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Browse: Fitness bands undervalue your effort
Altitude training
Feature: From the Mountain to the MCG
As the AFL season builds towards the Grand Final this month, Blake McLean outlines the performance enhancements Collingwood players gained by training at altitude last summer.
Browse: Rugby Impacts Likened to Serious Trauma Browse: Exercise Intensity Counts
For all the talk that half an hour of gentle exercise per day is all that is required for good health, a new study suggests that getting the heart rate up is important.
Browse: Just 30 Minutes of Exercise Benefits the Brain
Feature: How Much Fluid Do You Really Need After Exercise?
The science behind rehydration following strenuous exercise is often lost in market hype.
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Feature: Keeping Up with the Kids
Children seem to be able to play for hours without tiring. Only now are we beginning to understand the physiological reasons why.
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Cover Story: The Obesity Paradox
In the past 10 years there has been no increase in the fatness of kids, either in Australia or in many developed countries. At the other end of life, fatter adults are living longer than lean adults. What can be going on?
Feature: Running for your Life
Exercise can improve the way the brain functions, even in cases of brain trauma. Here’s why.
Feature: Why There’s No Gain Without Pain
Most people know all too well the feeling of muscle soreness after unaccustomed exercise, but now the cell physiology of the recovery process has been explained.
Browse: Take a Break from Sitting
Overweight workers in sedentary jobs should take frequent short activity breaks to reduce the negative impacts of sitting for too long, a paper in Diabetes Care suggests.
Browse: The Fast Way to Lose Fat
Short sprints should replace steady exercise.
Browse: Exercise Helps Brain Repair
Gentle exercise improves the capacity of the brain to rewire itself, including the ability to restore functions unrelated to the exercise. However, it is important not to overdo things, as strenuous exercise can interfere with brain redevelopment.
Browse: Ice Baths Are Just a Chilly Placebo that Fools Footballers
Browse: Working Up a Sweat Reduces Mortality Browse: Maternal Exercise Keeps Unborn Boys Trim and Terrific
Browse: Stand Up for Your Heart Browse: Resistance Training Benefits Breast Cancer Survivors
Browse: Exercise Could Help Rehabilitate Meth Addicts Browse: Sports That Will Save Your Life
Browse: Lift Less, Gain More Browse: Women more resilient to extreme physical activity than previously reported
Expert Opinion: Can You Outrun an Unhealthy Diet?
An editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has blamed excess sugar and carbohydrates, and not a lack of exercise, behind the surge in obesity.
The Fit: I Want Your Body
One-quarter of women would give up 3 years of their lives to be their ideal weight, but what do people believe is the ideal body?
The Fit: A Typical Saturday with Mr and Mrs Average
How active is the average family on a typical weekend?
The Fit: Wanderlust
We are walking less than ever, but urbanisation isn’t always to blame.
The Fit: The Science of Sitting
Sitting for extended periods increases mortality, but is it worth working at a treadmill desk?
The Fit: Health through Housework
We do more vigorous exercise through housework than walking, but is it enough to keep you in shape?
The Fit: Being Physically Active Became Twice as Hard
How much exercise do we need to remain healthy? A group of experts has now upped the ante dramatically.
The Fit: The Truth about Screen Time and Kids’ Health
A number of health outcomes have been attributed to the amount of time children spend in front of screens, but look a little deeper and a different picture emerges.
The Fit: Belief Beyond Evidence, Evidence Beyond Belief
Will the childhood obesity epidemic condemn young people to a shorter lifespan than their parents?
The Fit: We Built It: They Didn’t Come
A global report gives a gold medal to Australia’s community sporting facilities yet finds that our kids are the second-least active in the world.
The Fit: Go Hard or Go Home
Is high intensity interval training the latest exercise fad or is there a physiological basis to it?
The Fit: Quantify Thyself
Fitness devices that track our daily activity are now common, but do they live up to the hype?
The Fit: Animal vs Human
How does the fitness of humans compare with other animals?
Neuropsy: Exercising the Brain
Can physical activity in later life slow the rate of cerebral atrophy?
Up Close: Pump it up: Exercise, your muscles, and type 2 diabetes
Cell biologist and sports physiologist Prof Mark Febbraio discusses research that uncovers the relationship amongst exercise, muscular activity, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Online Feature: Early failure a key to turning back the clock
Fitness among the elderly is improved by a high-resistance circuit training program with fewer but more demanding repetitions at each station.
Online Feature: Food for fitness: is it better to eat before or after exercise?
There’s a lot of confusion surrounding food intake and exercise – is it better to eat beforehand or afterwards? And what type of exercise benefits most from eating?
Feature: Muscle Memory Discovery Ends “Use It or Lose It” Dogma
New research shows that extra nuclei gained during exercise persist even after a muscle shrinks from disuse, disease or ageing – and can be mobilised rapidly to facilitate bigger gains on retraining.