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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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