1. “Sit-ups are still valid” What it says There’s a guy at your gym who does 500 crunches a day and has an enviable six-pack. Obvious, right? Why it’s wrong Chances are there’s more to his physique than just his abs routine… and he might be trading off for lower-back problems...
Swimming is a phenomenal way to stay fit and active. No-one should need convincing of that. But if you’re a lapsed paddler who learned to swim as a kid and are just coming back to the pool, it can also be phenomenally boring – slogging away at the same...
The forearms are neither the easiest nor the most exciting part of your body to train. They don’t look good in beach photos and only impress in social situations when you get a chance to show off your awesome grip strength with a firm handshake. That doesn’t mean you...

Weight loss

1. Avoid sugar mixes Think ordering the protein-feast half chicken at Nando’s justifies a cheeky Coke on the side? Think again. A 2017 study published in the journal BMC Nutrition found that having a sugar-sweetened drink with a high-protein meal can decrease metabolic efficiency and prime the body to store...