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New Year, miserable you?

We discuss how New Year’s resolutions can do more harm than good, and why you shouldn’t wait till January 1st to make changes

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Race for Life in the New Year!

Struggling to stick to your New Year’s resolutions? Why not sign up for the Race for Life, and give yourself a goal to aim for

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A quick guide to the Armitage Centre

If you’re looking to get fit this semester, here are some of the things you can enjoy at the Armitage, including classes and team sports

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Pursuing a healthier version of yourself this year?

Founder of Student shred and all-round fitness and nutrition expert, Tom Burns reveals the secrets behind getting rid of your Christmas belly…

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Bottom row L-R: Zazzle, Missguided, Nike

The New Year’s realistic resolutions

Soph Soar discusses the real investment of fitness fashion for those whose New Year’s resolutions aren’t going to plan

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Sport in the City: Fitness and Fight Festival

There’s more to sport in Manchester than City and United: With this week’s spotlight on the Fitness and Fight Festival


Orthorexia: The healthy eating disorder

Without an end destination, being ‘fit’ can seem unattainable, and many are unaware of when to stop

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Move it

Kickstart your year with these healthy habits for the gymphobe


Can you afford to bulk at university?

Bulking—the practice of carefully controlling your diet and exercise to put on muscle mass—is increasing in popularity. Is it worth the time, money, and effort?


SPORTICIPATE: Get involved

The University of Manchester provides free sport programmes for all students through the Sporticipate Programme, part-funded by the University of Manchester and Sport England

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Ask Adrienne

This week, resident style guru Adrienne Galloway tackles a fitness fashion conundrum

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Manchester student putting the social in health and fitness

Robert Firth takes a look at ‘Magna Life’, a health and fitness business co-founded by a final year University of Manchester student