Soothe sore muscles

We rarely get excited about anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving gels, but we’re making an exception for Athletes Gel. Its creator,...

Perfect timing

It’s not what you do, but when you do it. Drawing on scientific research, Antonio Morris explains when to...

Yoga lowers blood pressure

Yoga may be as effective as medication when it comes to treating high blood pressure, according to research by...

Best celebrity advice

Jennifer Lawrence gave the best bit of health and fitness advice we’ve heard from a celebrity in a long...

Cardio for hormones

Don’t drop the cardio for weights just yet. Cardio still excites your metabolism in way that weights can’t, according to...

(T)raining men

There’s not a dad bod in sight among Dinny Morris’ clients. The Fitness First trainer knows how turn ordinary...

How much exercise do you need?

We reveal how long and often you should exercise each week to achieve various fitness goals. 1 . Build muscle: 4 weights...

Hard/slack training

The secret to successful endurance training might be to slacken off in some sessions so you can train insanely hard in...

Recover with a banana

Bananas may be better for recovery after exercise than a sports drink, according to a US study. The carbohydrates...

Lift weights to beat the blues

We may have underestimated just how good exercise is for the mind. In an analysis of 33 clinical trials,...

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