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Using hot baths or saunas shouldn’t be considered as a substitute for exercise. But they can mimic some of the health benefits.
New research has highlighted the benefits of high-intensity interval training.
New research suggests cardiac rehab programmes may not be carried out as intended.
Coping with intense and prolonged wildfire smoke is difficult, both physically and mentally. Smoke is an environment hazard to be respected, not a personal challenge to be overcome.
Cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes and hypertension are preventable or relatively easy to treat with inexpensive medication.
During an AMRAP workout, participants will aim to complete as many rounds of a single exercise as possible within a set time.
The use of antihypertension medication during the coronavirus pandemic has been a subject of hot debate but people should be cautious about simple conclusions.
Freedom of choice is a pillar of Western culture. But can too much of it be a bad thing?
Average temperatures in Australia are already high by international standards, but what happens when they continue to rise? How much heat can our bodies withstand?
It may not be such a bad habit after all.
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Research in mice shows that estrogen replacement therapy has the greatest chance of reducing cardiovascular disease risk if it is begun soon after menopause.
Getting enough exercise to offset the health impacts of sitting might be easier than you think, new research shows.
Both diets can help to lower cholesterol, but which is better?
Regional deprivation is causing thousands of northerners – especially men – to die young each year.
The head of the World Health Organization calls air pollution ‘the new tobacco’ because it causes millions of preventable deaths yearly. Fine particle pollution is especially deadly.
Your risk of a heart attack increases 600 per cent within a week of catching the flu. The flu shot decreases that risk, whether you catch the flu or not.
People suffering chronic breathlessness often end up going to hospital because they don’t have the proper help to manage the problem.