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The Fit

The Days of Our Lives

By Tim Olds

Spoiler alert: the next 850 words will tell you exactly how you will live out each day of the rest of your life. If you don’t want to know, stop reading now.

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Biggest Losers, Biggest Gainers

By Tim Olds

How much weight can we lose or gain, and how quickly?

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Superphysiques

By Tim Olds

Why did André become a giant, and the people of Manus Island the most muscular?

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The Back Roads to Obesity

By Tim Olds

Obesity isn’t just a matter of eating too much of the wrong foods. Several other factors in modern life have been playing a role.

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Descreening Kids

By Tim Olds

Kids are spending more time in front of screens, but government guidelines have become hopelessly out of date.

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Stress, the Iceman and Us

By Tim Olds

The release of stress hormones may have helped our ancient ancestors to survive dangerous situations, but modern stresses are killing us slowly. How do you rate on a common stress scale?

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What Two Experiments that Could Never Be Repeated Tell Us about Weight Loss

By Tim Olds

Starvation and overfeeding studies reveal extreme differences in how we gain and lose weight.

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Animal vs Human

By Tim Olds

How does the fitness of humans compare with other animals?

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Quantify Thyself

By Tim Olds

Fitness devices that track our daily activity are now common, but do they live up to the hype?

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Go Hard or Go Home

Is high intensity interval training the latest exercise fad or is there a physiological basis to it?

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