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Pushed For Time?
• Increase oxygen to the brain with a quick downward dog or headstand. • Focus your energy with an affirmation, such as ‘I listen to my body and give it what it needs’. Repeat three times. • List three things that you feel grateful for, then, if ap
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Track Your Fitness
A smart watch is a great way to monitor all aspects of keeping fit, from how many steps you take each day, to your resting heart rate (the lower, the better) and how much faster you’re running a 5K. We love the new Suunto 3 (£199; suunto.com), which
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Hollie’s Kit Tips
1 Buy the best-quality maternity sportswear you can afford as you’ll get much better support. 2 You’ll be surprised how often you wear your super-comfy maternity clothing, pre- and postnatally, so it’s worth the investment. 3 I like Natal Active fo
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Get Your Free Online Yoga Class
Want to experience the calming benefits of stretching for yourself? We’ve teamed up with EkhartYoga, Europe’s leading online yoga studio, to offer you a free yoga class with yoga teacher Jennilee Toner, where you’ll learn five methods of stretching f
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Bums And Tums
• Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands either on your hips or clasped in front of your chest. • Take a large step back with your right foot, landing on the ball of the foot and keeping your heel off the ground. Bend both knee
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Stretch To De-stress
When you’re stretching out tense muscles, chances are you’re either warming up, working on your flexibility or trying to reduce the risk of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), but the benefits of stretching go far beyond prepping for a tough workou
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‘Master Your Motivation’
Recently, I discovered a quote that spoke volumes to me: ‘Motivation is what gets you started; habit is what keeps you going’. It conveys why it’s been so hard for so many of us to truly attack an exercise goal during the recent lockdowns – because w
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Lift To Lose
Been banging out regular runs in the hope of losing a bit of jiggle around your middle? Well done on your commitment. But if the fat’s not dropping off as fast as you’d hoped, try strength training, too. Why? ‘While cardiovascular exercise helps the
Women's Fitness1 min de lectureComputers
All About Alfi
Q1: How did you come up with the idea? A: ‘We’ve always been fascinated by the possibilities of using augmented-reality (AR) technology for fitness. Some people like classes showing the perfect body doing the perfect moves, but for many it’s unobtai
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Personal trainer Lisa Lanceford (@Lisafiitt), founder of the Strong and Sxy app (strongandsxy.com), launched her Instagram page to document her fitness journey. Today, she has more than 2.3 million followers. ‘It feels really rewarding to be able to
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The Right Running Bra
The humble running bra has come a long way since its 1979 beginning, when it was simply two jockstraps sewn together and known as the ‘Jockbra’. Understated? Sure, but for women sprinting sans support it was a performance-enhancing revelation. Fast f
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‘How I Build My Body’
‘Being a Parkour athlete is like being a skateboarder: you get better by going out and practising. That said, I’m 31 and I’ve had a few injuries, so now I look after my body with a strength and cardio regime that 90 per cent of freerunners wouldn’t c
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Run into SHAPE
In recent times, running has been a comfort for many of us. Figures from Sport England show that the number of Brits running outside increased by 731,000 during the first lockdown, while data from Asics’ Runkeeper app revealed a 44 per cent rise in m
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Fresh-air Fitness
With warmer weather on the horizon, working out from your garden is a great way to stay fit and well. In fact, looking out into the garden as you work or make your morning coffee is a permanent reminder that you can get active outside without a gym.
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7 Ways To Carve Your Core
Want perfect posture, a reduced risk of back pain and other injuries, plus greater strength for daily living? Look no further than core training. While, of course, core exercises will help you to sculpt coveted flat abs, working the core muscle group
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About You
A lot of the time I find my fitness training is doing me good, but it’s not helping me to lose weight… That is why I was so pleased to read Get Fit and Burn Fat (March issue) to help me with this problem. I’m looking to improve my overall health and
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Race To 5k In 6 Weeks
‘Invest in a decent pair of trainers to support your running gait and the high-impact nature of the sport,’ says Rumble. Try having an online or in-store gait analysis to map your running style to your footwear. It’s no wonder so many of us started r
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The Perfect Fit
Ever since Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour marathon barrier in October 2019 wearing a prototype of Nike’s Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% – a trainer built with carbon fibre plates to boost stability and propulsion – the race to create the fastest running
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Go Outdoors
If you want a greater feel-good factor, head to a green space without your phone. That’s the latest advice from Anglia Ruskin University, which reports that more time spent outdoors and switching off devices was associated with a higher level of happ
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Water Works
It’s a no-brainer that you need to rehydrate after a workout, especially if you’ve left a little pool of sweat on the floor. But are you drinking enough? Not according to the latest data from hydration powder company Vidrate (vidrate.co.uk), which sh
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Lisa’s Nutrition
• ‘For breakfast, I have something such as a spinach omelette or scrambled eggs with two pieces of wholemeal bread and butter.’ • ‘My mid-morning snack is usually fruit with nuts and yoghurt, then peanut butter and honey pancakes as a second snack la
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Meet The Team
Christine is a performance nutritionist, chef, author and keen runner. She runs online programmes and works with athletes.christinebailey.co.uk Lucy is an ex-national gymnast and qualified PT. She is also a nutritionist and life coach who loves noth
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Full Up
Nim’s Pineapple and Beetroot Crisps (95p; nimsfruitcrisps.com) At just 66 calories, this new flavour of fruit and veg crisps from Nim’s counts towards one of your 5 A Day. Void of nasties, they contain just beetroot and pineapple. Yum! JustChoc Bar
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Beauty Bag
Ishga Sanitiser (£14.50; ishga.com) Make sanitising your hands a luxury with this organic option, packed with natural ingredients. The high alcohol content – teamed with lemongrass, rose, geranium and lavender essential oils – fights viruses and bac
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Your Meal Plan
BREAKFAST: 4 small Heck chicken or veggie sausages (or similar) with grilled tomatoes and mushrooms LUNCH: 150g canned tuna or salmon with a large colourful salad, 1 tbsp mayo and a drizzle of lemon juice DINNER: Turkey chilli: Cook 150g turkey min
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There are many reasons to start an exercise plan, from boosting energy levels to losing pesky pounds, but if you’ve been working towards a body-sculpting goal, you may find that at some point your results start to stagnate. The experts call this ‘hit
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Point Plié Burn
Studio or no studio, this ballet-inspired circuit will improve your posture while burning a tonne of calories, combining elements of Pilates, yoga and traditional fitness to streamline your body. The workout, designed by Rhea Sheedy, founder of Balle
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Did You Find A Way Of Exercising During Lockdown That You’ll Keep Up When Sports Clubs And Gyms Re-open?
‘I did more cold-water swimming in lakes and rivers as the leisure pools weren’t open’ Laura Stott-Allworthy ‘I’ve now got basic equipment at home, and there is so much available on demand, but I’ll probably book the odd studio class.’ Lauren Sha
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Fat Burn
• Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart. • Raise your left knee up to hip level while simultaneously raising your right arm up high overhead. • Lower your left leg and right arm back down and repeat on the other side. • Continue alternating at pa
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