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Fitness Features

Read the latest fitness columns and features from our award-winning team of writers. From diaries of fitness novices to exercise plans and training advice from the experts, everything you need for a better fitness regime is here

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The reasons why so many women are suffering from IBS

September 18th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Women account for two thirds of IBS cases in the UK, and a leading doctor thinks he knows why. Here’s how to get to the root of digestive issues and ensure you’re taken seriously at the GP’s >>>

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The best Ibiza wellness hotspots, picked by someone who actually lives there

September 15th 2018 / Nina Deckers

If you’re headed to Ibiza for the closing parties this month, make sure these places are on your radar. Nina Deckers, Creative Director of luxury resort and swimwear brand Lazul, shares her favourite yoga classes, markets and hiking routes >>>

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Why swapping Ibiza for a wellness break gave me the rest I really needed

September 14th 2018 / Judy Johnson

Spend most of your holidays with your feet up and a cocktail in hand? It’s not the only way to recharge your batteries says Judy Johnson, who braved the foreign idea of a wellness break and came back with a healthier mindset >>>

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The best ‘arm day’ workouts for toning triceps, biceps and shoulders

September 12th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From YouTube’s finest to the techniques the pros swear by, here are the classes and moves to try for stronger and leaner arms >>>

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The best new fitness classes for boosting mind, body and mood

September 5th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From sunlight simulating spin to drop-in meditation studios, these feel-good classes are certain to give your mental and physical health a helping hand in the winter months >>>

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Your 10 most-bought beauty and fashion products in August

August 30th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From clean beauty essentials to an anti-dandruff shampoo and even a fedora, this month’s ‘most wanted’ is one of our most fascinating yet >>>

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Louise Parker: 8 health and fitness boosts to change how you feel in one week

August 27th 2018 / Louise Parker

Hoping to look and feel a little leaner in time for that holiday or event? Author and sustainable weight loss expert Louise Parker shares her 7-day plan >>>

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13 ways to sleep better in the heat

August 20th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Whether you’re sweating between the sheets at home or away, these tips, tricks and techniques will increase your chances of getting some restful, restorative shut eye. Read on to cool off… >>>

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Carb cycling can boost workouts and weight loss (but there's a catch)

August 14th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Can high, low and moderate carb days power your workouts and help with weight management, or is it a waste of time? Here’s how carb cycling works, when it works, and why it’s not for everyone >>>

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The Postnatal Diaries 3: Why I had my placenta made into pills

August 12th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

Capsules made from freeze-dried placenta are said to help beat postnatal depression and lift fatigue. Susannah Taylor was sceptical until friends raved about them. So with baby number 3 she signed up - and this is what happened >>>

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Why everyone in wellness is booking an infrared sauna session

August 8th 2018 / Anna Hunter

They’re popping up in gyms, spas and yoga studios near you, and they’re already huge in the US. Here’s what infrared saunas can do for your skin, strength and sleep, and why it’s different from your average sweat box experience >>>

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6 super comfy workout shorts that won’t rub you up the wrong way

August 6th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Your thighs will thank you for them >>>

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The surprising facts that a top GP wants you to know about your gut

August 5th 2018 / Dr Rangan Chatterjee

It’s not just reduced bloating and greater “regularity”- everything from eczema to mental health to PMS can improve with better gut health, and the ways to do it aren’t always obvious. Here’s Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s prescription for ultimate gut health >>>

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Adrenal fatigue: are you suffering?

July 23rd 2018 / Anna Hunter

It’s not a proven medical condition, but if you’re constantly stressed, overtired or run down, it could be that adrenal fatigue has set in. Here’s your guide to what to look out for, and how to handle it… >>>

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The Postnatal Diaries 2: The realist's guide to breastfeeding after baby No.3

July 22nd 2018 / Susannah Taylor

In the second of her postnatal posts, Susannah Taylor talks cracked nipples, the pressure to breastfeed and how the Louise Parker ‘body back’ plan is beginning to work its magic >>>

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: our pick of the most grab-worthy health and beauty deals

July 16th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From luxury skincare to fitness tech and beauty gadgets, there are some unmissable Prime Day deals to get your hands on. Here’s our top 10 >>>

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5 things that are making you hungry

July 12th 2018 / Dr Aseem Malhotra

And they have nothing to do with an empty stomach. Consultant cardiologist, health campaigner and co-author of the Pioppi Diet Dr Aseem Malhotra explains how to outsmart the appetite gremlins >>>

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The Expert Edit: Fleur East’s favourite beauty and fitness buys

July 11th 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

As she launches her first piece of fitness kit, the singer and PT tells us about her favourite buys - from budget lashes to high-end trainers and the perfect eyeliner that costs less than your lunch >>>

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Plogging: why we should all try this Scandinavian workout trend

July 10th 2018 / Anna Hunter

It’s cardio for a good cause and promises high calorie burn while you do your bit against plastic pollution. Here’s everything you need to know about the Swedish fitness craze and how to get involved >>>

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"My eating was out of control, I had to confront some painful truths"

July 8th 2018 / Ateh Jewel

No one has a food problem, they have a feelings problem, says award-winning beauty journalist and producer Ateh Jewel. Here, she writes about her 15-year cycle of food addiction and the wakeup call that finally freed her >>>

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7 ayurvedic tips on how to keep cool in the heat

July 7th 2018 / Jillian Lavender

Struggling to keep a clear head in the heat? Ayurveda expert Jillian Lavender shares how to cool down in the summer Pitta season >>>

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What we’re buying in the Sweaty Betty summer sale

July 6th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Power leggings, workout bras and yoga tops for up to 50% off- here’s our edit of what’s hot right now in the Sweaty Betty summer sale. Add those bum sculpting leggings to your basket before they’re gone… >>>

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5 health and fitness secrets of top tennis players

July 6th 2018 / Anna Hunter

From creative cardio sessions to ice baths, diet and downtime, here’s how the world’s best tennis players not only stay on top of their game, but win >>>

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11 inspirational Instagram quotes that are actually quite useful

July 4th 2018 / Anna Hunter

In the social media sea of corny quotes, there’s the occasional nugget of wisdom that hits home and makes a difference to your day. Here are a few quotes that are non-cringe and ring true… >>>

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The postnatal diaries: getting my body back on track after baby No.3

July 3rd 2018 / Susannah Taylor

With her baby now 4 months old, Susannah Taylor decides it's time to tackle her post-baby 'jelly belly'. In her new fortnightly column, she gives her honest account of birth, her postnatal body and getting her health and fitness back with the Louise Parker Method >>>

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