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Born To Run, Swim, Jump

Thanks to evolution, our bodies rely on regular physical exercise to keep us functioning smoothly. Let's look at the benefits of exercise in detail.

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When Training Goes To Your Head

If training regularly leaves you with a headache, it's worth looking into the cause. The cure could be simple.

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Shape Up For Summer

Remember last summer? The first time you got your gear off, the body looked so rundown even a wetsuit couldn't hide the sins of winter. This year, be prepared.

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Get Yourself A Six Pack

Keen on getting the ‘six pack' so often seen on models? Not everyone can achieve this chiselled look for their abdominal muscles - but you can still gain from having a go.

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Big Rubber Balls

Are fit balls just another fitness industry craze?

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Cramping Your Style

Anyone who has suffered a severe cramp will remember the pain. A calf cramp, for instance, can feel like a golfball exploding inside the muscle. So how can we avoid cramps?

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Are You Overdoing It?

No matter what your fitness goal is, sometimes you feel you're either not making progress or going backwards. Perhaps you've been overdoing it - overtraining.

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Get A Load Off Your Chest

If you're looking for a great exercise for developing your chest and don't have access to fitness equipment, you can't go past the push up.

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Run To Fitness

With so much of the body's musculature used to keep you upright and propel you forward, running is one of the quickest ways to improve fitness.

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Tips For Sticking To Your Exercise Program

Ever joined a gym or bought a bike - only to find it's easier and warmer staying home? What are the tricks to actually getting out there and exercising?

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Swim To Fitness

Water has substantial benefits as an environment for exercise...

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Gear Up For Swimming

You might think swimming is the exercise least affected by the need for equipment. Think again.

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Improve Your Stroke Technique

Good stroke technique amounts to more effective swimming - which is important if you want to get the most from your workout.

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Athlete's DIY Fitness Test 1

So you've had some time off training and want to get back in shape. Where better to start than with our do-it-yourself fitness test?

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Athlete's DIY Fitness Test 2

In Part 1 we bent our minds to measuring body shape and pulse rates. Now it's time to test your flexibility.

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