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Get fit for the slopes with Chemmy Alcott and make the most of the early ski season

The ski season has started, and resorts all over Europe are awaiting their yearly influx of ski enthusiasts. Tempted to take off? Get ready for the slopes in no time by using our Brand Ambassador Chemmy Alcott's set of tried and tested exercises. They're especially good if you'd like to dedicate th... Read more

Get ready for the start of the ski season with Chemmy Alcott

If you have a skiing or snowboarding holiday booked, you’re probably counting down the weeks until it’s just you and the mountain. However, don’t forget that you may remember your last holiday with crystal-clear accuracy, but there’s an excellent chance that your body has forgotten, and all the litt... Read more

Top 5 Wacky Winter Sports

When we think of winter sports, images of skiers and snowboarders come to mind - but there really is so much more to the genre.No longer do you have to be able to stay upright on a ski or swoop through the slopes on a snowboard to enjoy the crisp winter air. With the likes of kneeboarding and shovel... Read more

How to get fit and fight the flab at your desk

Want to hone your body so you can look like The Arctic V, but worried your desk job will hold you back? No fear; there are ways you can improve your posture and strength, just by doing a few of these simple exercises every day. Improve your mobility - advice from SportsShoes.com expert Margarita Be... Read more

How to help stamp out animal cruelty on your travels

When is an animal not an animal? When it's a source of entertainment at the animal's detriment. We've spoken to an expert at World Animal Protection, a charity that is doing what it can to educate and stop people using animals as entertainment for tourists. From dancing bears, trained dolphins to el... Read more

Get killer abs with Chemmy’s fifteen minute lunchtime workout

If you’re trying to improve your health this summer and you’ve got a bit of spare time during your lunchbreak, give Chemmy’s park workout a go. All you’ll need are some gym clothes, a towel and a water bottle - and dumbbells, if you have them, but they’re not essential. Here's Chemmy's workout in fu... Read more

The ten best travel gadgets for 2016

Black Friday is coming soon (November 27, in case it isn’t already firmly scribbled in your Filofax), and if you’re planning on splurging on some top travel gadgets for 2016 and beyond, it’s probably the best time to bag a bargain. There’s no need to panic-buy everything in sight (or on your screen... Read more

What’s life like as an air traffic controller?

For most of us, air traffic control is a bit of a mystery. People we don’t know sit in a tower at the airport or in a control centre, guiding planes from their parking spaces and throughout their flight. But what’s the job like? Is it stressful? What kind of people make the best controllers - and is... Read more

Why Chemmy Alcott gives 100% in Olympic training and interviews

If you saw the Clare Balding show on BT Sport on Friday night, you would've heard Chemmy Alcott rush through the story of her near death experience, then launch into an exuberant description of the single-mindedness that drives her towards her fourth Olympics. She even ending up putting words in Mar... Read more