Health & Fitness

All the latest news and photos from the health and fitness world, exercise ideas, keep-fit tips and ways to stay healthy

  • 21 The best time to exercise
    So, this is it: this time you're determined to exercise, and determined to make it count. After all, exercise is good for your figure and, even more important, it's good for your health, both physical...

  • 22 Getting your figure back after the summer
    Even if you spent the run-up to the summer focused on your personal 'operation bikini', the chances are you've returned to the fray only to find you've brought back a few extra kilos along with the...

  • 23 Skating: wheely good exercise!
    The summer's beginning to wind down, but there should still be time to get in some outdoor exercise, and skating – with either in-line or quad skates – is both healthy and good fun, as well...

  • 24 Biking to beauty
    In the battle for firm thighs and shapely legs your bike can be your best ally. As you push on those pedals, you're working out the lower body muscles – legs, hips and buttocks – and if you...

  • 25 Heidi Klum proves she's a flexible friend in outdoor yoga class
    Heidi Klum's new fitness regime has taken New York City by storm. To promote her lifestyle blog on AOL, the 38-year-old has convinced a team of runners to clock up 100,000 miles in total...

  • 26 On your bike!
    Cycling is one of the healthiest and cheapest forms of exercise, and yet we tend to relegate it to summer weekends with the kids or a turn on the exercise bike while we're at the gym. Why not get the bike...

  • 27 Fancy a walk on the beach?
    What could be more relaxing than a barefoot walk along a sandy beach? Besides being a treat for the senses, this simple pleasure is actually a very healthy option that adds to the attractions of a beach...

  • 28 Don't hide your knees!
    With the imminent arrival of the good weather, we'll be donning our summer skirts and dresses and knees will 'come to light' again. But if they've spent the winter covered by woolly tights or trousers,...

  • 29 First Lady of fitness: Michelle Obama works out on White House lawn
    As a champion of fitness and health for all, Michelle Obama took to the South Lawn of the White House and proved she is a woman who practices what she preaches. There to announce new physical fitness...

  • 30 Fitness for feet
    With summer coming, it's time to discard heavy boots and thick socks and tights and find your feet again. Here are some exercises to help get those toes and tootsies back in trim: Walk on your...

  • 31 A question of constancy
    When we talk about an exercise routine we tend to focus on the word 'exercise' rather than on 'routine'. But it's precisely the routine element – i.e. the regularity and constancy – that's...

  • 32 New baby, new exercise routine
    Although you know that you really ought to get back in shape, if you're a new mum, the last thing you want to do is to leave your baby behind when you head off to the gym each day. But there are types...

  • 33 10 keys to choosing the right gym
    Every year we make the same New Year's resolutions: every year we say we'll join a gym, lose weight and get fit. But the vast majority of us fall at the first hurdle, and by February there are very few...

  • 34 Celebrity slimmers: see the stars who've shed the pounds
    Celebrity slimmers: see the stars who've really shed the pounds

  • 35 The time is right... for exercise
    Have you ever wondered what's the best time of day to get in shape? How best to schedule your fitness sessions to get the most benefit from the time you spend at the gym, swimming, jogging etc.? Clearly...

  • 36 Fit and fabulous: Jane Fonda releases brand new fitness DVDs at the age of 72
    Twenty five years have gone by since Jane Fonda released her very first exercise video. And now, incredibly, at the grand old age of 72, the American actress is back with a brand...

  • 37 In full bloom for birth: expectant Miranda Kerr shows how it's done
    Miranda Kerr has proved it's possible to maintain fitness while expecting - new footage for her skincare line shows the model practicing yoga four months into her pregnancy. "You can pretty much...

  • 38 Kelly goes circus training to get bikini fit
    OK, so it’s not any old circus. And she wasn’t exactly lacking in the bikini department to start off with. But Kelly Brook reckons a mixture of Pilates, yoga and dance, performed with a resistance...

  • 39 Workplace work out
    Spending long hours in the office may keep you away from the gym but it shouldn't stop you keeping in shape: there are plenty of simple exercises you can do at your desk which, combined with healthy habits,...

  • 40 Look to your legs
    Say goodbye to tights and stockings. After the coldest winter in the UK for more than 30 years, it'll soon be time to tuck your trousers and tights at the back of the wardrobe and start to show off your...



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