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    Nutrition

    Is dark chocolate really better for you than milk chocolate?

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    Why it's so important to track your walking pace, and how to do it

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    3 essential upper body exercises to build stronger arms

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Nutrition

Is TikTok’s chlorophyll water trend really worth it?

Another green juice is going viral.

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Chloe Gray
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How I shaved 9 minutes off my 5K PB
Strong Women

“How I shaved nine minutes off my 5km PB“

Want to run faster? Follow the 10 tips that helped me to cut nearly 10 minutes off my PB

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L’ORÉAL BLACKETT
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Lucy Davis in the gym with a barbell on her back about to do a reverse lunge.
Workouts

Want stronger glutes? These are the 4 best weighted exercises to do

Grab your dumbbells – here are Lucy Davis’s favourite exercises.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Workouts

Why changing habits feels so hard – and why this is actually a good thing

"Falling back into old habits doesn’t mean you lack will power; it’s just your brain trying to save energy."

Posted by
Kimberley Wilson
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Chloe Gray
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Exercise now to reap the long-term benefits in old age

Here's why you should be lifting for the long-run.

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Workouts

12 places to swim outdoors now that the weather is getting warmer

Grab your swimsuit.

Posted by
Hayley Spencer
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Strong Women

New to running? These top 5 beginner tips will help when you feel like giving up

From breathing and how to pace yourself properly, to the best music to run to.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
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Strong Women

Is a daily walk enough exercise to keep you fit?

Or do you need to do more than just stroll to hit your training targets?

Posted by
Aiden Wynn
Published
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.

Posted by
Alice Barraclough
Published
A woman using the lat pull down machine while exercising in the gym.
Workouts

The 5 most effective weight machines in the gym that are worth queuing for

Make your sessions count with the best kit.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
A happy woman running in an urban park.
Workouts

Started a new running plan? This is how long it takes to see results

You can’t get better over night.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Chloe Gray
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Pilates for beginners: 4 core exercises

Equipment free, simple exercises to increase your mobility and flexibility.

Here's why we do finishers
Strong Women

Here's why we include finishers in all of our SWTC workouts

Ever wonder why we get you to those final pushes at the end of a workout? Here's everything you need to know about finishers.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Women running strong
Strong Women

How strength training can improve your running and yoga practice

Strength training doesn’t just make it easier to lift weights, it also helps us better perform other kinds of exercise too.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
Workouts

The 3 pilates exercises you need to ease back pain

Strengthen and lengthen your core muscles.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
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Workouts

Exercise tips if you’re fasting during Ramadan

From the best exercises to the best time of day to work out while fasting.

Posted by
Faima Bakar
Published
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Workouts

Can a five-minute workout make you fitter?

Exercise snacking can increase mobility, power and muscle size

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
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Strong Women

You don't have to rely solely on weights to build leg muscle – go for a run instead

Running isn't just about cardio, it builds muscle too.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Chloe Gray
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Can’t resist a 4pm sugar craving? Here’s why that afternoon sweet snack is good for you

It’s time to end snack shaming.

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.

Posted by
Alice Barraclough
Published