Bodyweight is back

Lucy Fry explores the growing trend of Calisthenics.   Why not drop that dumbbell for a moment. Just when everybody, everywhere, finally agreed to the manifold benefits of weight training, [...]


‘It’s like walking through fire’ – the rise of competitive fitness

From log carrying to trail running, events such as Tribal Clash and CrossFit are growing fast. What’s the appeal of this hardcore approach to training?   You probably didn’t notice but at [...]


The art of Therapy

Art Therapy is for everyone and not just kids and ‘arty’ types.   Last year I painted pictures of my panic attacks. I couldn’t find the words to describe what I had felt, stuffed into a tube [...]


Fit for a Festival

Nine years ago I lay on the grass at V-festival in Essex whilst listening to throaty Scottish rocker, Paolo Nutini, sing a jazzy tune about a pair of new shoes. Glass of Prosecco in one hand, [...]


Mushroom medicine

No need to mutter about your mushroom habit; these days announcing that you’re a fungi lover will get you a reputation as both health conscious and on trend. Praised by functional medicine [...]


7 things you need to know about Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Many people think Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is just a wooly diagnosis given to a person who can’t stop fretting. Yet GAD symptoms can vary hugely in their severity and scope. It’s more [...]


How well do you know your Pressure Gauge?

Some people can’t get enough of it whilst it makes others want to hide under a rock. Whatever your feelings about pressure, though, the chances are you’re familiar with it. Here are some ideas on [...]


Hungry? Tired? Sore? I’ve got just the smoothie for you…

A few years ago the Smoothie was King of Liquid Food Land, but recently it’s been knocked off its perch due to complaints of excessive sugar. But if we’re cautious about what goes in them, [...]


Tears and triumph

Record numbers are signing up for to Triathlons for the ultimate physical challenge – but what’s the personal impact of this high intensity sport? Lucy Fry found out…   I’m running [...]


Shake it out

Teetotal Lucy Fry discovers the healing power of dance…   It is 9am on a Saturday morning when I walk onto the dance floor at my first ever sober rave. Immediately I feel my body stiffen [...]