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Should you be swapping your regular deadlifts for Romanian deadlifts?

Should you be swapping your regular deadlifts for Romanian deadlifts?

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Amy Beecham
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Workouts

Can cardio actually help to relieve migraine pain?

Moving to manage migraine symptoms may be worth a try.

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Becks Shepherd
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Workouts

6 ways to be more disciplined with exercise to reach your fitness goals

These self-discipline tips will keep you motivated now – and in the long run.

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Kimberley Wilson
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Workouts

13 signs you could be overtraining (and the real impact of too much exercise)

Don't let 'overtraining syndrome' (yes, it's a thing) get the best of you this summer. Here's how...

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Kimberley Wilson
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Wellbeing

Does strength training affect fertility?

Here's what you need to know about exercise if you're trying to conceive.

Posted by
Bridie Wilkins
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Ally Sinyard
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Will running ruin my knees when I’m older?

Running makes us feel great now, but will we feel the same when we're older?

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Workouts

How to avoid the the trap of ‘all or nothing’ thinking around fitness and diet

Why a ‘go hard’ mindset can set you up for disappointment and failure.

Posted by
Kimberley Wilson
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Workouts

“Can the stationary Carol bike really get me fit in just nine minutes?”

The AI stationary bike claims to provide the same cardio benefit of a 45-minute run – in just eight minutes and 40 seconds.

Posted by
Ally Sinyard
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Woman running in countryside
Workouts

Is it okay to run every day?

Catch the running bug and you might start wanting to run every day – but just how good for your body is a daily jog?

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Workouts

“How running first thing in the morning makes me feel more mentally resilient”

But is a morning run scientifically proven to be better for us?

Posted by
Ally Sinyard
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Workouts

“My lower back pain improved when I added these 4 hip mobility exercises to my workout routine”

Our body parts are interconnected, so what's good for your hips could be good for your back too.

Posted by
Florie Mwanza
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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."

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Kimberley Wilson
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Faima Bakar
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Exercise tips if you’re fasting during Ramadan

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

woman playing tennis
Workouts

Want a killer cardio and strength training workout combined? Pick up a tennis racket

Your arms aren’t the only body part that will feel the burn – tennis is a total-body workout.

Posted by
Jessica Harris
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Workouts

Want to stick to your fitness goals in the long-run? MED training can help

How 'Minimum Effective Dose' workouts can get you lasting results.

Posted by
Kimberley Wilson
Published
Line drawing of a woman sitting on the floor in pain.
Strength

‟I suffer with chronic pain – here’s why prescribing exercise isnt the answer”

New NICE guidelines recommend exercise, rather than painkillers, for those living with chronic pain.

Posted by
Grace Holliday
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Wellbeing

“I have ‘long Covid’ and even doing downward dog leaves me short of breath”

One writer explains how coronavirus has hugely impacted her fitness.

Posted by
Jasmine Hayer
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A woman doing low lunge and prayer pose in yoga on a mat outside.
Workouts

7 stretches every runner should be doing – especially if you have tight hips and hamstrings

Open your joints and strengthen your muscles to run pain-free.

Posted by
Allie Williams
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Strength

“This sauna blanket helps with muscle recovery – and it’s so relaxing”

Could this be your fast ticket to eliminating soreness?

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Natalie Gil
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Is one side of your body stronger than the other? Don’t just do more reps on your weaker side

These are the three most common muscle imbalances – and how to fix them.

woman exercising in pain
Workouts

“How I learned to exercise comfortably with PCOS”

“I learned that for people with PCOS, having balance is everything.”

Posted by
Katie Baskerville
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