Exercise

Who came up with ‘lockdown’?

7 November 2020 9:00 am

The start of lockdown The earliest known use of ‘lockdown’ in its current sense was in a 1973 story in…

Fat-shaming didn’t do me any harm

1 August 2020 9:00 am

One of the genuine pleasures I always take in arriving back in the north-east after being in London is that…

We don’t have lockdown in Surrey

25 April 2020 9:00 am

The man was unloading cycles from the boot of his car just as I was about to take the turning…

Dear Mary: How can I stop my neighbour making weird noises when he exercises in the garden?

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Q. I sing soprano in a small church choir, ten to 12 singers. The woman I am placed next to…

Fatherhood is killing me

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Not a day passes when I don’t look on my father’s record with shock and awe. I’m not talking about…

A print of girls in a gym from 1884

2,500 years of gyms (and you’re still better off walking the dog)

7 March 2015 9:00 am

My favourite fact about gyms before reading this book was that the average British gym member covers 468 miles per…

Jeffrey Archer’s diary: My personal trainer only smiles when I’m in pain

15 March 2014 9:00 am

The week leading up to publication is a strange time for any author. You subject yourself to doing everything from…