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Victoria Pendleton: ‘I run five times a week now – it was always considered dangerous’

Paris Olympics, we will be talking to former Olympian medallists about how they keep fit now – from ageing and retiring to what they eat and how much they exercise. Meet the fourth in our series, Victoria Pendleton. Track cyclist Pendleton won gold in the individual sprint at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and gold in the keirin and silver in t...


The Best European Wellness Retreats For Some Much-Needed R&R

From Ibiza to Crete


Personality has more impact on satisfaction than circumstances, study suggests

Personality has more impact on satisfaction than circumstances, study suggests - Researchers spoke to 20,000 people and those close to them to assess their level of general happiness with life.


The families quitting Britain to live as digital nomads

A “digital nomad” brings to mind a young person tapping away at a laptop in the sun, beer in hand, earning enough money to travel to the next palm-fringed hammock. And as remote work becomes the norm, more people are taking it with them as they travel, making the most of a growing raft of digital nomad visas. But the stereotype of the free-wheeling...


What you can do every night to prevent irritable bowel syndrome

What you can do every night to prevent irritable bowel syndrome - Study finds leading healthy lifestyle strongly linked to lower chance of developing condition


The ultimate guide to doing Barbados in style

The ultimate guide to doing Barbados in style - From the restaurant at the forefront of the island’s growing slow food movement, to the hotels that keep people coming back year after year, Alice Howarth has your guide to planning the perfect fly-and-flop break on the Platinum Coast


I dreamed of travelling while working remotely — then it became my nightmare

The digital nomad lifestyle is not all it's cracked up to be.


Love your job and worried about retiring? How to stay busy and avoid post-retirement blues

Love your job and worried about retiring? How to stay busy and avoid post-retirement blues - People need to let family, friends or a health professional know if they are struggling, as some people do get depressed after they enter retirement.


Heart-healthy habits keep you biologically young, study shows

The benefit of better heart health may be associated with the positive impact of heart-healthy lifestyle factors on biological aging (the age of the body and its cells), according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association , an open-access, peer-reviewed j...


Millionaires reveal 8 frugal habits that helped them get rich


How many litres of water should you drink a day and does tea count?

Drink up!


Best outfits for long haul flights that will keep you comfortable on your journey

Best outfits for long haul flights that will keep you comfortable on your journey - Jet-setting has never looked so good


Taking medication in line with body clock reduces risk of heart attack

Patients who were ‘morning people’ were less likely to have a heart attack if they took their medication in the morning, the study found.


Living on Lanzarote: advantages, cost of living and why choose it

The island of Lanzarote emerges from the Atlantic Ocean as a unique enclave, a land of contrasts where volcanic nature combines with serene beaches and an excellent climate. Deciding to live on Lanzarote is opting for a particular lifestyle, in which the environment's calm and beauty play a leading role.


A moment that changed me: I was divorced, broke and alone – but I turned my life around with a list

The silence in the flat was deafening. Having lost almost everything in my divorce, it was now just me in a basement studio flat with black mould. I had no TV, no sofa and the wifi wasn’t set up. I sat at a cheap folding table and made a list. Since my life was no longer going to be the way I had planned – marriage, kids, a dog, a late-Victorian terrace in a country town – I was going to try something else. I was going to do all the things on my...


I took collagen everyday for two months — here are 3 things that happened

After hearing a lot of good things, it was time for me to try collagen for myself


‘We spent £70,000 on a garden room – and lived in it for a year’

Anybody embarking on a full-scale home renovation will have to consider where they are going to live when their home is being ripped apart. Hardy souls may cut costs by remaining in situ, living with the dust, noise and builders’ mess. Others will stay with friends or bite the bullet and find somewhere to rent. Marty Orton, 51, took a more unusual ...


How to beat the big four diseases of ageing

We are living longer than ever before. In 1765, the average lifespan was just 38.8 years, and even by the start of the 1920s, still only 56. Then along came the vaccines: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and tuberculosis. Today, life expectancy in the UK is 78.6 years for males and 82.6 years for females. But longevity comes with a price: that o...


14 things Brits living in the US miss most about the UK


Don’t quit booze – just drink differently: 15 ways to change your life without trying all that hard

1. Don’t give up alcohol – experiment with drinking differently Dr Richard Piper, CEO of Alcohol Change UK The most important thing with alcohol is to get into a situation where you are happy with your drinking. I used to be a very heavy drinker: 60-90 units a week. I can’t tell you how life-changing cutting down has been. To me, life is in colour without drinking, whereas before it was very grey and drab. I would encourage a sense of...


Life-Threatening Symptoms: 14 Red Flags You Must Address

Poisoning is a serious risk for both pets and humans, and it’s crucial to recognise the signs early. Various everyday substances can be toxic, and quick action can save lives. Here are 14 deadly symptoms of poisoning and the potential poisons to watch out for in the UK. 1. Vomiting Vomiting is one of the […]


Smartphone-based behavioral therapy leads to improvements for patients with fibromyalgia

New research led by the University of Cincinnati and Swing Therapeutics found that a self-guided smartphone-based behavioral therapy led to significant improvements for patients with fibromyalgia. The multicenter, randomized controlled trial tested Stanza, a smartphone app that delivers acc...


How to get organised at home – boosting your health and adding value to your home in the process

How to get organised at home – boosting your health and adding value to your home in the process - Being well organised is key to a calmer space, and can also improve your home’s worth. By Sam Wylie-Harris.


Madeira's capital Funchal offers a natural retreat on the city's doorstep

Be sure to add these stops to your itinerary.


‘After years of failed fad diets + workouts, I started lifting weights'

'At 43, it changed everything'


6 Summer Trends Italians Have Mastered That Channel "La Dolce Vita" Dressing

A taste of the good life.


How I went from couch potato to gym bunny in my early 60s – and stayed fit

I’m writing this for the me of two years ago and trying to think of a way to start it that wouldn’t have made her throw the paper on the floor. “I got up on Sunday morning to go to the gym – and went again on Monday…” would have had her heading straight to the recycling bin with it. Equally, telling her: “I made that choice, over staying in bed doi...


I used to live on takeaways, now I’m a 51-year-old bodybuilder

Sarah Davies, 51, is not your average bodybuilder. The mother of one, who works full-time, picked up her intense training routine in midlife and “fell into it by accident”, she says. “I’d struggled with my weight from when I left school and discovered alcohol, boys and Chinese takeaways,” she says. “Throughout my 20s and 30s, I did all kinds of car...


‘Nobody’s hurrying – not like London’: How Britain’s ‘blue zone’ helps you live to 86

Carving through the lush Devonian lanes from Totnes to Salcombe, via Halwell, Kingsbridge and Marlborough, there doesn’t immediately seem much the South Hams has in common with the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, or the Nuoro Province in Sardinia, and definitely not Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture. Admittedly, they are all fairly idyllic, photogenic pla...


I’ve ditched city life to live in a cave – I’ll never go back

Gisbert Lippelt has swapped city life for a simple life in a cave in Italy, but there is one modern convenience he cannot do without


One factor can determine how satisfied you are with your life


This is how to look after your ageing dog

When people get older, all kinds of age-related ailments pop up. They need to rest more, become more rigid, get cold or too hot more quickly ... This is no different for dogs. Dogs do not stay young forever either. So they need extra care and attention from their owner. This is how to make the life of your 'aging friend' as pleasant as possible: Provide a comfortable resting place Pleasant temperature, soft and clean. Take care of the coat With...


I tried living 'La Dolce Vita' - and Italians have got it all right

Living ‘La Dolce Vita’ has become synonymous with Italian culture, good vibes, and embracing life’s luxuries. Translating to ‘the sweet life’, there’s little wonder that those hailing from Venice to Sicily are living longer, more fulfilled lives (have you ever met a Nonna that isn’t full of energy?) - and that we should all be striving for the same...


Rheumatoid arthritis forced me to change my diet – and now I’m pain free

I can’t remember a time in my life when there hasn’t been pain somewhere in my body. It came to dominate much of my adult life. If somebody hasn’t been in constant pain, it’s hard to describe it to them. You’re masking the whole time, and everything is so much more difficult. The mornings were the worst for me as the throbbing and aching sensations...


How to lower your blood sugar levels, as new research reveals heart disease link

How to lower your blood sugar levels, as new research reveals heart disease link - Diet, exercise and lifestyle factors all play a role. By Katie Wright.


I walked off five stone and beat my sugar cravings

It’s the story of so many midlife men. The weight had crept on slowly. I hardly ever weighed myself and when I looked in the mirror I’d pull in my stomach and thought I still looked great. My wife Kim had been buying bigger clothes for me and I didn’t pay much attention to my size. In reality, my belly was enormous; I could barely stand up straight...


As A Southeast Asian Beauty Editor, I Grew Up Fearing The Sun. Here's How I Finally Learnt To Embrace The Tan.

One beauty editor discovers the joys of catching a sunkissed glow.


People should adopt ‘old-fashioned’ ways of staying healthy – Sir Chris Whitty

Making it easy and attractive for people to exercise is one of the most effective ways of maintaining independence, the Chief Medical Officer said.


I left my high-flying fashion career to buy a run-down B&B in France

The dream became a reality for this couple...


Young people consume around two-thirds of daily calories from ultra-processed foods

British adolescents consume around two-thirds of their daily calories from ultra-processed foods (UPFs) that may increase the risk of poor health, according to new research.


The health risks of being a skinny old person – and how to stay strong

Like so many fitness influencers, Rosemary Mallace runs strength-based classes on YouTube. Unlike so many fitness influencers, she is 73. She’s just starting to add fell running and tap dancing to her exercise regime. “I’m trying to think of something that I can’t do that I used to be able to do and I can’t think of anything.” It seems the Miss Mar...


Is Stevie Nicks the ultimate rock chick icon? How the star’s style evolution continues to inspire

Is Stevie Nicks the ultimate rock chick icon? How the star’s style evolution continues to inspire - The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman has been a style muse for over four decades – here’s why.


Forget the Mediterranean diet - as a cynical Health Writer, even I'm impressed with the trending Atlantic diet

Food lovers, rejoice - this one's for you.


25 best lidos and outdoor pools near you in the UK

Summer is coming


Olivia Dean on fame, female solidarity and stepping into her power

Olivia Dean on fame, female solidarity and stepping into her power - London’s new soul sensation tells Dipal Acharya about the music that shaped her and why there’s plenty of room at the top for her, Raye and the other great women of talent


Study suggests switching from smoking to vaping indoors may reduce children’s secondhand exposure to nicotine

By Vijay Kumar Malesu In a recent study published in the JAMA Network Open , a group of researchers compared nicotine absorption among children exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke, secondhand vapor, and those with no exposure. Study: Secondhand Nicotine Absorption From E-Cigarett...


How to transition to grey hair with confidence

The smart way to embrace shades from slate to silver


Lifestyle habits linked to faster cognitive decline in new study

By Dr. Priyom Bose, Ph.D. A newly published study in the journal Nature Communications identifies several lifestyle factors that may accelerate cognitive decline. Study: Healthy lifestyle and cognitive decline in middle-aged and older adults residing in 14 European countries . ...


Increased exposure to residential greenery may help stave off cognitive decline

A new study found that increased exposure to residential greenery may help stave off cognitive decline by an annual rate of eight months. This delay was observed more among people living in low-socioeconomic status and highly populated neighborhoods, as well as people who carry the APOE-ɛ4 gene,...


I’m a French woman in my 40s. This is why I’m going to live longer than a woman in England

Whether it’s a café croissant watching the world go by from a Parisian terrace, or that glass of rosé with a long-time friend, or an apéritif with the neighbours that extends into an impromptu dinner party… People often misconstrue the French joie de vivre as simply hedonistic. But when you look at the consistent two-year gap between life expectanc...