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The latest health reports and features from GTG

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Which probiotics to eat, drink and buy - and why

20 hours ago / Anna Hunter

We know that they’re good for our gut health, but working out which probiotic strains do what and whether you need a supplement can be confusing. Know your lactobacillus from your bifidobacterium with this handy guide… >>>

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8 running tips to help you cross the finish line

20 hours ago / Katie Robertson

Ultra-marathon runner Ann Johansson provides her top tips on how best to prepare for a big race ahead in 8 simple steps >>>

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10 reasons you’re not losing belly fat

1 day ago / Anna Hunter

Working hard but stomach still not resembling a washboard? It’s time to bring in the experts… >>>

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The 6 best tummy-flattering high waisted gym leggings

1 day ago / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Supportive, stretchy and super comfy, they provide a leg up on the competition >>>

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8 things that happen to your body when you run a marathon

1 day ago / Peta Bee

From losing a toenail to increased hearing power, here's what you need to know before you run towards that finishing line >>>

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“Poor digestion is kind of taboo - no one wants to talk about poo”

1 day ago / Anna Hunter

It’s twice as common in women than in men, and it’s thought that 20% of the population has it. Here’s how four women cope with IBS, its symptoms and their advice to fellow sufferers >>>

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How to stay calm in 12 common stressful situations

April 18th 2018 / Katie Robertson

When the going gets tough, the tough get going - or at least we can learn how to with these top tips from Life Coach Anna Percy-Davis >>>

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5 reasons why you should be taking probiotics

April 17th 2018 / Vicki Edgson

Nutritionist Vicki Edgson tells us why a daily dose of probiotics are the key to a happy, healthy body >>>

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Cramping up? This is why your period is so painful

April 17th 2018 / Anna Hunter

It’s not just an excuse to stay off games: doctors have compared the pain caused by menstrual cramps to that of experiencing a heart attack. If you’re one of the 20% of women suffering from painful cramping, read on for relief >>>

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5 belly fat-blitzing workouts from The Body Coach

April 16th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Swap the tube to the gym for YouTube with these waist-whittling workouts that you can do from the comfort of your own home >>>

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Why stress might be giving you visceral fat

April 15th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Forever trying to get rid of that spare tyre around your middle? It could be an indicator that you’re in need of a health overhaul. Here’s how to spot a ‘worry waist’, how to prevent it and how to lose it >>>

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Elle Macpherson: “After 50, I couldn’t rely on my genes for wellbeing”

April 15th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

Our columnist talks everything belly-related from bloating to gut feelings and why, at 54, a flat stomach involves work but not punishing yourself. Chocolate mousse for breakfast is involved... >>>

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Everything you need to know about your abs after birth

April 11th 2018 / Anna Hunter

From diastasis recti to resisting the pressure of “bouncing back” to your pre-baby body, here’s how pregnancy may affect your abs, how to strengthen yours safely and a pep talk from women who’ve seen their stomach change and are cool with that >>>

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What it’s like to run a half marathon with no proper training

April 11th 2018 / India Block

Is it possible to run a half marathon on minimal training? One writer learns how to put mind over matter for 21 kilometres... >>>

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The running playlists and podcasts that’ll help you go the distance

April 9th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Because the only thing that should be dropping is the beat >>>

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What to eat right now: 3 important ways asparagus protects your health

April 6th 2018 / Jackie Lynch

Don't put off by the idea of funky smelly wee - this British seasonal veg is rich in anti-inflammatory compounds, supports liver detox and is one of the best sources of the cancer-fighting 'master antioxidant' glutathione >>>

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The bluffer’s guide to counting macros

April 6th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Counting macronutrients is supposedly the new counting calories, but can it really make you fitter and healthier as advocates claim? We asked a dietitian for the lowdown on maths-heavy meal-planning… >>>

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High sugar, high stakes: the truth about how sugar affects your skin

April 5th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Glycation: the process you never knew was wreaking havoc with your skin. We spoke to the experts to find out about the not-so-sweet facts about sugar and how to best prevent and slow down its ageing effects >>>

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What your vaginal discharge is trying to tell you

April 4th 2018 / Anna Hunter

It’s the topic that sexual health experts are asked about the most, from women of all ages. From smell to post-sex secretions and douching, here’s your ‘no holds barred’ guide to what’s “normal”, and what’s not >>>

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5 nutrition-packed toppings to upgrade your rice cakes

April 4th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Make your snack more filling, healthy and delicious with these nutritionist-approved topping ideas >>>

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6 surprising reasons to stick to a healthy lifestyle

April 3rd 2018 / Peta Bee

Ready to fall off the health wagon? Peta Bee has six unexpected reasons why you shouldn't >>>

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Why the way you eat is causing your stomach issues

April 3rd 2018 / Jillian Lavender

According to Ayurveda, how you eat is just as important as what you’re eating. Jillian Lavender shares her five tips for improving both your digestive and emotional wellbeing >>>

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My Week in Food: Lara Mead, Co-Founder of Varley activewear

April 2nd 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

Since moving from Yorkshire to LA, the fitness wear entrepreneur has embraced the plant-based way of eating. She got out her iPhone to document a week's worth of meals for GTG >>>

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Netflix and HIIT: how Fleur East got her amazing body

April 2nd 2018

The singer talks to Victoria Woodhall about qualifying as a PT, turning vegan and the home workout that has transformed her body and her motivation >>>

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Sugar sense: 5 healthier ways to enjoy chocolate

April 1st 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

A moment on the lips need not mean a lifetime on the hips, with these delicious chocolate bar substitutes at hand >>>

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