Weight lifting helps keep the bones strong.
Our skeleton is replaced approximately every ten years to ensure our bones stay strong and healthy.
If you try supplements, you still need to eat a healthy diet, exercise, reduce your stress, quit smoking and get enough sleep. Even then, they may still not be enough.
Knee pain can have many causes.
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It’s estimated one in five over-40s have chronic knee pain.
When the energy consumed from food becomes insufficient to meet the demands of high physical activity levels, a state of imbalance occurs called low energy availability.
Female athletes are at increased risk of not eating enough. If energy intake is too low to meet training needs, there can be severe consequences for exercise performance, muscles and health.
The number of days of extreme heat is set to increase in the years ahead. An active lifestyle can help reduce the impact on your health.
Many heat-related health problems can be avoided by adopting a healthy, active lifestyle. But the younger generation is less active than previous generations, and therefore more vulnerable.
As little as 25 minutes of walking a day had benefits.
Patients who exercised during a hospital stay had a 10% lower risk of being readmitted to hospital within 30 days of discharge.
Endurance isn’t the only type of fitness linked to genetics.
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A growing body of evidence shows there are links between our genetics and fitness.
New research explores the health potential of brief bursts of activity – and how wearables combined with machine learning can reveal health benefits of unexplored aspects of our everyday lives.
There are several ways to help prevent a perilous rise in core temperature while being physically active in the heat.
Heat exposure is inevitable for those who work or are active outdoors. A heat acclimation protocol, combined with heat-mitigating strategies, is the best defence against heat-related injuries.
Breakfast – especially a high-fibre one – may help prevent weight regain.
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Weight regain might be common, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prevent it.
With the rising cost of living, gyms and fitness classes are becoming unaffordable. But you can make just as much progress at home if you include these three components.
Too busy to exercise during the week? The good news is that getting moving on the weekend appears to be similarly good for your heart health.
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New study looks at the benefit of ‘weekend-warrior’ pattern of exercise.
There isn’t a debate, however, on the health benefits of regular exercise.
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Some researchers assert that the body responds to exercise by burning fewer calories when you’re not working out. Regardless of its effects on weight loss, exercise provides many health benefits.
Research shows that sleep deprivation impairs communication between brain regions and brain blood flow, damages brain wiring and makes a young brain look like an aged brain.
Ancient humans chose to sleep less, which had evolutionary benefits. For modern humans, sleeping less is futile and detrimental, but fitness may be a powerful ally in today’s epidemic of sleep loss.
Exercise may be able to slow the progression of symptoms.
Aerobic exercise appears to be particularly beneficial.
Our new paper found most of what you are being told to do in the gym is likely primarily based upon data about men, written by men.
Many people see six-pack abs as the pinnacle of health.
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You don’t need a six-pack to be healthy.
Moms get about 25 minutes less sleep each weeknight when their kids’ school is in session.
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Parents spend more time actively engaged with their kids – such as helping with homework or reading together – during the school year than during summer. But the difference is almost three times greater for moms than for dads.
Sweaty and ferocious – welcome to the world of hot yoga.
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Sweating it out can be beneficial for maintaining fitness and good mental health, but it’s not right for everyone.