Having figured out that men and women exercise to different tunes to help them break through the pain barrier and motivate them, Dr Costas Karageorghis of Brunel University has created the ultimate fitness soundtrack. The playlist is said to be based on the global popularity of tracks together with music

Physical fitness in your teens can reduce the risk of heart attack later in life. The recent study also revealed that men who are fit, but obese in their teens, run a higher risk of having a heart attack than those who are unfit, but lean in their youth. The

Having missed an average of two days of work or school due to illness or injury, compared with four days for people in the general population, researchers have concluded that ultrarunners are a lot healthier than the rest of us, according to a study was published in the journal PLoS

Nothing makes a woman feel sexier and more dressed-up than a pair of killer heels, but more often than not it’s a case of “no pain, no gain”. Take heart: there is a way to be a stiletto diva and still be kind to your feet, says Gonzalez, foot guru

Having someone to work out with can keep you motivated. However, when choosing your buddy, there are three things you need to consider: 1. Can your buddy meet to exercise regularly? 2. Is your buddy inspiring and encouraging? 3. Is your buddy of equal fitness, so you can keep up

Books. We read them for information, for research, for entertainment – or simply to lose ourselves in the story. But did you ever stop to think how books and words shape your life? There is no doubt that books – fiction or non-fiction – influence us. They can inspire and

Runkeeper: Runkeeper makes use of your phone’s GPS to map your running routes, and provides detailed information about your speed and distance along the way. It also has music integration that allows you to listen to your tunes and skip tracks without leaving the app. Nike Training Club: Nike takes

Real women share their stories Had a facelift 13 years ago at tHe age of 45: *IngrId Malan (58) Executive in the advertising industry Why did you have a surgical procedure? I have very good skin and had no wrinkles, but had a problem with sagging skin. My jawline became

– as tested by the experts themselves The Holy Grail of Eternal Youth is not as elusive as we think. These five experts have made life changes to improve their own lives, and explain how the keys to unlocking and maintaining your best life are right within and around you.

Beating the likes of Beyonce Knowles, the Duchess of Cambridge has been named the best beauty icon of 2013 in the UK. Simon Comins of Superdrug, who conducted the study, said: “Kate Middleton has secured her place in the nation’s hearts, and has cemented her position as a beauty icon. “The