How to get fit without really trying

While the health benefits of regular exercise are well documented, not everyone has the time or inclination to go for a jog, take a swim, or hop on a bike. And that's a great pity. Being physically active boosts energy, helps with weight loss, and improves mood. Keeping in shape can also bring with it wonderful social rewards. But if you're not someone naturally inclined to work out, what are the best ways to get fit without really trying? Click through and follow this lazy guide to working out.

I'm a qualified personal trainer: these are the most effective cardio exercises you can do at home if you're short on time

Cosy cardio coming your way...

Burnt out at 33, I left my marriage and job and moved to Ibiza

'I told my assistant I was going home as I wasn't feeling very well. I never went back.'

Ask Ugly: now that I’m a mother, I’m mourning my old, ‘pretty’ self. Is this normal?

Hey Ugly, I was always beauty-obsessed. I knew I looked good, and I didn’t have to put much effort into it. Because of my looks there were many lovers, opportunities, and experiences. Recently I became a mum. I have zero time for myself, and it shows. So does the lack of sleep. For the first time in my life I am confronted with the fact of how much I identified with my good looks, and how much I depended on them. But for the first time in my...

Cheap DIY garden path ideas: 10 ways to build a path for less

These cheap DIY garden path ideas prove you don’t have to spend a fortune to make an impact on your outdoor space

A Mediterranean lifestyle helps you live longer – study

A Mediterranean lifestyle helps you live longer – study - Researchers tracked more than 110,000 UK adults involved in the UK Biobank study.

How "soft living" emerged as a political stance

You may have heard of "soft living" as some new trend Millennials are picking up and passing around, but while it gets diluted by the aesthetic quality of social media's ostentatious self-care, it’s actually so much more than meets the eye. In reality, the soft living movement emerged among Black women first as a radical (yet achievable) decision to move away from inherited trauma and struggling, and as a direct challenge to the status quo of our modern-day hustle culture. It requires a reframing of the mind, and even asks us to consider some big compromises in exchange for a greater happiness. Intrigued? Click through to learn more about the soft life and how it can represent a political stance for everyone.

Personal stylist on the 'key' ways to dress comfortably chic and look slimmer

Fashion guru Louise Pennington knows the importance of styling an outfit, rather than simply just wearing one.

Feel-good recipes that only take 15 minutes

Feel-good recipes that only take 15 minutes - Spending 15 minutes a day cooking a quick, healthy meal, moving your body or getting to sleep earlier can change your life, says Joe Wicks

Christmas Tablescaping: decorations and dinnerware to elevate your festive spread

Christmas Tablescaping: decorations and dinnerware to elevate your festive spread - Subtly festive pieces for your chicest Christmas dinner yet

These are the 10 golden rules of 'Quiet Luxury Makeup'

Experts share how to master the gentle beauty trend and perfect your old money aesthetic

I’m A Fashion Editor And These Are The Flats I’ll Be Wearing All Winter Long

Stylish shoes needn't be sky-high

32 inspirational street style shots of wide leg jeans, from quiet luxury looks to bold statement styles

Inspirational street style shots of wide leg jeans to help reinvigorate your wardrobe

Retirement village in Ripon embraces the Blue Zone lifestyle for vitality in older age

What is the key to a long, healthy and happy life?

Dame Joan Collins’ 10 shopping commandments: from Saint-Tropez markets to Zara

Dame Joan Collins’ 10 shopping commandments: from Saint-Tropez markets to Zara - Broderie anglaise from Zara, Sensodyne toothpaste from Elizabeth Street and bras from Marks & Spencer. Dame Joan Collins tells Joe Bromley everything she knows about shopping

20 tips to boost energy levels in winter - including sleep, food, exercise and mindset

As the days get shorter and the mercury plummets, Luisa Metcalfe asks lifestyle experts to share their tips for boosting vitality and mood during the winter season

I lost 30LBS with PCOS - my three tips will help you shed pounds

Tallene Hacatoryan, 31, from California, has nearly 900,000 followers on TikTok, where she opens up about how she reversed her PCOS symptoms, which included weight gain and acne.

The 10 lifestyle choices that may help lower the risk of all types of cancer revealed

A new study has found a number of ways for people to help avoid cancer, including eating a healthy diet, taking plenty of exercise and limiting the amount of fast food consumed

"The word chic disappears in December": How to do Christmas according to Jenna Lyons

The RHONY star, former J Crew president and fashion icon lets us in on her rules for how to tackle the festive season and what to wear - read more

Clothing staples you need to create the perfect capsule wardrobe

Fashion and style aren’t everyone’s forte, but that doesn’t mean you can’t curate a simple and stylish wardrobe. If the process feels overwhelming, start by choosing everyday essentials that you can easily mix and match. With that in mind, these 15 staple items are a great starting point for building a long-lasting and versatile capsule wardrobe you’ll have for years to come.

Is it bad to wear makeup when you’re working out?

Experts explain just how bad it is to sweat through foundation

Expert tips on how to dress a mantelpiece this festive season

Have you put your Christmas decorations up yet? 🎄

16 Quiet-Luxury-Inspired Pieces to Update Your Winter Wardrobe (And to Wear Forever)

Even better that they're all 25 percent off.

27 modern bedroom ideas for sleeping in style

Bedroom inspiration starts with our hand-picked edit of dreamy spaces

How to declutter your home when your family isn’t on board – 7 ways to boost motivation

It’s perfectly possible to declutter your home when your family isn’t on board, but it’s a lot easier if they are – lead by example and you’ll soon see changes. Here’s how

Dealing with spots on your nose? Here's the products and tips to utilise now

It's expert-approved

How to use sun-drenched Mediterranean style to lift your home this winter

How to use sun-drenched Mediterranean style to lift your home this winter - With the nights quickly drawing in, Adele Cardani looks at how to refresh your home with a Mediterranean touch this winter

As a Health Editor, I'm cynical about nutrition fads - but the changes I've seen after drinking apple cider vinegar daily are hard to ignore

I've been testing it for eight months now and have some *thoughts*.

20 backhanded compliments you may have insulted someone with

Genuine compliments are a lovely way to share praise and spread happiness in the world. Unfortunately, many of us could be doling out “backhanded compliments”—unintentional or passive-aggressive insults disguised as compliments—without even realizing it. It’s not always easy to predict how a person might interpret what we say, but if you find yourself compelled to offer the following “compliments” to friends, family or colleagues, it’s definitely worth taking a moment to think before you speak.

The kind Christmas 2023 fashion guide with Smart Works Leeds, Cunnington & Sanderson and the brilliant Barbour repair service

There is more to festive style than sequins, Lurex and feather trims. At least there could be, and should be. Stephanie Smith has suggestions on how to have yourself a kind little Christmas this year.

Try the Upper East Side Grandmother trend, because elegant sophistication never goes out of style

Experts share their top tips on how to embrace the Upper East Side Grandmother trend

Simple living room ideas – Easy design updates and decorating projects to refresh a lounge

Looking for a fuss-free update to your living room? These simple decor tips will make a space feel brand new

The leather skirt is a year-round staple - here are 11 styles you can wear through the winter months

Including some great vegan options, too

These are the essential loungewear trends this winter

Snuggle up in style with these effortless outfits. By Katie Wright.

20 ways to use social media more mindfully

Let’s face it: Most of us spend far too much time on social media with our cell phones, tablets and various other devices. But when you follow a few tips to help you use social media more mindfully, you can gain more peace of mind in your day-to-day life. Read on for how to foster a more Zen vibe in your social media explorations and interactions.

All The Lifestyle & Wellbeing Products We Tried & Loved In November

All The Lifestyle & Wellbeing Products We Tried & Loved In November

How to appear rich without breaking the bank

Money comes and goes, but appearing rich can last forever. While you're waiting for the big paychecks to roll into your bank account, what is the harm in presenting an illusion of that lifestyle to others? In fact, it may even open windows to the real deal! Of course, there is more to life than material things, but having nice things is definitely a bonus. Take a look through the gallery, inspired by Self-Made, for some tips on how best to indulge in the facade of wealth.

How to decorate for Christmas without clutter – home organizers share tips for maintaining order

Professional home organizers share their tips for decorating for Christmas without clutter to prevent you from becoming overwhelmed during the holiday season

Flagstone walkway ideas: 11 ways to use stone pavers in your plot

These stylish flagstone walkway ideas will introduce charm, character, texture and color into your landscaping

Knitted loungewear sets are the ultimate in low-key luxury

We bring you 10 of the best, from Arket to Loro Piana

An expert trainer says you only need these three leg exercises to build lower-body strength

Strengthening your lower body with these three moves can build muscle, boost your metabolism, and protect from injury

How to Do the Parallette L-sit for a Crunch-free Chiselled Core

Sit tight for abs of steel

Explore an Alpine cabin that's the perfect balance between cozy and chic

Surrounded by snow-covered mountains, this chic chalet is designed to keep the cold at bay and everyone inside warm and cozy

Make mine a latte: coffee shades spill from TikTok into fashion mainstream

When does a style trend on social media make the leap to mainstream fashion movement? In the case of “latte fashion”, it’s the adoption by Hollywood A-listers, as well as a heavy presence on every street, bus and cafe – and on the catwalk. Latte fashion – the outfit dominance, sometimes even head to toe, of coffee shades, from beige to taupe to darker browns – has its roots in beauty influencers on TikTok reviving the kind of tan foundation and...

Barre is beloved by everyone from Natalie Portman to Jennifer Aniston. Here's how to try it at home

No equipment needed

Decorating ideas – 24 ways to create stylish and enduring designs

Be inspired by these decorating ideas and make a home that’s chic, functional and individual

Elevated entertaining: Hosting memorable gatherings

Hosting an event? It's not just about logistics; it's akin to conducting a symphony! In our world of elevated hospitality, we're not just thinking about guests—we're weaving them into the very fabric of the occasion. From the first invite that lands in their inbox to the last little token they leave with, each detail is a piece of a thoughtful puzzle. Ready to become the best host ever? Swipe through to learn how you can be the perfect host of an event that will leave your guests in pure bliss!

Country living room ideas for a perfect rustic retreat in your own home

Create a warm and inviting feeling, using traditional, modern, shabby-chic or farmhouse style

5 foolproof (scientifically proven) methods to find happiness

The best pet for you according to your personality and lifestyle

Looking for a pet, a dog perhaps or a cat? What about a rabbit or a hamster? Maybe it's a fish you're after, or some kind of bird. Acquiring a pet is one thing, but have you ever wondered whether or not you're actually compatible with animals? Believe it or not, it's possible to pick the perfect pet based on your personality and lifestyle. And it's important to choose the right buddy, because they can have a huge impact on your physical and mental health. So, what character traits do you possess, and do they complement those of your chosen pet? Click through and pair yourself with your next companion.