It’s that time of year again, with chocolate lining the supermarket shelves, eating Easter eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner suddenly seems acceptable. As a desk of chocoholics, we would never try and put you off the confectionary fuelled theme of the four-day break, yet if you find yourself returning to the office a few pounds heavier, we’ve got your back. In anticipation for the long weekend to come, we’ve taken a look back at some of our healthiest interviews to date. Need some inspiration? Read on.
One for all you runners out there, Laura Fountain is the brains behind the amazing ‘Lazy Girl Running’ blog. Happy to tell us all about the highs and lows of her seven years of blogging, 11 marathons and two fitness books, if there’s anyone who will persuade you to dig out those trainers and download the Nike plus app, it’s Laura. Telling us ‘anyone who can run a few miles can run a marathon. Marathon runners aren’t born, they’re made.’ So what are you waiting for?
With a successful nutritional consultancy and eleven books under his belt, Ian Marber is one man who knows a thing or two about healthy eating. Here on the editorial desk, we’ve tried about every diet going, so asked Marber for his top tips on losing those extra pounds and more importantly, keeping them off. Telling us ‘slow and steady, that’s the healthiest and the most likely to work in the long term. Weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise, so remember you can’t out exercise a bad diet – the two go hand in hand.’ So remember, you really are what you eat!
Of course it’s not all about burning thousands of calories, it’s finding what works for you. One man who has done just this is Broga founder, Matt Miller. Ex body-builder, Matt decided to come up with a method of yoga that worked for him and Broga (yoga for men) was born. Talking about the changes in the fitness industry, Matt tells us ‘people are doing things like gymnastics courses and circus courses – they’re not being limited to fitness as a means to an end to helping me look a certain way. It’s becoming a lifestyle of how you feel.’
If running and yoga aren’t for you, how about diving back into the deep end with a swimming course? One lady who needs no introduction, if swimming is for you, have a read of our interview with four times Olympic medal winner, Rebecca Adlington. The nation’s most successful swimmer, we were honoured when Becky took the time to tell us more about her time at the top. Her advice for those hoping to follow in her footsteps? ‘You have to love what you do. Your heart has got to be in it as you need that drive and passion to put in all those hours of hard work, dedication and determination.’
Ready to put down the Easter egg down and take up a new sport? We’re right behind you! Take a look at the fitness courses listed on the site and get those trainers on!
Jane McGuire received her BA (English) from the University of Loughborough. A yoga enthusiast with a sweet tooth, in her spare time you will probably find Jane in the gym or online shopping.