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High-intensity interval training it can be done on a bike, treadmill, or however you can achieve the desired intensity. High-intensity interval training it can be done on a bike, treadmill, or however you can achieve the desired intensity. Image from shutterstock.com

Health Check: high-intensity micro workouts vs traditional regimes

When it comes to health and fitness, there are rarely any quick fixes. But if you’re struggling to get the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day, micro workouts might be just the thing you need to start…
Jane Fonda was wrong – you don’t need to “feel the burn” to reap the benefits of exercise. Jane Fonda was wrong – you don’t need to “feel the burn” to reap the benefits of exercise. Image from shutterstock.com

Monday’s medical myth: no pain, no gain

The value of regular physical activity to a person’s well-being is unequivocal. But how much exercise do we need to maintain health, improve fitness or lose weight? And where is the line between healthy…
Just like clothing or food, exercise goes through fashions. Just like clothing or food, exercise goes through fashions. Alison/Flickr

How your resolution to exercise more this year could be a recipe for injury

If I’m honest, I never really liked running, but every new year when I was in high school, I made the resolution to try out for the track team. We started training before snow was off the streets of Detroit…
Heart rate provides real-time measurements of cardiovascular responses to exercise. Heart rate provides real-time measurements of cardiovascular responses to exercise. samwebster

Beat surrender: using heart rate to monitor fitness and training

Whether the intent is to increase athletic performance or enhance fitness in the face of an ever-expanding chronic disease epidemic, a structured exercise program is essential. The ability to monitor intensity…
Young athletes are not small adults. Young athletes are not small adults. JosephB

Monday’s medical myth: young athletes can train like adults

Public health experts, educators and the media constantly remind us that children should put down the video games and get active. But how much activity is really necessary to maintain health? And how much…
We need further research to determine whether concussion can cause mental illness. We need further research to determine whether concussion can cause mental illness. Ed Yourdon

Do football concussions cause depression?

A number of retired sports professional have claimed that mental health problems they developed later in life, such as depression and dementia, may have been caused by concussions sustained during their…
Harry Kewell and Brett Emerton (front row far right) in the 1994 NSW under 15 soccer team that won the Australian championships. Harry Kewell and Brett Emerton (front row far right) in the 1994 NSW under 15 soccer team that won the Australian championships. Roy Hay

A-League: Kewell and Emerton come home

Harry Kewell and Brett Emerton’s recent signings for Australian clubs have, in the blink of an eye, skyrocketed interest levels in the coming A-League season. Their return represents the closing of a circle…
It’s important to change your running style to adapt to running without shoes. It’s important to change your running style to adapt to running without shoes.

Sole survivors: the secret to barefoot running

There’s a growing interest in barefoot running, especially in relation to running long distances. Research articles, opinion pieces, and websites have argued both for and against the efficacy of running…

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