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Did you resolve to get fitter on New Year’s Day? Then sprint to Parkgate Shopping in Rotherham. Nike, a world leader for performance sportswear, footwear and equipment, have just opened a factory store at the shopping park. Bargain gear can be found for running=, football, training and sportswear.

Until the results of your new diet start to kick in, hide the Christmas bulges with some clever new shapewear. It can be quite confusing to know what to choose to flatter your silhouette, though. has the best-selling brands in all the best-selling shapes displayed with advice on which will flatter specific areas. The site is the exclusive UK stockist for best-selling American brand Cupid Fine, a Bloomingdales best-seller offering three levels of control across a number of figure-fixing silhouettes. Their Even More Control Sheer Hi Waist Briefs pictured will comfortably shape and smooth tummy, midriff and waist. In black or nude, sizes 10-18, they cost £27.95. There is a speedy next-day delivery on all orders.

When do you get comfortable in your own skin - and know your own image? Research says for Brits, it’s at the age of 33. Some four in 10 look back in horror at the choices they made in their experimental younger years, according to a study by Marks & Spencer and Oxfam’s Shwopping initiative.

Never mind rifling through the sales rails. Start the New Year with a wardrobe detox. The average woman has approximately 22 garments in her wardrobe she will never wear, worth a total of £300, according to a recent survey by And there’s a fair chance that impulse buys snapped up because they are bargains will also end up as wardrobe clutter. If every UK woman’s unworn gear was placed on a clothes rail, it would stretch for 15,534 miles. Free up some wardrobe space and make some extra cash by selling any unwanted designer items with, or take them to a charity shop - fund-raising stores are desperate for stock.