmas chocolates...
January is a month of change – between 40-50% of us are striving to change something (or some things!) in our lives for a better year ahead.
Are you having a Happy Fitmas this year? Planning a pre-feast Christmas morning run? Walking to the pub on Boxing Day?
Whether you're shopping for The Yogi, The Skier or The Runner in your family, we've got loads of great ideas to help them have a happy, healthy Christmas and an active 2016. What's more, treat someone to a kit or gift set and pay no P&P. Order before December 18th for delivery before Christmas.
With National Stress Awareness day falling this week, what a great time to get into better habits – especially regular exercise with its stress busting effects.
Wednesday 4th November 2015 is National Stress Awareness Day and what better way to beat the angst than by working it out with some exercise.