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Anxiety tech: gadgets to help you find your zen

Tired, wired and worried about how you’ll cope with the big office return? Help is at hand — Katie Strick presents a smart toolkit to help you find your calm (at last!)

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Contrary to popular belief, ovarian cancer is not a ‘silent killer’

Having lost her mother to ovarian cancer, Mika Simmons has made it her life’s work to prevent other women from suffering in the same way. Here she explains why it’s time for women to take control of their bodies

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What’s SUP? A guide to paddleboarding in London

As doctors confirm the health benefits of paddleboarding, Katie Strick takes to the water

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How to smash your post-lockdown gym sessions

You’re back in the gym, but it’s harder than you remember and you’ve forgotten how to work half the machines. Rosie Fitzmaurice has a crash course for getting back to it

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Outdoor spinning and park bootcamp classes to book now

Buggy fitness or park HIIT? London’s green spaces are where it’s at to get fit this spring

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‘Lockdown has enabled eating disorders, we need absolute change now’

Trevor Phillips’ daughter Sushila and Big Brother’s Nikki Grahame have died after battles with anorexia. The pandemic has caused four times the amount of people admitted to hospital for eating disorders and specialist clinics have two-year waiting lists, so what can be done?

Books

A Cure for Darkness by Alex Riley: How I live with mental illness

Lobotomies, electroshock therapy and crippling medication are just some of the treatments that have been used to treat depression in the past. Science writer and sufferer, Alex Riley decided to write a book about the history and treatment of depression, partly to help heal himself, he tells Katie Law

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How to lose lockdown weight sustainably, according to experts

From supercharging your workouts to cutting down on booze, Rosie Fitzmaurice presents the ultimate guide to reclaiming healthier habits

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Your little black book of the best personal trainers in London

They've sculpted and toned the bodies of models and moguls, now it's your turn, says Rosie Fitzmaurice

 

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6 expert tips for how to become a morning person

An expert explains how you can train yourself to be a morning person

Books

World Sleep Day: meet Matthew Walker, the man of your dreams

It’s World Sleep Day today and as lockdown lack of sleep continues to be one of the nation’s biggest battles, neuroscientist and author of Why We Sleep, Matthew Walker shares his top tips with Katie Law for how to get a better night’s kip

Books

Horatio Clare: ‘My psychosis was brought on by cannabis’

Two years ago the acclaimed travel writer suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown. He tells Katie Law about his delusional fantasies, being sectioned under the Mental Health Act and how he took the first steps to recovery

Books

Seven And A Half Lessons About The Brain Lisa Feldman Barrett review

Your brain doesn’t ‘light up’ or store memories like computer files, personality tests don’t work and our brains are no more ‘evolved’ than any other animal. Katie Law enjoys a new book about the brain that is small in size but big on ideas

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Why is breastfeeding still so misunderstood?

A commercial shown during the Golden Globes depicting the often agonising and demoralising reality of breastfeeding has been praised. New mum Kate Wills says this needs to be just the beginning of the conversation

Tech

How to find the right running headphones for you

Along with a good pair of trainers, decent headphones are an essential part of your running kit  

Health & Fitness

The Mayr Method explained: What is Rebel Wilson’s diet?

Rebel Wilson shed over four stone last year. Rosie Fitzmaurice investigates how she did it and how she plans to keep the weight off

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Toxic positivity is the new #FirstWorldProblems

WhatsApp groups across the capital are getting a little bit too #hashtag grateful this lockdown

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A day in the life of Super Bowl champion Tom Brady

He’s the ageless Adonis who won the Super Bowl at the record age of 43. Rosie Fitzmaurice has a guide to living like Tom

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Dr Xand van Tulleken on how the pandemic is damaging our health

Lockdown has exacerbated the UK's loneliness problem, but the host of new podcast Made of Stronger Stuff has some tips to help limit the damage

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Strictly’s Oti Mabuse: “My dance classes are like therapy” 

The reigning Strictly Come Dancing champion tells Katie Strick about her living room workouts, the letters she receives from children and dancing for mental health

Health & Fitness

How to get out of your fitness rut, according to Dame Kelly Holmes

The double Olympic champion talks recovering from Covid, running for her mental health and how to get your fitness mojo back if you’re stuck in a new year rut

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How the Royal Parks Half Marathon is going digital

Expected app features for the virtual race include audio cues, interactive leaderboards and augmented reality landmarks 

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Detox Kitchen’s Green Cleanse: is it worth the hype?

Feeling sluggish and heavy? Detox Kitchen’s plant-based meal plan could be the solution 

Books

The best diet books for 2021

Learn how to beat burnout, batch cook or go pegan (that’s paleo-meets-vegan) with the new wave of diet books, says Katie Law 

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Are we on the brink of a mental health crisis in the capital?

We’re in a third lockdown, Londoners’ stress, depression and anxiety levels are soaring and antidepressant use is at an all-time high. Welcome to the age of the Covid mental health crisis. So how on earth can we piece ourselves back together again? Kate Wills reports

Health & Fitness

How to avoid a running injury this lockdown

Are you a couch-to-5K convert? Running coach Tashi Skervin-Clarke has some simple tips to help you clock miles safely

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Where to do Pilates online: the best virtual classes and workouts

Looking for a low-impact workout that'll improve your strength, flexibility, alignment and posture? Look no further... 

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From apps to books, this is your Dry January survival guide

Virgin quarantini anyone? A record number of us are going sober this month. Here’s how to do it right, says Katie Strick  

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Intermittent fasting: everything you need to know

A growing number of health experts are arguing it’s not so much what you eat, but when

Wellness

Adrienne Herbert: ‘one power hour per day can change everything’

Cold showers, fast nasal breathing and movement first thing: Power Hour podcast host and wellness guru Adrienne Herbert shares her secrets to getting s*** done in 2021, as told to Rosie Fitzmaurice

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Joe Wicks: I can’t do PE with Joe forever - I’m tired

He’s back for lockdown but Joe Wicks is feeling the pressure of fame this time round

Lifestyle

7 homeschooling tips - plus how to create a timetable

Here we go again… so we've enlisted experts to share their wisdom

Lifestyle

Meet the man who founded Peloton - and made millions

The exercise bike inventor John Foley tells Susannah Butter about having a great pandemic, taking on London's gyms and making sure he doesn't break his son's heart

Health & Fitness

Apple Fitness+ review: a game-changer for home workouts

The shiny new app is billed as “the future of fitness” and features a library of more than 200 on-demand fitness classes from HIIT to dance to yoga

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How roller skating became cool again

Viral videos of skaters on TikTok have led to an uptick in sales of rollerskates, but this time it’s adults rather than kids taking to the floor

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These are the absolute best gym classes in London

From Michelle Obama’s favourite workout to female-only weight-lifting sessions, our definitive round-up of gym classes in the capital

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Adidas unveils first maternity activewear collection

Pregnancy needn’t get in the way of an active lifestyle 

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Is Buzzbike’s ‘Netflix for bikes’ subscription a winner?

We tapped out for a month to roadtest the premium bike subscription service in London