Maya Hardcastle

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4 Common Reasons Why Your Hamstrings Are Tight – and What You Can Do About It

This often-challenging muscle group doesn't have to be the bane of your existence after that long hike or run.<p>Oh, the hamstrings – those pesky …

Biomechanics

Why The Kettlebell Is The Best Gym Equipment You’re Probably Not Using

The kettlebell does it all. From building muscle to boosting cardio, it's one versatile piece of gym kit you can't afford to be without. This is the …

Workouts

The No-Crunch Ab-Tightening Workout

First, some not-so-shocking but slightly reassuring news: a whopping 77 percent of Americans aren't getting enough aerobic and strength-training …

Exercise

Transform Your Upper Body With These 18 Strengthening Exercises

When it comes to women lifting weights, a common myth is that you'll get "bulky" or look "manly". According to a 2006 review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the benefits of weightlifting for men and women are: increased bone mass, lean muscle mass, improved cardiovascular fitness, …

Workouts

I Tried Planking for 5 Minutes Every Day for a Month

<i>This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like this, visit shape.com.</i><p>Call me a masochist, but I love a good plank.<p>Bodyweight …

The UK's best beaches, pub walks, outdoor pools and seaside hotels

Britain's in for yet another rather warm week, with temperatures forecast to soar to a whopping 36C in parts of the country. So where are the best places to enjoy the sun? We've got the answers.<p>Great pub walks<p>If there's a better way to enjoy the warmth than a walk through picturesque surroundings …

If You Want to Get Rid of Fat, You've Got to Do These Exercises

There isn't one best way to lose fat, but we do know that lifting heavy weights and doing compound exercises (where multiple muscle groups are working at once) are great ways to burn fat and build muscle. If your goal is to lean out and get rid of stubborn fat, implement these 15 exercises into …

A 30-Day Fitness Challenge to Get You Over the Summer Workout Hump

Instagram’s favorite trainer, Anna Victoria, shows us how to get lifted and toned.<p>Anyone else feel like you’re in the midst of the hump-day …

5 Full-Body Moves to Do When You're Sick of Burpees

If the burpee is the exercise you love to hate, try these instead.<p>The burpee is definitely the exercise a lot of us love to hate. But this freakin’ …

Workouts

The HIIT Workouts To Do When You're Short On Time

Let's pretend you have 20 minutes of free time. That's just enough time to watch a quick episode of one of your shows, do a face mask, or squeeze in …

Exercise

Your Lungs, Butt, Legs, and Arms Will Be on Fire After This 10-Minute Workout

If something is important to you, you'll make time, right? But maybe you really <i>don't</i> have time to exercise. Maybe you have a full-time job, a family, a dog, a house to clean, 12 loads of laundry to get done, grocery shopping to finish, and a million other things to do that barely leave you three …

14 Fun Finger Foods For Summer Parties

Eating outdoors is always fun, especially when you can keep the dishwashing to a minimum. From Southwestern Sliders to to Baileys Cheesecake Marbled Brownies, these dishes are all easy to make, serve <i>and</i> eat — perfect for summer entertaining.<p>1. Southwestern Sliders<p>These drip-down-your-chin sliders …

10 (5-Ingredient) Chicken Dinners for the Week Ahead

Guys, great news! Getting a wholesome, satisfying meal on the table without spending hours in the kitchen is totally possible. The key is choosing …

Cooking

5 Make-Ahead Recipes for a Better Week of Lunches

Even though I work mostly from home, the lunch struggle is real. I am not immune to the sad desk lunch. Probably like you, it happens more often than …

Healthy Eating

12 Recipes That Turn Sweet Potatoes into Dinner

No matter what's in my meal plan lineup for the week, there a 99 percent chance at least one meal involves sweet potatoes. These humble orange spuds …

Cooking

Cotswold Way: Why a walking holiday in the UK is the ultimate staycation

“Parachute a local into any Cotswold village and they’ll tell you where they are by the colour of the stone,” Andrew Guppy, owner of Cotswold Walks, …

The Fastest Stir-Fries for the Busiest Weeknights

When that mid-week brain sets in and you're seriously stumped on what to cook for dinner, you don't have to resort to grabbing a pizza on your way …

Cooking

"I Tried HIIT Training For 3 Months — Here's What I Learned"

<b>This woman went from walker to HIIT freak. Here’s how it went down.</b><p>Three months ago WH copy editor Leigh Champanis-King was not a big exerciser. She …

30-Minute Summer Dinners, 20 Ways

There is a lot of lounging by the pool and the beach that needs to happen over the summer, which sometimes makes finding the time to cook up dinner a …

Cooking

Grilled Chicken Recipes

• July 4th• <b><br>Grilled Chicken Recipes</b><p>Whether you're after whole chicken, wings, or, yes, grilled chicken breast that's actually delicious, we've got a recipe for you this Fourth.<p>Snacks Grilled Chicken and Peach Saltimbocca SkewersChicken and peaches jump from the skillet to the grill.<p>Grilling, Smoking, …

BBQ Marinades

From easy spiced jerk, great for marinating ribs, to Asian chilli, ideal for salmon fillets and chicken thighs, give your BBQ meat, fish and veg a …

BBQ

20 Easy Dinner Recipes For Your Next Meal Plan

Come summer, there's a standing trend in my weekly meal plan: easy dinners. The easier, the better. Right now more than any other time of year I lean …

Cooking

I’m Obsessed with Sweet Potatoes Right Now

Summer is synonymous with cold salads, Popsicles, and grilled food. It's the time of year when you're supposed to say goodbye to your oven (unless …

Sweet Potatoes

20 Easy Dinners To Make After a Day at the Pool

On the heels of a day spent poolside or at the beach, easy summer suppers are a must. Chances are you're still in relaxation mode, so this is not the …

Cooking

Cook Once, Eat All Week: 10 Big-Batch Summer Suppers

When the weather is balmy and perfect, it can sometimes feel especially hard to get dinner on the table. Wouldn't we all rather be soaking up the sun …

Cooking

These Sweet Potato Tuna Melts Make Lunch Fun Again

If you're a fan of tuna melts, you'll love this fun twist on the classic sandwich. Instead of building the melt on bread, this recipe subs in roasted …