Chew On This on Weights

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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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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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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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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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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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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Bend and stretch your style

yoga

Paula Goodyer For those who don't know their iyengar from their ashtanga, how to tell which class to take?

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Gender and the gym

Man, woman, gym, couple, weights, working out, workout, exercise, fitness, muscles.

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

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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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