Advice

  • Get fit with boxing

    Get fit with boxing

    27th March 2019

    Want a fun and varied workout? Boxing fitness is a great way to burn fat and boost your fitness and is also a great stress-buster says Christina Neal. Photos: Dave Collison Boxing fitness is challenging and that’s why it can offer…

  • How to improve your body confidence

    How to improve your body confidence

    25th February 2019

    Body Positivity is an often misunderstood term covering so many areas of our lives, says body confidence coach Jane Pangbourne. For me it’s an overarching reference to my passion for guiding people through the wide variety of areas contributing to…

  • Could sleep help you slim down?

    Could sleep help you slim down?

    8th February 2019

    From your appetite to your willpower, it seems sleep holds some sway. We shed light on surprising ways your slumber may influence your efforts to keep the weight off. Words: Ceri Moorhouse  When it’s been a bad night between the…

  • How to Get the Most Out of Rest Days

    How to Get the Most Out of Rest Days

    5th February 2019

    Fitness fans are being told to sleep-in and stop skimping on protein if they want to get the most out of rest days.  The team behind health and fitness site Vivotion.com say that regularly taking days off from intense exercise…

  • How to build your inner strength during menopause

    How to build your inner strength during menopause

    1st February 2019

    Positive psychologist Miriam Akhtar and fitness expert Jane Wake give their advice on how to build inner strength – mentally and physically.  We all respond differently to changes in our lives. Some of us can embrace change positively, others find…

  • Boost your exercise motivation

    Boost your exercise motivation

    29th January 2019

    Want to stay active but find that your exercise plans fall by the wayside? Here’s how to develop some healthy habits that will boost your motivation.   Establish firm habits early on Developing new habits can take time, so the…

  • Spices for a younger you

    Spices for a younger you

    29th January 2019

    Discover how these warming spices help keep you feeling youthful from top to toe, plus some great ways to use them. Words: Katherine Watt. Many of us own an array of little jars and spices, but there’s more to them…

  • Why it’s unhealthy to sit still for too long

    Why it’s unhealthy to sit still for too long

    29th January 2019

    That daily exercise class won’t make up for hours and hours of sitting still. Indeed, too much resting – even if you are doing regular exercise most days – can have a detrimental affect on your health. Former GP Juliet McGrattan explains.…

  • How to Stick to New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

    How to Stick to New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

    20th January 2019

    Brits vowing to lose weight or shape up in 2019 have been offered advice on how best to stick to New Year’s Resolutions instead of falling at the first hurdle. The team behind online health and fitness site Vivotion.com have…

  • ‘How I took control of my eating’

    ‘How I took control of my eating’

    16th January 2019

    Our editor Christina Neal used food to help her cope with stress when she was a carer, but managed to take control of her health and stop comfort eating. She explains how she did it.  Eight years ago, my life was…