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Ditch candlelit dinners: five activity dates to try from bowling to board games

A hike up a rainy hillside with a fitness bore may not be your idea of romance, but a study shows that when it comes to finding love, the usual dates are out. Anyone for Scrabble? Looking for love but hate organised fun? Bad luck. A study has found were snubbing the standard dating script of drinks and dinner in favour of more ambitious activities a hike up a mountain was the most popular first date activity for 40- to 60-year-olds, while the top choice for twentysomethings was mini-golf. Admittedly,…

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Gods gift: how to look like Chris Hemsworth

More than 1 million people have already downloaded Chris Hemsworths fitness app. Why? Is it because they too want to look like a Norse demi-god, asks Alex Moshakis The actor Chris Hemsworth Hollywood leading man, make-believe Thor employs a small army of fitness professionals to maintain peak condition. There is the personal trainer he has known since he was eight, and the nutritionist and the Pilates coach and the yoga coach and the meditation guru. Even Hemsworths stunt double is part of the gang. Collectively the army is known as…

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SoulCycle Revolts Against Billionaire Owner’s Trump Fundraising

As supporters of President Donald Trump sat down for a $100,000 fundraising luncheon in the Hamptons on Friday hosted by billionaire investor and SoulCycle owner Stephen Ross, the companys chief executive officer offered free social justice rides to customers for causes hand-picked by each of her hundreds of instructors. An email to SoulCycle employees from CEO Melanie Whelan sent around noon on Friday called this week a difficult one for the community of 94 indoor spin studios, after reported Wednesday that Rosswho also owns the Miami Dolphins and luxury fitness…

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Age is no barrier: meet the world’s oldest top athletes

Richard Godwin catches up with five pensioners, aged up to 108, who thrive on extreme exercise Edwina Brocklesby: triathlete, 76, Kingston-upon-Thames I didnt do any exercise at all until I was 50. I remember trying out for the long-jump team at university for a laugh and I couldnt move for two weeks afterwards. So that was the end of my athletics career. And then I had three children and I was busy with my job. I was a social worker and ran two adoption agencies. One day, I went to…

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300lbs Woman Reveals What 3 Years Of Workout Did To Her Body, And Her Transformation Photos Are Unbelievable

“I decided to take charge of my life and make a change,” she said. “After trying and failing to get a handle on my health numerous times, my weight had become a serious enough concern that I was considering weight loss surgery.” “In the first year, I shed more than 100 pounds without surgery and significantly changed my unhealthy habits. I am now health issue free and my life has changed for the better with the simple realization that what we want and what we do are completely in our…

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Father and Son Decide to Get in Shape Together (9 Pics)

In just six short months, 31-year-old Chinese photographer @xyjesse and his father decided to get in shape together and be physically fit for the upcoming birth of Chris’s first son and his father’s first grandson! In fact, the entire family have become committed to a healthy lifestyle and they are sharing their remarkable transformation on Instagram and Weibo. According to Metro UK: The soon-to-be grandad also brought his alcoholism and beer belly with him and Jesse thought that perhaps a group weight loss programme might help him regain his passion…

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Etiquette Guide: 7 Mistakes Every First-Timer Makes When Trying To Fit In With The Nude Old Men Watching MSNBC In The Gym Locker Room

Making the choice to bond with the naked elderly men at the gym is a big decision, and one that rookies are always sure to bungle. Here are the seven mistakes every first-timer makes when trying to fit in with the nude old men watching MSNBC in the locker room. 1. Thinking you can approach them while also completely nude: Youve got to earn your stripes, pal. Whether you like it or not, youll just have to accept that youre a towel boy until the crew thinks youre ready to…

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Sierra Leone bans jogging in groups after police say they are ‘menacing’

Police announce immediate ban, accusing runners of obstructing traffic, insulting people and playing loud music Police in Sierra Leone have banned group jogging in the street on the grounds that it encourages disruptive behaviour. Police headquarters has observed with dismay that people are in the habit of jogging in large numbers along the streets with a hint of menace, raining insults, obstructing traffic, pounding on vehicles, playing loud music, and snatching property from other members of the public, police in the west African state announced. The letter, dated 27 July,…

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