Olympic star Jessica Ennis: "Girls are put off becoming athletes because they worry about being too muscly"

Olympic star Jessica Ennis: 'Girls are put off becoming athletes because they worry about being too muscly'The heptathlete admitted she too was concerned about weight training and had to be reassured by her coach She tells girls 'sport and being strong is good' | UPDATED: 07:40 GMT, 27 November 2012 Olympic heroine Jessica Ennis believes young girls are being put off sport because will end up being too muscular.

Hope for new anti-ageing drugs as scientists find way to reverse muscle wastage in later life

Hope for new anti-ageing drug after scientists reverse muscle wastage in old mice Chemical used to block muscle weakening in old miceCould lead to drug that keeps elderly strong and fit | UPDATED: 04:14 GMT, 27 September 2012 Drugs could one day be used to reverse the muscle-wasting effects of ageing, new research suggests.

Pregnancy risks: Working in ninth month of pregnancy as bad as smoking, new research claims

Working in late stages of pregnancy is as bad as smoking, new research claim | UPDATED: 11:38 GMT, 29 July 2012 Heavily pregnant women who work during the late stages of pregnancy give birth to smaller children Expectant mothers who work up to their due date are likely to have babies with a lower birth weight, creating risks for the future.

Olympics 2012 Chris Hoy: His intense workout regime and diet

The intense workout regime and diet of Sir Chris Hoy: Secrets of an Olympic body | UPDATED: 00:39 GMT, 24 July 2012 One of sir Chris Hoy's gym exercises involves him pushing weights of 35st Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, who won three gold medals at the Beijing Games in 2008, is nicknamed Golden Thighs because of his 27in legs that will hopefully power him to yet another gold in London.