Weight Loss Tips

At the Hairy Bikers’ Diet Club it’s not just about a short-term weight loss fix, but all about living a healthy lifestyle for good, and this involves all aspects of life. So we’ve put together a little library of some awesome articles we found really useful, covering health, fitness, nutrition and weight loss to help further your knowledge. And as they say, knowledge is power, so read your way to good health and happiness. Oh, and we’ll be updating this every so often with more topical hot-off-the-press issues, so make sure you check back here regularly.

Who Ate All The Pies?

Let's just start by pointing out the obvious. Pies are lush. Their buttery, crunchy crust and tender meat or veg fillings provide the most mouth watering combination of flavours – it's no wonder 75% of Brits eat at least one pie a month. But the sad fact is that many...
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Salty Situation

A dribble of olive oil, a glove of garlic, zest of a lemon and a sprinkle of salt — ah, stop ... rewind. It seems that when it comes to enhancing the flavour of food, we should be easing up on the white stuff. In light of Salt Awareness Week on 29th February - 6th...
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New Year Resolutions Nailed

What is it about 1 January that makes us strive to reinvent ourselves? “We’re culturally conditioned to it!” says Andrew May, performance coach and author of Flip the Switch. “BUT THE STATISTICS SHOW THAT 25% OF NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS ARE BROKEN WITHIN THE FIRST 2...
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Improve Your Football Prowess

WHAT IS IT? Football is one of the most popular sports in the world, played by countries all across the globe. This highly social sport can be played as a simple kick about in the park with friends, or as part of a local team that plays regular weekend matches. Due to...
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Rugby Fitness: Time To Give It A Go

Rugby is a sport loved and enjoyed by many, but thankfully you don't need to be tackled to a pulp on the pitch in order to train like you a rugby player and reap the fitness benefits. We caught up with Saracens’ Strength and Conditioning Coach and former Saracens...
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Si & Dave’s Guide To Working Out

So the week of love is looming, so we're going to be sharing with you our top tips to get you going full throttle in the bedroom! First up it's exercise! There's no better way of getting your endorphins racing than by getting a proper sweat on! But what exactly are...
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How To Stay Hydrated All Year Round

As the nights draw in, any number of diet-busting temptations are waiting to emerge from the dark offering a quick fix against the cold - but they tend to be packed with the sugar or alcohol. It's a long stretch until springtime, but with countless Christmas dinners,...
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Birthday Body Blitz

So you’ve got a special birthday looming? Whether it’s a fresh 21st or the big 4-0 or even 6-0, everyone wants to feel great and look a million dollars on their big day. There is something quite realising about hitting a landmark age. We tend to take a life review and...
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Cook the perfect eggs

Packed full of protein, eggs are an important part of a healthy diet. The humble egg is extremely versatile, so you can make endless amounts of dishes with them. You can enjoy them for breakfast with an egg-white omelette with grilled tomato salad, or scrambled eggs...
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Healthy Lunches For The Working Week

Healthy lunches are a must if you're looking to lose some weight. But what do you do when you're working and take a packed lunch? When you're a busy, hard working person, it's important to plan your lunches so that they're quick to make, healthy, mega filling and...
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Eating For A 5km Run

We keep seeing loads of talk about marathon training. While that isn't on the cards for most of us, a 5km run is a great distance to aim for. But don't fret. It's a step-by-step process clocking up to this distance, starting with some walking, then fast walks, then...

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Dress For Your Shape

Buying a new wardrobe for your fitter, leaner body is one of the most satisfying aspects of losing weight. And, if you're not quite at your goal weight, getting dressed up could be just what you need to boost your motivation. Whatever your size and body shape, there...

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Build Strong Willpower

There are certain people in this world who can refuse a piece of cake at those birthday get-togethers at the office. But most of us would say we have zero willpower to say no. IN FACT, LIMITED WILLPOWER IS THE MOST CITED REASON FOR NOT STICKING TO A HEALTHY EATING...

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Beat A Bad Mood In 5 Steps

Most of us cope with life’s quotidian stresses most of the time. Occasionally something happens and we feel miserable and down in the dumps. Bad times are unavoidable and feeling low is normal as long as we can bounce back. Healthy habits and the right outlook make...

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9 Steps To Glowing Skin

Winter is most definitely here, and with it the busy social season. Both can play havoc with our skin, and with your sunkissed glow now gone, most of us feel lacklustre. But don't fret, because there is a way to stay looking radiant throughout these cold, dark months...

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8 Excuses That Have To Stop

Getting in shape requires dedication and commitment. Once you’ve set some goals, it should be easy to exercise, right? Well, that’s not always the case. Obstacles creep up, and if you’re not careful, excuses can keep you from getting the physique you want. Check out...

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7 Fitness Myths Busted

Upping the anti on your fitness now it is milder outside and summer is here? Don't hold back. Here are 7 common fitness myths to help you split fact from fiction and train with confidence... MYTH 1: WEIGHT TRAINING BUILDS BULK This is probably the most widely believed...

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