Gym

Sexercise

Sexercise: an exciting alternative to the gym

Matty Silver Sex should be considered a significant exercise for burning calories – that’s the happy conclusion reached in a study.

Ringing ears

Deaf to the dangers of loud gym music

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Siobhan Moylan Motivating or a hindrance? Either way, noise levels at the gym may be doing more harm than good.

The best gym in the world

Paula Goodyer Why does a walk in a rainforest or a run on the beach give us a greater sense of wellbeing than plodding on a treadmill at the gym? Is it because a changing views of trees and beachscape is prettier...

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The fresh air gym

Paula Goodyer Outdoor gyms have no walls - and no fees either.

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Gender and the gym

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Paula Goodyer When it comes to getting physical, some women would rather not work out with men.

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10,000 steps plus trips to the gym, it'll make you and the boss happy

Fitness.

Kelly Burke EMPLOYEES who walk 10,000 steps a day and work out in the gym three times a week can give their employer an extra $2500 worth of productivity a year, an Australian clinical trial has found.

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Only in moderation

Extreme fitness fad has run out of puff

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Victoria Lambert Victoria Lambert welcomes a trend that encourages us to exercise only in moderation.

Has the fun gone out of food?

Is our obsession with being healthy killing the joy of food?

Has the fun gone out of food?

Sandy Smith Can you enjoy a bowl of ice-cream without the guilt? Do you drink red wine instead of white because it contains more antioxidants? How often do you eat something just because you like the taste of it...

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Fasting

Debate fires up again about the 5:2 diet

Is the 5:2 diet the way to go?

Susie Burrell There's a lot of talk around the office this week about fasting, after the 5:2 diet aired on Sunday night television.

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Burn calories at your computer

Active work: work out at work.

Sarah Berry Active workstations offer a way to be sedentary less and burn calories more.

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Dame Helen Mirren's 12 minute exercise plan

Helen Mirren

Olivia Parker Helen Mirren swears by a 12-minute fitness plan, but will it work for everyone

Get ready for summer

Weird and wonderful health hacks

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Livia Gamble Winter is just about over and as hard as we tried, some of us became victims of the cold. We exercised less and stayed in bed more.

Questionable claims

Just eat well - most exercise supplements are bunk

Vitamins and supplements: are they worth it?

Stuart Gray I am always amazed by the wide range of sports nutrition products on sale in gyms.

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Truth serum

No more excuses - it's time to exercise

Runner

Susie Burrell After working in weight loss for more than 15 years, it is safe to say that plenty of excuses have crossed my path.

It's possible to have too much healthy food

 Monounsaturated Fats

Susie Burrell It's possible to have too much of a good thing - even healthy foods.

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An end to fat shaming

Paula Goodyer Calling people fat doesn't make them thin - and it may make weight problems worse.

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Wise words for winter

Five decisions that prevent winter weight gain

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Susie Burrell Any health professional who works in health and fitness knows the occupational hazard that arises at this time of year.

Too good to be true?

Top 10 dubious diet products

Kristy O'Kane Our personal favourite: the Hollywood Cookie Diet.

Make your body really, really work

Man doing pushups.

Converts to HIIT, the fitness craze for 2014, argue that just two 35-minute sessions a week bring extraordinary benefits. Jim White is put through his paces.

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Cameron Diaz's new 'Body Book'

Cameron Diaz shares physical transformation with The Body Book

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Nanci Hellmich Actress Cameron Diaz discusses diet, exercise, and her penchant for bean burritos.