Some people experience cramps frequently after vigorous, high-intensity exercise.
It's not just elite sportspeople who get muscle cramps. If you've ever experienced one, you'll know how painful they are. But why do we get them, and is there anything to be done?
Eight seems like a lot…
We've all hear we should drink eight glasses of water per day, but where did that advice come from, and is it outdated?
Francois Etoundi hurt his shoulder but kept competing to win a bronze medal.
Recent injuries are symptoms of a belief that athletes should stop at nothing to achieve success.
A new study calls for additional support from government, employers and the medical profession for cancer survivors wanting to return to work.
Australia loses nearly A$2 billion of GDP every year due to people with cancer leaving the workforce.
A reconstructed Viking ship.
The Vikings have become synonymous with voyages and violence, but a new exhibition at the Melbourne Museum demonstrates their domestic and spiritual side.
Many mainstream schools seem to reinforce the message that the ATAR is everything.
In 2017, around 60% of domestic undergraduate university offers were reported as non-ATAR, meaning there's a diversity of pathways to higher education.
More than one-third of five- and six-year-olds have decay in their ‘baby'teeth.
Even those who regularly clean their teeth typically don't brush for the recommended two minutes.
Jarryd Hughes has won Australia’s first medal in the snowboard cross event at a Winter Olympics.
Snowboard cross has the highest incidence of injury during competition among the snowboarding disciplines.
Scotty James became the second Australian in Winter Olympic history to win a medal in the snowboard halfpipe event.
Halfpipe snowboarders like Scotty James may seem laid-back and relaxed, but they are subjected to high physical load and fatigue induced by training and competition.
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive James Pearson, speaking on Q&A.
On Q&A, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive James Pearson said almost 60% of small business owners in Australia are paid $50,000 or less. Is that right?
Frenzy and focus in the women’s Snowboard Cross final at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Hurtling at 50 km per hour over vertical drops, rolls and turning banks – that's snowboard cross and ski-cross. If they make a good start, seven Australians are in with a medal chance in Pyeongchang.
2017 inaugural AFLW best and fairest, and Adelaide Crows premiership player Erin Phillips.
Elite female athletes are leaving their chosen sport to pursue a career in AFLW. But what skills do they possess that allow them to be successful footballers with limited AFL experience?
The Brisbane Heat’s Chris Lynn has been drawing crowds.
The rights to broadcast cricket are being fought over by many different companies, who all want to stream the games.
Funding dominated the schooling space in 2017, with both sides of politics debating whose funding package benefited which schools the most, and little attention paid to how the money is best spent.
Funding debates dominated most education policy talks in 2017, but discussions look to be extending past the dollar value in 2018 with a number of high profile reports due for release.
Given the evidence base, offering mindfulness based yoga programs in schools may help young people learn to manage stress.
Yoga and mindfulness programs in schools have been proven to mitigate or reduce some of the negative impacts of stress on academic achievement and future outcomes.
Two of the greatest: Switzerland’s Roger Federer (right) celebrates his win in the Men’s Singles Final against Spain’s Rafael Nadal (left) at the 2017 Australian Open.
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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are two of the greatest tennis players in recent years at the Australian Open. So what makes them stand out from the rest?
Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov celebrates his Round 4 win against Australia’s Nick Kyrgios during the Australian Open.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
It can be tough for younger players to make it to the top of professional tennis. But it's not impossible, if you look at the numbers.
The UK’s Andy Murray during a practice session at the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament in 2018.
AAP Image/Glenn Hunt
Some of today's top tennis players are playing more games and at an earlier age than the court stars of yesteryear. And that can lead to injuries.
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has long been criticised for excessive ‘grunting’ during matches.
Grunting in tennis can be performance-enhancing for the grunter and performance-hindering for their opponent.
Despite being only about 10% of the population, there is a relatively high proportion of left-arm players in international cricket.
Digitally altered image. Original by Dean Lewins/AAP
In the final episode of our three-part cricket video series, we look at bowlers and how they find their rhythm and develop a game plan, and why left-armers are so successful.