Category: lockdown

Eight ways to reduce cellulite in lockdown and save legs from orange peel effect

Now that some lockdown restrictions have been lifted and we’re able to get out and about more, you may be thinking about showing off more skin as the weather brightens up again. But if you’re worried that weeks of comfort eating and sitting around has had a negative affect on your body, then here’s what

Lose your lockdown love handles in 14 days with this easy diet plan

Has more than two months of lockdown wreaked havoc with your diet? Don’t panic, you’re not alone. Reduced activity ­levels, higher booze intake and ­increased comfort-eating has left almost half of Brits heavier than they were at the ­beginning of the year, according to new research by Cambridge Weight Plan. The good news is there’s

What lockdown is doing to your periods – and ‘red flag’ you need to look out for

The lockdown has been tough on people emotionally and mentally. People are stuck indoors all day, sometimes miles away from the people they love most. But what is it doing to us physically? Dr Shree Datta, a gynaecologist with Intimina, tells the Mirror what impact the lockdown is having on women’s menstrual cycles and periods. She explains

Elite cycling trainer shares top tips for getting into cycling during lockdown

This summer could be the perfect time to get on your bike – losing weight, boosting your fitness and saving money. The coronavirus pandemic has prompted a 200 per cent rise in the number of people taking advantage of cycle-to-work schemes to get discounted bicycles. And Brompton, the UK’s largest bike manufacturer, has seen online

Turbo charge your immune system during lockdown with these Christianne Wolff recipes

Turbo-charge your immune system with these simple recipes designed for Sunday People readers by Body Rescue Plan author Christianne Wolff. For 20 years, the celebrity trainer has been putting people on a healthier path through clean eating. Her tasty recipes are packed with immune-boosting red peppers, ginger, citrus fruits, broccoli, garlic, spinach, yogurt, almonds, seeds

Dealing with lockdown loneliness – from keeping active to coping without hugs

Living alone during lockdown can put a huge strain on your mental health. More than a ­quarter of Brits are feeling lonely in lockdown, according to a recent survey by UK charity, the Mental Health Foundation. And with no clear end to the pandemic in sight, keeping our spirits up feels like a full-time job.

Create an NHS Rainbow and other craft projects to get you through lockdown

It’s time to dig out your knitting needles and wool, or grab a colouring book and some crayons, because just 45 minutes of creative activity has been proven to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body – exactly what we all need right now. Craft author Hannah Read-Baldrey, co-founder of says:

How to keep healthy and active at home during coronavirus lockdown

Sitting is the new smoking, we have been warned, with health risks shooting up the more you sit down. Long periods of inactivity contributed to 70,000 deaths in the UK in 2016 due to ­obesity, cardiovascular ­disease, increased blood ­pressure and type2 diabetes. This has scary ­implications for us on lockdown. But a surprising study

Ten steps to keeping healthy in coronavirus lockdown including your ‘new normal’

Sticking to healthy habits can feel like a challenge at the moment with our daily lives being turned upside down. It’s never been more important to take care of physical and emotional health though, and when we do our whole family benefits. Here’s the lowdown on looking after yourself in lockdown… Reset your goals If