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2.5 Minutes of Exercise Burns Calories All Day

2.5 Minutes of Exercise Burns Calories All Day

Recent research shows 2.5 minutes of activity within a high-intensity interval training session will burn 200 extra calories through the day. Many people want to get in shape, especially as we head towards the ‘New Year’s Resolution’ phase of the year, but they can’t (or won’t) fit in a 30-minute workout two-to-three times a week. [...]

November 26, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise 2

Amazon’s Black Friday Deals Week Includes Fitbit Aria

Amazon’s Black Friday Deals Week Includes Fitbit Aria

Amazon are having their Black Friday Deals Week, and we’ve spotted that the Fitbit Aria wi-fi scales will be having their prices slashed later today. The Fitbit Aria is a set of wi-fi scales that measure your weight and body fat percentage, giving you an overall view of your BMI. When combined with the Fitbit [...]

November 19, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on Amazon’s Black Friday Deals Week Includes Fitbit Aria

Fish Oil Helps Ageing Muscles Stay Strong

Fish Oil Helps Ageing Muscles Stay Strong

Fish oil, when combined with exercise, can help to keep your muscles strong as you age, according to research by the University of Aberdeen. The research only offers initial findings at this point, with a larger study under-way, but the early results are promising for pensioners. While in young people exercise increases muscle mass, as we get [...]

November 16, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Fish Oil Helps Ageing Muscles Stay Strong

Not All Carbs Are Evil

Not All Carbs Are Evil

Carbs have been getting a bad name of late, but not all carbs are evil. If you want to build muscle, you can’t do it on protein alone. So what are the best sources of carbohydrate? Carbohydrates don’t only provide you and your muscles with the energy they need to perform, they also help to [...]

November 7, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Not All Carbs Are Evil

The Best iPhone/iPad Fitness Apps List

The Best iPhone/iPad Fitness Apps List

iPhone and iPad fitness apps; which are best? As usual, UsFitties comes to the rescue with a list of the best exercise, nutrition and fitness lifestyle apps available on iOS. Just as with our list of best Android apps, if you don’t agree with the list it is OK. We’re hoping to build the best [...]

November 5, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on The Best iPhone/iPad Fitness Apps List

The Best Android Fitness Apps List

The Best Android Fitness Apps List

Android fitness apps; which are the best and how can you find them easily? As usual, UsFitties comes to the rescue with a list of the best exercise, nutrition and fitness lifestyle apps available on Android. But this isn’t just our list of fitness apps for Android. Oh no. We want you to fill in [...]

November 2, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on The Best Android Fitness Apps List

First Time Ironman – the UsFitties Reading List

First Time Ironman – the UsFitties Reading List

First Time Ironman by Rhys Chong is a book designed to inspire you to think beyond your limits and achieve the impossible. In First Time Ironman, Rhys Chong takes us through his personal journey, preparing, training and racing in his first Ironman triathlon. An Ironman triathlon is categorised as a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile cycle [...]

November 1, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on First Time Ironman – the UsFitties Reading List

Win £25 to Spend at SportPursuit

Win £25 to Spend at SportPursuit

SportPursuit is the first sport-specific private sales club in the UK and they have partnered with UsFitties to offer one of you £25 to spend on anything that takes your fancy. SportPursuit is similar to member’s purchasing clubs like Vente Privee, but instead of offering you products from top clothing designers SportPursuit offers you access to [...]

October 26, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on Win £25 to Spend at SportPursuit

Mio Cyclo 305 HC Bicycle Computer Has A Surprise For You

Mio Cyclo 305 HC Bicycle Computer Has A Surprise For You

The Mio Cyclo 305 HC is a bicycle computer that offers a little more than your regular GPS. What’s the surprise. we hear you ask? People are creatures of habit, but doing the same thing again and again does begin to get dull. The same is true of your cycle route. If you only ever [...]

October 22, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear 2

Sleep – Your Fat Cells Need It!

Sleep – Your Fat Cells Need It!

Sleep. We all agree it is needed, and everybody understands the benefits for your brain. But what about your fat cells? And why are they important? If you are not getting enough sleep, it is natural to talk about the effect it is having on your cognitive functions. We’ve all seen the effects of sleep [...]

October 18, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Sleep – Your Fat Cells Need It!

Ease Intense Exercise with Watercress

Ease Intense Exercise with Watercress

Watercress has been found to help prevent DNA damage caused by intense exercise, according to research from the University of Ulster. When you perform intense exercise, it causes a build-up of free radicals in the body. Over a long period of time, if you constantly pound the streets or lift heavy weights, this build-up can [...]

October 17, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Ease Intense Exercise with Watercress

Cooling Glove ‘Better Than Steroids’, and Legal

Cooling Glove ‘Better Than Steroids’, and Legal

A cooling glove, developed by Stanford researchers H. Craig Heller and Dennis Grahn, is showing capabilities for athletes that are ‘better than steroids’, and legal. ‘The Glove’, as it is called by the Stanford duo, is nearing a commercial version. A ‘rapid thermal exchange device’, the unit takes advantage of the heat-transfer veins in the [...]

October 15, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear 3

FitTap Logs Fitbit Routines with an NFC Tag

FitTap Logs Fitbit Routines with an NFC Tag

FitTap is a new app and NFC tag solution that allows you to log recurring activities into your Fitbit account by just tapping your phone against a special round disc. NFC, or Near-Field Communications, is a technology that has found its way into many current Android smartphones. The idea is simple – place your phone [...]

October 11, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on FitTap Logs Fitbit Routines with an NFC Tag

Barefoot Running? 75% Say ‘Yes Please’…

Barefoot Running? 75% Say ‘Yes Please’…

Barefoot running, or using minimalist shoes, is proving to be of great interest according to one survey recently published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Running is becoming an ever-more popular pastime. The sport has witnessed serious growth in the last few years, and events such as the recent Olympics, the Samsung Diamond [...]

October 2, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle 1

A Few Moments With: Sol Gilbert [Interview]

A Few Moments With: Sol Gilbert [Interview]

Sol Gilbert is a former MMA fighter that now runs his own fitness business. We caught up with Sol to find out more about his mixed martial arts days and how they have shaped his training regimes. Sol has spent time at both amateur and professional level fighting in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), wrestling, K1 kick-boxing [...]

October 1, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on A Few Moments With: Sol Gilbert [Interview]

5 More Places Available to Win at Zombie Evacuation Race!

5 More Places Available to Win at Zombie Evacuation Race!

Want to take part in the London Zombie Evacuation adventure race? Time for another UsFitties competition… Zombie Evacuation Race is a zombie infested 5K course with 20 obstacles, and this time we’re giving away free places in the London event. Remember, you’re not only running against the clock — you’re running from hungry, blood thirsty, [...]

September 28, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle 3

TRX Suspension Training – What Is It and Does It Work?

TRX Suspension Training – What Is It and Does It Work?

TRX Suspension Training is becoming increasingly popular. So what exactly is it and does it work? The TRX system uses gravity along with your own bodyweight to provide a flexible way to exercise with a compact and highly portable piece of equipment. [...]

September 27, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on TRX Suspension Training – What Is It and Does It Work?

How To Perform the Perfect Squat

How To Perform the Perfect Squat

The perfect squat. A fantastic exercise that works a high range of muscles in a single move, especially the thighs, hips, glutes, quads and hamstrings. So how do you perform the squat move to perfection? There are a few key elements to creating the perfect squat. Let’s go through them in stages… 1. Get your feet [...]

September 25, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on How To Perform the Perfect Squat

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) – Dr. Whatsupp Explains

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) – Dr. Whatsupp Explains

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) are a family of isomers of linoleic acid found mainly in meat and dairy products derived from cud chewing mammals. So what does CLA do for you? Read on as Dr. Whatsupp* explains. The most promising research into Conjugated Linoleic Acid is in the area of weight management, although CLA has also been [...]

September 24, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 6

Fitbit; new features and new devices – the Fitbit One and Zip

Fitbit; new features and new devices – the Fitbit One and Zip

Fitbit have added new features to Fitbit.com and launched two new devices; the Fitbit One and Zip. So what’s new? Fitbit have carved out a good place in the ‘fitness tracker’ marketplace. Producing devices and a supporting website that help you to determine your activity levels, food intake and even quality of sleep, the company [...]

September 17, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear 4

Desk Job? Get a Wobble Cushion…

Desk Job? Get a Wobble Cushion…

Got a desk job? Sit in a chair all day? You could be killing yourself! (Seriously). A wobble cushion might be the answer for you… Sitting in a chair for prolonged periods could be sending you to an early grave. Several studies across the world agree. One large-scale study in Australia, surveying 222,000 people found that [...]

September 13, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle 1

Cluster Sets – The Routine Remix

Cluster Sets – The Routine Remix

In our first Routine Remix, we talk about Cluster Sets. Our Routine Remix feature is designed to shake up your sessions so that your body is constantly challenged, helping you get better results. So what is a Cluster Set? Cluster Sets help you to improve your technique and form while adding volume to your workout, [...]

September 11, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on Cluster Sets – The Routine Remix

Fat Loss; Small Food Changes – Big Difference

Fat Loss; Small Food Changes – Big Difference

Fat loss can be easier than you think – trying these small food changes. Swap ‘this’ for ‘that’ and get ready to notice a big difference. We’ve got a secret to tell you. Losing fat is down to 90% nutrition and 10% exercise. Don’t believe us? How does 62lbs of fat loss in 9 months, [...]

September 10, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 10

World Alternative Games 2012 – Bog Snorkelling, Wife Carrying and Under-water Hockey

World Alternative Games 2012 – Bog Snorkelling, Wife Carrying and Under-water Hockey

The World Alternative Games 2012 has just had its Closing Ceremony. We take a short look back at some of the wackiest events so you can start training for 2014. As London hosted the world’s largest sporting events, a different breed of athlete descended on the Welsh town of Llanwrtyd Wells for the World Alternative Games, [...]

September 6, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on World Alternative Games 2012 – Bog Snorkelling, Wife Carrying and Under-water Hockey

Chill Your Drinks to Avoid Dehydration – The Three-Minute Tip

Chill Your Drinks to Avoid Dehydration – The Three-Minute Tip

Chill your drinks! Research found in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism reveals that cold drinks reduce the chance of dehydration. Chilling sports drinks or water in the fridge before training has been found to have a significant effect on hydration levels, according to recent research from the University of Sydney. In [...]

September 4, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Chill Your Drinks to Avoid Dehydration – The Three-Minute Tip

Three Steps to Prepare for a Great Workout

Three Steps to Prepare for a Great Workout

A great workout isn’t just about setting personal bests in the gym or the outdoors; it is also about preparation. Here are three steps to ensure you prepare properly for your exercise. Eat a meal that combines protein, healthy fats and slow-release carbs 90 minutes before your workout. This will help fuel your workout and [...]

September 3, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise 4

Gym-free Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Gym-free Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Gym-free workouts are great to have in your fitness arsenal. Whether you’re away on business, vacation or just not able to get to the local gym, here are a few exercises you can do literally anywhere. The key elements of a gym-free workout are: You should be able to do the exercises almost anywhere – [...]

August 29, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise 1

Light Running Jackets; How to Choose the Right One for You

Light Running Jackets; How to Choose the Right One for You

Light running jackets are essential as we move towards Autumn/Fall. You need something that can add a layer of protection, while not adding too much weight. But how do you choose the right jacket for your needs, and which manufacturers fit your local ‘environmental profile’ best? As usual, UsFitties has the answer… [...]

August 21, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on Light Running Jackets; How to Choose the Right One for You

Sleep Well – Bedtime Snacks for Super Slumber

Sleep Well – Bedtime Snacks for Super Slumber

If you sleep well, your body has time to help repair and build muscle following exercise. You can burn extra fat while you rest too. So what can you eat as a pre-bedtime snack to aid a full night’s rest? [...]

August 20, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Sleep Well – Bedtime Snacks for Super Slumber

The Five Worst Nutritional Supplements

The Five Worst Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplements are all the rage. In the concluding piece of this two-part series, we’ll look at five of the worst; what should you avoid and why. We already took a look at the staggering revenue figures behind the nutritional supplement business and which five tablets are the best to use. By best, we mean [...]

August 16, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 7