Your diet can age your DNA

The secret to ageing could be better maintenance of your DNA by simply eating the right foods. The DNA damage...

The science behind muscle repair

We’re all familiar with the burning sensation in our muscles after particularly hard exercise. It’s caused by micro-ruptures in...

When you exercise may matter to your muscles

Between the 5am early birds, the midday mums and the 10pm late night bodybuilders, it seems that there really...

Work out now, burn fat later

New research from the University of Health Florida found that a hormone produced when you exercise — irisin —...

Too good to be true

The most unlikely things can be healthy. That is, until you read the fine print. These are studies that...

Jogging your memory: how running makes you smarter

We’ve long known that regular exercise can improve your memory, mood and smarts — all due to a process...

Shock study: Lifting to exhaustion is key to muscle growth, not weights.

An extraordinary new study says lifting to exhaustion is the key to muscle growth, not how heavy the weights...

10 secrets of muscles from a pro

Everyone wants tight, toned muscles, but there are insights into achieving this that only come from years of experience....

Go easy on high intensity if you’re a beginner

High-intensity workouts might be the latest fitness bandwagon, but new research shows that you need to build up to them....

Why the old guy is going to kick the young guy’s butt

Science has discovered why some older athletes will run rings around younger ones in some endurance sports. It's because endurance-based...