I was thinking to myself the other day, just when did this craze for fitness and health start becoming popular. It was well before my time, that’s for sure, but to put my finger on the exact period of time is a little harder. In the early 80’s (or was it the late 70’s) there was a song by Olivia Newton-John called ‘Let’s Get Physical and she was dressed like that early TV fitness guru Richard Simmons with a headband and lycra tights and some crazy aerobics. I think there was a general awareness though, well before that. [Read more…]
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It was over a late night New York supper on the Lower East Side that my friend Gala let slip that she’d been doing two workouts a day that week. I was still trying to assimilate the fact that this otherwise perfectly normal woman had apparently crossed the body-fanatic divide when she told me the reason why — it had something to do with her dual boxercise/Pilates habit and having to fit around her trainers’ schedules.
For any dog owner worried that their pet is piling on the pounds and might need a personal trainer, relief is at hand in the form of an app.
Chip Hawkins isn’t a man to harbour many regrets, but as an up-and-coming player in the fitness gadget sector there is a little something niggling him.
Advice on healthy living generally takes one of two forms. There is the unaffordable Gwyneth Paltrow route of nauseating smugness, where you sit in the Hamptons knitting your own kale while wearing a £1,200 organic cashmere sweater. Then there is the unsustainable “never eat another carb and go to the gym for three hours a day” route. Into the gap drops neatly a man called Dalton Wong.
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HEALTH-ADVICE television should come with a health warning. Science and showbiz are uneasy bedfellows and the fruit of their coupling can be a genetically engineered organism of dubious nutritional value. The tendency towards synthetic syrupiness becomes even more pronounced when programme-makers masquerade as experts on the chronically undisciplined discipline that is spiritual medicine.
If your new year’s resolution is to get fit without forking out for expensive gym membership, running might seem the obvious choice. In theory, it costs nothing — you slap on a pair of trainers, open your front door and off you go.
You can eat fats and carbs and still lose weight. Joe Wicks shares his favourite tasty and healthy meals from his ‘Lean in 15’ recipe series