Women's Fitness1 min cititeMedical
Smash Your Day
‘Moving is one of the best things you can do to honour your body at first light,’ says Lucy Pinto, owner and coach at TheBox (theboxfit.co.uk). ‘Try this LISS (low-intensity steady state) vs HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout.’ How to
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Perfect Plan
Monday: Fat Burn + 30-min brisk walk or cycle Tuesday: Legs workout + 30-min brisk walk or cycle Wednesday: Rest day Thursday: Chest and Back workout + 30-min brisk walk or cycle Friday: Bums and Tums + 30-min brisk walk or cycle Saturday: Arms
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Stretch Away Stress
Calm anxiety and boost resilience with these moves based on yin yoga, which focuses on stretching tissues that are often neglected in normal stretch routines, such as tendons, ligaments and fascia. The poses in this sequence will open your back, shou
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YOGA For Back Pain
Whether it’s burpees in the bedroom or conference calls in the kitchen, the yo-yo closure of gyms and offices during the pandemic means we’re all spending more time working and exercising at home. Which might explain why more than one-third of Brits
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Star Letter
I am grateful for your magazine as it really does what it says on the tin – [talk about] proper women’s fitness. I am finding that so many other magazines are becoming heavily focused on mindfulness and wellbeing, which is fine but in my opinion, is
Women's Fitness1 min cititeDiet & Nutrition
Easy Eating Strategies
1 Get gut healthy. Your gut microbiome does more than digest food. It produces hormones, influences circadian rhythm and modulates inflammation. Keep it healthy with fermented foods such as yoghurt, kefir, sauerkraut and kimchi. 2 Cut some carbs. Th
Women's Fitness1 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
2021 Running Trends
Music and podcasts are set to be replaced by audio workouts as the new in-ear running buddy of choice. Check out platforms such as Auro (auro.fit) and WithU (withutraining.com) for guided running sessions and training plans led by motivational coache
Women's Fitness1 min cititePsychology
Grey Matter
We all know that exercise is good for our mental health but new research shows a strong link between low physical fitness and the risk of depression, anxiety or both. The study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, assessed data from more than 150,
Women's Fitness1 min cititeMedical
And Breathe…
To enhance the calming benefits of stretching, try incorporating breathing techniques into your stretch workouts. ‘The vagus nerve runs down through the respiratory diaphragm, so engaging in slow deep breathing – and making your exhale longer than yo
Women's Fitness2 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
One-pan Wonders
Whether you don’t have time to cook or don’t like doing the dishes, one-pan recipes have a lot to offer – so much so that medical doctor and bestselling author Dr Rupy Aujla, of Doctor’s Kitchen, says they’re the solution to your healthy eating woes.
Women's Fitness3 min cititeDiet & Nutrition
Mindful Mealtimes
Since our lives slowed down with ongoing lockdown restrictions, the spotlight has been on our diet and fitness routines – and many of us are feeling more pressure than ever to be the ideal weight. Maybe you’ve jumped on the fad diet bandwagon, or per
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Lynn Jung Professional freerunner
Credentials: One of the Parkour scene’s leading female athletes worldwide; the first and only woman ever to join prestigious London-based team Storm Freerun; winner of ‘Best Female Freerunner’ at the Red Bull Art of Motion competition 2016; star of m
Women's Fitness1 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
Dr Rupy’s Recipe Tips
1 Master a meal that you absolutely love and know you can cook any time, anywhere; a meal you don’t really have to think about and could essentially make in your sleep. 2 Decide upon a selection of 3-2-1 meals that you know you can fall back on. Min
Women's Fitness2 min cititeBiology
7 day DOWN SLIM
There are no quick fixes when it comes to fat loss. While exercise burns calories, and the right type of exercise will also promote muscle growth and fat burn, it won’t specifically burn fat from any particular area. And when it comes to tackling wei
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At-home Shopping Tips
Next time you buy your running shoes online, try these tips from Ashley Scott, technical representative supervisor at Brooks Running (brooksrunning.com). • ‘You land with one-and-a-half to three times your bodyweight when running, meaning your feet
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Why Try Freerunning?
• ‘I find freerunning to be very empowering. I’m a naturally introverted person but Parkour has really helped build my confidence. It’s also very liberating because there are so few rules.’ • ‘It’s satisfying to find challenges and work on them – som
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Women's Fitness
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Women's Fitness3 min cititeMedical
MEET OUR COVER STAR “Work Out Because You Love Your Body”
When did you start personal training? Have you always been fit? ‘I’ve always been active. In school, I was one of the fittest in my whole year and I loved activities such as long jump, hurdles and distance running. But I got into personal training w
Women's Fitness4 min cititeWellness
Energise Your Day
What does your ideal morning look like? An energising workout or calming yoga flow followed by a healthy breakfast that sets you up for the day? Or perhaps you like to meditate, reflect on the week ahead and set your intentions? The pandemic has chan
Women's Fitness1 min cititeSports & Recreation
Vital Kit
‘You don’t need much kit for Parkour, but I recommend that you use chalk to improve your grip and wear a pair of lightweight shoes. Choose a style with rubber soles, as foam soles can rip very easily and wear out fast. Some freerunners train in minim
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Fit Buzz
When you’re putting in the miles, you need clothing that will keep you feeling comfy, dry and chafe-free every step of the way. Enter New Balance’s Q Speed Fuel Collection, with every piece designed to give you total confidence. We love this sleek Q
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Measure Up
Finding the right fit matters, but getting measured during the Covid era has proven difficult. ‘Despite stores being closed, it remains vital that women measure their bra size at least once a year,’ says Kong Brown, who recommends these home tricks t
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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
Women's Fitness1 min cititeDesign
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
Women's Fitness3 min citite
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
Women's Fitness2 min cititeMotivational
‘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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