While some may find playing sports or going to the gym a highlight of their week,

While some may find playing sports or going to the gym a highlight of their week, for most of us, signing up to an activity or a class is an achievement in itself. And for women, we have the extra trauma of worrying what to wear so we don’t embarrass ourselves with a Janet Jackson-style wardrobe malfunction. Fear not. We have taken the stress out of finding the right sports bra for women of all sizes by testing out a range of prices and styles, putting them through both their cardio and weight training paces, and, of course, judging whether they are comfortable too. Our best value award goes to the Camille Racer Back Sports Bra. At just £16.99, it does not burn a hole in your pocket, but offers comfort, support and a dash of style for good measure. One of the most comfortable bras we have tested, the Camille could be worn all day before heading to the gym. Its comfortable crop top style, with the added support of a functional bra clasp, ticks the boxes for us, and its simple style with a splash of colour is is easy on the eye too. Despite being a mid-range priced bra, the functionality of this garment rivals its higher priced and more well-known brands, while offering a unique s...

It’s a mystery that haunts laundry baskets, gym bags and changing rooms the world over. Why

It’s a mystery that haunts laundry baskets, gym bags and changing rooms the world over. Why do some gym clothes smell so much worse than others after exercise, asks Gabriel Weston. When we exercise we all make different choices about what we wear – whether it’s a decade-old baggy T-shirt, last season’s football strip, or high-tech performance sports gear that’s been specially designed for the task at hand. But if we’re being honest with ourselves we’ve probably all noticed that there are certain items in our gym bags that always smell worse than others. And now and then most of us have probably wondered why. For Trust Me, I’m A Doctor we tracked down the latest research and ran our own experiment to see if science could provide the answer to this pongiest of problems. Gabriel Weston is one of the presenters of Trust Me, I’m A Doctor, which returns for a new series at 20:00 BST on Thursday 1 September on BBC Two – or watch later on BBC iPlayer Studies have actually been done comparing the smelliness of different fabrics. Two such studies, at the University of Alberta and the University of Ghent, used highly trained odour...