Health and fitness

Get fit for free

Get fit for free with these exercise tips, including podcasts, home workouts, Green Gyms and how to get free equipment.

Get fit your way

Ideas for office workers, new parents, retired people and children to build exercise and fitness into their day.

Sam Boyd

'My weight-loss tips'

Sam Boyd, a 38-year-old mum of two, decided to lose weight and get fit after her father-in-law died from cancer.

How much exercise?

Recommended activity levels for children and adults for general health, including simple ideas to help you incorporate exercise into your life.

Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington on staying motivated

Double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington talks about her passion for swimming and shares her tips on staying motivated.

Gym-free exercises

Cheap and easy ways to improve your fitness without a gym, including walking, running, dancing, swimming and cycling.

Fitness training tips

Guide to fitness training, with tips on building stamina, strength and flexibility as well as diet and motivation.

Easy exercises

Improve your fitness without harming your joints with easy exercises, including step aerobics, yoga, Pilates, and swimming.

Benefits of cycling

Find out how regular cycling can help you lose weight and boost your health, plus tips on road safety.

Benefits of exercise

Find out how regular exercise can boost your mood and reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases.


Get ready for summer

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Weight loss blog

Personal stories, advice and support from people trying to lose weight and lead a healthier life

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Find the sport that's right for you

Link to What's Your Sport tool

Couch to 5K

Tips on getting started with the Couch to 5K running plan, including podcasts and real stories to motivate you.

Exercise: getting started

Step-by-step sport and exercise guides to help you get more active and stay motivated.

Get fit for 2012

Get into the Olympic spirit and kickstart your active lifestyle for London 2012.

Video: Olympics – be inspired to get fit

If the Olympics are inspiring you there are lots of community sports that anyone can try. With Dame Kelly Holmes.

Lose weight

For a healthy weight, eat well and get active. Find out how to get started and keep going.



Find easy exercise and healthy eating tips for you and your family.