Want to give something up this January? Ditch post-10pm bedtimes

The ideal bedtime might be earlier than you think, but Strong Women’s Chloe Gray swears by it.  For the past two years, I’ve made a firm commitment to myself: to be in bed by 10pm. Ideally, I’d be asleep by then, but as long as I’m tucked up with my eye mask on then I’ll call it a win.  My […]

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Should you change how you eat when you exercise?

Are you starting a new workout routine? In nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert’s new book, The Science of Nutrition, she shares her advice on how to support that extra movement through your food choices.  Anyone who’s getting more serious about fitness can learn from sports nutrition for elite athletes: eat the right balance of food groups for your personal training goals. You need enough carbs […]

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How to get into exercise for the first time, by someone who did it last year

A year since she started working out regularly, Stylist’s digital writer Lauren Geall reflects on the lessons she’s learned – and shares her top tips for building an exercise habit that lasts. Growing up, I was always known for being less-than-skilled at physical activities. While my sister enjoyed playing hockey and football and loved being active, I preferred to stay at […]

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“Sport made me feel worthy despite being told something’s different about me”

Stef Williams is best known for her aspirational fitness content. But she’s had to overcome a lot of barriers, including a dyslexia diagnosis, to get there.  A fitness influencer with 1.5 million followers and two hugely successful businesses, it’s easy to assume that Stef Williams is the sort of person who easily succeeds at everything. But finding her feet in […]

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7 runners on why the Christmas Day run is the best outing of the year

Christmas Day may be a time for watching old films, snapping crackers, day drinking and spending time with your nearest and dearest, but for many runners, it’s also the best time of theyear to lace up and get out.  When Christmas Day finally dawns, what does your morning entail? Perhaps you wake up, reach out an arm and find a […]

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All the reasons Brussels sprouts are the hero of your Christmas dinner

Haven’t heard about the benefits of this controversial festive vegetable? Here’s why they’re too good to just be served on Christmas Day. It might be misguided to assume that this is a nation of sprout haters. Despite their bad rap, three-quarters of people in the UK do actually like sprouts, according to DNA specialists 23andMe. It’s research pointed out that […]

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PSA: a quick stretch really is the only movement your body needs right now

The truth about whether stretching is really enough exercise to hit your movement goals.  Is it just us, or is working out the last thing on everyone’s minds right now? We’re all either feeling lethargic from Covid or boosters, unmotivated thanks to grey skies or worried about spreading the virus thanks to directionless government announcements, so it’s no real surprise […]

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“How working out became one of my Christmas traditions”

Struggling to exercise right now? It’s worth pushing through this month, says writer Alice Porter, who claims that December is the best time of the year to work out. For most people, Christmas is a time of indulgence, and this is certainly the case for me. I eat mince pies for breakfast, have a Baileys with my Sunday lunch and […]

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