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Fitness relationships

Think the key to attraction and a successful relationship is all mystical je ne sais quoi? According to the experts, there’s actually a lot of science to it – which could be applied to other areas of your life, including your fitness regime. Fitness First has teamed up with evolutionary …

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GB Olympic diver Tom Daley's cookbook

Tom Daley

When you picture Tom Daley, he’s probably in pair of Speedos or a Team GB tracksuit – not an apron. But the Olympic diver is showing off his culinary skills in a new healthy eating cookbook, Tom’s Daily Plan. “One of the things people don’t necessarily know about me is …

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Fresh thinking from Irish chef Donal Shehan

Donal Skehan

A decade ago, young Donal Skehan was plying his trade as a pop star, showcasing his dance moves and – “the most mortifying aspect of it” – wearing matching white training outfits to the gym with his Streetwize bandmates. “I can hold a note, but I look at Take That …

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2017 fitness forecast – the trends

2017 fitness forecast - the trends

Souped up swims Swimming never goes out of fashion, and endures as one of the most popular forms of exercise in terms of participation levels. Our obsession with tech and performance monitoring has already started making a bit of a splash; don’t be surprised if you spot more and more …

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6 resolutions for a healthier 2019

6 resolutions for a healthier 2017

Talk about your worries We will all face challenges and low periods (no matter how glittering things look on social media). Rates of anxiety and depression have risen, some 70 million work days a year are lost due to mental illness (including stress) according to the Mental Health Foundation, and …

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Michael Lewis: 'The outside world was hostile'

Michael Lewis

He’s been a regular on the American talk show circuit for years now, fielding questions on subjects like the global financial crisis, how low-budget sports teams achieve success and, more recently, the psychology behind the Trump presidential victory. Michael Lewis, 56, whose books have been made into movies including The …

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'Diabetes soon becomes your new normal'

Vickie De Beer

Vickie De Beer knew something was wrong when her normally energetic eight-year-old son Lucca began to struggle to wake in the mornings, and came back from an annual camping trip with his dad Joe and two brothers looking unusually exhausted. Although her husband and three sons often returned pleasantly tired …

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Need a leg-up? Tired legs

Tired legs

It’s a nice idea: putting your feet up and bunkering down for some winter hibernation. In reality though, our bodies can be put through their paces during the festive rush, with all the to-ing and fro-ing and extra shopping to be done (and you’ll want to save some energy for …

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