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Eat, drink and be active!

There is nothing worse than articles at this time of year telling you to stick to ‘just one glass of wine’ or to forgo brandy butter on your Christmas pudding. Bah, humbug or what?! But research published this week suggests that … Continue reading

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Don’t die of indolence

The Olympic legacy was meant to be a fitter, more active Britain, but research published last week in The Lancet shows that two out of three of us in the UK are not meeting the weekly physical activity guidelines – … Continue reading

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Taking a HIT

You can read my article in yesterday’s Guardian here about high-intensity interval training (HIT) and the remarkable effects it has shown in not just healthy fit subjects but also overweight, sedentary and diabetic ones. Below is the advice I got … Continue reading

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Fit to the extreme

In the name of research for an article I’m writing for the FT Weekend magazine, I immersed myself in the world of extreme fitness last week – sampling exercise classes that promise to push you to the max and have you … Continue reading

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Exercise ‘bad for joints?’

New research, just published, suggests that if you’re over 45 – exercise, particuarly high impact exercise, like running – is bad for your knees. The study, from the University of California found that in the 45-55 year age group, those who … Continue reading

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