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A cold-water cure? My weekend with the Ice Man

Wim Hof claims cold-water immersion can help fight modern diseases. As outdoor swimming becomes ever more popular in the UK, photojournalist Jonny Weeks joined him for a weekend to experience it firsthand Look at this beautiful tree. An oak, Quercus robur. Its yelling at us, Helloooo! says Wim Hof, the doyen of cold endurance stunts, as we head across Hampstead Heath, north London, for a swim in one of the ponds. Soon hes catapulting himself into a gaping hole in its trunk, peeping out excitedly like a child. Here I…

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There is a thrill to seeing your stomach getting flatter: why I run

Since I started trudging up hills and around parks four years earlier, I have become healthier, slimmer and sunnier and sometimes I even enjoy it It is a damp, grey morning in south London and I am outdoors, still half asleep. The wind cuts like a bayonet and all I am wearing is shorts, tights and a polyester jersey. My muscles have clenched from the cold and no quantity of stretching or scratching will loosen them. But I tighten my laces and start to run. Uphill, as if things weren’t…

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Jogging in Jordan: the 650km trail that’s a journey through time

The Jordan Trail takes you through the meditates of an ancient landscape. Along the behavior, youll discover the best operating gasoline in the world Running and travelling can be the perfect partners- whether that’s an early morning exploratory jog on a business trip-up or a dedicated holiday built around a multi-stage race. New roads, backdrop and challenges can help enliven one’s love of running, while ensure the world on foot offerings an enhanced perspective. For me, the steps up to the Mtatsminda plateau outside Tbilisi and the colonial racecourse in…

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Jogging in Jordan: the 650km trail that’s a journey through time

The Jordan Trail takes you through the meditates of an ancient scenery. Along the lane, youll discover the best operating gasoline in the world Running and travelling can be the perfect partners- whether that’s an early morning exploratory jog on a business journey or a dedicated vacation build on a multi-stage race. New routes, scenery and challenges can help enliven one’s love of operating, while recognizing “the worlds” on foot gives an enhanced perspective. For me, the steps up to the Mtatsminda plateau outside Tbilisi and the colonial racecourse in…

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Why ‘weekend warrior’ workouts still improve health

Hispanic couple reading delineate on hiking itinerary( Blend Images via AP Images) Image: AP If going to the gym during the workweek tones daunting to you, fear not: Acting out simply on the weekends has health benefits too, a new study suggests. In the study, researchers questioned so-called weekend fighters, who cram a week’s merit of rehearsal into only one or two days. SEE ALSO: A deer decided to stop by the gym for an unexpected workout The researchers found that the weekend fighters in the study who congregated physical…

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