Category Archives: Health & Fitness

A drink designed to help you sleep…

Throw the bed lights and whale sounds CD into the bin because a new drink claims it can help you have an unbelievable nights sleep with ease.

The drink, intelligently called snooze is the invention of Hans Vriens. The former managing director of Red Bull and the man who previously invested all his time in giving us ‘wings’, now creates a drink to get us a good nights kip. Read More

The dark side of taking steroids

Gone are the days where the ‘juicers’ were professional athletes looking for that extra push in their workout. Over the last few years, everyone from professionals to average joes seeking that extra pump has turned to steroids. But little actually know the true consequences, of what taking steroids can do.

Currently, on the market there are multiple different varieties of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS). A.k.a roids, to that average gym bro that curls for around an hour a day. Each version of steroids work roughly the same as each other, however the consequences differ each time. Read More

Bodypower Experience 2019!

It’s almost that time once again, the Bodypower Experience! Once again we will be setting up our stand for all three days, so come down and have a chat! Who knows, it could be the start of your new career!

The Bodypower Experience is the largest fitness event in the whole of the UK, inspiring and motivating over 100,000 individuals every year. This year the event has changed from an expo, to an experience with the owner’s stating it’s the beginning of a new era. The spectacle encompasses everything from health and fitness to a wealth of knowledge around all aspects. No matter what your level of ability, whether your a beginner or elite Bodypower is the place for you. Read More

You’ve heard of the Vegan Sausage roll, be prepared for Vegan McDonalds Nuggets

In early 2019, the vegan sausage roll took over all the news. The best story in recent years to become breaking news as fans either adored the idea or were fully against Greggs and the horrible product they had decided to make.

Greggs have said although the creation of the vegan sausage roll amongst other healthier creations alike had cost them million to make, for the first time in their history in 2019 they had made over a billion pounds in sales. The vegan sausage roll was released early January to coincide with Veganuary, where people choose to begin the month of January being vegan. Read More

Why fitness classes are taking over the British fitness industry

Fitness classes, usually a female dominated environment as they choose to workout and motivate together, while the males sling weights around acting like alpha males as they listen to loud music with occasional head tilts to fellow lifters.

Have you been in the gym and noticed the influx of traffic (mainly women) coming in on the hour every hour? Out of curiosity you may have paused your workout to check the studio to see what they’re up to, or even gone over to check the class time table, immediately being put off by the like of ‘Legs Bums and Bums’ or ‘Body-Blitz’. If that person is you, you may be making a huge mistake and missing out on a massive training trend coming to the UK. Read More

What Ingredients should you be checking for in your pre-workout?

In order for you to make the most out of your workouts, you need your body to be performing at its peak with optimum efficiency. Pre-workout has been designed to fight fatigue and lack of energy when exercising.

A pre-workout supplement can be consumed in a meal, a drink or even tablet form, roughly around 30 minutes before a workout is due to begin. So, as its main feature is to combat fatigue, it shouldn’t surprise you to know that they are essentially filled with sugars, caffeine and other boost stimulants. It pays to check what your pre-workout is including, as caffeine is a major ingredient, yet too much of it can seriously damage your health. Read More

Are you scared of the deadlift?

Ah deadlift day, there’s nothing like putting a load of weight on a bar, and attempting to lift it off the ground with your bare hands. Jón Páll Sigmarsson an Icelandic strongman once said (while deadlifting 450kg, we should add) ‘There’s no reason to be alive if you can’t deadlift’.

Now this is maybe a little extreme for the average gym go-er not attempting to be a worlds strongest man or woman. However, deadlift day requires no assistance, no spotter. It just needs you, the bar and your heavy lifting playlist. So where do we begin? Read More

Do push-ups help you live longer?

The push-up, a staple movement of any workout to really fatigue the pecs, deltoids, traps and core. A recent study published in JAMA Open Network says that smashing out a load of push-ups each day may prevent heart problems.

A study by Yang et al. (2019) observed 1104 occupationally active men, in this case firefighters who regularly participate in fitness tests, including a time press-up test. The results showed that those who could smash out an impressive 40 or more pushups, were 96% less likely to develop any heart implications than those who could do 10 or less. Read More

Have you heard of ‘New Running’?

Running not your thing? The annoyance of having to plan your route, grab all your equipment to track every step and then ultimately beat your personal best every time you leave the house can become dull and boring very quickly. This is where the aspect of New Running has been created.

New Running is essentially the cleanest form of running driven by you, your creativity and your ability.  It doesn’t require any gadgets, any planning and best of all no tracking your split times, it’s all about you and the open world. Read More

Your Mental Health Directory

Having a mental breakdown, or watching someone have a mental breakdown is unparalleled. You need to learn what to expect in order to ease the situation in these difficult times.

So, you or someone you know is having a breakdown. Who can you call? – Whether you need advice, or just an ear to talk to there are several charities readily available. Firstly, Samaritans’ free helpline (116 123) is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Secondly, there is the Mind Infoline (0300 1233393), this service is only available 9-6 Monday to Friday, they provide a range of topics which you can talk about in depth. Thirdly, there is the CALM (0800 585858) help line, which is readily available especially for men from 5pm to midnight 7 days a week. Read More