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As you get older, your body gets stiffer and you become more at risk of injury by pulling a muscle. This week is about stretching to loosen your body up. Live Long, Health And Wellbeing, Getting Old, Stretching, Fitness Tips, Getting Older, Fitness Hacks, Stretching Exercises
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Karl Henry's 10 steps to turn your health around: Week Five

As you get older, your body gets stiffer and you become more at risk of injury by pulling a muscle. This week is about stretching to loosen your body up. This is particularly important for your back.

Siobhan Byrne: Why settle for slim? Get toned - Independent. Little Black Dress Challenge, Fitness Tips, Health Fitness, Get Toned, Health Tips For Women, Fast Metabolism, Injury Prevention, Health And Wellbeing, Get In Shape

Siobhan Byrne... Giving a hoot for our glutes

Over the next two weeks, we are going to be focus exclusively on the glute area. There are many reasons to focus on these muscles. Glutes are a large muscle group. In fact, they are the largest muscle group in the body, so working them will mean burning lots of extra calories.

Vogue Williams tells why a good gossip in the saddle beside her sister on a fine day beats a gym workout Bicycle Women, Bicycle Girl, Scooter Motorcycle, Female Cyclist, Thing 1, Cycling Girls, Health And Wellbeing, Sport Bikes, Photo Poses

Cycling in Vogue

When Vogue Williams was asked to take part in her first cycling event - the Sligo leg of the Skoda Cycle Series last year - she was slightly apprehensive.

Spice up your upper body workout routine and eliminate armpit fat with these eight killer chest exercises for men and women! Upper Body Workout Routine, Leg Workout At Home, Abs Workout Routines, Gym Routine, Plank Workout, Dumbbell Workout, Dumbbell Exercises, Weight Lifting Benefits, Toned Legs Workout

Mari Winsor tones the stomachs of A-list stars and here's how she does it

Look at those abs! Guess the celeb flashing her toned tummy!" taunted the US gossip blogger Perez Hilton last week above a picture of a woman photographed from the neck down while wearing Calvin Klein underwear.

Karl Henry's 10 steps to turn your health around Step learn the benefits of resistance training Resistance Workout, Health And Wellbeing, Fitness Tips, Wetsuit, Sporty, Training, Exercise, Swimwear, Endurance Workout
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Karl Henry's 10 steps to turn your health around

Last week we looked at cardiovascular exercise and why it is so important. This week, we will look at resistance exercise. Each week I have given you a resistance exercise to do and this week I want you to up the ante and do all four for your resistance training workout.

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Karl Henry's 10 steps to turn your health around

Welcome to week one of my new healthy-living campaign. I have put together a fool-proof, 10-week fitness and nutrition plan that is suitable for every age and every fitness level. Each week, I will take you through a new step, give you one piece of nutrition advice and a new exercise. If you stick with the plan, I guarantee that by the end of July, you will feel better, look better and sleep better.

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Doctor's orders: Don't self-limit in weight battle

Six weeks done, in our 'Slimmer for Summer, lose a stone in eight weeks' challenge and everyone is looking forward to the next two weeks being over! It's hard to maintain a weight-loss programme over time. You feel tired. You feel drained. So that's why we talked last week about adding in exercise to keep your metabolism and your energy levels up. We saw lots of our columnists struggle over the past few weeks as the continuous grind of this got to them and they wobbled and fell off their…

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Doctor's orders: A brisk walk is a good workout

So five weeks done! How're you feeling? Five weeks ago we launched our Slimmer for Summer project - with six of our columnists attempting to lose a stone, over eight weeks. They took different routes but all pledged to do their damnedest, to shift some weight, eat healthily and get active. Thousands of you followed suit with people around the country joining Weight Watchers and Slimming World. Others took up Operation Transformation or the Five Two diet. Others still, just cut out the crap…

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Siobhan Byrne's advice for... Getting Fit on holiday

Everyone wants to look their best for their holidays, usually killing themselves on some crash diet and failing to get the results they wanted. Part of the problem is our bad habits - bad habits that can be hard to shake. Think of sitting down with that cuppa and half a packet of biscuits, or those sneaky few glasses of wine.

Eating healthy can be challenging even for nutritionists, who also struggle with bad eating habits. They provide tips on how to overcome them and eat better. Healthy Eating Tips, Eating Habits, Get Healthy, Healthy Dessert Recipes, Healthy Sweets, 500 Calories, Easy Snacks, Cravings, Sweet Tooth
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Doctor's Orders: Beware the 'between meal' snack attack

Wow. Pat yourselves on your newly svelte backs! If you've been sticking to your Slimmer for Summer healthy-eating plan - you've just completed week four and you're half-way there! And hopefully half a stone down and starting to notice some real changes.

Who needs a gym? asks Siobhan Byrne All you really require to stay in shape is a small space and some commitment Fitness Tips, Health Fitness, Stay In Shape, Health And Wellbeing, Basic Tank Top, Athletic Tank Tops, Small Space, Gym Workouts, Cold Shoulder

Who needs a gym?... asks Siobhan Byrne

There is no doubt that I love my gym workouts, and the more equipment, the better. But that said, some of the best workouts that I have done have been with bodyweight, and I have done them in limited space, to say the least.