Sportsister’s top five healthy eating apps
We’re now into February and perhaps your enthusiasm and good intentions for your resolutions have started to wane, so this week at Sportsister is being dedicated to healthy eating – we’re sharing everything from our favourite healthy and delicious recipes...
What England need to do to win the World Cup
Former England seamer and 2009 World Cup winner Isa Guha speaks from experience and outlines the keys to success for England at the World Cup in Mumbai.
India is a diverse and vibrant country with a raw passion for cricket that is hard...
Meet the new elite cycling women’s racing team
At last weekend’s London Bike Show the CTC’s elite women’s racing team was launched. At a time when the issue of the lack of support given to women’s cycling has never been a hotter topic, it’s great to see the formation of this new team by the nation...
Tips for getting a good night’s sleep
We all know how hard it can sometimes be to get enough sleep. Children, chores, too many episodes of ... So we have put together our top tips to help you get the best nights sleep possible.
A survey conducted in 2011 by Sl...
My new year's resolution is...
It’s the first day of the year and perhaps you’re thinking of setting some resolutions for 2013, if you haven’t set them already. Most of us have a couple of goals we wish to achieve, whether it’s to get that promotion or try out a new sport – and profess...
Cycling - get fit and save the planet!
In the past few years cycling has seen a massive increase in participation, what cycling enthusiasts are calling a 'renaissance'.
The latest Sport England Active People Survey shows that 161,000 more people are cycling than six months before, and t...
Top tips for beating the winter blues
With the increasingly shorter days, lack of natural daylight, and the sometimes bad weather, the long winter months spent indoors can make us feel lethargic and demotivated, affecting our mood and sometimes our sanity! But we can keep the winter blues...
Get fit for the slopes
For some people winter is all about the doom and gloom, for others, it heralds the start of the snow season, with fresh white powdered slopes, crisp mountain air, and the exhilaration of winter sports!
Perhaps you're getting your gear ready, or doing s...
Better together: Top tips for taking part in a team event
It’s a well known fact that training with others can do wonders for motivation, but why stop at training?
How to be lucky - creating your own sporting ‘luck’
What does it mean to be lucky in sport? To win? To beat your PB? To avoid injury? To enjoy it? It means different things to different people of course but let's go for the simple word ‘succeed’ and let you define what success means to you.
London 2012: The women’s Olympics?
A lot of people dubbed it the women's Olympics. Thanks, but I don't think it'll be that until 50 per cent of the athletes are women and 50 per cent of the medals are in women's sock drawers.
Tried and tested: adidas miCoach computer game
After watching Jessica Ennis win gold we couldn’t help but feel inspired, so before the Paralympics kick off and our lives become dominated by watching sport once again, we thought we’d try working on our own sporting talent, Ennis style!
The adidas mi...
London 2012: Track and field stars - ones to watch
With a target of eight medals at London 2012, double what was won in Beijing and Athens, the Team GB athletics squad have a lot of expectation on their shoulders. Here are some of the faces to look out for during the Games.
Film review: Personal Best
Filmed over four years, Personal Best follows up-and-coming British sprinters on their journey from the grassroots of athletics to the international stage. The film is both a gripping portrait of the athletes in training and competition, and a deeply personal account of their lives unfolding – revealing victory, defeat, agony, ecstasy and the simple trials of growing up. For anyone who loves sport this is a recommended watch.
The Frame Triathlon, Heptathlon and Decathlon
Feeling inspired by London 2012? Then head along to the Frame studios before the 12th of August as they’ve created three brand new deals, which offer you the chance to complete your own Olympic style challenge.
The Frame Triathlon
Three classes in one...
London 2012: Bluffer's guide to swimming
Swimming is one of the easiest Olympic sports to understand with races in the pool being conducted over the middle eight lanes of a 50 metre long pool and including a variety of distances, from 50m (one length) all the way up to 1500m (30 lengths).
London 2012: Bluffer’s guide to wrestling
Recognised as one of the world’s oldest sports, wrestling was first held at the ancient Olympics in 708 BC, and Greco-Roman Wrestling was later included in the first of the Modern Olympic Games in Athens 1896.
Played out on a circular mat measuring...
London 2012: Bluffer’s guide to boxing
For the first time ever women are able to compete in boxing at the London Olympics. Boxing is a tough and demanding sport.
While weight and height are a distinct advantage, brute strength alone is not enough. Speed, tactics and quick thinking are a...
London 2012: Bluffer's guide to water polo
A women’s event for this fast and physically demanding sport was introduced to the Olympic programme in 2000. For success, players need to be excellent swimmers, have strength and stamina and the ability to play in a team.
Venue: Water Polo Arena, ...
London 2012: Bluffer's guide to slalom canoeing
Canoe Slalom takes place on a fast-moving white water course.
It made its debut at the Munich 1972 Olympic Games but didn’t become a permanent part of the Olympic programme until Barcelona 1992.
In Canoe Slalom there are events for both cano...