Balance your body

  Meditation, massage and yoga all have a crucial role to play in balancing mind and body, but recently there’s been a rapid rise of another ancient tool to add to your stress-busting arsenal: adaptogens. So what exactly are they? Adaptogenic ingredients are plant-based compounds that help your body...

Low cal snacks

Smarter snacking really is the answer to keeping your energy, mood and weight-loss ambitions on track. We've rounded up the latest tasty low cal snacks for you to stash in your handbag (or gym bag) for an instant, long-lasting energy fix. 1. MELLO Watermelon Seeds Capturing the natural healthy goodness...
In the two years since the launch of the original Apple Watch the device has come on leaps and bounds in terms of what it offers runners. The Apple Watch 2 added on-board GPS to allow runners to track their workouts accurately without a phone, and now the...
It’s not hard to see why high intensity interval training, or HIIT, is such a popular style of workout. It’s short and savagely effective in burning calories and improving fitness, making it the ideal option for someone with a busy lifestyle who struggles to regularly fit in long,...
Maintaining a training plan isn’t always easy – work pressures and family commitments can make it hard to find time to be active, and even when the time does present itself it’s sometimes hard to find the enthusiasm to just get out there. One way to stay committed and...
Swimming is a fantastic way to keep fit. It provides a full body workout, gets your heart pumping and your lungs burning and it torches calories faster than running. It’s gentler on your body than pounding the pavement, too. And yet, most smartwatches and fitness trackers are pretty...
If you want your fitness tracker to truly provide some insight into how healthy you are it needs to do more than count steps – it needs to monitor your heart rate. However, collecting the data is just a small part of the picture, because it’s how the...
The iPhone X might have stolen all the headlines when Apple held its annual launch event in September but the Apple Watch also received a significant update. And, while the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + 4G) isn’t a dramatic departure from what went before (at least, not visually),...
The new connectivity features on the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + 4G) are great for every kind of sportsperson, but it is perhaps cyclists, who naturally range further and wider during their exercise than hikers or runners, who benefit the most from having a fully-connected device on...

Your ultimate fitness holiday

Overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the North-West coast of St Lucia sits BodyHoliday, the gorgeous all-inclusive spa resort. With its extensive programme of classes and activities throughout the year, from training with Olympians to quadrathlons, fitness fanatics of every discipline will love its approach to health, wellbeing and...