Chew On This on Gym

Why muscles make good medicine

Paula Goodyer If you think exercise is an optional extra, this could change your mind

Strong at every age

Why everyone should 'bulk up'

Paula Goodyer If you still see exercise as an optional extra, not a health essential, science is finding more reasons to change your mind - including new research that suggests strong muscles are good medicine.

Gwyneth's trainer says ...

Light weights v. heavy weights - what's best?

Gwyneth Paltrow

Paula Goodyer Women shouldn't train with weights of more than 3lbs says Gwyneth Paltrow's personal trainer. Really?

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Not for wimps

How to get fit - in just 45 minutes a week

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Paula Goodyer Short, sharp workouts can really boost your fitness - but they're not for wimps

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Why you're never too fat to get fit

Fat denial

Paula Goodyer Fitness is possible at any size: it just takes the right exercise - and a little kindness from other people.

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Lift weights

Power trip

Lizzie Makowski at the Shredded Strength Camp, Dee Why working with heavy weights.

Paula Goodyer Olympic style weightlifting builds strengh, power and confidence and, yes, women can do it

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Sun run

The nature workout

Outside run: time to get off the treadmill.

Paula Goodyer There are good reasons why kids and grown ups should run around outdoors

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Getting the jump on bones

Give your bones a jumpstart.

Paula Goodyer High impact hops, skips and jumps can be just what strong bones need

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Skip these workout blunders

Get more bang for your buck by working multiple muscles.

Paula Goodyer Get more out of your precious exercise time by avoiding the common pitfalls that can make your efforts less effective.

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The fresh air gym

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

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In peak condition

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Paula Goodyer Altitude training can have exercise benefits - even if there's not a mountain in sight.

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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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How to fuel a better mood

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Paula Goodyer New research reveals the foods that can help lift our spirits and the ones that bring us down.

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The exercise myth

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Paula Goodyer Exercise doesn't help with weight loss. True or false?

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When weight problems start in the womb

Happy, healthy belly

Paula Goodyer Healthy blood sugar levels in pregnancy can help kids grow up leaner.

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The ball that gives you bounce

Medicine ball

Paula Goodyer Why the golden oldie of fitness equipment remains so popular.

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A smarter weight loss workout

Walking.

Paula Goodyer When weight loss is frustratingly slow, a faster workout can help.

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