Health & Fitness

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

  • 41 Slendertone: An easier way to whip your abs into shape
    We have already suggested sit ups as part of an exercise regime to help you spring into shape. But if you simply don’t have the time for lengthy workouts or...

  • 42 Do you really need a sports bra?
    Simply put…YES! We need to take care when exercising; warm up, cool down, and wear the appropriate clothing – including a sports bra. The breast is made up of fatty...

  • 43 Yoga vs Pilates: Which one is for you?
    Everyone is talking about Yoga and Pilates these days, or practising one of the techniques. But what are the differences? Here is a guide to help you choose which one...

  • 44 Top tips from J-Lo's trainer on getting sexy summer legs
    Jennifer Lopez shows off her fantastic figure as part of the new Gillete Venus Proskin Sensitive campaign."I’m always running around, trying to be on top of everything, but there are some...

  • 45 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...

  • 46 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...

  • 47 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...

  • 48 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 –...

  • 49 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...

  • 50 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...

  • 51 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...

  • 52 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...

  • 53 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...

  • 54 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...

  • 55 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...

  • 56 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...

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

  • 58 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...

  • 59 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...

  • 60 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...



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