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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

Swimming – From Knotted Pyjamas to Total Immersion; Part 2

Swimming – From Knotted Pyjamas to Total Immersion; Part 2

It is time to find out more about a revolutionary swimming technique that could challenge everything you thought you knew about the sport. Welcome to Total Immersion Swimming. In the second part of this guest article by Jon Sharp, the author explains what Total Immersion Swimming is and why it is so much better than [...]

August 28, 2012 Jon Sharp Lifestyle 5

Swimming – From Knotted Pyjamas to Total Immersion; Part 1

Swimming – From Knotted Pyjamas to Total Immersion; Part 1

Swimming; an excellent, low impact exercise that requires little in the way of expensive equipment and gives you a life skill that could one day save your life. What’s stopping you from taking the plunge? In this two-part guest article by Jon Sharp, we take the plunge and follow his story from school through to [...]

August 22, 2012 Jon Sharp Lifestyle Comments Off on Swimming – From Knotted Pyjamas to Total Immersion; Part 1

Limber up for Leisure Industry Week – September 2012

Limber up for Leisure Industry Week – September 2012

Leisure Industry Week is on the way; great news if the Olympics have lit an inspirational fire inside you… London 2012 is upon us. People with lots, little or no interest in health and fitness are suddenly unable to tear themselves away from the Olympics. Some may fear post-Olympic letdown, but there will soon be another sport related event [...]

August 1, 2012 Fiona Mocatta Lifestyle Comments Off on Limber up for Leisure Industry Week – September 2012

Zombie Evacuation! Are You Ready to Race the Undead?

Zombie Evacuation! Are You Ready to Race the Undead?

Zombie Evacuation Race is a new and exciting addition to the ‘adventure run’ scene. The undead have you in their sights – will you survive?   Adventure races have become the ‘run du jour’ lately, so making your event stand out among the Spartans, Mudders and Survival of the Fittest’s of this world is difficult. [...]

July 18, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Zombie Evacuation! Are You Ready to Race the Undead?

Steroid or Paranoid? The UsFitties Opinion…

Steroid or Paranoid? The UsFitties Opinion…

As the BBC report the number of steroid users is doubling year on year, UsFitties writer Paul Keepax takes a deeper look at the issues around steroid use and abuse. So, steroid users are “doubling year on year” now, according to the headline of this BBC article. At this rate gym use and steroid use will [...]

July 12, 2012 Paul Keepax Lifestyle Comments Off on Steroid or Paranoid? The UsFitties Opinion…

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Jordan Fitness Red Nose Day Everest Challenge

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Jordan Fitness Red Nose Day Everest Challenge

Jordan Fitness, functional fitness specialists, are supporting one brave man as he journeys to the top of the world to raise £1 million for Comic Relief. Our hero – commercial airline pilot Daniel Hughes –   is aiming to climb none other than Mount Everest and place a Red Nose on the summit. This will be the [...]

July 10, 2012 Fiona Mocatta Lifestyle Comments Off on Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Jordan Fitness Red Nose Day Everest Challenge

5 Ways to Make Sure You Reach Your Fitness Goals

5 Ways to Make Sure You Reach Your Fitness Goals

Whatever your fitness goals are – losing fat, gaining lean muscle or completing a particular challenge – there are some scientifically proven ways to make sure you hit your targets. Even small differences in how you approach your fitness goals and targets can make the biggest of differences. For example, should you focus on the [...]

July 4, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on 5 Ways to Make Sure You Reach Your Fitness Goals

Challenge Yourself! 2012 Charity Event Diary

Challenge Yourself! 2012 Charity Event Diary

What’s your challenge? Do you like to run, cycle, trek or maybe do something a little ‘crazy’? Why not do it for charity? We’ve put together a charity event diary for the rest of 2012 to help you choose something that fits your lifestyle. What will you choose to do? [...]

July 3, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Challenge Yourself! 2012 Charity Event Diary

3 Ways to Turn Back the Fitness Clock

3 Ways to Turn Back the Fitness Clock

You really can turn back the fitness clock. There is no reason why you can’t be as fit at 50 as you were at 20. Don’t believe us? Research by the Jebsen Centre of Exercise in Medicine shows us that it is completely possible to turn back time and get yourself fit and healthy without [...]

June 22, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle 1

3 Alternative Ways to Reduce Muscle Soreness

3 Alternative Ways to Reduce Muscle Soreness

Muscle soreness is something that is unavoidable if you workout on a regular basis. There are many ways to reduce the impact of muscle soreness, such as drinking a post-workout protein shake through to using a foam roller. Here are 3 alternative routes you might want to take to help reduce muscle soreness after an [...]

June 6, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle 2

Fitness Round-up; Great Articles You May Have Missed

Fitness Round-up; Great Articles You May Have Missed

We love reading great fitness articles from around the ‘net here at UsFitties. There have been some excellent observations, interviews and stories recently that you may have missed, so here’s a handy round-up for you to help you stay up-to-date with the latest thinking. [...]

May 28, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Fitness Round-up; Great Articles You May Have Missed

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

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

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…

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