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How steady you are on your feet can indicate how likely you are to live a longer, healthy life. Here are some tips

How do you tie your shoelaces? Do you sit down, crouch, or flashily stand on one leg? As with most things in life, it’s a question of balance. What can be a little shaky at the best of times becomes even harder as we get older. The first time you notice that you can’t right …

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Start Your Fitness Journey & How to get seriously fit for 2024

Start with walking in January – then graduate to breathing exercises, circuits and pilates. With a new activity to try each month, you’ll soon improve your flexibility and fitness, without feeling the burn This 12-month programme starts easily enough, but by December you should have found at least a few activities that really stretch you, …

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Fitness tweaks that will improve how you exercise

Fitness advice can be overwhelming. Try to absorb all of the tips given by instructors and personal trainers about warm-ups and cool-downs, technique and timing, and it’s easy to lose track of your workouts. If there’s one thing you need to remember to become a faster rower, a better cyclist or an expert at Pilates, …

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Even the toughest men can benefit from yoga – here are five positions to get you started

Instructor Rory Bradshaw teaches yoga in prison – here’s how he’s inspiring the most sceptical men to give it a go… Prisons are loud, chaotic places, full of constant interruptions such as dogs barking, doors slamming and keys turning in locks. As a prison yoga teacher, Rory Bradshaw is competing with all of these elements to bring …

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Walking and yoga ‘can cut risk of cancer spreading or returning’

For decades, many oncologists have remained reluctant to push patients to exercise, but the tide appears to be turning. Walking for 30 minutes a day and practising yoga can help reduce fatigue in cancer patients and cut the risk of the disease spreading, coming back or resulting in death, research suggests. Globally, more than 18 million …

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Inside Sanctum, the hot new fitness class that will make you cry

There’s a simple rhythmic chant coming from Peckham’s gorgeously crumbling Asylum Chapel. The chanting gets louder as I stoop through the little wicket gate in the high old oak doors: “Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha.” The chapel is dark, save for a hot cluster of candles arranged around the baby-faced blond man in microshorts on …

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