When you're trying to lose weight it's easy to believe everything you read. You're desperate for a solution so if that article in your local paper tells you eating nothing but nuts is the way forward you're willing to give it a go!
Who doesn't want sexy, toned legs? Regardless of your height or your size, shapely toned legs can make every outfit look better and give you a spring in your step and a boost in your confidence.
Unless you've been on another planet you'll know there's a new exercise craze sweeping the world – zumba. Zumba is based on Latin dance routines and is a high calorie-burning fitness activity.
Experts have told us many times that the most effective way of losing weight and keeping it off is to combine a healthy, balanced diet with regular exercise. However, while many people find it relatively easy to include healthy foods in their diet lots of people struggle to introduce exercise into their daily routine.
Are you thinking about having a baby? Having a child is one of the most amazing things you can do in life and many people credit their children were changing their lives – and themselves – for the better.
Ok, you know what it takes to be slimmer. You know the only way to get a slimmer, more toned figure is to commit to a healthier lifestyle involving a low-calorie, balanced diet and lots of exercise. BUT you also know that this takes time
There are plenty of reasons to want to lose weight; wanting to feel fitter and healthier, for example, or wanting to feel confident in your bikini this summer. If you have the right approach to weight loss and the right reasons for slimming down you’re bound to be successful.
When you're on a diet and the weight is coming off you feel fantastic, don't you? All that hard work is paying off and suddenly all of the cravings and the sacrifices have been worth it.
You’re working really hard and you think you’re being good yet when it comes to getting on those scales you’re almost always disappointed? Where are you going wrong? It’s a problem many people face when trying to lose weight.
With summer now upon us – although you could be forgiven for not knowing that thanks to the weather we’re having! – many of us will be thinking about trips to the beach and days spent lazing around a swimming pool…and dreading it!
Losing weight is hard, there's no doubt about it. That's because losing weight takes more than just avoiding chocolate and cakes. It's a whole lifestyle change and many people feel it's too big a change to handle. But it can be done.
You've done the hard work. You've dieted and you've exercised and you've lost the weight. Now it's plain sailing, right? Well no, not exactly.
Pick up any magazine and you'll be greeted by plenty of tips and tricks on how to be healthy and beautiful. Every beauty bible has an opinion on what works and what doesn't and what you should do and what you should avoid.
Let’s face it – if we had the choice most of us would rather not exercise. If there was a way we could have figures like superstars without ever having to set foot in that dreadful gym we would be over the moon.
When it comes to losing weight usually a healthy chunk of willpower is required. Giving up all of your favourite foods, ditching that evening glass of wine and clearing your cupboards of chocolate is hard and most people find themselves giving up after a matter of days.
We've all been there. You start the year with all good intentions of following a healthy eating plan and exercising in order to be slim and fit for the summer and then the sun comes out and you realise you've kind of forgot to start.
For most people, a mid-life crisis normally involves buying a ridiculous convertible sports car. However, according to new research from BUPA, middle-aged Britons are actually experiencing more of a mid-life health crisis around the ages 45-54.
Women who are naturally thin without dieting may be suffering from a ‘gene overdose’, scientists believe. It seems extra copies of certain genes were found in people who were very skinny - in one in 2000 people, part of chromosome 16 is duplicated.
If you are an apple shape - with a tendancy to put on weight around the middle - you are not at a greater risk of heart disease than any other overweight woman. An international study refutes previous claims that waist fat leads to poor heart health.
While many of us blame the hormones in contraceptive pills for weight gain, new research from the United States suggests this may be a myth.
British women were among the worst at dieting in the world, according to new research. More than one in three UK women dieted last year, but just 14% say they weigh less than last year, while 34% say they have gained weight since last year,
Highly active women don't just stay slim and trim now - they also gain less weight in the long term, fighting off the notorious 'middle-aged spread'. Ladies who took ‘moderate to vigorous’ exercise daily gained an average of 13 pounds less over a 20-year period than women who were less active.