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Fitness: The latest fitness and workout news and trends

Read up on the latest fitness advice, exercise programmes and workout trends sweeping the fitness world on Get The Gloss. With expert personal trainers on hand to guide you and great HIIT workouts to keep you moving, all you need for a kick-start is right here

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

October 20th 2020 / 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 trampolining could be the most effective at-home exercise

October 9th 2020

Tired of endless burpees, squats and planks? A rebounder could be the answer to all your home workout woes. Here's why and the online workouts to try >>>

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Joe Wicks perfectly put into words why the new wave of restrictions is hard on our mental health

September 29th 2020

Even fitness' chirpiest chap is experiencing low mood at the moment; he explains why exercise is key to optimism >>>

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Lipoedema: the 'heavy legs condition more than 10% of women have

September 23rd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

It causes thick, heavy legs, can dramatically affect your self-confidence and many of us don't know we have it. Now Love Island’s Shaughna Phillips has gone public about lipoedema, throwing the condition into the spotlight. Three women tell us what it living with it feels like >>>

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The reasons why so many women are suffering from IBS

September 14th 2020 / Anna Hunter

There's been a spike in people contacting IBS helplines since lockdown and women account for two thirds of IBS cases in the UK; leading doctor Rangan Chatterjee 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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What happened when real women followed this 8-week anti-cellulite plan

September 6th 2020

Exercise, body care and an eating plan make a powerful trio when it comes to banishing water retention and fighting cellulite as these women's 'after' pictures show >>>

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How to do a post-summer healthy habits reset

September 1st 2020 / Susannah Taylor

Had a great summer but feeling a tad unhealthy right now? Nutritionist James Collins says the key to finding your healthy feet again is to start a ‘transition period’ (aka ‘time to reign it in’). Susannah Taylor gets on board   >>>

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What we learned from Michael Mosley's Lose a Stone in 21 Days

August 19th 2020

The final episode of Michael Mosley's Channel 4 weight loss show airs tonight. From how to burn fat to making mushroom pizza, it's been quite the learning curve >>>

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No more digging straps: we've found the ultimate yoga bra

August 17th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Lululemon's new adjustable In Alignment bra is the most comfortable on the planet says this yoga teacher who wears it every day >>>

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The exercise that's a core part of Victoria Beckham’s two-hour workout

August 13th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Turns out Posh is a fan of planks and does them daily to tone her core. From the right technique to the best plank workouts on Instagram, here’s how to master and upgrade this key ab strengthener >>>

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5 ab exercise videos that definitely work – and the viral one that doesn't

August 5th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

The Japanese Ab Workout claims to deliver flat abs just by lying on a towel. We cut through the fake news to bring you the core blasts we know work >>>

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

August 4th 2020 / 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. Here are the best shaking workouts to follow >>>

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

July 30th 2020 / 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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Louise Parker: 8 health and fitness boosts to change how you feel in one week

July 27th 2020 / 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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Gyms, yoga studios and swimming pools are opening in two weeks!

July 9th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

What will working out be like when gyms and fitness studios and swimming pools reopen on 25 July? We got a preview >>>

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Why did my workout feel rubbish today?

July 6th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Even the biggest exercise fans have off days - here’s what could be causing your bad session and how to fix it >>>

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7 ayurvedic tips on how to keep cool in the heat

June 25th 2020 / 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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We tried the celeb-approved Pilates workout taking over Instagram

June 20th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Zero Gravity Pilates is one of the fastest-growing online workouts. Here's why it's got the celebs – and us – hooked >>>

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Yoga teachers of colour to follow and practice with

June 10th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

If these inspiring yoga teachers aren't already on your radar, try their classes now >>>

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The best ways to recover after intense exercise

May 27th 2020 / Hanna Ibraheem

Six nutrition and fitness experts reveal their top tips on how to recover after a gruelling workout… >>>

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The best high waisted gym leggings

May 15th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Supportive, stretchy and super comfy, these squat-proof leggings will keep you covered no matter how big your moves >>>

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What yoga teachers know about deep cleaning your mat without ruining it

May 11th 2020 / Rosie Underwood 

With all those home workouts, when did you last sanitize your exercise mat? There's an art to it, so before you go at it with the Dettol, read this >>>

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7 exercises to boost your mental health

May 7th 2020 / Anna Hunter

With physical exercise being prescribed on the NHS as a form of therapy, we ask the experts which workouts best improve our mental wellbeing as well as our bodies >>>

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Video: Week 4 of our full body circuits with Jessica Ennis-Hill

May 2nd 2020

This week we're concentrating on working our core in this muscle isolating circuit >>>

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The best resistance band workouts on Instagram

May 1st 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Resistance bands weigh next to nothing, don't cost a lot and can target everything from bum to guns. Here’s how and why a resistance band ups the ante on your workout >>>

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