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  • Woman celebrating her workout against blue sky
    Strength

    Too nice outside for the gym? Try one of these 8 outdoor workouts instead

  • ailsa paterson marathon runner
    Strength

    “I’ve trained my whole life for the Boston Marathon and now I’m pregnant I’m losing my place”

  • Alice Barraclough cycling
    Workouts

    9 things I wish I’d known before I started cycling to avoid bike intimidation

Latest Stories

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Nutrition

Should you avoid gluten even if you’re not intolerant?

Is it really bad for you?

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Workouts

Yes, you really do need a different sports bra for running and strength training – here’s why

It’s not one size fits all.

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Nutrition

How to eat a plant-based diet that supports your running

Five things you need to know before going vegan.

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Should you drink 8 glasses of cold or warm water a day?
Nutrition

Should you drink 8 glasses of cold or warm water every day?

Does the temperature of the water really matter?

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5 reasons why pilates can make you a stronger runner

You don’t necessarily need to lift weights for your strength and conditioning.

Stretching: best yoga stretches to do for just 5 minutes every day
Workouts

Try this easy 5-minute stretching routine if you don’t feel like being active

Simple, but very effective.

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Workouts

The 9 most effective strength training exercises, according to fitness trainers

Make your strength sessions count by mastering these moves.

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A woman lifting a barbell overhead in the gym.
Strength

Why is it easier for some people to build muscle?

Spoiler alert: it's not about the amount of effort you're putting in.

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Water
Nutrition

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

From motivational water bottles to adding electrolytes or a slice of lemon, these easy tweaks will keep you 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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“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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Workouts

5 essential stretches that you should end every workout with

These stretches are non-negotiable according to fitness trainers.

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Workouts

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.

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Workouts

Avoid knee and back pain with stronger glutes

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

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Strength

“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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Strength

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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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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4 reasons why drinking coffee before exercise can improve your workout

From boosting your metabolism to reducing muscle pain.

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Nutrition

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.

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