Going to university or getting a job cuts the time students spend exercising by up to 16.4 minutes a day.
How to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Regular testing will spot if you have high cholesterol, but it’s best to make early changes to your lifestyle to minimise the risk of a heart attack or stroke
Stay in bed or struggle in? How to know when to go back to work after an illness. If you come into the office with a cold or a bug, your boss may be happy, but your co-workers won’t thank you. GPs offer their advice on when to heal at home or return to the office
Try a novella and ditch your snobbery: five ways to read more booksReading is good for the brain and the soul, but we don’t always find the time, the inclination – or the right book. That can be easily changed
My son has learned to walk – like a maniacLooking like a cross between a T rex and the Tin Man, his sure-footed progress is adorable while also being nerve shredding
I thought I had hit the age of peak happiness. How wrong I wasAs a study shows 47.2 is the height of misery, what is the economic theory and psychology of wellbeing – and does it offer a brighter tomorrow
Are your houseplants environmentally friendly?. Keep your ‘plant miles’ down by following these tips on importing, greenhouse use and propogating
My old pub has banned mobiles. I cherish the return of tranquilityA world of hushed conversations by a good fire is back at a Sam Smith local in Knaresborough
After Blue Monday there’s a whole week of emotions to followTick off a universal calendar of mental health with Citronella Wednesday, Scarlet Friday and Pistachio Sunday
Hungry birds and marauding moles create a sense of wonderFill up the feeders, grab some binoculars and a guidebook, and watch as the tits, finches and blackbirds swoop in
From Gaza to Sydney: the quest for Palestine's first surf lifesaving clubIn a city ringed by a fortifications, Gaza’s 45km of shoreline is one of the few places to offer a sense of space and of freedom
Stellan Skarsgård: ‘I don’t give advice to my children’The actor, 68, on dreaming of being a diplomat, smashing telephones with skill and the days before Marvel ruled the world
Which plants are the best bird feeders?. Although I feed song birds with meal worms, suet and seeds, I’ve come to realise that my garden can do the job just as well
‘She said she’d be babysitting our embryo’: what’s it like to carry a child for a friend?Surrogacy between friends can be life-changing. The people who have done it talk emotions, legal hurdles – and WhatsApp birthing groups
I should love Little Women. But sometimes it’s hard to fall in love with the perfect matchThe novel was one of my favourites as a child. If I don’t like Greta Gerwig’s film, who even am I?
‘One 80s pop star buys stink bombs’: inside Britain’s struggling joke shops. They have tickled the British for decades. So why are fake poo peddlers finding it harder to raise a smile?
Which hip-hop group was named after a martial arts film?From Heath Ledger to Borussia Mönchengladbach, test your knowledge with the Weekend quiz
Fit in my 40s: does military fitness work without the person shouting at you?If there’s one thing I like less than being told what to do, it’s being told what to do in a loud voice• Fitness tips: three easy ways to get military fit