One of the trickiest things about swimming is getting your breathing right. It feels unnatural, and can be very difficult. We’re land based mammals, after all! But as you know, oxygen is crucial for good performance, so it’s worth spending some time to master your breathing technique. The more relaxed you can be, the better…

Our Thames Path Walk starts, literally, as a walk in the park. But, after starting in the beautiful Battersea park, the full 13-mile distance takes you along the beautiful Thames Path discovering the famous and iconic sights of London, before escaping to the country, that make it more than just ‘a walk in the park’.…

Before doing any exercise it is important to warm up. Warming up gets your muscles ready for exercise, raises your heart rate, and helps prepare you physically and mentally for the sport or activity you’re about to do. A good warm up is essential, and I always devote time to doing one, whether I’m just…

Professor Anna Gloyn is a renowned diabetes researcher. Her research is focused on uncovering the genetics behind Type 2 diabetes, to learn more about how and why it develops. Anna’s work has been recognised around the world, and she is a recipient of a European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Rising Star Award (2005),…