Walking

Extreme fitness fad has run out of puff

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

Organic standards

Tough rules have farmers walking on eggs

Egganic chickens

Saffron Howden and Melissa Singer THEY eat organic food, roam free on organic pastures and perch in organic surrounds.

Surgery in the womb doubles spina bifida babies' chances of walking

WASHINGTON: Performing surgery on babies with the most severe form of spina bifida when they are still in the womb doubles the chance that they will be able to walk, according to a US study.

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.

Cross Board: the new snowboard?

The new snowboard? Cross Board.

Sarah Berry Can's ski? Terrified of snowboarding? Well the Cross Board may be the method for you.

Chew on This

How to have a healthier working day

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Paula Goodyer Not long ago Washington Post fitness columnist Vicky Hallett floated the idea of Workout Wear Friday – a call to action to allow workers to wear exercise clothes to the office one day a week.

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Ice dependence

Ice: The drug that’s hard on the head – and hard on families

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Paula Goodyer It’s never easy when someone you love becomes dependent on a drug – but in the case of ice, you also have to cope with their chaotic behaviour.

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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.

Why muscles make good medicine

Weights

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

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Chew on this

Why is childbirth still such a pain?

25 weeks pregant

Paula Goodyer In an age of medical miracles how come childbirth can still hurt like hell?

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New theory

Will giving up dairy defeat cancer?

Researchers have created a calf whose milk could be drunk by those who are lactose intolerant.

Cherrill Hicks A leading scientist and cancer survivor says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products, writes Cherrill Hicks.

The French convention

A boulangerie in Paris.

The Gallic appetite for good food and wine is no secret. But less is known about how this strong culture helps a nation stay slim.

The kilo creep

Let's hear it for a lighter Christmas

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Paula Goodyer It's hard to lose weight at Christmas - but you can avoid putting it on.

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Sexercise

Sex as exercise

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Sarah Berry Sex may be the more exciting exercise equivalent to pounding the pavement. And, when it comes to sex, we hardly need the extra motivation of exercise.

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Ryan's story

A body of struggle: men and eating disorders

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Alexandra Bathman Wearing a faded T-shirt, dusty trousers and yellow Hard Yakka boots, it's unlikely anybody would ever pick Ryan as a recovered anorexic.

Dreaming big

Make your resolutions real and meaningful

Stretching and exercise

Most people aspire to be more, do more, and live more fulfilling lives.

Two things

Want to shape up for the new year? Here's how and why

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Nanci Hellmich Need more motivation than looking and feeling better? Here it is.

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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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Bittersweet

Bittersweet - the truth about chocolate

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Linda McSweeny It's the food of the gods, one we find hard to resist. Yet it can have both good and bad effects on health and its production has a dark side.

Contemplation on the run

Paula Goodyer If more people aren't embracing the message to get moving, perhaps it's because no one has done a great job of selling it.