If all the talk of HIIT is leaving you feeling out of breath, then slow it down. LIIT (low-intensity interval training) and LISS (low-impact steady state cardio) are gaining popularity. It means doing a long steady workout, such as a slow jog or a swim. It’s especially good for older adults: a recent study by the University of Bath found that participants with an average age of 52 lost as much weight doing LISS as higher intensity fitness.

When busy mum Leanne Davies set up a social media group for her and a couple of friends to encourage one another to go running, she never imagined it would quickly become a nationwide network of thousands of women, all sharing a passion for the sport and a penchant for colourful compression socks.

Mimi Anderson is one incredible woman. After taking up running at the age of 36 as a stay-at-home mother-of-three simply because she wanted slimmer legs, she's become a multiple world record holder for her incredible running feats.

These include setting a world record for the fastest time run by a woman from John O'Groats to Land's End, winning the 6633 Arctic Ultra and doing the double at Badwater, Comrades and Sparthalon.

As many parents have discovered, taking your baby out training with you in a running buggy is an excellent way to fit in training when you don't have childcare. But what about when they get too big to push? And how can you encourage children to get active, not only for your sanity but to boost their health too?

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