All the benefits of the core-strengthening exercise dead bugs

Welcome to our weekly Move of the Week series. Every Monday, we’ll be sharing with you one of our favourite exercises – how to do them, what muscles they work and why they should be a regular part of your workout regime. This week: lying deadbugs.  Improving your core strength has so many benefits, from better posture to less pain. […]

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This newly discovered hormone could impact our metabolism, strength and bone health

Could irisin, a newly discovered and little-known hormone, impact our metabolism? Stylist investigates.  More and more people are starting to have conversations about the link between our workout routine and our hormones. We understand that low sex hormones are a concern in women who overtrain. We know exercise spikes stress hormones which means proper recovery is crucial. We know happy […]

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Should you exercise differently depending on the phase of your period cycle?

Your workouts are more dependent on your hormones than you might think. But should you let your period cycle dictate your workout routine?  Recent conversations suggest that being mindful of your menstrual cycle when strength training can totally transform results. Even Jessica Ennis-Hill is a fan, telling the BBC: “Maybe if I would have spent more time understanding, particularly when […]

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Does intermittent fasting really benefit everyone?

The benefits of intermittent fasting are well hyped, but may not apply to women who exercise.  I can’t seem to open my podcast app, Twitter feed or news alerts without seeing mention of intermittent fasting. The benefits of eating practices such as the 16:8 diet (eating within an eight hour period) are lauded by doctors, nutritionists and podcasters and are […]

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How long will it take me to walk 5 miles?

You find a gorgeous trail near your home. You set aside Saturday for a trek. But how long will the walk actually take you?  Are you keen to try a new walking route but you’re not sure how long it will take? Worried that you’ll head out in the early evening only to find the sun setting before you finish […]

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Why you need a certain type of SPF for exercising outside

Why you need an active SPF for outdoor workouts.  SPF stops our skin from becoming damaged or burnt. That’s why you slap on the cream before you head to the beach, for a picnic or any other extended periods of time in the sun. But you’ll be fine without it for that 30-minute run in the sunshine, right? Not so […]

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Why do I go so red when I exercise?

Are you sick of looking like a sweaty tomato post-run? Wish you could find a way to dull the blush? Here’s why experts say it’s actually a sign of good health.  The world is divided in two: those who go bright red whenever they dare to run, cycle or walk at speed, and everyone else. No matter how fit you […]

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