• 12 of the best running trainers for men and women
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    Jessica Morgan

    12 of the best running trainers for men and women

    Pound the pavement in the most comfortable and wearable shoes available now.

  • This 71-Year-Old Grandmother Just Smashed a Half-Marathon World Record
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    Men's Health UK

    This 71-Year-Old Grandmother Just Smashed a Half-Marathon World Record

    Now she's hoping to set another record in the Berlin Marathon later this year.

  • The two rules you should follow for working out on an empty stomach
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    Cosmo

    The two rules you should follow for working out on an empty stomach

    It can be a good idea to exercise after fasting, but only if you follow this dietitian's advice.

  • 7 best cycling bags for commuting to work
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    Jessica Morgan

    7 best cycling bags for commuting to work

    Keep your valuables tucked away safely in these commute-friendly cycling bags

  • Hot weather fitness mistakes we're all making
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Hot weather fitness mistakes we're all making

    For a start you're not drinking nearly enough water

  • How to tell the difference between period pain and endometriosis, according to a doctor
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    Evening Standard

    How to tell the difference between period pain and endometriosis, according to a doctor

    It’s the silent condition that 10 per cent of women in the UK are suffering from, but most of them don’t even realise they have it.Endometriosis is a condition that’s had a spotlight shone on it in recent years thanks to Girl’s creator Lena Dunham’s very public battle with it, and Alexa Chung revealing she has the condition in a viral Instagram post.It affects one in 10 women in the UK and can cause 30 to 50 per cent of sufferers to be infertile. So what is endometriosis?Dr Haider Jan, Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician at The Lister Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK told the Standard: “Endometriosis is a condition where cells similar to those that line the womb - grow and embed outside of the womb causing pain, inflammation and also in some cases a difficulty in falling pregnant.“It is estimated that up to 10 per cent of women in the UK suffer with endometriosis, many of which are undiagnosed. This approximates to almost 1.5 million women in the UK, almost as many as those who suffer with diabetes.” What are the signs of endometriosis and how is it diagnosed?Endometriosis is notoriously difficult to diagnose as the symptoms can feel like severe period pain.Dr Jan said: “It is very difficult to diagnose endometriosis based on symptoms alone although there are many particular signs one should look out for. Painful periods, pain leading up to a period, pain during deep intercourse, pain after sex, mid menstrual cycle pain, and pain whilst opening the bowels are key symptoms which would concern me as a consultant.“If a symptom arises around the menstrual cycle it is likely to be hormonally related and so points to endometriosis or Adenomyosis.”If you think you have any of these symptoms, it’s best to see your GP who can point you in the right direction. According to Endometriosis UK, “the only definitive way to diagnose endometriosis is by a laparoscopy - an operation in which a camera (a laparoscope) is inserted into the pelvis via a small cut near the navel”. How can you tell the difference between endometriosis and severe period pain?Period pain is a symptom of endometriosis so it can be easy to dismiss endometriosis as bad cramps.Dr Jan explained: “Period pain can have many causes - only one of which being endometriosis. We do know however, that severe period pain in adolescence may be a significant pointer towards endometriosis, and so should be investigated further.”If you experienced severe period pain through adolescence, coupled with the symptoms listed above, make an appointment with your GP. How is endometriosis treated?Unfortunately, if you are diagnosed with endometriosis there is no cure, but there are a number of treatments available to help relieve the pain – this should be decided between you and your healthcare professional.

  • Gym advertisement faces backlash online for its 'creepy and disappointing' message
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    Danielle Fowler

    Gym advertisement faces backlash online for its 'creepy and disappointing' message

    Gymbox's latest campaign asks members to 'get hot and sweaty with a teacher'.

  • Almost half of women aren't reaching daily exercise recommendation and periods could be to blame
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    Caroline Allen

    Almost half of women aren't reaching daily exercise recommendation and periods could be to blame

    Aside from the pain, periods can cause mood swings, a sluggish feeling and lowered motivation.

  • Gym causes outrage by asking women 'can you pinch your fat?'
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    Caroline Allen

    Gym causes outrage by asking women 'can you pinch your fat?'

    It urges its members to “call it what it is... FAT”.

  • I'm Running 100 Marathons Barefoot Across Britain And This Is What My Feet Look Like
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    HuffPost UK

    I'm Running 100 Marathons Barefoot Across Britain And This Is What My Feet Look Like

    Anna McNuff is tough - and so are her feet

  • 150-calorie snacks to keep you going until dinner
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    Francesca Specter

    150-calorie snacks to keep you going until dinner

    Sweet, savoury, protein-packed or full of vitamins – we've got you covered with healthy snacks that won't ruin your diet.

  • Fast walkers could live up to 15 years longer than people who dawdle, study finds
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    Danielle Fowler

    Fast walkers could live up to 15 years longer than people who dawdle, study finds

    It might be time to put down your phone and pick up the pace.

  • Why it's so important to exercise during pregnancy
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Why it's so important to exercise during pregnancy

    Is it safe to exercise while pregnant? And if so how much should pregnant women be doing?

  • Gardening is just as good for you as going to the gym
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    Harper’s Bazaar

    Gardening is just as good for you as going to the gym

    A good excuse to cancel your next class

  • How to get sculpted arms in just five minutes
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    Harper’s Bazaar

    How to get sculpted arms in just five minutes

    No weights required

  • What women in their 20s need to do in the gym, from deadlifts to pull-ups
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    The Independent

    What women in their 20s need to do in the gym, from deadlifts to pull-ups

    From feeling intimidated by the influx of people taking mirror selfies to having anxieties about pulling a muscle or dropping a weight on your face… going to the gym can be daunting if you don’t really know what you’re doing. For example, while swimming might be particularly good for octogenarians with low mobility, women in their 20s should make the most of their strong and capable muscles by lifting weights. Read on to find out what personal trainers think women in their 20s really need to do in the gym.

  • Male contraceptive pill passes initial stages of testing
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    Evening Standard

    Male contraceptive pill passes initial stages of testing

    A male contraceptive pill is closer to reality, with scientists revealing the capsule has passed initial stages of testing. A month-long study of 40 male participants was conducted by the University of Washington, where users took a once-daily capsule to try and suppress the levels of hormones that contribute to the production of sperm. The researchers found that hormone levels in the men taking the pill fell, with sperm counts notably reduced.

  • Science says this is one of the best ways to lose weight, and it takes 15 minutes a day
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    Evening Standard

    Science says this is one of the best ways to lose weight, and it takes 15 minutes a day

    If you've ever attempted to lose weight, you've probably at least tried to use a calorie counting app at some point. After all, creating a caloric deficit is often considered the key to shedding the pounds. Researchers at the University of Vermont and the University of South Carolina conducted a six-month study in which 142 participants recorded their daily consumption of food and drink online, including calorie and fat intake.

  • Exercise in the evening helps you eat less and won't affect your sleep
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    Francesca Specter

    Exercise in the evening helps you eat less and won't affect your sleep

    Exercise at night could reduce your hunger. Many of us skip exercise later in the evening – claiming we are too busy with dinner preparations, parenting or catching up with our latest Netflix binge. Or else we might avoid the late evening workout on purpose, because we are worried think it will interfere with our sleep.

  • The pros and cons of ‘double workouts’
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    Harper’s Bazaar

    The pros and cons of ‘double workouts’

    Training twice in one day may be trending, but is it good for you? Here, experts weigh in...

  • Mom shares her struggle to drop 156 lbs
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    Simone Olivero

    Mom shares her struggle to drop 156 lbs

    Over the last few years, Casey Gemmel had been focusing her time and effort on raising her three kids. So much so that she didn’t even realize that she had been gaining weight.