Any tips for thighs, stomach and under-​arms?

Can you sug­gest any fit­ness routines to help stop the down­ward slide of vari­ous bits? I par­tic­u­larly want to firm up my inner thighs, stom­ach and under­arms. I am a 64-​year old woman, work full-​time, am a carer, go line-​dancing a couple of times a week, and have very little spare time...

How can I delay the need for joint replacement?

I suffered some bad injur­ies 40 years ago and have been toldI will need knee and hip replace­ments even­tu­ally. What would be a good fit­ness régime to help post­pone the sur­gery for as long as pos­sible? At 61, des­pite stay­ing act­ive and play­ing golf, my leg muscles are los­ing bulk...

What exercise will help my achy shoulders?

Please could you sug­gest some shoulder exer­cises? I’m 90 years old and do all my own shop­ping and house work, so my shoulders ache all the time...

Why aren’t my 100-​a-​day sit-​ups working?

I do 100 sit-​ups every morn­ing but they don’t seem to be doing any­thing for my stom­ach defin­i­tion. Should I be vary­ing the sit-​up a little more?...

Arthritic hands mean my arms are weakening

I am 70 and have severe osteoarth­ritis in my hands and wrists. Although I keep healthy and act­ive (walk­ing and swim­ming), I am start­ing to lose muscle tone in my arms — obvi­ously I can’t lift weights. Can you sug­gest some­thing?...

Can exercise help my frozen shoulder?

I am suf­fer­ing with a frozen shoulder and wondered if any type of exer­cise would help to alle­vi­ate my prob­lem?...

A hard workout is my hangover cure. Is it safe?

After a few drinks on a night out, I find the best way to get rid of a hangover is to do a strenu­ous workout because it makes me feel bet­ter. However, my wife says this is a bad idea because I will be dehyd­rated. Is she right?...

Is it dangerous to run long-​distance races?

I’m train­ing for a long-​distance race this sum­mer. After watch­ing London mara­thon run­ners suf­fer­ing from dehyd­ra­tion on tele­vi­sion, I’m con­cerned that I’ll put my health at risk while exer­cising when it’s hot. What can I do to make sure this doesn’t hap­pen?...

Can I exercise with my chesty cough and cold?

Is it OK to exer­cise when you have a cold? I have been feel­ing under the weather recently with a chesty cough and runny nose, but I’m des­per­ate to leave the con­fines of my sofa. Will work­ing out make me feel worse?...

How can I keep my legs fit enough for golf?

I am an 86-​year old fit woman. I have been a keen golfer for a great many years but now I find it very dif­fi­cult walk­ing any dis­tance, which means I can no longer play com­fort­ably. How might I regain the strength in my legs, or is it some­thing I have to live with?...