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.
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.
Try the Cossack squat. This move, named because it looks like something a traditional Ukrainian shumka dancer might do, is having a popularity spike for several reasons: it’s quick to do, adaptable, builds strength and mobility at the same time and looks cool in a crowded gym (no mat required).