Diet and fitness

If you're less active and svelte than you'd like to be, join the club! Lots of us would like to do a bit more and eat a bit less.

We've gathered advice about different ways of eating and exercising, plus expert webchats to help you modify your eating habits and get fitter.


Which health kick is for you?


Exercise or diet? Or both? If you're all gung-ho for a new food or fitness regime, but can't decide how to go about it, find out more about the different options.

9 things we learned from Jillian Michaels

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Make that change: Looking for a solid reason to get fit or lose weight? 30 Day Shred author Jillian Michaels' recent webchat on Mumsnet revealed 9 key tips on how to do just that.

At-home exercise videos

At home exercise

Get fit from the comfort of your living room with our brilliant four-part programme. We've made it super-flexible so that you can squeeze it into any five minutes you might have spare.

Hit the ground running

Couch to 5K

Feeling out of shape or worried about your general fitness? It's easier than you think to become a seasoned runner – and it's a cheap and adaptable form of exercise.


No carbs

Low-carb is as popular as ever, and the new year is a great time to get stuck into BIWI's bootcamp. Sign up for the 10-week programme and find out more about how to make the diet work for you. 

Intermittent fasting

 5:2 diet

Discover how intermittent fasting (aka the 5:2 diet) works and get low-calories recipe suggestions to get you through your fast days.

10 ways to cut sugar

Sugar is addictive, plays havok on our appetites, and is seemingly everywhere. If you'd like to reduce the amount you're eating, have a look at these 10 tips on what you can do. 

Which yoga is right for you?

If you'd like to take up yoga, but don't know your Hatha from your Iyengar, you can find out more here, with loads of tips and advice. 

High intensity interval training

Getting a whole week's exercise in just an hour might seem too good to be true, but by using the HIIT method you can boost your strength, metabolism and stamina in just 20 minutes, three times a week.

Share diet and fitness tips

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What do you do to bolster your flagging resolve? Share your tips.