Fitness

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The one change that didn’t work: I pounded through exercise classes – until my doctor prescribed rest
I was grief-stricken and exhausted when I began high-intensity interval training. Then came a short, sharp scream in my knees and intense thumping in my chest

Chitra Ramaswamy

26, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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RIP wild swimming. Nature’s ‘cure all’ has thrown in the towel | Eva Wiseman
Immersing yourself in cold water never did appeal to many of us, but raw sewage and now medical evidence all mean the trend could soon be out of its depth

Eva Wiseman

22, Jan, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Ditch gym fees: the best ways to get fit at no (or little) cost
From free parkruns to YouTube videos or apps, you can get active without having to spend much

Molly Raycraft

21, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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10 of the best health and wellness retreats in Europe for 2023
Need to rebalance your life? From sunny Greece to snowy Finland we pick the best restorative breaks

Caroline Sylger Jones

20, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Open up swimming to all – in lakes and rivers as well as public pools | Letters
Letters: Margaret Dickinson, Donald Rigg, Paul Tinnion and David Perry respond to an article by John Harris about public pools and leisure centres under threat of closure

19, Jan, 2023 @5:09 PM

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Lidos live again: UK braces for outdoor swimming pool revival
Renaissance for open-air swimming as communities restore derelict sites and campaign for new pools

Helen Pidd North of England editor

18, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The five-minute fix: how to improve your fitness, strength and posture at super-quick speed
In the time it takes to make a cup of tea, you can build your core muscles, increase hip flexibility and stave off the effects of sitting at your desk all day

Joel Snape

16, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The story of Britain's pools and leisure centres is one of neglect, decay, and the lies of levelling up | John Harris
As the NHS buckles and public health plunges, our cheap and accessible fitness facilities are being shuttered, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

15, Jan, 2023 @1:09 PM

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Extreme swimmer Lewis Pugh: ‘The polar regions are the ground zero of the climate crisis’
By braving some of the most forbidding waters on the planet, Lewis Pugh uses his unique brand of ‘Speedo diplomacy’ to draw the attention of the world’s leaders to the devastating effects of global warming

Tim Lewis

15, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Body of US bushwalker, 78, found in NSW national park
Woman went missing on Friday night and extensive ground, sea and air search located her body on Saturday near Pearl beach on Central Coast

Guardian staff

15, Jan, 2023 @1:09 AM

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‘Rather than dodge the puddles, I prefer to run through them’: what makes me happy now
Running through the cold and puddles along the banks of the Birrarung, the Ghost River writer finds contentment

Tony Birch

14, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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UK diet clubs: how much do they cost and what do they offer?
We look at options including Slimming World and Weight Watchers, and examine the perks and benefits

Donna Ferguson

07, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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