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HIIS: why HIIT skipping will get you fitter, quicker

September 18th 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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How to take the stress out of itchy skin

September 17th 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

Why does dry eczema-prone skin cause a cycle of stress itching? Top skin/mind specialist Consultant Dermatologist Dr Anthony Bewley explains why we get that uncontrollable urge to scratch and he offers his top skin-calming tips for National Eczema Week >>>

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‘Super’ coffees - how to boost your morning brew

September 17th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If you’re looking for more than just a quick energy boost from your coffee, add-ons like collagen, maca root powder and medicinal mushrooms could help curb your curiosity >>>

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Are you a 'Highly Sensitive Person?'

September 12th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

One in five of us are born with the trait and there's actually some serious strength in it. Here's how to find out whether you're an HSP and use your sensitivity to get ahead in work and in life >>>

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10 things they never tell you about diets

September 10th 2019 / Sarah Vine

Diets make you lie, they take your money and your friends, says Sarah Vine. But like a bad boyfriend, we go back to them. Wisdom from a woman who knows... >>>

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18 sure-fire ways to stop post-holiday stress in its tracks

September 9th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Does the post-holiday comedown always get you down? Here’s our ultimate stress management guide for shifting work anxiety, jetlag and even any extra pounds from the holiday buffet... >>>

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10 protein-packed vegetables to stock up on

September 6th 2019 / Katie Robertson

We asked Nutritionist Rhian Stephenson for her pick of the best vegetables to eat for a protein hit >>>

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7 steps to break your ‘work late’ habit

September 4th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If working until stupid o’clock every day has left you exhausted, restore some balance in your life with these tips from the productivity experts >>>

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Quartz crystal massage beds, sound baths and power nap couches - this spa will make you say aah!

August 26th 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

It boasts one of the most expensive massage beds in the world and is at the cutting edge of relaxation. It also has its own organic winery. Just two good reasons we checked into the new Sisley Spa >>>

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The supplements to take if you’re a vegan - and why

August 22nd 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If you’re following a plant-based diet, there are certain nutrients worth keeping extra tabs on. Our nutritional experts recommend the best top-ups to help you avoid falling short >>>

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The real reasons alcohol makes you put on weight

August 20th 2019 / Judy Johnson

It’s not as simple as the calories in your cocktail - when it comes to the relationship between booze and weight gain, it’s complicated. Here’s the real reason why drinking alcohol can make it hard to lose those extra pounds >>>

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How to stop the stress hormone cortisol messing up your day

August 8th 2019 / Anna Hunter

You need it to get out of bed in the morning, but when it's out of whack, cortisol can affect everything from sleep to mental health, digestion, weight, skin and even fertility. Here's how to stop this stress hormone from ruling your life >>>

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Flight food fixes: how to handle your appetite at altitude

August 6th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Does flying wreak havoc on your hunger levels? From what to eat before you board to the best in-flight options and what to do when you land, here’s how to keep your eating habits on track >>>

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Joe Wicks' Lamb Tikka Flatbreads recipe

August 2nd 2019 / Joe Wicks

Not sure what to eat tonight? Try this tasty Indian-inspired lamb dish taken from Joe Wicks' book, The Fat Loss Plan >>>

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These are 10 of the most Googled mental health questions - and we've got the answers

July 26th 2019 / Judy Johnson

Can you prevent mental health issues? Can men get postnatal depression? Don't rely on Doctor Google - we asked the experts the most commonly searched questions to get the facts once and for all >>>

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Why this budget skin saver is probably the best £8 you'll spend this season

July 25th 2019 / Jessica Morgan

It's a 4.5-star rated Amazon bestseller and has gained cult status among dermatologists and beauty addicts - so there's no reason not to wear it all year round. Here's why Altruist's suits-everyone SPF should be on your 'Subscribe and Save' list >>>

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How an 800 calorie fasting retreat fixed my diet mentality

July 22nd 2019 / Christa D'Souza

Her last detox retreat ended with three glasses of wine on the plane home. Could adding meditation to the mix at a top German fasting clinic fix Christa D’Souza’s retox habit? >>>

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

July 16th 2019 / 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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What the pharmacist wants you to pack for healthy holiday hair, skin and gut

July 15th 2019 / Jessica Morgan

We know you've got the plasters, the bite cream and the Immodium covered, but you might not have thought of these 8 pharmacist-approved extras that will protect your skin from DNA damage and help you sail through jet lag >>>

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Louise Parker: 8 health and fitness boosts to change how you feel in one week

July 12th 2019 / 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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My Week in Food: Kat Farrants, founder of Movement for Modern Life

July 5th 2019 / Kat Farrants

The veggie-turned-mostly-vegan founder of the online yoga destination Movement for Modern Life shares her food diary with us >>>

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How I finally got my skin glowing - with the help of my best friend

July 3rd 2019 / Rosie Speight

The answer to Rosie Speight's post-pill breakouts could only be found in a clinic. So she and best friend nutritional therapist Alice Mackintosh joined forces to fix that by creating their own range of skin-boosting supplements. Here’s their story >>>

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Exclusive: Fleur East’s easy 10-minute arm-sculpting workout

June 26th 2019 / Jessica Morgan

We caught up with the singer and personal trainer and asked her to show us the best moves for killer arm definition >>>

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Recipe: How to make Pinch of Nom's low calorie veggie burgers

June 25th 2019

True to form, Pinch of Nom have come up with a delicious lighter version of everyday favourites. These burgers are bursting with veggies and a hint of Parmesan but are only are 118 calories a pop. No need to skip the bun... >>>

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Why you don’t need to do be bendy to be a great yoga teacher

June 21st 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

Thinking of becoming a yoga teacher? From what to look for in a course, to worries about being flexible enough and preparing for job interviews, yoga teacher trainer Julie Montagu and triyoga’s Yoga Manager Genny Wilkinson-Priest tell you all you need to know >>>

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