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Australia Series No. 14: Haskell is on his toes

Australia Series No. 14: Haskell is on his toes

Back row James Haskell has said the RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam winners’ squad are focused on maximising their performance as they prepare for Saturday’s second  Test against Australia. Haskell has commented, “You never want to let yourself down so everyone is aware there’s no complacency at all.” Although Haskell has started every game of England’s victorious campaign […]

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James Haskell: England manager Eddie Jones makes us perform

James Haskell: England manager Eddie Jones makes us perform

JAMES HASKELL gave one of the top performances of his 70 cap international career as England led their first ever Test at Brisbane. – James Haskell is full of praise for Eddie Jones after the excellent win in Australia, “Eddie treats the boys very fairly and understands that in professional sport you have to talk to […]

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James Haskell: Tips for better sleep

James Haskell: Tips for better sleep

By JAMES HASKELL In this column over the last few weeks I have repeatedly spoken about and stressed the importance of nutrition, being as it is an integral part of any successful training routine. Hopefully some of what has been said appears to have struck a chord. In fact I have had so much interest […]

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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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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: Diet fads to avoid

James Haskell: Diet fads to avoid

By JAMES HASKELL Whenever a ‘new’ diet comes along, I always take it with a generous pinch of scepticism. The power of the internet these days means that dietary advice – whether it’s healthful or harmful – can spread like wildfire. Remember: Unlike us at JHHF most people on the internet have absolutely no interest […]

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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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James Haskell: Six reasons to start growing a beard now!

James Haskell: Six reasons to start growing a beard now!

As one of my planned upcoming charity endeavours, I have agreed to support Decembeard in order to raise money to help beat bowel cancer. Decembeard beards in December are as Movember moustaches are in November. Namely it’s all about encouraging people to spout facial hair; in this case a beard in December. Of course no doubt […]

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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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Congratulations James Haskell: Autumn at The Sloaney starts with a bang!

Congratulations James Haskell: Autumn at The Sloaney starts with a bang!

With the Rugby World Cup on the horizon we are extremely proud of our feature writer, James Haskell, who has made the final England squad. The Sloaney team and our readers will be cheering loudly for James and we wish the whole squad the very best of luck. In other news, September has arrived! While there […]

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The London Silver Company’s England Rugby Rose Collection

The London Silver Company’s England Rugby Rose Collection

By JAMES HASKELL When it comes to my friends and family, playing for England can create somewhat of a dichotomy… On the one hand, you want them to be proud and supportive – of course you do. But on the other hand, looking up into the stands and seeing your mates dressed in full kit while […]

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James Haskell tries ‘Below The Belt Grooming’

James Haskell tries ‘Below The Belt Grooming’

By JAMES HASKELL If you’ve ever watched episodes of Dragons’ Den you will always see people coming up with solutions for problems that perhaps didn’t exist in the first place, and this was my first thought when I received the very smart looking but slightly intimidating Below The Belt Grooming package. That however was only […]

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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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James Haskell urges all men to try a spa experience

James Haskell urges all men to try a spa experience

Our columnist and England Rugby player James Haskell visits the Metropolitan London to enjoy his new love of spas… Would I like a spa treatment? Err – yes please! Who in their right mind wouldn’t want to go to go to a spa, especially one named “the complete man”. Now, I was already laboring under […]

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James Haskell’s Christmas Gift Guide

James Haskell’s Christmas Gift Guide

By JAMES HASKELL Well here we are again! Just over a week before Christmas and nearly another year has flown by – it seems like only yesterday that I was making my 2013 gift recommendations for The Sloaney. Men are notoriously hard to buy for, so I’ve scoured around again this year to find my […]

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James Haskell: My search for the perfect suit ends at Bespoke HQ

James Haskell: My search for the perfect suit ends at Bespoke HQ

By JAMES HASKELL During my time at The Sloaney I’ve covered all manner of things from aftershave, afternoon teas, restaurants to health, fitness and events. Last year I recommended Christmas gifts I thought were really suitable for men, and one of these was a suit fitting from Bespoke HQ in London. They offer a very […]

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James Haskell’s Column: Let’s all get behind the Invictus Games

James Haskell’s Column: Let’s all get behind the Invictus Games

By JAMES HASKELL I have talked about aftershaves, afternoon teas and suits on the pages of The Sloaney but what I haven’t ever really discussed is what I do for a day job! As some of you may know, this involves playing rugby for Wasps and England. The reason I have taken the opportunity to […]

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James Haskell: Food Swap Advice

James Haskell: Food Swap Advice

By JAMES HASKELL Sadly I have come to the end of my holidays, 11 months of training and playing and we are rewarded with just four weeks off! As you can imagine I made the most of it, eating and drinking whatever I wanted. However this is not an option for everyone, so I have […]

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James Haskell: My holiday essentials

James Haskell: My holiday essentials

By JAMES HASKELL Sadly my annual off-season has finished again and I am back into training; and I must say it passed all too quickly. It seems bizarre that you train non-stop for 11 months of the year and then only get four weeks off, but then that’s life! As is always the case in […]

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Tobacco Oud: The elite scent by Tom Ford

Tobacco Oud: The elite scent by Tom Ford

By JAMES HASKELL Summer is swiftly arriving upon us; the evenings are getting longer, the days warmer and the opportunities to dress up and socialise are becoming ever more regular. Like most people, one of the absolute fundamentals of presenting myself at my best is to make sure that I smell great. It is always […]

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Bespoke Tailoring at Hawes and Curtis

Bespoke Tailoring at Hawes and Curtis

By JAMES HASKELL Back in October I attended the Hawes and Curtis 100 year anniversary party and was subsequently fortunate enough to be introduced to their exciting new tailoring facilities. As someone who possesses a body shape that – when it comes to fashion at least – maybe described as oddly proportioned, I have a […]

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The ‘Year of the Horse’ menu at the Chinese Cricket Club

The ‘Year of the Horse’ menu at the Chinese Cricket Club

By JAMES HASKELL When I was asked to review ‘The Year of the Horse’ special menu at the Chinese Cricket Club in London, I literally had no idea what to expect. This is largely because I don’t instantly put cricket and China together. However, I embraced the opportunity and was joined on the evening by […]

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The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Men

The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Men

Our columnist, International rugby player James Haskell, provides some shopping inspiration for the perfect Valentine’s Day treats to buy your man… I have a mixed opinion about Valentine’s Day. It seems to be just a very overtly commercial occasion, which puts loads of pressure on men to deliver for their partners. It’s hard enough being […]

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James Haskell’s secrets to getting back into shape

James Haskell’s secrets to getting back into shape

By JAMES HASKELL Let’s face it; everyone lets themselves go over Christmas with a view to getting back into shape now. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to register for the gym, but what normally happens is that you go once or twice and then let things slip. Statistically speaking, sadly this […]

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Male Grooming: James Haskell finds time for some pampering at Park Plaza’s Mandara Spa

Male Grooming: James Haskell finds time for some pampering at Park Plaza’s Mandara Spa

By JAMES HASKELL I am familiar with spas, although unfortunately normally only for sporting recovery purposes as opposed to all the exotic treatments on offer. In my book, aside from the hardened spa user, they are most often seen as an ideal present for a girlfriend or female loved one. Ladies love being pampered while […]

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James Haskell finds ‘The One’ during Movember

James Haskell finds ‘The One’ during Movember

By JAMES HASKELL One of the most important things at this time of year is the advent of ‘Movember’, which is now in its eleventh year. As with all great ideas, the concept is very simple. The challenge is to persuade as many men as possible into growing a moustache, or some sort of facial […]

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Looking for a refreshing aftershave for daytime? James Haskell tries Versace’s Eros

Looking for a refreshing aftershave for daytime? James Haskell tries Versace’s Eros

By JAMES HASKELL I have to say that I am always a little wary of aftershaves and grooming products with sexual connotations in the title. It’s a fine line between keeping the tone on track and becoming something like Sex Panther (Anchorman movie) or a supermarket own-brand such as Satin Night. Or, God forbid, Le […]

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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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Editor’s Comment: Introducing a brand new version of The Sloaney

Editor’s Comment: Introducing a brand new version of The Sloaney

By LAURA TOOGOOD First and foremost, I am really excited to introduce a new look for The Sloaney. I cannot believe it is nearly two years ago that we started our journey with a soft launch that has since developed into something I often compare to either an all-consuming love affair or having a baby! […]

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Hawes and Curtis celebrate 100 years of luxury shirts

By JAMES HASKELL Last Thursday I was invited to the Hawes and Curtis 100th Anniversary Party in Jermyn Street. Known as one of the most prestigious shirt makers in the world, their clothes have been sported by Edward VIII and Cary Grant, no less. So I couldn’t miss this opportunity to check out one of […]

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