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A survey of parents found many weren’t keen on their kids lifting weights, but the evidence says they should. from

Health Check: should children and adolescents lift weights?

A recent study found while parents are positive about their children engaging in aerobic activities (running, playing sports), they have much more negative views when it comes to strength exercises.
If you’re not regularly active, extreme exercise and exercise in extreme heat is unwise. lzf/Shutterstock

Health Check: how to exercise safely in the heat

Exercise alone can be hard, but exercising in the heat is a whole lot harder. Put simply, this is due to the balance between how much heat the body generates and how much it is capable of losing.
High intensity workouts.

VIDEO: The benefits of high-intensity workouts

High intensity workouts (HIT) are the number-one fitness trend worldwide, comprising short intervals of exercise at a very high intensity, interspersed with periods of recovery or rest. And despite its…
It’s easy to make the game safer without significantly altering the collision aspect that makes rugby so attractive. AAP Image/David Crosling

Brute force: reducing the impact of rugby collisions

The legendary American Football coach Vince Lombardi once said “Football is not a contact sport, it’s a collision sport – dancing is a contact sport”. This is equally applicable to the various codes of…
You may think you’re strong but without food you’re fuelling no-one. seemakk

Nutrition for the non Tour de France cyclist … et voilà

Modern Tour de France riders compete as part of a professional cycling team, with support staff who work to ensure that each individual’s nutritional needs are met. Under such circumstances – as we wrote…
Women with an uncomplicated pregnancy should get 30 to 45 minutes of exercise three to five times a week. Image from

A guide to exercise during pregnancy

In the past, pregnant women were discouraged from exercise. Pregnancy was seen as a time to put your feet up and take it easy. But this historical view of pregnancy was very much based on cultural and…
Participants who did shorter bursts more regularly felt up to 32% fuller between 1pm and 3pm. Image from

Short bursts of exercise key to feeling full

Short bouts of intermittent exercise throughout the day may be better than one vigorous workout in convincing your brain…

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