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If you’re worried beer is stopping you winning the battle against your belly, switch to the zero-alcohol stuff rather than fizzy drinks or juice. Not only is it lower in calories than many soft drinks, but new research has also found you can still get a “beer buzz”...
The biggest mistake many people make with running is to view it as a torturous activity only to be undertaken with the aim of getting fitter. The truth is that while running is not a panacea for all of life’s ills, it should be an enjoyable pastime that...
Porridge is great. Eggs too. Eggs are great. And granola? That’s great. Really great. Toast? Great. But, just like the start of this paragraph, too much of a great thing can become predictable. A bit samey. A bit, dare we say, dull. Is that how you want to...
The start of the football season is an exciting time, one filled with dreams of leading your amateur league team to glory, getting spotted by a scout and signed by a top club, then firing England to a World Cup win by scoring a hat-trick in the final...
Even if you’re following the strictest of diet plans, there’s no point having dessert if it’s not going to be a treat. Ersatz versions of brownies and cakes that strip out all the good stuff aren’t going to satisfy a sweet tooth – if anything they’ll just make...
It may have achieved unprecedented popularity in the past few years but whatever you’ve heard, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) isn’t new. In 1912, Finnish athlete Hannes Kolehmainen used interval-style training in his preparation for the Olympics, and came away with three golds in the 5,000m, 10,000m and cross-country...
When you look at your naked body in the mirror, what do you see? Unless you are some sort of genetic muscle mutant, your body will fall into one of the three typical body shapes. The idea that human body types are genetically pre-set into one of three camps...
It would be great, wouldn’t it? If you could plough through bar after bar of chocolate knowing that every single bite was only going to make you healthier? It’s not surprising that there is so much scientific research into the possible health benefits of chocolate. Any benefits of chocolate...
We all like a moan after a long, tiring day at work – but deep down we know that if were just a bit better organised, things wouldn’t be so bad. We’d be more prepared for the tasks thrown at us, more able to deal with unexpected complications,...
MAMILs, or middle-aged men in Lycra to give them their full name, take a lot of undeserved flak. Their love of cycling and all the tight, tight clothes that come with it is often chalked up to a mid-life crisis. Where in the past they might have turned...
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