One in four women suffer from “gymtimidation”- shying away from exercise for fear of being judged, a study has found. Almost half of women have at some point felt negatively judged when working out – with this number highest for those aged 18-24, with a huge 70 per cent feeling this way. Thirty-seven per cent […]
Do you suffer from ‘gymtimidation’?
What would happen to your body if you swapped your car for a bike?
Cycling to work is better for your health, mentally and physically. The UK is a nation of hardcore commuters. The average worker in the UK today will spend over a year of their life commuting to and from — and it’s taking its toll on us mentally and physically. Merlin Cycles challenged the commuting status […]
Opinion: No Year’s Resolutions
Every year on December 31, when the clock strikes midnight we make personal promises to ourselves that we will change our lifestyle to become better people, with most of us give up on these goals within a month. Amy Gallagher, founder and director of Tula Wellness reminisces about why she gave up making New Year’s resolutions. […]
The small things that have big health benefits
The reason many of us fail in the campaign to become fit and healthy is because of the complete overhaul we try to force on our lifestyle but instead of completely changing your lifestyle, Vincenzo Ferrara looks at how a few small changes can help you smash your goal. There are many diets, fads and […]
What will be the most downloaded Apps in January 2019?
January is a time for reinvention and making yourself the best version of ‘you’ that you can be, with a lot of us relying on our smartphones to aid our journey. Apps have never been as popular as they are today, with an average of nearly 1,500 new apps uploaded to app stores a day […]
Focus point: Spa and country retreats (January 2019)
PA Life will be focussing on spa and country retreats throughout the month of January. Following a heavy few weeks of consuming turkey and buckets of Quality Street, the editorial desk at PA Life wanted to focus on spa and country retreats throughout January. We know January can be a month of depressing weather and […]
You gain up to half a stone starting a new job
Starting a new job is never easy, the first six months to a year are essentially getting to know the processes and where you fit in, in a company. It takes a lot of brain power and can cause a lot of stress. So it isn’t surprising that new employees can gain up to half […]
Brits are a bunch of fitness amateurs
Britain is a nation of wannabe PTs, offering out amateur fitness advice to colleagues, friends and family with no professional expertise to base it on, according to new research. Almost two thirds admit to providing amateur fitness advice to friends and family Workplaces up and down the country are most susceptible to this kind of […]
One in four Brits never exercise, says British Lung Foundation
In a poll of 2,000 UK adults conducted by the British Ling Foundation, 23 per cent admitted they do their best to avoid exercise at all costs – and of the 77 per cent who do exercise, 16 per cent only exert themselves once a week. Walking is the exercise Brits are most likely to engage […]
Fitness fanatics outline tips to keep up with exercise plans
Fitness enthusiasts have thought up a series of new rules to stop them from backing out of exercising, a new report has found. Going to bed no later than 9.44pm, going to the gym first thing in the morning, having three sets of exercise clothes and telling someone else about your plans are among some […]