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  • How pilates can make you a better runner
    Workouts

    5 reasons why pilates can make you a stronger runner

  • 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

  • 8 of the best outdoor workouts to try this summer
    Strength

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

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Strength training
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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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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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.

A cup of tea
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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woman doing suspension traning in the gym with TRX bands
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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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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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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Two women walking
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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Try this 16-minute Tabata challenge when you're feeling stressed

Get your heart pounding with this spicy, short HIIT

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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bowl of spinach
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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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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Breathing
Strength

Why conscious breathing has a positive effect on your immune system

Inhale, exhale.

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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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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

Woman running over a bridge
Strength

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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