Health & Fitness

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  • 61 Get trim like Tom with strict – but swift – fitness regime
    On the promotional tour with new film Valkyrie, Tom Cruise has been looking decidedly slimmer and more in shape than of late – having already apparently lost 10lb thanks to a regime devised by friend...

  • 62 Mikyla Dodd reveals stunning new figure
    She used to call herself the "fat girl from Hollyoaks" when her curvy shape made her stand out against the show's famously slender stars. And after losing three stone on Celebrity Fit Club,...

  • 63 Strictly stars use dance to stay in shape
    Strictly Come Dancing has proven to be so successful that former celebrity contestant Kelly Brook and professional dancer Flavia Cacace have come together to launch a fitness DVD so we can all use the...

  • 64 Strictly stars use dance to stay in shape
    Strictly Come Dancing has proven to be so successful that former celebrity contestant Kelly Brook and professional dancer Flavia Cacace have come together to launch a fitness DVD so we can all use the...

  • 65 How the stars stay in shape: singer Liz McLarnon
    "I was obsessed with crisps and ate four bags a day. So I asked my mum Jan, a hypnotherapist, to hypnotise me and I haven't touched a bag since. But I'm not a great fan of exercise – I'd love...

  • 66 How the stars stay in shape: TV personality Sinitta
    "In the morning I combine spinach, spirulina, blueberries and a pear for sweetness with a scoop of protein powder and water to make a filling, vitamin-enhanced liquid breakfast. Lunch and dinner comprise...

  • 67 How the stars stay in shape: actress Angela Griffin
    "I look at my body mass index (BMI) instead of my weight. My BMI is always around 23.4, which tells me I'm a healthy weight for my height, 5'8" – over 25 and I'd be overweight. I want to...

  • 68 How the stars stay in shape: TV presenter Melinda Messenger
    "I do lots of walking with the kids – to school and long walks at weekends – and lots of cycling. And we've got a big trampoline in the garden which I play on. It's amazing how quickly...

  • 69 How the stars stay in shape: TV presenter Melinda Messenger
    "I do lots of walking with the kids – to school and long walks at weekends – and lots of cycling. And we've got a big trampoline in the garden which I play on. It's amazing how...

  • 70 How the stars stay in shape: actress Sheree Murphy
    "To get back in shape for summer, I put a picture of myself on the fridge. It's from before I had kids, so it's a little bit unrealistic, but it's when I looked good and felt good. And when I go to...

  • 71 How the stars stay in shape: actress Linda Lusardi
    "I refuse to weigh myself any more because I think if you're over what you want to be, you starve yourself, and if you're under, you stuff yourself. So I don't know how much I put on. But I use my...

  • 72 How the stars stay in shape: singer Natasha Hamilton
    "I think diets are boring and getting into a general pattern of healthy eating is worth it if it means I can avoid them. I eat little and often – four small meals a day. By the time I start...

  • 73 How the stars stay in shape: nutrition expert Gillian McKeith
    "Eat regularly and often during the day. You can't allow your blood sugar levels to drop so don't think, 'I haven't eaten breakfast, aren't I good?' – it creates imbalances that create cravings....

  • 74 How the stars stay in shape: singer Lisa Scott-Lee
    "I used to think that by missing breakfast I was doing well. But actually I've found it kick-starts my metabolism so I eat whether or not I'm hungry, going for smoothies or low-fat cereals or muesli...

  • 75 How the stars stay in shape: TV presenter Emma Griffiths
    "I use light weights to elongate the muscles and cycle and do lots of rowing on the machines, which works your upper body while exercising your legs as you push yourself away from the base. I really...

  • 76 Nutrition: Citrus switch
    Swap your orange juice for the real thing and not only will you get twice as much vitamin C, an orange will give you half the calories of a large glass of juice

  • 77 Health: hayfever hints
    Did you know that for optimum results from your hayfever treatments you should really start using them a couple of weeks before the onset of the hayfever season, to allow them to get into the system and...

  • 78 Health: Keep eyes looking perky
    Did you know water retention is one of the prime causes of puffy eyes – and one of the main reasons for water retention is dehydration? So drink lots of water during this hot weather to keep skin...

  • 79 Health: Mango a must
    As tropical fruits become even more readily available – and tempting – in the summer months, make sure to include mango or papaya in your diet. They contain beta-cryptoxanthin which has antioxidant...

  • 80 Wellbeing: Bottled cool
    If sitting in front of a fan still isn't giving you enough relief from the heatwave, freeze a bottle of water – pour a little out first, to allow space for what's in the bottle to expand –...



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