Longreads

The longreads section contains all our longest articles. Each is over 3000 words long.

Warning: Reading these articles will eat into valuable exercise time!

Circuit Training Workouts – The Best Home Exercises

Circuit training is one of the best home fitness routines that you can do to get fast results at little cost. The exercises can all be done with no equipment. Some exercises need a partner, but this routine has 12 exercises that you can do at home, in the park or at the gym. Old school and very effective.

Healthy Ways To Lose Fat With Diet and Exercise

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If you need to lose some fat, follow these simple rules to get started today. For many people, stomach fat is the last bit of fat to lose. It can be stubborn and resilient, but it can be beaten! To get the fastest results, you need to adjust your diet, change your exercise routines and modify some parts of your lifestyle.

8 Reasons To Take Dietary Supplements

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Dietary supplements are a great way to get some extra nutrients into your body, particularly minerals and vitamins. There are many different supplements available and it can be hard to know which ones are effective and safe.

Weekly Exercise Plan For Fitness And Weight Loss At Home

A fast and furious plan to burn fat and improve fitness. Start today and see results within a week. We have created a series of body weight workouts that you can complete each day of the week. This should ideally be done in addition to some cardio. Two workouts a day can be effective.

Our Top 30 Weight Loss Tips

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Like any successful project you need to be organized and prepared to ensure that the program succeeds and you fulfil your weight loss and fitness goals. So here we provide 30 steps to losing weight, split into 4 “parts”. Once…

15 Fun Workouts to Try

Mountain biking is a great way to get out and get fit
These 15 alternative ways to get fit and strong can make exercise fun again. You do not need to spend all the time in the gym to workout. Most involve getting outdoors and all involve playful activities.

Cycling For Fitness and Weight Loss

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As far as healthy outdoor pursuits go, cycling is one of the healthiest and most social pastimes that you can enjoy. Cycling has many benefits over other forms of exercise, for example, once you have purchased your bike there are…

A Beautiful Tool For Health and Fitness

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The Glycemic Index was described by Dr. Atkins as “A Beautiful Tool“. It is used by diabetics to help manage blood sugar levels and is also a key reason why the paleo, stone-age and primal diet systems all aid weight loss…

8 CrossFit Classes Reviewed

I recently discovered a CrossFit club in my hometown and immediately signed up. I did a taster session on a Saturday morning and then started a series of eight 90 minute induction classes. How many gyms offer 12 hours of…

Dangerous Diets

Every year we hear reports of people becoming ill from following extreme “diets”. In some rare cases the diets prove fatal. While many products are regulated and sometimes banned, ideas, misconceptions and bad advice cannot be so easily controlled. Some diet…

Fitness And Weight Loss Advice For Women

Losing your tummyand getting a slim and well defined abdomen is a long-term goal for most people, so persevere and not give up. You can do it, and we are here to help. Regular exercise and a healthy diet really is the key to getting your great body back.

A Guide To Workout Nutrition

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If you are exercising intensively you need to start thinking about nutrition. Whether you are trying to lose fat or build more muscle, or both, then getting your diet right is vital for success.

Diet and Heart Health

Over the years much research has been carried out to examine the relationship between diet and heart disease. Many studies lead to the idea of “superfoods” to prevent heart disease developing, however, these reports are generally misleading. Some studies have…