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Sweaty Betty introduce exclusive New Balance trainers

Sweaty Betty introduce exclusive New Balance trainers

With the London Marathon only just over a week away, it seems apt for us to be talking about trainers. More specifically, Sweaty Betty trainers and their fashionable new designs. That’s right, Sweaty Betty have teamed up with New Balance to create some funky footwear for fitness addicts. Whether you feel inspired by the London […]

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James Haskell: Top tips for weight loss

James Haskell: Top tips for weight loss

By JAMES HASKELL If you are working on shaping up for summer but don’t have much time to spend on improving your fitness, I have some good tips for helping you get better results. 1 – Prioritise nutrition You can’t train on a bad diet. So if you’re serious about shifting a few pounds, you […]

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James Haskell: How to get started with fitness

James Haskell: How to get started with fitness

By JAMES HASKELL How do I start getting fit? This is probably the question I get asked the most. In this day and age everyone has a basic understanding about the importance and need to take some regular exercise. However if this involves  more than walking the dog then there is stuff to know and […]

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James Haskell: The reasons why you’re bloated… and what to do about it!

James Haskell: The reasons why you’re bloated… and what to do about it!

By JAMES HASKELL You don’t need me to tell you how bad it feels when you’re bloated after a meal. You’re enjoying your food, minding your own business when BAM! A food baby grows in your belly, usually accompanied by strange sounding noises and abdominal discomfort. We’ve all been there, and know exactly how uncomfortable (and […]

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James Haskell: The workouts in vogue

James Haskell: The workouts in vogue

Our columnist and England rugby player James Haskell writes about the most popular workouts at the moment… – People are always asking me on social media about current trending workouts. This makes for a nice follow up to my previous column about why women should be lifting weights. Here’s my whistle stop guide to what’s hot exercise-wise […]

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James Haskell: Why women must start lifting weights

James Haskell: Why women must start lifting weights

Our columnist, England Rugby player James Haskell, explains why weights are an important part of your fitness routine… – It will come as a huge shock to a great many women that research indicates the healthiest bodies are those, which reflect the hard work of a varied exercise routine, this includes resistance training, ergo weight lifting. […]

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James Haskell: How to get muscle definition

James Haskell: How to get muscle definition

Ten top tips to help men gain muscle and women shape and definition, by James Haskell… — I have just finishing writing my latest book, which is a definitive Lean Gains Bodybuilding Programme 12 weeks of tough training but it will definitely work if you follow the plan assiduously. I say this with even more confidence […]

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James Haskell: 10 ways to make vegetables more appealing

James Haskell: 10 ways to make vegetables more appealing

By JAMES HASKELL Happy New Year to all our regular readers as well as those new to my column! I have written a lot recently about the vital importance of nutrition as being an essential part of any successful exercise regime or programme. The simple truth being without the right nutrition to support your training, […]

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Walk your way to fitness in the Merrell Eventyr Bluff walking boot

Walk your way to fitness in the Merrell Eventyr Bluff walking boot

By Sarah Bacon Everyone feels slightly portly during the festive season. With Christmas dinner, chocolate, mince pies, cake and various different tipples, there is just so much to enjoy! I have no regrets about overindulging because life is for living and we should make the most of delicious treats on offer at this time of […]

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James Haskell: How to maximise your Rest and Recovery

James Haskell: How to maximise your Rest and Recovery

No matter how hard or how smart you train, you’ll never get the results you want if you’re not paying proper attention to your rest and recovery. The science is simple; when you are in the gym or playing sports, you cause small tears to occur in your muscle fibres. Your body repairs these tears […]

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James Haskell: Muscle building without a gym membership

James Haskell: Muscle building without a gym membership

By JAMES HASKELL As we enter the final run-in to the festive season, understandably most people’s thoughts will be  revolving  around lists of all the food, drink and tasty ancillary bits they need to buy over the coming 10 days, plus of course all the presents they have yet to buy! Additionally no doubt they […]

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James Haskell: Nine delicious Carbs that won’t make you fat

James Haskell: Nine delicious Carbs that won’t make you fat

By JAMES HASKELL As we build towards the main fitness event of this and indeed any year, namely the New Year Resolution to become fit, fitter or the fittest you have ever been. We continue our examination of Nutrition, in an effort to debunk as many of the myths and untruths, which surround this subject. […]

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James Haskell: Finding the right trainer and fitness plan

James Haskell: Finding the right trainer and fitness plan

England Rugby player James Haskell continues his column by offering some tips for finding the right personal trainer… – By JAMES HASKELL Last week I wrote about finding the best gym. Once you have found one that is suitable for you, it is important to decide what kind of personal trainer you want. What kind […]

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James Haskell: Getting started with fitness

James Haskell: Getting started with fitness

England Rugby player James Haskell offers some tips for those wanting to get fit, including how to find the right gym… – By JAMES HASKELL So you want to get fit and in shape, but don’t know how to get started? This is something that luckily hasn’t been an issue for me over the last […]

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Luxury Skiing Guide: James Haskell’s Fitness Tips

Luxury Skiing Guide: James Haskell’s Fitness Tips

At the start of September we launched our first Luxury Skiing Guide, which gives readers a preview of some of the top ski resorts that you can book for the 2015/2016 season in some of our favourite places to ski. Autumn is a good time to look ahead to the skiing season and plan your […]

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Falling in love with a Sunrise Run

Falling in love with a Sunrise Run

By LAURA TOOGOOD I write having just finished my latest Sunrise Run, which on this occasion took place along La Croisette in Cannes. These runs may not always take place right at the start of sunrise but I try to get up early enough to incorporate some of it during my morning fitness routine. I […]

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James Haskell’s Body Blast: Top fitness tips to get your beach body

James Haskell’s Body Blast: Top fitness tips to get your beach body

By JAMES HASKELL Yesterday I wrote about how difficult it can be for you to maintain your New Year’s fitness resolution. It is easy to start with great gusto and then find your motivation and willpower both dwindle. I gave some tips for how to stay strong and also how to avoid picking up some […]

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James Haskell’s Body Blast: Reinvigorate your New Year’s Resolution

James Haskell’s Body Blast: Reinvigorate your New Year’s Resolution

By JAMES HASKELL Let’s not be negative, but the New Year has been and gone. We are in March already (how has that happened by the way?!). It is funny how time flies when you are failing to deliver on your New Year’s resolutions! I personally hate making them because you always go too big, […]

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Fall in love with horse riding

Fall in love with horse riding

The equestrian world is captivating for many. Whether you feel inspired to become involved with the sporting side after watching the BBC’s recent coverage of Burghley Horse Trials or simply dream of one day galloping a horse along a sandy beach, there is something to suit everyone. Many of our feature writers at The Sloaney […]

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Health: The real truth about supplements, by James Haskell

Health: The real truth about supplements, by James Haskell

By JAMES HASKELL The subject of supplements is a tricky one and something that is debated continuously in health and fitness. Firstly, there are no quick fixes. At the time of writing this, and to my knowledge, there is not a miracle pill that gets you instantly in shape. As you will have read in […]

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Want to lose weight, tone up and look good? James Haskell shares his key tips

By JAMES HASKELL Autumn is a popular time to want to change your fitness routine or, in some cases, simply start one! If you are trying to lose weight, tone up or just become healthier, it is important to remember that there are no quick fixes. Faddy diets are not the answer and no one […]

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Introducing James Haskell: The England rugby star shares his lifestyle philosophy

We are delighted to welcome International rugby player James Haskell to The Sloaney team. James joins us with a wealth of experience in the areas of health, fitness, sport and nutrition. In his opening piece for The Sloaney, James discusses his lifestyle approach… “Admittedly, I may not be someone you immediately associate with the luxurious and refined […]

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Top tips to help you achieve the ultimate beach body this summer

By LAURA TOOGOOD With the temperamental British summer showing its true colours, many of us are looking to nip away and enjoy a brief escape to a warmer climate. I will be exploring some of the delights on offer in the South of France for a travel feature next week but it won’t be all […]

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Healthy hints to help you beat the post-Christmas bulge

Wow…what a hectic few weeks! The Christmas and New Year celebrations have finally finished and we are actually looking forward to a detox after overindulging during the festive season. We are sure many of you feel the same so here are a few quick tips to help kick-start a healthy January… Green Tea: It’s out with the […]

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Our top ‘Autumn Health Kick Quick Fixes’

As autumn arrives, many of us may feel the need for a health kick, to help rid of any bad habits that we have fallen into during the summer holiday season. For those looking to get fit and refreshed by making some beneficial tweaks to a daily lifestyle, here are our top Autumn Health Kick […]

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Need a personal trainer? Try a furry friend as the Kennel Club launches ‘Get Fit with Fido’

The Kennel Club has launched a new initiative that will help you – and your pooch – tone up together. The Get Fit with Fido Challenge was inspired by research undertaken by the club that revealed 50% of dog owners believe their pet encourages them to become more active. So, if you are looking for […]

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Beat the Christmas bulge by avoiding the gym and opting for an outdoor fitness activity

The Sloaney’s Editor, Laura Toogood, is steering clear of the gym this month but suggests some helpful alternatives for those jumping on the New Year fitness bandwagon…  I have yet to stand on my scales in 2012. In fact, this year I am abstaining from my usual post-Christmas weigh-in as I don’t need to see […]

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The Sales have started! The Sloaney’s top bargains are updated throughout the week…

The Sales have started! Instead of tackling the crowded shops and wasting valuable time by queuing at busy tills, why not take advantage of this season’s hottest discounts online. This week, The Sloaney will highlight some of our favourite sale items… Saturday 31st December Sequins are for life, not just for Christmas! Although the festive season […]

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Sloaney Lifestyle: Fight the Christmas bulge with Anti Cellulite Leggings

December is nearly here and a month of sin lies ahead. The healthy eating plan may as well be torn up and thrown in the bin. After all, with Christmas comes parties and with parties comes champagne, mince pies, mulled wine… even the Christmas tree is adorned with miniature chocolate treats. Here at The Sloaney HQ we […]

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