Exercise

Walt Whitman, aged 35, as he appeared in the first edition of Leaves of Grass

Is Walt Whitman’s health guide a hoax – written by Gwyneth Paltrow?

6 May 2017 9:00 am

In 1858, he seems to advocate a good night’s sleep, outdoor exercise, careful grooming - and clean cotton socks in summer

Will Ashon loses – and finds - himself in Epping Forest

6 May 2017 9:00 am

In his mid-forties Will Ashon realised he was adrift and confused, confronted by the situation Dante described in the Divine…

How to cure depression

28 January 2017 9:00 am

‘If life is a race, I feel that I’m not even at the starting line,’ I said to the doctor…

Could your office be killing you?

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Japanese housewives are so convinced of the value of office work that they get angry if their husbands come home…

Personal trainer Andy Pilides prepares for a lift

Sitting is the new smoking, says leading NHS expert Sir Muir Gray

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Sir Muir Gray, an acclaimed professor and author of Sod 70! The Guide to Living Well, tells Jackie McGlone why he wants to ban slippers and avoids sitting down at all costs

Sweet tooth: Fact or fiction ?

Fatherhood is killing me

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Not a day passes when I don’t look on my father’s record with shock and awe. I’m not talking about…

A print of girls in a gym from 1884

2,500 years of gyms (and you’re still better off walking the dog)

7 March 2015 9:00 am

My favourite fact about gyms before reading this book was that the average British gym member covers 468 miles per…

How I joined the gym cult

22 November 2014 9:00 am

When Freddy Gray was signed up for ‘the best workout in the world’, he was sure he wouldn’t be impressed. So what happened?

Gym won’t fix it: 3 per cent of people become less fit through exercising

Could you be immune to the gym?

22 November 2014 9:00 am

One in five of us simply make no progress with exercise. It’s in our genes, says Patrick Strudwick

Jeffrey Archer’s diary: My personal trainer only smiles when I’m in pain

15 March 2014 9:00 am

The week leading up to publication is a strange time for any author. You subject yourself to doing everything from…