Monthly Archives: February, 2017

Travel
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A long week in Cyprus

Cyprus has always been an all-year destination for many from the Northern hemisphere. Whether you are going on a family holiday, romantic weekend or a party holiday to Ayia Napa, Cyprus has it all.

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A Long Weekend In Rhodes

You live in Northern Europe. It’s October, it’s getting wet, cold and grey. What do you do? Fear not, you still have opportunities to get great sunshine, beaches and relaxation. One great option is Rhodes. Lined with miles of beaches, a mountainous centre and plenty of history including old crusader castles, churches and medieval towns with over half the year covered in sun.

Training
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The best chest move you aren’t doing

Doing endless press-ups without any visible improvements to your pec dance? Blame biology, not your genetics. Your pectoral muscles’ main purpose is adduction of the shoulder – bringing your upper arm inward towards your body, like you do when you hit a forehand in tennis – so pushing/pressing movements aren’t terribly effective at targeting them.

Training
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The best bit of training kit in your bathroom

Pop quiz, hotshot: what’s the best bit of training kit that everyone has in their house? No: it’s not cans of soup, which only work for curls if you’ve got the arm strength of an inactive toddler. It’s not even bottles of water, though they’re a better bet, or crates of booze – they’re handy for squatting, but at some point you’ll end up drinking them. Nope: to add variety (and function) to your home workout, your best bet’s a towel.

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The best ab move you still aren’t doing

If you’ve been paying attention to developments in six-pack science over the last half-decade, you already know that situps are on the way out: curling your spine dozens of times isn’t necessarily the best plan for lower-back health, and it’s not really training your core to do what it’s designed for (helping you stay stable in any conditions) anyway.

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Are fitness trackers a waste of money?

Do fitness trackers work? Anecdotal evidence says yes, but the science says no: a study in September last year found that when people were put on a fat-loss regime and instructed to either wear one or not, the people wearing trackers lost less weight than their tracker-free brethren.

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Is being a weekend warrior really healthy?

Until recently, little-and-often was the exercise mantra: lying on the couch all week then going on a bike-riding bender at the weekend, experts believed, couldn’t compare with doing a bit of physical activity every single day. Now that view’s starting to change.

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