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BodyPower Expo 2014 – Could it be the Biggest Ever?

BodyPower Expo 2014 – Could it be the Biggest Ever?

BodyPower Expo 2014 is less than five weeks away, and the organisers believe it could be the biggest ever in the fitness show’s history. But is that possible after last year? In 2013, BodyPower Expo saw 55,000 people swarm to the event, which covers every aspect of fitness, nutrition, sport and health. Held at Birmingham’s [...]

April 14, 2014 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on BodyPower Expo 2014 – Could it be the Biggest Ever?

4 Unusual Additives For Your Morning Coffee

4 Unusual Additives For Your Morning Coffee

The morning coffee. For some people, it’s the most important way to start the day. For others, coffee is just part of their overall nutritional regime. Here are a few of the more unusual additives and the reasons you might add them. Coffee is a bit of an obsession for many, and has been the [...]

November 4, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 2

Zombie Evacuation Race – 5k Obstacle Run [Review]

Zombie Evacuation Race – 5k Obstacle Run [Review]

Zombie Evacuation Race is a 5k obstacle run with a difference. A brain-eating, biohazard infested difference. As well as various obstacles to get over, under and through, you have to contend with real-to-life zombie hordes too. Go ahead and read the review, but nothing beats trying it for yourself. Book your spot at one of [...]

October 6, 2013 Stewart Rogers Exercise 7

Running – Find Your Ideal Weight

Running – Find Your Ideal Weight

Running is still one of the most popular ways to get exercise and running faster gives instant gratification. Finding out how to calculate your perfect running weight can bring those personal best times down dramatically. Many studies, including one in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, show that running with even a little extra [...]

July 1, 2013 Stewart Rogers Exercise 1

Lift’s CEO Tony Stubblebine Speaks on Habit Building and Tim Ferriss [VIDEO]

Lift’s CEO Tony Stubblebine Speaks on Habit Building and Tim Ferriss [VIDEO]

We recently had the opportunity to talk with Tony Stubblebine of Lift. Lift is a web and smartphone app that helps people form habits, reach goals and get community support. Tony tells us more about the history of Lift, how Tim Ferriss has helped and what the future holds. Lift works in a similar way [...]

June 21, 2013 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Lift’s CEO Tony Stubblebine Speaks on Habit Building and Tim Ferriss [VIDEO]

Bigger Biceps With Cable Supersets

Bigger Biceps With Cable Supersets

Want bigger biceps? Dumbbell and barbell curls can get boring and predictable, so mix up your routine with this cool cable superset that’ll trigger new growth. Progress with growing biceps can be stalled by doing the same exercise again and again. Moreover, you can simply just get bored of doing exactly the same exercise, so [...]

May 8, 2013 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on Bigger Biceps With Cable Supersets

Zombie Evacuation Race 2013 – Team With UsFitties!

Zombie Evacuation Race 2013 – Team With UsFitties!

Zombie Evacuation Race is a brilliant ‘starter’ adventure race series in the UK, and this year we’re giving you the chance to run it with UsFitties and raise money for charity! It is true – we’re racing at Zombie Evacuation Race this year and we need you to join the UsFitties Team to help us [...]

April 24, 2013 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Zombie Evacuation Race 2013 – Team With UsFitties!

We Own The Night! Nike and ELLE Launch Unique Women’s 10K

We Own The Night! Nike and ELLE Launch Unique Women’s 10K

Nike and ELLE UK are launching ‘We Own The Night’ – a unique after-hours 10K run on Saturday 18th May. Women will blaze through London’s Victoria Park on a route filled with light, sound and the unexpected for a truly amazing running experience. Women that sign up for the event will gain a personalised training [...]

April 23, 2013 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on We Own The Night! Nike and ELLE Launch Unique Women’s 10K

The Best Five Supplements For… Recovery

The Best Five Supplements For… Recovery

The latest in our new series, we look at the five best supplements to use for recovery; helping you and your body gain balance after a tough workout. Working out can be hard on the body, so helping the recovery process can be the difference between staying on track with your program, or missing a [...]

April 22, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on The Best Five Supplements For… Recovery

5 Steps to a Fat-Burning Metabolism by Lunchtime

5 Steps to a Fat-Burning Metabolism by Lunchtime

Want to get your fat-burning furnaces firing by lunchtime? Follow this 5-step plan and you’ll be melting the stubborn yellow stuff away in no time… Step One We’ve already talked about swapping sugary cereals for eggs first thing in the morning, but how can you add that extra ‘zing’ to help your body break down [...]

April 12, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 4

Organic Too Expensive? Buy Layered Foods…

Organic Too Expensive? Buy Layered Foods…

Organic food is great, but it can cost a lot more. So how do you avoid pesticides and other ‘nasties’ without forking out a fortune? Buy layered foods… Only 7% of organic foods, according to Stanford University, have pesticide residue on them. Compare that to the 38% of regular crops that have pesticide residue, and [...]

April 8, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 3

Competition: What Is ‘Power Sticking’? Win $1000!

Competition: What Is ‘Power Sticking’? Win $1000!

So, just what is ‘Power Sticking’? We’ve teamed up with the makers of Power Stick, the cool deodorant, in a $1000 giveaway that answers that very question! We all know that when you’ve had a tough exercise session, you need to feel fresh and clean quickly. Power Stick not only delivers the results you need, the [...]

April 7, 2013 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Competition: What Is ‘Power Sticking’? Win $1000!

On Race Day Avoid a Gentle Warm-up

On Race Day Avoid a Gentle Warm-up

New research shows that a gentle warm-up on race day just won’t cut it anymore. Warming up before a race has become a standard for every athlete, regardless of ability or level. It is surprising, therefore, that there has been so little research on the topic. Recent research from the English Institute of Sport has [...]

April 5, 2013 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on On Race Day Avoid a Gentle Warm-up

The Best Five Supplements For… Muscle Growth

The Best Five Supplements For… Muscle Growth

In this new series, we look at the best five supplements for your training needs. This week, we focus on muscle growth. If you go looking for supplements to help with a regular exercise plan and healthy diet, you’ll notice there is a huge array of options. How do you choose the right supplements to [...]

April 3, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 2

Join Us! We Need More Fitness Writers Right Now…

Join Us! We Need More Fitness Writers Right Now…

One year ago today, UsFitties was thrust upon an unsuspecting public with a mission to deliver great articles and news to help people get fit, lose fat, build muscle and improve their lives in just minutes a day. Completely run for charity, UsFitties is privately funded so that none of the money made from advertising [...]

April 1, 2013 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle 1

List With Us! The Best Motivational Songs for Running and Exercise

List With Us! The Best Motivational Songs for Running and Exercise

Help us build an amazing list of the best motivational songs for running and exercise… There are so many great songs out there to help you exercise harder, faster and better. Research proves that music can give you a boost in almost every aspect of getting fit, losing weight, lifting weights and general athletic ability, [...]

March 21, 2013 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on List With Us! The Best Motivational Songs for Running and Exercise

Integration Core Exercises Prove Better Than Isolation

Integration Core Exercises Prove Better Than Isolation

In a new paper found in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, integration core exercises have been found to produce much better results than moves that seek to isolate particular muscles. Many organisations and government bodies advocate core training as a means to improve stability, reduce injury and maintain mobility. Over the years we’ve seen [...]

March 13, 2013 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on Integration Core Exercises Prove Better Than Isolation

Protect Your Heart with Food and Drink

Protect Your Heart with Food and Drink

Heart disease is one of the biggest killers of men and women in Europe and North America. Here are some food and drink tips that can help you protect your heart. There are many ways you can ensure your heart is given a fighting chance. Eating a low-fat high-fibre diet has always been one way of [...]

February 19, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Protect Your Heart with Food and Drink

Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Rapeseed Oil – Which Is Best?

Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Rapeseed Oil – Which Is Best?

Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is a standard in the kitchen for most chefs and ‘clean eating’ cooks, but is it the best oil to use for cooking and dressings or does rapeseed oil (called Canola oil in Canada and the USA) offer greater benefits? It is little wonder that rapeseed oil has been called [...]

February 15, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Rapeseed Oil – Which Is Best?

Foam Rollers: Three Cool Exercises to Try

Foam Rollers: Three Cool Exercises to Try

Foam rollers. Love or hate them, you know they’re great for reducing muscle pain. But did you know you can use foam rollers as exercise equipment? The act of foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique that is used by athletes and gym-goers to reduce muscle soreness or over-active muscles. As well as their SMR [...]

February 5, 2013 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on Foam Rollers: Three Cool Exercises to Try

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness – the UsFitties Reading List

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness – the UsFitties Reading List

In Eat and Run, legendary ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career as an elite athlete, and about the vegan diet that is key to his success. Whenever we think of ultrarunning, we think of Jurek. His name has become synonymous with ultramarathon races over the years. This book carries the [...]

January 29, 2013 Stewart Rogers Gear 1

‘Man Flu’ Really Does Exist, Research Shows

‘Man Flu’ Really Does Exist, Research Shows

‘Man Flu’ has been used as a derogatory term towards men for years. But new research shows that men really do suffer the symptoms of a common cold more than women. Research from Durham University, conducted on human brains so as to avoid the derision levelled at the 2009 research that had only been conducted [...]

January 25, 2013 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on ‘Man Flu’ Really Does Exist, Research Shows

Fitness Clothing On A Budget

Fitness Clothing On A Budget

How can you get the latest fitness gear, but still remain budget conscious? With more and more of us taking up fitness, and a continued need to stay frugal, how can you ensure you’re kitted out without splashing out? For most sports or fitness routines, you’ll need to make sure you have the basics covered: [...]

January 14, 2013 Stewart Rogers Gear 1

Calculate Your Carbohydrate Needs – The Three-Minute Tip

Calculate Your Carbohydrate Needs – The Three-Minute Tip

Carbohydrate will fuel your body for 60-90 minutes before you need to think about refueling  So how do you calculate your carbohydrate needs for long exercise or race sessions? Calculating your carbohydrate needs to help you after you have exhausted the existing carbs in your system couldn’t be easier. Take a look at this simple formula: For example, [...]

January 9, 2013 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Calculate Your Carbohydrate Needs – The Three-Minute Tip

Win Fitbit Goodies! ‘Get Fit, Feel Epic’ Competition

Win Fitbit Goodies! ‘Get Fit, Feel Epic’ Competition

Want to win a Fitbit Zip fitness tracker and a Fitbit Aria smart wi-fi scale? All you have to do is show us how you ‘Get Fit, Feel Epic’ in words, pictures or video and you could be our winner! UPDATE: The competition is now closed. Congratulations to Simone from Kent, UK who won the [...]

December 13, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle 2

Got a Common Cold? Forget About Vitamin C…

Got a Common Cold? Forget About Vitamin C…

Vitamin C has long been held up as the number one choice for cold sufferers, and recent research shows many people still believe that citrus is the way to go when you have the sniffles. The common cold is caused by several strains of viruses. In the 1970s, Linus Pauling proposed that vitamin C could [...]

December 13, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Got a Common Cold? Forget About Vitamin C…

Gym Buddies – Even Virtual Partners – Improve Results

Gym Buddies – Even Virtual Partners – Improve Results

Recent research into the results gained by those who train with ‘gym buddies’, including ‘virtual partners’, show a big improvement over going solo when you train. There have been a number of research papers focusing on the results gained by gym-goers who workout alone versus those who workout in groups or with a partner. One [...]

December 11, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on Gym Buddies – Even Virtual Partners – Improve Results

Two Carrots a Day Keeps Bad LDL Cholesterol at Bay

Two Carrots a Day Keeps Bad LDL Cholesterol at Bay

Carrots and other foods high in calcium pectate not only fill you up, but also reduce the amount of bad ‘LDL’ cholesterol in the body. Studies from the late 1980s showed that calcium pectate has great potential for lowering cholesterol. The bad stuff we all want to reduce, LDL, is particularly targeted. The idea is [...]

December 6, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Two Carrots a Day Keeps Bad LDL Cholesterol at Bay

Exercise Before Meals for Muscle Growth – The Three-Minute Tip

Exercise Before Meals for Muscle Growth – The Three-Minute Tip

If you exercise before every meal, the benefits for your muscles – and therefore the chance to burn more fat – are increased. By doing a light amount of exercise before you eat, the nutrients you take on when eating is more likely to be driven towards muscle cells to replace the energy you burned. Here’s a [...]

December 5, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on Exercise Before Meals for Muscle Growth – The Three-Minute Tip

Frying Refined Carbs? You Might Be Killing Yourself.

Frying Refined Carbs? You Might Be Killing Yourself.

Refined carbs are bad; every weight-loss researcher agrees on that. But now we know that there is a way to make them even more dangerous to your health. Frying. Read any diet or nutrition plan from a respected author or researcher and they’ll all agree on one key point; highly refined carbohydrates are bad for [...]

November 29, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Frying Refined Carbs? You Might Be Killing Yourself.