Fitness

Operating marathons could help you live longer- but how do you start?

The latest research shows that long-distance operating can reverse some signs of ageing. Heres a guide to training for your first big run Running has long been linked with health benefits, from strengthening your bones( yes, even the knees) to improving mental health. Now, in another boon for us smug pavement-pounders, scientists have found it …

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How to stay fit forever: 25 tips to keep moving when life gets in the way

Can you carry on exercising when your motivation slips, the weather gets worse or your schedule becomes overwhelming? Experts and Guardian readers give their best advice When it comes to exercise, we considering how to ” get ” accommodate. But often, starting out is not the problem.” The big problem is maintaining it ,” says …

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Lose 220kg, beat back pain, love yourself: personal trainers on lessons that changed their lives

Fitness coaches dont all start out as slim and healthy twentysomethings. Heres how three overcame obesity and illness and their advice for the rest of us ‘Don’t go on a diet.” That’s one tip from personal trainer Graham Waugh, 50, and may be surprising given that he once weighed three times as much as he …

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Lose 220 kg, beat back pain, love yourself: personal trainers on lessons that changed their own lives

Fitness coaches dont all start out as slim and healthy twentysomethings. Heres how three overcome obesity and disease and their advice for the rest of us ‘Don’t go on a diet .” That’s one tip-off from personal trainer Graham Waugh, 50, and may be surprising in recognition of the fact that he once weighed three …

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People not getting enough exercise from long strolls- report

Strengthening and balance activities is fundamental to future wellbeing, says Public Health England Walking is just not enough, according to a new review of the evidence from Public Health England, which exposes a major unplug between the exercise people need and what they actually do. Those who believed 10,000 steps a day or a brisk …

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The slow, steady rise of ‘conscious movement’

Forget high-intensity interval training. More and more people are realising that easy-going, thoughtful exert can have surprising benefits This year, the Harper’s Bazaar list of” best new fitness trends and classes to try for 2018″ included an incongruous addition. At No 7, wedged between hula-hoop body-toning sessions and trampoline fitness classes, was ” walking”- plain, …

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Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure is a silly, gentle way to shape up

Nintendo has a long history when it comes to exercise-driven games. I’m dating myself, but I can say I remember playing Track& Field on NES with the Power Pad. How far we’ve come! Ring Fit Adventure is a full-body workout for grown-ups, but fun, gentle, and ridiculous enough to forget it’s exercise. The game and …

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‘ No sexuality please, we’re ponder ‘: peace and positivity on a weekend retreat

At a country house in West Sussex, meditation, yoga and detox come together for a weekend of mindfulness that expands your protective bubble The taxi driver evaluates me with mistrust when I tell him my destination.” But you’ve not got a yoga mat ,” he says. Having never been on a meditation retreat before, I …

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