Between gyms being closed, fitness classes stopped and outdoor exercise limited for large parts of lockdown, we looked at how coronavirus and lockdown has affected our physical wellbeing in our latest piece of research.
Exercise is a great way to beat stress, boost our mood and keep our bodies healthy, but finding time to fit in a home workout session after a long shift or between juggling home schooling and work can be hard.
It is common knowledge that exercise and physical activity can help us to improve and maintain our health and wellbeing, reducing the risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and some cancers.
Rob Copeland, Professor of Physical Activity and Health at The Centre for Sport & Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University, talks about the major health benefits that you can gain from just 10 minutes of brisk walking per day.
As part of National Walking Month, Westfield Health launched their ‘Walking Lunch’ campaign, encouraging people to use their lunch breaks to walk for 20 minutes. Fiona Lowe, Head of HR & Strategy at Westfield Health tells us just why it’s so important.
Jeremy Poulson, First Team Sports Scientist at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, discusses how he works with the players to ensure they’re in tip top condition and how non-athletes can learn from the pros.
National Walking Month may be over, but that’s not an excuse to stop being active. Stephen Birch shares some of the amazing stories and pictures we received throughout May. Have a read and see if you find some inspiration for your next walk.
With one in four adults now obese, many health experts and nutritionists have begun to warn against excessive sugar consumption. Our new infographic contains some surprising facts and stats about eating too much sugar.
It’s time to tuck in to perhaps the biggest meal of the year. But, other than enjoying well cooked food and the company of family and friends, have you ever thought about the health benefits of what you’re eating?