Swimming is a fantastic way to keep fit. It provides a full body workout, gets your heart pumping and your lungs burning and it torches calories faster than running. It’s gentler on your body than pounding the pavement, too. And yet, most smartwatches and fitness trackers are pretty...

The recipe for amazing skin

Want to fight the winter freeze? Pull on your apron and whip up these delicious beauty treats! When the going gets cold, the moisture gets going - and we all dash to the beauty counters for the latest hydrating masks, creams and more. But, hey, if you can make your...

Polar Loop Activity Tracker

If you want your New Year's resolution of being a healthier, fitter you to continue right through the year, this nifty little device might just help give you the extra encouragement you need! The activity tracker from Polar can be your answer to a full-time personal trainer. It’s technology...

Own your period

That time of the month just keeps on coming. We don't know anyone who actually feels good when they get their period, just when it's over! So, if you're curled up with a hot water bottle in your waistband and a kilo of chocolate in your mitts (we're...

Summer slimming hacks

  We all know its tough to stay trim in winter when the days are cold and comfort food beckons. But experts believe the mood-boosting effects of sunshine make it easier to stay in control of your food intake (a theory borne out by a 2013 San Diego State...

Reduce your fertility age

  In your mid-30s and want a baby – whether that’s now or in a few years? You’re not alone. Figures show one-in-five new mothers is over 35, and record numbers of women in their 40s are having babies. Not that it’s anything new – interestingly, more women...
If you want your fitness tracker to truly provide some insight into how healthy you are it needs to do more than count steps – it needs to monitor your heart rate. However, collecting the data is just a small part of the picture, because it’s how the...

Let the lyengar yoga flow

Yoga wears many hats – from increasing flexibility to boosting relaxation. One reason why we love lyengar yoga is because of its amazing detoxing benefits. It’s great for stimulating blood flow, lowering blood pressure and removing waste products from the body – all of which play a huge...

Guilt free beauty treats

If you’re on a health kick, streamlining your diet is the first step to reaching your goals. Out goes the caffeine, sugar, salt and carbs, and in comes the fresh fruit and veg, healthy fats, lean meat and wholegrains. Hey, it’s a good plan – but don’t ditch...
Sensitive soles? Tough skin on your tootsies? Pounding the pavement can wreak havoc on your feet and make training a painful experience. Here’s our guide to beating the most common runner’s ailments and revitalising your feet. The problem: black toenailsThis is the result of ill-fitting footwear (too tight or...