Ever wondered what the most successful people on the planet do every day to keep fit and healthy? If only you could find out, emulate it and become amazing, too. Guess what? You can!  We’ve tapped into eight of the greatest fitness minds to discover which daily rituals they complete without fail. And, after...
Just as colds, flu and other bugs are readily passed on from person to person, everyday stress can spread, too.  Thanks to friends, family, colleagues and even strangers, second-hand stress, a relatively new phenomenon, is on the rise. ‘Second-hand stress is the stress we experience from being around other people who are stressed....
Sophie Holmes is a qualified personal trainer who happens to have cystic fibrosis (CF).  Sophie felt really well until she was 19 years old. Disruption in her life then caused her lung function to drop to 60 per cent in three months. Following three weeks laid up in...
Get active It may be chilly outside and the comfort of your warm duvet may seem so much more inviting, but staying active this winter will help you avoid the usual sniffles and chesty coughs. Exercising – even just moderately – helps you keep your immune system active and...
‘Unlock optimism by focusing on what you do have rather than focusing on what you don’t – and write a positivity list to gain clarity’ A detox is as much a physical journey as it is psychological. Just as toxins and other nasties are flushed away from your body,...
1. Make a to-do list Want to make the most of your day? Of course you do! Write a to-do list. It’s simple, but ridiculously effective. ‘Most people are more efficient when they know what they’re doing, what’s expected and what the deadline is,’  says life coach Louise Presley-Turner (thegameoflife.co.uk).   2. Write down...
Ever since Fifty Shades of Grey burst on to the literary scene it’s left a trail of curiosity in its wake. By bringing sex into mainstream discussion, it’s encouraged many of us to examine our own sexual habits. Although it’s unlikely most twenty-somethings are experiencing the same level...
Stress is so inextricably bound to modern life that it’s become a buzzword for simply being busy. But there’s a difference between pressure and stress – and the latter can seriously damage your health.  ‘Most people use the word “stress” when they mean “pressure”,’ says Carol Johnson from the...
Proven immune booster: The 5:2 diet Why it works: Restricting your calories a few days a week can do more than trim your belly before the summer season – new evidence reveals fasting can actually regenerate the entire immune system. Scientists at the University of California found fasting for just...
A lack of confidence in your body can really get you down. In fact, half of all 16 to 21-year-old women would consider cosmetic surgery to change their body shape, according to research by Girlguiding UK. But taking pride in your body doesn’t have to involve such drastic measures....