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December 15, 2015
Are you ready for that big exam? Guess what really works like a charm? Making your own luck. It’s fast, seriously powerful and much simpler than you think.

What’s the secret?

Exercise.

It’s a fact that committing to fitness boosts your study performance. And, let’s face it, you’ve never been the sort to leave your success to chance. So: make ambition your mascot, and train your way to top grades.

Yes, it’ll be a challenge, but fortune favours the brave. So, Read More...

December 15, 2015
Protein shakes and bodybuilders go hand in hand - often literally. It's easy to spot bodybuilders at the gym; they're the ones holding a shaker bottle and chugging a protein drink on the way out the door.

But how exactly do protein shakes help build muscle, and what's the best way to use protein powder as part of your muscle-gain goals? What are they?

There's no magic associated with protein powder and protein shakes, but they do make it very quick and convenient to get your nu Read More...

December 15, 2015
If you want to take up running, it’s essential to think about footwear. Having the right shoes can make a huge difference to your progress and performance. Good trainers will reduce the risk of injury, and you’ll be more likely to achieve your running goals. Your trainers should definitely be the most important part of your kit.

But with so many makes and models out there, choosing the right running shoes can be a daunting task. Don’t be overwhelmed. Our guide will help you select a Read More...

December 15, 2015
Smartphone health and fitness apps make it oh-so-easy to track your progress and make it social. We've discovered the 5 best apps for your body and mind.

If you want to keep an eye on not just your calorie intake, but your macronutrient breakdown too, MyFitnessPal will make it quick and easy. This online food tracker is a massive database of foods, ingredients, restaurant meals and shop-bought items. And if your food isn't on there, you can add it in a few seconds. The barcode scanner i Read More...

December 15, 2015
When your workout is over, your recovery begins. So what's in your water bottle?

What you eat and drink after your workout directly affects your recovery, muscle building, fat loss and hydration. That’s why it’s important you re-fuel wisely. Luckily for you, here's our guide to the best recovery drinks for different types of exercise.

If you’ve done 30 minutes or more of cardio on a bike, rowing machine, stepper or treadmill, your priority is to rehydrate and replace your elect Read More...