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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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Why you’re exercising and not losing weight

January 14th 2019 / Anthony Warner

It’s more than just eating less and moving more. Anthony Warner, aka the Angry Chef, shares some surprising truths about fat and fitness that could change the way you see weight loss for good >>>

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"I'm a makeup artist and I spend £400 a month on wellbeing"

January 10th 2019 / Cher Webb

What do real women spend on their health each month? In the first of a new series, we asked makeup artist Cher Webb to share her balance sheet >>>

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Fake news about diets we shouldn't fall for, according to this obesity expert

January 9th 2019 / Anna Hunter

It’s fair to say that Dr Zoe Harcombe PhD doesn’t always toe the official line where dietary guidelines are concerned. Here are the nutrition beliefs she’d like to bust (they will surprise you) >>>

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Do you have fitness fear?

January 8th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

You're not alone. Here are 9 ways to help you overcome your workout worries >>>

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11 health resolutions your GP wants you to keep

January 6th 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

Tackling stress is one of the most important things we can do for our health and yet most of us are too blasé about the damage it's doing, says Dr Rangan Chatterjee. Use his simple interventions to reduce your daily stress dose and feel happier, leaner and more productive >>>

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The habit changes that helped me drop 11lbs

January 1st 2019 / Susannah Taylor

After 4 months following the 'lower carb' Louise Parker method, Susannah Taylor has dropped most of her baby weight and changed her way of eating for life. These are the 20 things she's learned >>>

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Two easy 10 minute HIIT workouts that you can do at home

December 26th 2018 / Katie Robertson

Nike Global Master Trainer Joslyn Thompson-Rule gives two quick and easy workouts that will help you achieve a taut tum from the comfort of your own home >>>

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The new health and nutrition books to have on your bookshelf

December 26th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru / Victoria Woodhall

From The Fast 800 by Dr Michael Mosley to The Angry Chef’s latest launch and Joe Wicks’ new veggie book, here’s what you’ll be reading in 2019 >>>

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How 4 women survived Christmas when they were pregnant

December 20th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Morning sickness, exhaustion and going into labour at Selfridges...being pregnant during party season offers up a variety of very different challenges. Four women share their unique stories with us >>>

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The nutrition advice Elle Macpherson always follows at Christmas

December 14th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

Our columnist reveals how she plans in wellness over the festive period without missing out on fun >>>

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If you get bored when you work out you need to try immersive fitness

December 4th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Exercise isn’t always exciting, unless you do it like this that is. From ‘spinema’ to cinematic yoga against an Alpine backdrop, immersive fitness will make you see, feel and experience workouts in a whole new way (and you won’t be tempted to bail) >>>

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I took up adult ballet at 40 and it changed my relationship with food

December 2nd 2018 / Ateh Jewel

After years of emotional eating, Ateh Jewel longed to feel the lightness and delight that she saw in her daughters when they danced. She searched 'classical ballet for adults' and this is her journey >>>

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8 smart and easy ways to beat fatigue

November 30th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Feeling tired all the time? These diet and lifestyle tips will take you from groggy to go-getting >>>

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This is how Elle Macpherson heads off an energy crash

November 25th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

Whatever threatens to drain your batteries, whether it's low mood, hormones or a 4pm sugar dip, our columnist knows how to surf the slump. Here’s how Elle manages her energy all day >>>

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The 7 best gym to work backpacks that look cool and stash sweaty kit

November 22nd 2018 / Anna Hunter

You can go from workout to work and vice versa and not be a bag lady. Here are the sleekest, chicest backpacks that accommodate laptops, leggings and your beauty loot without making you look like you’re moving house >>>

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How to use a voice assistant to improve your career, sleep and fitness

November 22nd 2018 / Anna Hunter

Ask Alexa to guide you through a seven minute workout or get Google to organise your bedtime routine - from beauty how-tos to hands-free help with a new baby, here are the voice assistant hacks that get you ahead >>>

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Should you be taking a pre-workout supplement?

November 9th 2018 / Katie Robertson

Some wax lyrical about the abilities of supplements to help boost progress and performance, but should you take them? >>>

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12 of the best yoga hotspots in London

October 26th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Looking for the best yoga classes and studios the capital has to offer? Here are our top picks >>>

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The Postnatal Diaries 5: How to get over motivation procrastination

October 25th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

It took Susannah Taylor three years to get back into exercise after her second child. After baby number 3, she was determined to find her fitness mojo as soon as it was safe. Here she discusses how to muster up the motivation to get fit post-birth >>>

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Shaking is the stress-busting trend that everyone can benefit from

October 21st 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

Does your body automatically clench when you're under stress and you just can't seem to let things go? Put down the Pinot and shake it off. It could even trauma-proof your life >>>

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The natural brain boosters that help Liz Earle stay sharp

October 14th 2018 / Liz Earle

How do you stay clear-headed and focused in the age of information overload? As head of a global wellbeing business, it’s a challenge Liz Earle faces daily. These are the natural brain-boosting strategies she relies on >>>

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Why you need to try exercise snacking if you’ve got no time to work out

October 11th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Studies suggest that it’s as effective as long slog gym sessions and it’ll help you hit your health goals without early alarms or stressful scheduling. Here’s how fitness snacking works and why you should try it (no food involved FYI) >>>

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The Postnatal Diaries 4: How and when to exercise safely after birth

September 23rd 2018 / Susannah Taylor

Susannah Taylor got seriously fit before baby No.3, but is taking expert advice before she throws herself back into the gym. Plus her results so far after ten weeks on the Louise Parker body plan >>>

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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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