Healthy Australians slide into extreme inactivity and poor dietary choices over a just a few years of feeling time poor and rushed in their daily lives.
All physical activities carry some risk of injury. But before you retreat to the safety of the couch, it’s important to remember the benefits far outweigh the risks.
Once we reach adulthood, our bone structure and proportions are fixed, but we can manipulate our muscles.
Here we review the best science about how to start an exercise habit, and how to keep it going.
Do you land on your heel or forefoot when running? Listening to your technique might give you a clue and reduce your chances of injury.
Recent research suggests running allows the brain to rest and reduces the need for sleep.
There's not enough evidence that sports drinks are any better at hydrating you than water.
Being physically active during and after cancer treatment has many benefits.
The ideal fitness regime is not just a matter of time.
Why that fitness plan you saw online probably won't help you lose as much weight as it claims.
You may think you know what causes lower back pain, but you're probably wrong.
Recent reports claiming we need to do five times more exercise than we previously thought are incorrect. Current physical activity guidelines are enough to achieve health benefits.
Working out is always good for you – until it's not.
A look at the diet of an Olympian – from ancient Greece to Rio 2016.
Why less is more when it comes to exercise.
The first article in our series on urban sports looks at how CrossFit has given gruelling exercise a corporate makeover – and why that might be a good thing.
Here's the science.
Almost three in four Australian children consume too much sugar, 91.5% of young people don't get enough exercise, and we're among the most obese people in the world.
How did jogging go from a Victorian gentleman's pastime to the most popular form of exercise on the planet?
While walking is a great way to get people moving, evidence has found the program doesn't target people who need it the most, and people swap high intensity exercise for more steps.