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    Workouts

    3 quick stretches for when you don’t have time to do yoga

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    Strong Women

    Why is it easier for some people to build muscle?

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    Nutrition

    7 simple ways to drink more water if you struggle to keep hydrated

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The best upper body arm exercises
Workouts

These are the 3 best arm day exercises according to fitness trainers

The most effective moves to train your shoulders, biceps and triceps.

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Workouts

9 reasons why cycling indoors can fast-track your training

Gyms may have re-opened, but indoor cycling can still provide a sweaty cardio hit from home.

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Relationships

“The very best piece of advice I’ve ever been given about finding love”

Stylist readers reveal the hard-won wisdom that has transformed their attitude to relationships.

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Hamstring stretch
Workouts

5 essential stretches that you should end every workout with

These stretches are non-negotiable according to fitness trainers.

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6 TRX exercises to strengthen your body from every angle

Don't have weights? A TRX is just as effective for building strong muscles and endurance.

sporty woman squatting with resistance band
Workouts

Avoid knee and back pain with stronger glutes

Strong glutes could be key to staying injury-free, too.

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Strong Women

“Why buying a turbo trainer was my best lockdown purchase”

Swapping the road for a room at home was the best decision I made during lockdown

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Two women walking
Strong Women

These are the 7 most common walking mistakes to avoid

Walking more? Here's how to do it with correct form – from overstriding to not using your arms.

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A woman with a tennis racket on a court
Strong Women

If you can’t face the gym just yet, try one of these 6 outdoor workouts instead

From tennis to bootcamp in the park – and even stand up paddleboarding

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female athlete plank
Workouts

Try this 16-minute Tabata challenge when you're feeling stressed

Get your heart pounding with this spicy, short HIIT

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Female runner drinking coffee
Nutrition

4 reasons why drinking coffee before exercise can improve your workout

From boosting your metabolism to reducing muscle pain.

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Move over kale – 3 reasons why you should eat more of this leafy green instead

Eating spinach may benefit eye health, boost iron and reduce blood pressure levels.

Pillow yoga
Wellbeing

Alleviate period pain with ’pillow yoga’ – and without leaving your bed

An expert yoga instructor swears by it when she’s on her period.

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Workouts

This is called the ‘world’s greatest stretch’ for good reason – here’s why

Beat stiffness and improve flexibility with the only stretch you need to know

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Kombucha
Nutrition

Is kombucha good for your gut?

We asked nutritionists to explain if this drink is all that it's cracked up to be

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MK Fox, boxer and expert in Martial Arts
Workouts

This 10-minute boxing workout packs a serious punch

Put ‘em up and knock it out with this short beginner boxing workout compiled by boxer Miranda Fox

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Woman running over a bridge
Strong Women

Can running on your toes really make you faster?

What’s the best way to run? Heel strike or toe strike?

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Strengthen your core with these 3 kettlebell exercises

Want a rock solid core? Try these trainer-backed tactics using just one piece of equipment. No crunches necessary.

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Wellbeing

Want to try meditation but hate sitting in silence? This may be for you

Because meditation doesn't always mean sitting cross-legged in silence.

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