Under your skin

Health and fitness tracking devices that are inserted surgically into the body are being developed by a Fitness First...

Hard/slack training

The secret to successful endurance training might be to slacken off in some sessions so you can train insanely hard in...

Why music works

Listening to music while exercising reduces fatigue and enhances motivation — and now we know why. Researchers got people...

Recover with a banana

Bananas may be better for recovery after exercise than a sports drink, according to a US study. The carbohydrates...

Make it a morning habit

Want to make a new habit stick? Do it when you get up in the morning, says a recent...

Train your breath to win big

Australian Olympians train their breathing for extra performance. In a Fitness First mag exclusive, their breathing coach James Fletcher...

Vary your routine for results

Having a varied training schedule is one of the best things you can do to keep your mind and...

Move to be good stressed

The brain/body connection is more powerful than you realise, and it’s turbocharged by movement, says Fitness First instructor and...

Crunch, sugar and fat

Want to know why processed food like chips is so addictive? It combines fat and carbohydrates with a layer...

Start cycling

Cycling is for everyone, so if you haven’t jumped on your bike recently here are six ways to work...

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Why the new US dietary guidelines have angered nutritionists

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines just released by the US government have watered down some key recommendations by the nutrition scientists on whose work the guidelines...

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