In today’s world of sculpted celebrities, post-Olympics guilt and the comeback of the kettlebell, there’s an overwhelming pressure to jump on the fitness bandwagon. Unfortunately, not all of us are bouncing gym bunnies hopping from the treadmill to the cross trainer. Perhaps our tails were clipped at an early age by a callous PE teacher, or the trauma of our school sports days chased us down a rabbit hole, where we vowed never to resurface in a playing field again. But there’s no reason to bring back those childhood ordeals just to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A recent upsurge of fitness fads has given us alternative ways to stay active – some wackier than others – which may just stop you from grudgingly registering at the nearest sports centre. We’ll leave you to decide whether these fads are rad, mad or just plain sad… Read more
Bikinis may have been firmly put away for this year, but many of us are still fighting a losing battle with the bulge. Lucky for us nutritionist Dr Sarah Schenker joined us on Facebook for an hour long Q&A to answer your diet and weight management questions with some expert advice.
Here are her top tips from the Q&A: Read more
Itchy skin, embarrassing symptoms, mood swings, breastfeeding worries… There’s a lot going on when there’s a baby on the way. So expert midwife Denis Walsh joined us for an hour-long Q&A on our Facebook page to answer your pregnancy questions!
However, before the Q&A began a bit of a debate kicked off about whether or not men should be midwives. Dr Denis stepped in, saying:
“You are right, a male midwife cannot ‘fully understand’ but from my experience and that of other male midwives, most women want kindness, compassion and empathy, plus knowledge so I think we get pretty close to that in comparison, say to a female midwife who has not had children.”
Debate aside, here’s what the expert midwife had to say to our Facebook fans: Read more
“New year, new you…” yada yada yada. It’s no wonder we suffer from January blues, what with the all the regret (over the number of mince pies consumed), repenting (in the form of punishing regimes) and inevitable resignation (followed by more mince pies)… Well, here at Wowcher we say “NO” – it doesn’t have to be that way! Whether you’re looking for fun fitness classes in London, Zumba in Manchester or yoga in Liverpool, follow our handy guide to New Year fitness and make 2013 different from all the others: