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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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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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Your most wanted: the beauty products and fitnesswear you bought most of in June

June 28th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From camouflaging leg makeup to foot peels and summer skincare, the hot weather has definitely been a factor in your purchasing choices this month >>>

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Is social media affecting your weight?

June 27th 2018 / Dr Meg Arroll and Louise Atkinson

Passive scrolling affects more than just our minds. Two health experts explain the link between social media and weight gain and give their easy formula for finding your healthy, realistic weight away from the Insta pressure >>>

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A beginner’s guide to how to exercise during the menopause

June 26th 2018 / Jane Dowling

Exercise is essential for menopausal women’s physical and mental health, but what if you’re not sure where to start? Menopause coach and PT Jane Dowling shares the beginner’s fitness plan that anyone can do >>>

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Diet, hormones and anxiety: what your sweat is telling you

June 25th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Over half of us believe we suffer from excessive sweating, with causes ranging from the obvious (heat waves) to the ironic (your deodorant). If you’re soaked through on the regular read on… >>>

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5 no-equipment workouts actually worth doing when you’re on holiday

June 25th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Get fit from the comfort of your hotel room with the help of these travel-proof workout videos from the likes of Joe Wicks and Shona Vertue >>>

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14 ways to actually enjoy being healthy

June 22nd 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Are your efforts to stay healthy and fit flagging slightly? We asked the experts for their advice when it comes to seeing food and exercise in a whole new light >>>

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The best tummy-flattering swimwear for every shape and budget

June 20th 2018 / Judy Johnson

From sculpting fabrics to smart seams and panels, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to finding a flattering cossie. Here’s our pick of the best >>>

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The embarrassing reason why a third of women dread hayfever season

June 15th 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

A sneeze isn’t just a sneeze when your bladder won’t hold out. But accidental peeing is easily fixed, says this women’s physio. She explains the latest thinking on pelvic floor exercises – and why you’ve probably been doing them wrong all this time >>>

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Poppy Delevingne: “I wish I’d been in my 20s in the 60s”

June 7th 2018 / Anna Hunter

She’s designed Jo Malone London’s first ever bubble bath, favours a 60s print and will always choose “the laziest form of exercise possible”. Poppy Delevingne shares her loves, laughs and beauty and fitness mishaps >>>

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The beauty products and fitnesswear you bought most of in May

June 5th 2018 / Anna Hunter

SPF, a high end fragrance discovery box and hydrating self tans were all at the top of your shopping lists >>>

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How to recognise the bodily signs of burnout, and get better

May 30th 2018 / Tom Bradley

From tight muscles to migraines, low mood and poor mental health can show in our bodies first, affecting everything from our performance in the gym to our wellbeing at work. Here’s how depression and stress can manifest in your body, and steps to soothe body and mind >>>

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The lazy person's guide to getting motivated

May 30th 2018 / Charlotte Sinclair

In need of a little get up and go? Charlotte Sinclair brings us her top 10 tips for fitness motivation >>>

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Elle Macpherson: "My nickname at school was Legsy 11"

May 13th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

How does she keep those famous long legs in such great shape? In her GTG column this month Elle talks all things leg care - from whether to wax or shave, to keeping on top of cellulite and the best smoothing moisturiser. Plus, the gadget she can't do without >>>

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Fajah Lourens: “Cellulite is the thing that women ask me about most"

May 10th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Fitness phenomenon Fajah Lourens talks honestly about what can realistically be done about cellulite. From painful treatments to lifestyle changes, she’s tried them so you don’t have to… >>>

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The ‘leg day’ moves you need to work inner thighs, knees and calves

May 9th 2018 / Anna Hunter

The experts swear by these workouts for stronger, leaner legs >>>

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