Being part of USN’s line-up of ambassadors makes you a member of a highly exclusive club of athletes and fitness pros who travel the world to compete and inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle. As you’d expect, opportunities to join that club don’t come around often –...
Heart disease is the cause of more than a quarter (26%) of all deaths in the UK each year according to the British Heart Foundation. And while the risk rises in line with age, it’s never too early to make lifestyle changes to protect yourself from ticker-related issues. Most...
Cutting sugar from your hot drink routine might seem like a small change to your diet, but the overall effect it can have on your calorie intake is tremendous. Consider this – a teaspoon contains about 5g of sugar, which contains 20 calories. So having three hot drinks a...

Is Garlic Good For You?

There’s much more to garlic than vampire-vanquishing flavour – it’s has been used by humans for tens of thousands of years as both an ingredient and medicine. Indeed, it may have become part of our diet many years after it was first identified as a topical remedy for...
Nippy mornings require a warming brekkie, and porridge is the definitive warming brekkie. Sure, you might have experimented with muesli or some other fanciful cereal during the summer, but come September it’s time to turn back to porridge. This is Britain after all – you can expect a...
Porridge is great. Eggs too. Eggs are great. And granola? That’s great. Really great. Toast? Great. But, just like the start of this paragraph, too much of a great thing can become predictable. A bit samey. A bit, dare we say, dull. Is that how you want to...
Even the most draconian of dinnertime dieters can be far less scrupulous when it comes to healthy snacks, and plenty of worthy lifestyle goals are sabotaged every afternoon as desk drawers are opened to reveal multipacks of savoury saturated fats. The UK loves crisps, and even though substantial efforts...
Exercising for just an hour a week, regardless of the intensity, can help prevent depression, according to new research on 33,908 people who were tracked for 11 years. The study – led by scientists from the Black Dog Institute, which conducts research into mental health issues – concluded that...
A quarter of Brits are treating potentially serious symptoms like bloating or weight loss by making changes to their diet, such as cutting out gluten or dairy, rather than having them checked out by a doctor, according to new research. The Bupa investigation found that 24% of Brits had...
The most vital part of any healthy diet is nailing the nutritional make-up of your main meals, but the importance of snacking should never be underestimated. All the chicken-breast-and-broccoli dinners in the world won’t bring your weight down if you stuff your face with cake and biscuits in...