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Read the latest health news and features from our award-winning writers and columnists. From the latest nutrition advice to the best workouts and diet plans, our experts have the guide to a happier, healthier life

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Video: Week 3 of our full body circuits with Jessica Ennis-Hill

April 25th 2020

This week Jess has us doing sit-ups, planks and high-knees – and still manages to make it fun >>>

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These vegan banana bread muffins are our new favourite breakfast

April 19th 2020 / Roz Purcell

For when you want to flex your baking muscles further than banana bread, try Roz Purcell's vegan recipe – ideal for breakfasts and snacks >>>

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Video: Week 2 of our full body circuits with Jessica Ennis-Hill

April 18th 2020

This 15-minute circuit even left Olympian Jess out of breath >>>

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10 things you need to know about vitamin D

April 17th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Including why taking a vitamin D supplement may be more important than ever in the time of Covid-19 >>>

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The embarrassing reason why a third of women dread hayfever season

April 15th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

A sneeze isn’t just a sneeze when your bladder won’t hold out. But accidental peeing is easily fixed, says this women’s physio. She explains the latest thinking on pelvic floor exercises – and why you’ve probably been doing them wrong all this time >>>

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8 techniques to strengthen your breathing and calm anxiety

April 12th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Try these breath techniques for health and wellbeing >>>

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A healthy alternative to hot cross buns? Count us in

April 9th 2020

We're all over these hot cross bun protein balls by Michael Mosley (sorry Lindy bunny) >>>

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Lucy Wyndham-Read's brand new 7 minute ab workout - with zero planks or crunches

April 9th 2020

The PT famous for her viral belly fat-blasting workout has reinvented it for us - now it's also suitable post-pregnancy >>>

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Why you shouldn't feel guilty about stress or boredom eating during lockdown

April 7th 2020 / Sophie Medlin

It's natural to want to eat more when we’re bored or stressed but feeling guilty about it won’t help, says dietitian Sophie Medlin, who has this advice for stopping stress snacking >>>

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The best supplements and natural remedies for anxiety

April 7th 2020

Feeling more anxious than normal? Us too. Give your body and mind a helping hand to cope with anxiety with these mental health-boosting supplements >>>

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Best bralettes and comfy bras that still feel feminine

April 6th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Sales of comfy bras are rising as working from home means we're swapping our underwires and padding for comfier lingerie. Try these for size... >>>

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6 belly fat-blitzing workouts from The Body Coach

April 3rd 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Fallen in love with Joe Wicks' P.E. sessions each morning? He also has a bevvy of ab blasting workouts to try >>>

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Our GP's story: "Covid pneumonia made me feel like I'd been poisoned"

April 3rd 2020 / Dr Johanna Ward

Being hospitalised with coronavirus and self-isolating away from her children pushed GTG's columnist and doctor Johanna Ward to the brink. For a while, it was touch and go. She shares the lessons we all need to learn >>>

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The 800 calorie diet just got a whole lot easier

April 1st 2020

The 800 Calorie diet that's simple to follow - here's what you need to now about Exante >>>

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The best eco and sustainable leggings for every workout

March 30th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

From the material they're made of to how they're packaged, here's how to choose sustainable activewear that does good as well as feels good >>>

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Coronavirus: Which painkiller should I take?

March 30th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Paracetamol, codeine or ibuprofen? Doctor Sophie Shotter advises us which pain relief to take for which type of ailment from period cramps to COVID-19 >>>

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Live stream fitness and mindfulness classes you'll want to join when you're self-isolating

March 26th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Because it's the next best thing to being there >>>

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We did Joe Wicks' P.E class this morning - and we're still sweating

March 24th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Yes, we know it's aimed at kids, but The Body Coach's new daily live stream is the most positive start to lockdown mornings we can think of >>>

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How a skincare routine helped me manage my depression and anxiety

March 21st 2020 / Jessica Morgan

When a sexual assault tore Jessica Morgan's life apart, she found comfort in the simple act of cleansing her face. She describes how skincare became self-care and the products and rituals that brought her back from the brink >>>

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Zinc: the anti-viral supplement that's in demand right now

March 18th 2020

Zinc can help decrease the length of a cold and prevent viruses from entering the body and sales of zinc supplements are soaring. Here's what the experts say and how to add zinc-rich foods to your diet >>>

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What doctors and health experts are doing to stay well right now

March 16th 2020

Health professionals reveal the precautions they are taking in the time of coronavirus – and we're following their advice >>>

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Dr Michael Mosley: why a low carb breakfast will help you lose weight - and the recipes you need

March 11th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Forget high-fat or low-fat breakfasts, it's low-carb that will stop the mid-morning snack attacks >>>

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What your vaginal discharge is trying to tell you

February 26th 2020 / 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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The best pillow sprays to help you drift off to sleep

February 24th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Can a pillow mist really help you fall asleep? We think yes, and these are the ones we recommend >>>

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11 pancake recipes from our favourite chefs and foodies

February 24th 2020 / Anna Hunter

From healthy to quirky, sweet to savoury, there’s a pancake recipe here to please even the fussiest Shrove Tuesday guest. Pile ‘em high... >>>

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