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Asbestos and lung cancer

As many as 20 tradespeople a week could be dying from asbestos damage to their lungs, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says.   Even though asbestos is now banned, people working in the construction industries, maintenance or demolition could still come into contact with asbestos…

How to sit correctly

If your work involves sitting a lot and using a computer, here are some tips to help you sit correctly. Support your back You can reduce your risk of back pain by adjusting your chair so your lower back is properly supported. A correctly adjusted chair will…

Going to work after mental health issues

If you've had a mental health problem and been off or out of work, you may worry about going back. You may be concerned about how your colleagues will react, for example, or that you won't be able to cope. But most people find that…

Gym-free workouts

Put the fun back into fitness with these equipment-free workouts for all levels. These illustrated guides are designed to help make your workouts effective and easy to follow.  Created with busy people in mind, these routines from fitness expert Neila Rey, now known as Darebee, can be done anywhere, at…

British military fitness

Gareth Fletcher, a web editor who lives in London, decided to try a new way to stay fit outdoors with British Military Fitness. Gareth is a keen runner who enjoys long distance running. But while he already had a good level of fitness, he was keen to find…

David Weir, Paralympic superhuman

Paralympic superhero David Weir tried all manner of sports before falling for wheelchair racing. The south Londoner, nicknamed the Weirwolf, says his sporting career might have been very different had he lived north of the Thames. We spoke to David after his success at the London 2012 Paralympic games.…

Exercising in winter

As the days draw in and temperatures drop, you may be tempted to hang up your exercise gear and hibernate. Don't! Stay active throughout autumn and winter to beat those seasonal blues and feel on top of the world. If you're short on ideas for getting…

Running tips for beginners

Running is free, you can do it anywhere, and it burns more calories than any other mainstream exercise. Regular running can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight…

How a well-fitted sports bra can reduce breast pain

The movement of a woman's breasts during exercise can range from 4cm during a walk to 15cm when running, researchers have found. This multidirectional movement can cause breast pain, according to research by the University of Portsmouth. Not only can exercising with poorly supported breasts…

Flexibility exercises

These flexibility exercises can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility. Don't worry if you haven't done much for a while - the exercises are gentle and easy to follow. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and keep some water handy. Build up slowly and aim…