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Health and Nutrition
Blood, sweat and tears: the science behind Tough Mudder
This week we have a special guest post here on the GO Outdoors blog by Merrell Ambassador and Ultra Runner Dr. Andrew Murray on what you can expect from a Tough Mudder event, and a few tips to get the most out of your experience if you’re thinking of taking one on.
Here’s what he had to say: Read more
Taking a closer look at the North Ridge fitness range
Fitness is a strange thing, it’s hard to get into, but once you are you complete immerse yourself in it, from your hobby to your fitness wardrobe, so when we found out we were getting a new range of performance wear at GO Outdoors, some of us couldn’t wait to get out there and try it out. In this article, we’ll take a look at what’s available and some first reactions.
How can you get fit without the costly gym membership?
January comes with a torrent of celebrity endorsed fitness DVD’s and all the local Gym’s telling you that it’s a new year and a new you (for their small sign up fee). While gym’s are great for fitness, there are also plenty of ways to keep fit outdoors, and the scenery is a little nicer too.
Here we take a look at the best ways to lose a few pounds through 2017:
Take to two wheels to get fit for free in 2016
It’s January again and the world wants you to get into the gym and get your fill on kale and seeds. Gym memberships can be costly so over the next few weeks we aim to bring you reasons to forget the pressure of the gym and enjoy the freedom of the outdoors in our #FreeGymForLife initiative.
This week, we focus on Cycling.
At GO Outdoors we’re all about making the outdoors more accessible to everyone. Whether you’re a total novice or an seasoned explorer, we love to hear your stories of triumph and adventure. 2013 finished with a fantastic story of the Meek family and their quest to complete 100s of outdoor tasks (all here in the UK) to help their daughters stay clear of too much TV. If they can do it – what new challenge will you do in 2014?
We’ve listed 15 challenges below to get you started:
It’s that time of year where the Gym starts to fill up, the salads fly off the shelves in the supermarkets and the most people try to give up smoking. What was your new years resolution for 2012? We took to Facebook and Twitter to ask our customers if they had made a resolution to try out some new activities in 2012 and we were thrilled with the response. Read more
The gym isn’t for everyone, and you don’t necessarily need it if you have weight loss or staying healthy on your mind. The outdoors offers up some fantastic opportunities for staying fit at your own pace and living a healthier lifestyle, no matter what age you are.
You can’t turn a channel these days without hearing somebody on some programme tell you how unfit we British have become, exercise seems like a chore and the gym can be a daunting place for newcomers or those uncomfortable with how they look. Luckily the outdoors offers up some great alternative exercises, but above all, you can work at your own pace and see some fantastic sights along the way. In this blog we’ll give you 5 ways to keep fit without the costly gym membership. Read more
A five minute walk on your lunch break could lead to great health benefits.
We’re not all lucky enough to work in the greenest areas of the country, many of us are city folk and studies show that people surrounded by inner-city living and working are generally more susceptible to stress and stress related illness.
People have been telling you to get outdoors since you were young, enjoy the sunshine, and in modern times – put down that games controller! Scottish Natural Heritage is currently urging workers in Glasgow to get out of the office on their Read more
A healthy dose of Sunshine could benefit you more than you think.
A new article has come out from the NHS advising the different levels of activity that adults need to undertake to stay fit and healthy. Many people have presumed that simple, daily activities like housework or non strenuous activity will suffice, when in fact; new guidelines tell us this is not the case. A minimum of 150 minutes a week of intense exercise that leaves you sweating with an increased heart rate is key. In England just 40% of men and 28% of women are meeting the new guidelines.
According to the NHS, the new advice for adults is that “adults aged 19-64 should try to be active daily and should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate intensity aerobic activity every week and muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week.” Read more