It’s not just impressive on the beach (although it’s certainly that) but a sign of a strong, functional body. Follow this guide for eight weeks to earn yours. In this definitive guide to getting a six-pack, we’ll share the five commandments to follow if you want a solid...
At first glance, peanut butter’s place in the pantheon of healthy foods seems somewhat questionable, since it’s high in both fat and calories. However, take a step back and the wider picture reveals peanut butter’s merits, especially for anyone with an active lifestyle (and isn’t allergic to peanuts,...
When a powerful thirst strikes after you’ve undertaken an especially energetic activity, the natural response is to reach for a glass of water. And that’s not a bad idea at all – no-one’s going to criticise you for drinking water – but sometimes your body needs more than...
The explosion of interest in cooking, and the flood of cookbooks that came along with it, over the past decade has been a great thing. Cooking for yourself is one step towards eating less junk food or heavily-processed meals. But one less savoury byproduct has been the buying...
Eating a protein bar is one of the most convenient ways to ensure your muscles get the fuel they need to rebuild after a tough workout. There’s no mixing, shaking or cooking required – you just unwrap and chow down. However, the bars can be quite pricy and they’re...
In case you’ve already mentally filed this interview with Dr Aseem Malhotra, cardiologist and co-author of The Pioppi Diet, under “too long; didn’t read”, let us answer the headline for you. It’s because you don’t live in a somewhat poor Italian village, have to walk everywhere, don’t have...
People are prepared to try almost any change to their diet in order to lose weight, but when it comes to one measure that will definitely help – namely eating smaller portions – many are unwilling to make the sacrifice. Research conducted by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in...
We’re not sure when the burger stopped being a simple stack of bread, meat and cheese and became the world’s trendiest, most Insta-friendly food – but we’re glad it happened. And we don’t think you should have to seek out the best hipster restaurants to enjoy a fine...

Paleo Diet Explained

Eating smarter will help you hit your health and fitness goals faster – but which diet is the ideal one for you? Coach’s sister title Men’s Fitness assesses the evidence and asks the experts so you can make the right nutritional decisions. The Theory A way of eating based on...
Photography: Christopher Griffith A small plastic pouch filled with dark brown, organic matter arrived at my doorstep today. No, I didn’t immediately bolt down the street in hot pursuit of some malicious teenagers. Instead, I took a closer look and found that the bag actually contained something else entirely:...