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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.

Can star power make us healthier?

Kylie Minogue

Paula Goodyer The power of celebrities to influence our health can be a mixed blessing

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Food on the brain

Food on the brain

Brain

Paula Goodyer Why you don't need to ditch grains for a sharper brain

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A workout for your mind

I've beaten yesterday's time!

Paula Goodyer Why exercise is a smart move for your mind, not just your body.

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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

Woman jogging on challenging

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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Straight to the pointe

Barre class

Paula Goodyer A new strength and flexibility workout mixes dance training at a ballet barre with yoga and Pilates

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We should be heading off dementia at 30. Here's why

Paula Goodyer Dementia might not strike until late in life but the problems that increase the risk start earlier than we think

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Baby food

Training tiny taste buds

Baby food: Indiana Gualdi 14 months (left)  and  Cody Taylor 9 months taste test the organic fruit and vegtable puree sachets from The Organic Baby Food Company.

Paula Goodyer Commercial baby food has its place - but for training babies to eat a wide range of foods, home cooking is best.

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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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All gain - less pain

Running

Paula Goodyer Entering a running event is a great way to get fitter - as long as you prepare first

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See Jane stretch

Jane Fonda

Paula Goodyer Jane Fonda is a role model for fit older women - but why aren't there more like her?

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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 best workout buddy: your dog

Red Dog

Paula Goodyer When it comes to getting fitter, a dog can be your best friend

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Beating cravings at Christmas

wine

Paula Goodyer For anyone trying to control overeating, drinking or drug use, Christmas can be a risky time.

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Getting older? Get stronger

Paula Goodyer We can sit around grumbling about thickening waistlines and dwindling strength - or we can do something about it.

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The fresh air gym

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

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