Keeping up a healthy lifestyle is hard enough at the best of times, let alone during Ramadan (and in a pandemic!). The Islamic month of Ramadan starts this week, where Muslims around the world will be going without food or drinks between sunrise and sunset for 30 days.
Knowing you have to exercise and wanting to exercise are two very different things, but sometimes it's just one of those things that has to be done.
October is just around the corner and some of you may find yourself being on the receiving end of the ballot results of the London marathon. If you're one of those lucky people, we've put together some tips to help you train and run the best marathon possible!
Women have been the brains behind computer software, space station batteries, stem cell isolation and even Monopoly… so why don’t people think they should be given the same opportunities as men?
We all know that doing exercise is good for your physical health, but how many of us know that physical activity also works wonders for our mental health too? We think that the mind and body are separate, but what you do with your body can have a powerful effect on your mental well-being.
The clocks have gone back, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures dropping. Winter is here. Cue Seasonal Affective Disorder: A winter depression that hits when there’s less daylight during the winter months.
Training in the summer is glorious – shorts, t-shirts, and a bottle of water is all you need. You have sunny days, light evenings and even a chance to work on your tan. But summer can’t last forever. October comes around, the days get colder, the nights draw in and the rain starts to fall.
So many of us are guilty of trying fad diets and ridiculously intense workout sessions to try and lose weight before a holiday or trying to fit in to our favourite outfit that has become slightly too tight. But how many of us put all the effort in for a few weeks and then go back to our old habits?
It’s not just a balanced diet and exercise that’s needed to have a healthy body and mind. You also need to get enough sleep a night to make you function like a normal human being. With 63.1% of over 15,000 people surveyed claiming to not be happy with the amount of hours sleep they get each night, I delve into why you may not be getting as much shut eye as you need.