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Find The One: How to fall in love with exercise

Brace yourselves. Alex and I have a confession to make. We have both found The One. Not that One. The other one. Exercise. We feel stronger, healthier, more balanced and sleep better. What's not to love? …

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Eat this: foods and supplements to make your skin look better

Honestly, I am the last person who preaches about what you should eat. How could I when I mainline chocolate like a junkie and was last seen snacking on pom pom bears whilst making friends with a bottle of Whispering Angel? But, *groan*, I'm not an idiot. Well, not a ginormous idiot and I do know that healthy foods and super-supplements can make a real difference to how you look and how you feel. In what has become this summer's bid to make my skin look better, I've done some in-depth research (i.e. asked someone else) into the best foods and supplements to take to make your skin look plumper, healthier and younger than ever. Thankfully, that person is the fab Nutritional Therapist Jo Saunders, part of the brilliant Cooking Them Healthy team who knows all there is to know about super-charged eating....…

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Want to feel happier and healthier in 15 minutes a day? Read this…

Imagine a way of living with no diets, no deprivation, no starvation, no insane exercise regime, no misery, no crazy promises. Just this: when you feel good, you look good. That when you treat your body well, and fuel it properly, you enjoy food and you enjoy life. Think small daily changes and YES, you can have chocolate. And wine. And a life. This is a philosophy – and an approach – which breeds happiness. This is The Feelgood Plan, devised by personal trainer Dalton Wong (the man who hones the bodies of Jennifer Lawrence, Amanda Seyfried and Game of Thrones Kit Harington) and health writer Kate Faithfull-Williams. Want to get in on the action? Read on for our exclusive extract……

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How I Make it Work: Tara Lee, yoga guru

I first went to one of Tara Lee‘s yoga classes five years ago when I was pregnant with my son. Something of a yoga legend, Tara is the go-to girl for pregnancy yoga (she also teaches Mother and Baby yoga and Vinyasa Flow) with everyone from Rosamund Pike to Laura Bailey having gone to her classes. Celebrity clients are all well and good, but, there’s so much more to Tara than famous names and starry clientele. Her classes were a revelation to me and one of the most enjoyable things I remember about pregnancy. Every time I went (twice a week with my eldest child – first timer alert, and then a little less than I would’ve liked with my subsequent pregnancies) I left on a high feeling stretched, rested and very, very peaceful. She was wonderful, the exercises amazing and the music just perfect –  I can’t listen to Massive Attack without thinking of her! And so, I for one, am thrilled that she has a new pregnancy video out. I may not be with bump, but I urge anyone who is to try it out. I am also thrilled that Tara (a mother of two, trained doula and…

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How to…get fit for summer

Oh how I need this post. I feel like Mrs Wobble at the moment. I used to be – relatively – fit. I ran 3-4 times a week, did the occasional yoga class and even have vague memories of being a member of a gym in my dim and distant past. But, times they’ve changed. After 3 babies, my stomach muscles are shot to bits, my bottom is in danger of being best friends with my ankles and my upper arms are about as far from Jennifer Aniston’s as you can imagine. I walk a lot, but this, my friends, is no longer enough. I feel the time has come to jump on the fitness bandwagon and actually do something – rather than just moan – about my body. I don’t know if I’ve just become aware of it, but being strong and healthy seems to be a bit of ‘a thing’ at the moment. From Susannah Taylor‘s story of how she embraced fitness in last weekend’s Times (I would link, but there’s a firewall) to Rachel Johnson’s feature yesterday on the same subject (again in The Times, sorry), being fit is very ‘now’. Not that I want to do…

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Recipes from The Art of Eating Well by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley

We all want to eat well, right? The thing is it’s not always as easy as it should be. Short for time and short on inspiration, cooking can turn into a chore, meaning that you can gravitate towards easy old favourites that aren’t always the best (read healthiest) option. But, the good news is that there’s never been a better time to want to eat well. From Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop to Voguette Calgary Avaninso, there are plenty of health gurus out there, but the newest – and certainly among the most relatable – duo are sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley aka Hemsley + Hemsley.…

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The Art of Gratitude

I had (conveniently) forgotten that being pregnant can make you feel a little bit crazy. And overwhelmed. There are some days when I feel – physically and mentally – as though I’ve scaled Everest – and not in a triumphant way, but in an ‘every fibre of my being is shattered’ way (and there is of course, also the emotional maelstrom to contend with). So I’ve been developing a new little positive habit….…

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Here’s the Juice

You’ve probably read a lot about juicing recently. It being the New Year! New You! New Diet! season and all that. But, to paraphrase that famous saying, juicing is for life, not just for post-Christmas detoxes. In fact, juicing needn’t be part of some all or nothing fasting cleanse (although, actually, when I’m out of the new baby, give-me-carbs-now phase, I’ll be all over that). It can be a brilliant way to give your body an instant health boost and maybe inspire you to get your arse in gear and start juicing yourself (although let’s just ignore my recent attempt at making a kale, blueberry and almond smoothie, which can only be described as interesting at best….)…

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Boost up your body for autumn with leading nutritionist Henrietta Norton

Oh Autumn. Yes, we love the mist, the conkers, the food (clearly we’ve talked about ALL of this already)….But, we really don’t love the coughs, the colds or the flu. It’s not yet the middle of September and already half the people I know have succumbed to some kind of illness. I think it’s the change in seasons (it’s happened a little earlier than last year, but hey, that’s the pay-off for a great summer), it’s definitely Not Much Fun. Which is why, we are taking all the precautions we can and boosting up our bodies in preparation for the months ahead. To do this, we’ve enlisted the help of uber-nutritionist Henrietta Norton, the founder of Wild Nutrition, who we spoke to back in June about healthy summer eating. This time, Henrietta has focused on the essential topic of how to nourish your health this winter….…