Get fit with the Olympics

David Weir

David Weir, Paralympic superhuman

Paralympic superhero David Weir talks about his London 2012 success and how he got into wheelchair racing.

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Which Olympian are you most like?

Find out which sport you're best suited to, with a short psychological and aptitude test.

Dame Kelly Holmes

London 2012: be inspired

Dame Kelly Holmes talks about who inspired her to become an Olympian.

Sarah Storey

Sarah Storey: 'Competing is in my DNA'

Britain's most decorated female Paralympian Sarah Storey talks about sport, disability and winning gold medals in two different sports.

Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington on staying motivated

London 2012 star Rebecca Adlington talks about her love of swimming and shares her tips on staying motivated.

Boost for disability sport

Parasport aims to increase participation in disability sports, improve access to facilities and encourage new talent.

David Roberts

David Roberts: 'Swimming is my life'

Paralympian David Roberts says swimming is much more than a sport – it's a life skill.

Ian Rose

Ian Rose: 'Judo gave me confidence'

Paralympic medallist Ian Rose reveals how playground teasing set him on a course to become a judo champion.

An Olympic athlete's diet

Find out what a typical Olympic rower eats to power their gruelling training regime.

Albert Aspen (left) and son Brian

Olympic wrestler, 75, still fighting fit

Former Olympic wrestler Albert Aspen on the importance of exercise and healthy eating as you get older.

Darius Knight

Table tennis 'saved me'

Table tennis saved Londoner Darius Knight, three-times British under-21 champion, from a life on the streets.

Tune up for table tennis

Find out about the health benefits of table tennis and how to get into the world's fastest racket sport.

Benefits of cycling

Find out how regular cycling can help you lose weight and boost your health, plus tips on road safety.

Monica Sutton

'I started rowing at 58'

Monica Sutton, who has diabetes, discovered rowing at the age of 58. The sport changed her life.

Susie Wood

'My first marathon'

Susie Wood wasn't very sporty before she ran her first marathon, but was inspired by friends to try running.

Jean Boatman

Canoe at any age

Medal-winning canoeist Jean Boatman won most of her awards in her 60s, and is still canoeing in her 70s.

Wrestling: no faking it

Wrestling is a true test of grit, determination and athleticism for men and women of all ages.

Fitness training tips

Guide to fitness training, with tips on building stamina, strength and flexibility, as well as diet and motivation.

Food and drinks for sport

Find out how a healthy diet can support your exercise regime.

Aim for health with archery

Archery is the one sport where people of all ages and abilities can line up together and take part.

It's boom time for badminton

It's easy to learn, fun and affordable. No wonder badminton is England's most popular racket sport.


America's favourite pastime is catching on in Britain. Find out how you can get involved.


Bowls is a sport for everyone, whether you're 9 or 99, and attracts around 1 million players in Britain.

Triathlon sheds ironman image

Triathlon has shaken off its gruelling image to become a fun and accessible sport for everyone.


The England team's successes have encouraged more people to try cricket. Find out how you can get involved.


Squash is good for your heart, can help relieve stress and tension, and is a great social sport.


The winning British Olympic team has inspired people across the country to try curling.

Olympian James Williams

Fencing for fun and fitness

Fencing is great for co-ordination, balance, flexibility and fitness. It's also fun.

Get hooked on handball

Already well loved around the world, handball's popularity is growing in Britain.


Hockey is the sixth most popular team sport in Britain and is great for building stamina and fitness.


Racketball is a relatively new sport, but it's catching on fast. Find out all you need to know to get involved.


Rounders isn't just for school kids. More and more adults are getting into the summer game.


Softball's appearance at the Olympics has generated lots of interest in the sport. Find out how to get involved.

Services near you

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What's your sport?

Find out which sport you're best suited to with this short psychological and aptitude test

Find your sport

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5K+ running podcasts for C25K graduates

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'We volunteered at the Paralympics'

Dave and Justin talk about their unique experience and the positive British attitude towards disability

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Video wall: Olympic heroes

Olympic athletes past and present share their advice on how to have a happy and healthy life