Top tips to keep your bike running smoothly
So you've invested in a bike and are enjoying getting out and about, maybe you've even been inspired to try an event - now you need to know how to look after your trusty steed. Rutland Cycling, have over 30 years of experience in keeping bikes on the road...
Sally Gunnell’s top tips to stick to a healthy new year’s resolution
Sticking to a health or fitness related new year’s resolution isn’t always the easiest, but do it right and you'll reap the benefits.
Ellie Koyander's top tips for the slopes
Hitting the slopes this season? Then make sure you check out these top tips from Ellie Koyander, the UK’s number one Freestyle Mogul skier.
Exercise: Can there be too much of a good thing?
It is a well known fact that exercise is beneficial for maintaining cardiovascular health, supporting weight management, and improving mood. Research also shows that moderate exercise improves immune function and aids in the prevention of colds and flu. However, there is a point of diminishing returns where high intensity exercise can actually reduce the body’s natural defences against bacterial and viral infections. Is your workout regime compromising your immunity?
Sarah Stevenson sets sights on legacy
Taekwondo star Sarah Stevenson didn’t have quite the run on the mat she would have hoped for at London 2012, but having had the chance to take a step back and reflect on the past couple of years the 29-year-old recognises what an achievement it was to even make it to that first fight.
How to stay injury free
Injury does not need to be part and parcel of being a runner. Here running coach Nina Anderson answers the questions we get asked the most about how to stay fit and healthy and injury free.
They say prevention is better than cure - how does tha...
Want to ‘iron out’ anaemic problems and boost energy?
Whether you’re a casual weekend athlete or a seasoned veteran you would have no doubt experienced those days when despite a good night’s sleep and proper hydration, you just lack the energy to train or perform at your best.
Top ten triathlon tips
With Olympic Triathlon events inspiring many of us to dust off the road bike or pound the pool or pavement, Sportsister’s Katy Dartford has caught the tri bug and signed up for the Virgin Active London Triathlon in September.
In preparation for the bi...
Top tips for staying fit and fabulous over forty
Keeping healthy and active through regular exercise and eating sensibly is important at any age. But as we hit our 40s and beyond it becomes vital to our well-being to maintain regular exercise and daily activity.
Sports drinks - Sorting the fact from the fiction
There is a sports performance drink for every day of the year on the shop shelves — but which really boost your performance?
Fitness expert Nicki Waterman has found the best drink for every type of workout.
Gearing up for a...
Top tips for your summer workout
Summer is well and truly on its way and although we can’t wait, the realisation that less clothing may soon be required can often cause sleepless nights.
Top 10 summer skincare tips
Want to enjoy the sun safely this summer? Paul Banwell, worldwide authority on skin cancer and head of the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Unit, East Grinstead, gives his top tips.
Top TRX Tennis Training Tips
With Wimbledon on the sporting horizon here at Sportsister HQ we were very excited to hear that TRX Training have introduced an exciting Suspension Trainer workout designed specifically to target the muscle groups and movements that are used when we play ...
Fitness tips, the rugby sevens way
We can’t promise these tips will turn you into rugby sevens pros like England captain Michaela Staniford (pictured below) and her team-mates Alice Richardson and Sonia Green. However, they might just inspire you and go some way to improving your general fitness and wellbeing.
Get back into the swing of things
We can all use a few good golfing tips now and then. Neal Granville, Director of Golf at Sandford Springs Golf Club (www.sandfordsprings.co.uk), has shared his expertise on how to quickly get back on track following the winter break to improve your score.
When less is more
The benefits of exercise are endless and indisputable. However, what happens when a positive activity becomes an addiction? Lee Cooper, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer with over ten years’ experience, discusses.
Keri-Anne Payne's expert tips for triathlon swimming
The swim leg of a triathlon is often the one discipline that people dread the most. Sportsister took to the water with world champion open water swimmer Keri-Anne Payne to find out her top tips to improve your swimming style.
1. If you have decided...
Want to be a better swimmer?
We asked world champion swimmer and Swimathon ambassador Keri-Anne Payne for her top tips...
Keep your head steady
To achieve the best possible body position while swimming focus on ensuring your head makes a smooth and stable course through the...
Do you need to train with a heart rate monitor?
We asked Polar’s Performance & Training Manager Elizabeth Shenton to talk us through the benefits of tracking your heart rate when training.
Heart rate monitors can help you stay motivated by recording your exercise data and allowing you to set tar...
British women fail to support their best assets during exercise
Over half of British women are not supporting their best assets during physical activity, according to a poll of 2,000 women by leading running specialist retailer, Sweatshop.