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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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Helena Christensen: "Why aren't we asking men about ageing?"

March 14th 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

We sat down with the photographer and supermodel and talked pole dancing, parenting, Victoria's Secret bodies, living to a 100 and what she thinks of the anti-ageing conversation (not a lot) >>>

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The workouts and exercises that Kayla Itsines is doing in pregnancy

March 12th 2019 / Anna Hunter

She’s swapped HIIT for LISS and has some strong feelings on women working out with weights in pregnancy… >>>

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“I’m a Head of Marketing and I spend £230 a month on wellness”

March 11th 2019 / Beth Beake

From supplements to physio sessions and meditation apps, here’s what Hotpod Yoga’s Beth Beake spends her budget on - and why >>>

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6 successful women on how they cope with a bad night's sleep

March 11th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From inspiring podcasts to supplements and reinvigorating beauty products, here’s how six successful women prevent a bad night’s sleep from ruining their working day >>>

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Why you're getting lower back pain - and 5 exercises that can help

March 3rd 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If you're struggling with lower back pain, don't be scared of movement - it's a key part of your rehab plan, says top personal trainer David Higgins. These are the exercises that he rates for getting your fitness goals back on track >>>

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Why treadmill workouts are the fastest growing exercise trend of 2019

February 26th 2019 / Anna Hunter

From luxe gyms launching entirely treadmill based studios to a surge in demand for treadmill classes on ClassPass, here’s how the treadmill is running rings around other workouts. It’s time to stop dreading the tread… >>>

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Expert Edit: What the trainer who shapes Oscar winners' bodies always has in her kit

February 25th 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

We caught up with celebrity trainer Simone de La Rue – aka Body By Simone – at her new London studio to talk health and beauty essentials and working >>>

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“I’m a hypnotherapist and I spend £360 a month on wellness”

February 25th 2019 / Fiona Lamb

From hot yoga to turmeric supplements and gong baths, Fiona Lamb shares how she allocates her wellness budget each month - and why >>>

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Liz Earle's 10 wellbeing tips for a healthier, happier office

February 22nd 2019 / Liz Earle MBE

If all of your wellbeing aims go out of the window at work, here’s what to do, according to one highly successful wellness entrepreneur... >>>

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5 no-nonsense ways to lose weight (and never find it again)

February 17th 2019 / Scott Baptie

Forget the sit-ups and juice cleanses - if you really need to lose weight, a slow cooker and yoga could form some of your best strategies according to Sports Nutritionist Scott Baptie… >>>

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“I’m a beauty entrepreneur and I spend £370 a month on wellbeing”

February 11th 2019 / Sherrille Riley

Meditation, probiotics and supplements for her endometriosis are among Sherrille Riley’s top spends each month. We asked the brow expert to share her wellness balance sheet with us >>>

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HIIS: why HIIT skipping will get you fitter, quicker

February 7th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

It can burn almost double the calories of a spin class and is a workout favourite among A-listers and world-class boxers. With stats like that, we couldn’t wait to give it a try >>>

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5 lessons for modern life from the Chinese art of self-care, Yang Sheng

February 5th 2019 / Katie Brindle

If you suffer from 'stress face', poor digestion and plain old overload, these simple tweaks and one-minute rituals from Yang Sheng expert Katie Brindle will not only improve your day but support your health and wellbeing long-term >>>

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Elle Macpherson on the 10 'New Year's solutions' she's sticking to this year

February 3rd 2019 / Elle Macpherson

This month our columnist reveals why she consults an astrologer every Chinese New Year and what really works for glowing skin >>>

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Januscary: how to relieve ‘new year, new you’ health anxiety

January 30th 2019 / Anna Hunter

If you’re feeling in any way panicked that you didn’t meet your January “goals”, read on, because being kind to yourself is as (*more) important than adhering to any diet or exercise plan. Here’s why the experts reckon it’s high time we took the pressure off >>>

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“I’m a beauty editor and chart-topping podcaster and I spend £600 a month on health”

January 26th 2019 / Nicola Bonn

From private medical cover to healthy food shops, Nicola Bonn shares how she allocates her wellness budget each month - and why >>>

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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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