• Sports drinks: Good for the professionals, but are they good for us?

    Olympic athletes and professional sportspeople rely on them, but for the rest of us are sports drinks really the gold standard of post-exercise rehydration – or is plain water just as good? Even with all eyes on the red, white and blue, you cannot help but notice that members of Team GB are accessorising their official kit with drink bottles in equally striking colours. Isotonic sports drinks such as Powerade contain a combination of fluids, carbohydrates and minerals that help world-class athletes rehydrate, refuel and replace essential nutrients lost through intensive training and sweating.     These days it seems impossible to

  • 'I don't like watching what I eat': Daisy Lowe opens up about diet and body image

    She has spoken out about being proud of her healthy physique in the past. And it seems Daisy Lowe has no plans to lose her womanly curves anytime soon, telling Instyle that she is "addicted to sugar ". "I ate a kilogram of fudge in the past two weeks," she admitted. "But I love eating. I don’t think I've ever missed a meal."   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY   She also opened up about her attitude to dieting, insisting that she doesn't follow any regimes. "I'm not built that way and I don't like watching what I eat. One of life's