Millions of Brits injuring themselves by pushing too hard at the gym

A poll of 2,000 gym-goers revealed adults will hit the gym to keep up with friends but in doing so they fall foul and treat a simple fitness session as a competition.

Some push harder to be better than fellow health buffs and others will test their boundaries in a bid to impress, whatever the reason, this ‘go hard or go home’ mentality is resulting in injuries up and down the country.

Get Fighting Fit with Jennifer Metcalfe

The New Year is a time when many Resolve to take up exercise, with hitting the gym or losing a few pounds exercising at home being one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions. The New Year’s Resolutions Show spoke to Former Hollyoaks star and LighterLife Fast ambassador Jennifer Metcalfe about her top tips for getting, and staying, in shape.  

One in Three Now Track Their Health and Fitness

The New Year is a time when many look to improve their fitness, and it seems that for a lot of people, wearable activity trackers such as Fitbit or Garmin are the key to their exercise regimes.

A recent international GfK survey, conducted online in 16 countries, shows one in three people (33 percent) currently monitor or track their health or fitness via an online or mobile application, or via a fitness band, clip, or smartwatch. 

10 Time Hacks for New Year's Exercise

If your New Year’s resolution is a new exercise regime, you may find it difficult to fit it all in to your hectic schedule, but here are some top tips to up your fitness, no matter how busy you are!


1) Try High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)


With the New Year fast approaching and the UK population ‘being too busy’ to exercise MatalanDirect.com, has teamed up with celebrity trainer and fitness guru, Niki Wibrow to help combat this lack of time with Bath Yoga, a home fitness solution to get fit in the New Year.

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