We review the most comfy women’s trainers and shoes

Do you ever struggle to find comfortable walking shoes or women’s trainers? There’s nothing quite as annoying as forking out for a comfy looking shoe, only to find yourself covered in blisters within minutes. If you’re planning a city break with lots of walking, a fitness challenge, or just want a pair of trainers that won’t […]

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I Need To Regain My Motivation For Running. Any Advice?

How to regain your motivation for running Consider your goals. What is it you really want to achieve by Christmas, for example? Would you like to aim for a specific distance, such as a 5km run or take part in a fun run? Perhaps you could combine running with an exercise class, such as Pilates, […]

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Cherish The Chill

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE greeting a frosty dawn when you need motivation to get moving. And whether you keep fit through winter on the saddle of your bike as you freewheel down a hillside, by jogging past icy lakes as the sun sets or simply on your morning walk to work, you’ll not only be enjoying […]

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Quiz: What’s your play personality?

Take our play personality quiz and discover how to make life more fun than ever! When did you last go out to play? If you’re thinking it was while you still wore knee-high socks, we’ve got something amazing to tell you – chances are you’ve done something playful today. And learning how to naturally incorporate […]

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Fiona Falkiner: ‘My fight with a trainer on the Biggest Loser’

  Fiona Falkiner is no stranger to the concept of transformation. In 2006, Falkiner applied successfully to be a contestant on The Biggest Loser, and she was hoping losing the weight would make her happy. But following major success on the show, she found herself spiralling into a deep depression. Here, she talks about life […]

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Bike tips: choosing a helmet and avoiding saddle soreness

The sense of freedom you can get from cycling is one of the best reasons to get back on your bike. But there might be other feelings that are a bit less pleasant! If you’re sore and uncomfortable on a ride it will not only dent your motivation, but could lead to you sitting in […]

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Get fit like a jockey with this easy workout

Lithe and lean, jockeys are famed for their small frames and core strength – that’s why a new workout has been developed to harness (sorry!) their fitness.   To compete at the highest level, jockeys have to pass a fitness test before receiving their licence. The current test involves holding a plank for 2.47 minutes […]

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Ask the Experts: Am I not working hard enough?

I go to a couple of fitness classes with my friend each week. The next day she reports feeling sore or stiff, but I don’t feel anything. Am I not working hard enough? Pat, 53 Muscle soreness is not necessarily an indicator of how hard you worked out. If your friend is feeling the sessions but […]

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QUIZ: How to get more health benefits from your walk

There are so many reasons to go for a walk, whether it’s a 20-minute lunch break stroll or a day spent hiking, it’s one of our favourite ways to improve physical, mental and emotional health.   We know you love walking too – our recent survey showed a whopping 83% of you love to walk […]

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Why naval bases around the world want this Aussie military-inspired fitness bar

No Aussie fitness trainer has ever been inside the Pentagon to run a workshop — except for Anthony Richardson — and it was all thanks to his very simple invention which is equivalent to a barbell. Mr Richardson admitted there was once a time he made just $20 to feed himself for a week. But […]

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