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WheyHey Ice Cream Launches Across the UK on Friday

WheyHey Ice Cream Launches Across the UK on Friday

WheyHey, a new ice cream targeted at the fitness and health market, is set to launch across the UK on Friday. Arriving across branches of Holland & Barrett this week, WheyHey is a unique protein ice cream that we were fairly impressed with when we tried it at BodyPower UK 2012. So what is so [...]

May 21, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 3

Set Starter interval timer now Shipping Worldwide

Set Starter interval timer now Shipping Worldwide

Set Starter have announced that they are now taking orders worldwide for their unique interval timer. The Set Starter interval timer is a small device that sits on your thumb, making it easy to hear, see or feel when you ought to be exercising or resting during an HIIT session. How useful is a Set [...]

May 18, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on Set Starter interval timer now Shipping Worldwide

How to Create a Great Weightlifting Plan

How to Create a Great Weightlifting Plan

Weightlifting is something everyone can benefit from, whatever sport or activity you are training for, or if you just want to shift a few pounds. But how do you create a great weightlifting plan, especially if you’re new to the gym? Follow these rules, and you’ll get the very best out of your time lifting [...]

May 16, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on How to Create a Great Weightlifting Plan

Fitbit launches their Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale in the UK

Fitbit launches their Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale in the UK

Fitbit, the people behind the Fitbit Ultra fitness tracker, launch their Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale in the UK. The Fitbit Aria is a Wi-Fi smart scale that tracks weight, body fat percentage and BMI. The Aria then automatically uploads this information to your Fitbit profile, in the same way that the Fitbit Ultra currently uploads [...]

May 15, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on Fitbit launches their Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale in the UK

The Best Free Workout Plans on the Internet

The Best Free Workout Plans on the Internet

Workout plans. There seem to be hundreds of free and paid-for options out there on the Internet… Forever trying to save you time so you can focus on getting fit, UsFitties has scoured the ‘net to find the best free workout plans, covering all levels of ability. Which will you try? [...]

May 14, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on The Best Free Workout Plans on the Internet

Fat-burning Foods; Swap and Upgrade Today

Fat-burning Foods; Swap and Upgrade Today

Using fat-burning foods and drinks are an effective way to lose weight and gain a number of health benefits. We’ve picked four of the most common items people use in their daily meals and beverages. We then found a way to swap them for something better, and go a step further with an upgrade to [...]

May 11, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Fat-burning Foods; Swap and Upgrade Today

Get Lean Muscle that Doesn’t Cut the Mustard!

Get Lean Muscle that Doesn’t Cut the Mustard!

Mustard has been shown to aid lean muscle growth, while boosting your metabolism for an extra fat burning effect. Two different studies show some amazing results from adding a relatively small amount of mustard to your diet. Let’s take a look at both sets of research. [...]

May 10, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Get Lean Muscle that Doesn’t Cut the Mustard!

Running Free – 5 Top Tips for First-time Runners

Running Free – 5 Top Tips for First-time Runners

Running is fantastic exercise but for first-time runners it can be fairly daunting. Whether you are unsure about how to start, or you’re worried about something you’ve heard about running, don’t worry. UsFitties is here to help… [...]

May 9, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on Running Free – 5 Top Tips for First-time Runners

Chinups – The Difficulty Ladder

Chinups – The Difficulty Ladder

Chinups. A basic exercise that targets your lats, teres major and biceps as well as involving your core and back. A great all-round exercise to master. Chinups are similar to pullups of course. The difference? A chinup is performed with an underhand grip, whereas a pullup is done using an overhand grip (palms facing you). [...]

May 8, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on Chinups – The Difficulty Ladder

Zizzi – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

Zizzi – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

Zizzi may not strike you as the best place to head when on the Slow Carb Diet, with dozens of pizza and pasta dishes to temp your tastebuds. For those of us who enjoy the Slow Carb Diet from Tim Ferriss’ Four-Hour Body book, Zizzi might even be a location you would normally give a [...]

May 4, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Zizzi – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

Is Weightlifting Better for Strength than Kettlebell Training?

Is Weightlifting Better for Strength than Kettlebell Training?

Weightlifting or Kettlebell routines; which is better for improving your strength? That was the question on the lips of researchers who studied the two disciplines to determine which was better for a number of body improvements, and the results may surprise you. [...]

May 3, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on Is Weightlifting Better for Strength than Kettlebell Training?

Pebble Could Kill Off All Other Sports Watches; RunKeeper signs up…

Pebble Could Kill Off All Other Sports Watches; RunKeeper signs up…

Pebble, the Kickstarter record-breaker project that has received over $7m in micro-funding, is a ‘smart watch’ that talks to iOS and Android devices, and RunKeeper just became their first app partner. RunKeeper have announced that they will be supporting the new smart watch with full integration, something we know will be well received by Pebble [...]

May 2, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on Pebble Could Kill Off All Other Sports Watches; RunKeeper signs up…

Pecs Appeal – 5 Tips for a Bigger, Stronger Chest

Pecs Appeal – 5 Tips for a Bigger, Stronger Chest

Pecs, the short name for your pectoral muscles, are a bit of an obsession for many men but they are just as important for women too, helping to stave off the ‘effects of gravity’. Speed up the process of getting bigger and stronger pecs with five great tips from UsFitties. [...]

May 1, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on Pecs Appeal – 5 Tips for a Bigger, Stronger Chest

5 Teas That Can Keep you Fit and Healthy

5 Teas That Can Keep you Fit and Healthy

Tea is a wonderful thing. The health benefits associated with black tea, oolong tea, green tea and white tea have been under consideration for over 4,700 years. If all you ever drink is a cup of good, old fashioned black tea, why not shake things up a bit? Here are five teas that can really [...]

April 25, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on 5 Teas That Can Keep you Fit and Healthy

How to Calculate your One Rep Max (1RM)

How to Calculate your One Rep Max (1RM)

Your One Rep Max, or 1RM, is an important figure for anyone wanting to build muscle or lose fat. Your 1RM tells you, in simple terms, what is the heaviest weight you can lift for one repetition. From the 1RM you can easily calculate the weight you should be lifting for muscle building, strength improvements, [...]

April 24, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on How to Calculate your One Rep Max (1RM)

Zen Mind States Can Increase Sports Endurance

Zen Mind States Can Increase Sports Endurance

Zen mind states can improve your endurance, or so a study from the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University proposes. So why would meditation and ‘resting your brain’ cause an improvement in sports endurance, and what other evidence is available to support the findings of this study? [...]

April 23, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Zen Mind States Can Increase Sports Endurance

Wagamama – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

Wagamama – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

Wagamama might not look like the best Slow Carb Diet option when dining out, with all those noodle and rice dishes on the menu. For those people on the Slow Carb Diet from Tim Ferriss’ Four-Hour Body book, Wagamama might even look like a place to avoid. But fear not. UsFitties is here to explain [...]

April 20, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Wagamama – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

Goodbye to Carb Loading? New Research Reveals Surprising Marathon Tips

Goodbye to Carb Loading? New Research Reveals Surprising Marathon Tips

Carb loading – the process of packing in two to three days of high-carbohydrate foods before a race – is a matter of obsession for many runners. But new research shows that focusing on carbohydrates alone isn’t necessarily the best thing to do in preparation for an endurance event. With the London Marathon taking place [...]

April 19, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Goodbye to Carb Loading? New Research Reveals Surprising Marathon Tips

Pushups – The Difficulty Ladder

Pushups – The Difficulty Ladder

Pushups. A simple exercise and relatively easy to master, and arguably the best motion for developing upper body strength. But how can you make pushups harder once you have the basic move mastered? Fear not – we present to you the first of our Difficulty Ladder series, where we explain the easiest and hardest versions [...]

April 17, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on Pushups – The Difficulty Ladder

How to switch on your fat afterburners

How to switch on your fat afterburners

Afterburners. You thought they were just for jet engines, right? Fat burning is something your body can achieve long after you finish training. The phenomenon is called EPOC, or ‘excess post-exercise oxygen consumption’, but most people just call it ‘afterburn’. What does it mean? Afterburn is a measurable increase in the rate of oxygen intake [...]

April 16, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on How to switch on your fat afterburners

Walk ‘Like a Boss’ for a Fast Fat Burning Fix – The Three-minute Tip

Walk ‘Like a Boss’ for a Fast Fat Burning Fix – The Three-minute Tip

Walking. You would be surprised at how good a simple walk can be for your fitness and general health, but how can you modify your walk and daily routine for massive fat burning benefits? And what else can you change about your daily activities that will help you? [...]

April 10, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Walk ‘Like a Boss’ for a Fast Fat Burning Fix – The Three-minute Tip

Need some Interval Training Inspiration? HIIT This Link!

Need some Interval Training Inspiration? HIIT This Link!

Yes. We made a HIIT pun. Sorry about that. For those that don’t know what the acronym means, High Intensity Interval Training is a super-effective way to exercise with maximum benefits in minimum time. HIIT is a great way to workout, but a lot of beginners aren’t really sure where to start, and what intervals [...]

April 5, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on Need some Interval Training Inspiration? HIIT This Link!

Yo! Sushi – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

Yo! Sushi – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

On the Slow Carb Diet? Need to know what to order when dining out at your favourite chains? Fear not; in a series of articles, UsFitties will reveal the best Slow Carb options for anyone following the Four-Hour Body plan. In this episode; Yo! Sushi… [...]

April 4, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Yo! Sushi – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

No sugar rush here – protein keeps us thin and awake

No sugar rush here – protein keeps us thin and awake

Think that your afternoon slump is down to a lack of sugar? Often reach for a soft drink or a chocolate bar in search of a rush? You really ought to be reaching for a chicken breast instead, recent research reveals… [...]

April 3, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on No sugar rush here – protein keeps us thin and awake

How to calculate your ‘fat burning zone’; easy heart-rate maths – The Three-minute Tip

How to calculate your ‘fat burning zone’; easy heart-rate maths – The Three-minute Tip

Need an easy way to calculate your 'fat burning zone', the target heart rates that you should be staying within in order to gain the best fat burning benefits? We've got you covered. Just follow this simple set of instructions and you're good to go... [...]

April 2, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on How to calculate your ‘fat burning zone’; easy heart-rate maths – The Three-minute Tip

This is no joke – UsFitties is going to change your life…

This is no joke – UsFitties is going to change your life…

Welcome to UsFitties, your new destination for fitness news, reviews, articles, workouts, nutrition advice and lifestyle choices. UsFitties is a little different to most websites. A completely philanthropic venture, all the money we make from advertising and commissions will be given to charity, with none of the revenue being used for administration or web hosting. [...]

April 1, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise, Gear, Lifestyle, Nutrition Comments Off on This is no joke – UsFitties is going to change your life…

Sports Nutrition; Campaign Against UK VAT Hike Gathers Pace

Sports Nutrition; Campaign Against UK VAT Hike Gathers Pace

George Osborn MP recently announced that on October 1st 2012 VAT will be added to 'sports nutrition' products, effectively increasing prices for these supplements by 20%. Now, a campaign against the VAT hike has begun and is gathering speed... [...]

March 31, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Sports Nutrition; Campaign Against UK VAT Hike Gathers Pace

5 Reasons to be Optimistic

5 Reasons to be Optimistic

A number of studies over the years have shown conclusively that negative emotions can have adverse effects on your health. But is the opposite true? Can an optimistic and positive outlook on life offer health benefits? Recently published research is shedding new light on why optimism is good for your health. Here are just five [...]

March 23, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on 5 Reasons to be Optimistic

Want great abs? Build your leg muscles! The Three-minute Tip…

Want great abs? Build your leg muscles! The Three-minute Tip…

Want to build great abs? Fancy a six-pack, eight-pack or washboard stomach? You'll be surprised at the advice we give in this Three-minute Tip. Let's put it this way; endless crunches are probably not the answer... [...]

March 16, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise Comments Off on Want great abs? Build your leg muscles! The Three-minute Tip…

Wearable fitness trackers are a major trend at Mobile World Congress 2012

Wearable fitness trackers are a major trend at Mobile World Congress 2012

Mobile World Congress 2012, held in Barcelona, was a fitness tracker haven. A number of devices were on show along with a vast range of fitness apps as the market for wearable tech starts to gain momentum. [...]

March 1, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on Wearable fitness trackers are a major trend at Mobile World Congress 2012