How much sun do you really need?

Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, but overdoing the “sunshine vitamin” could prove disastrous. Health writer Mahsa Fratantoni...

Building a muscly brain

Want to improve your brain? Build muscle. In the past, several studies have shown that exercise (particularly aerobic) is...

Perform better in the summer heat with ice water

A piece of advice I’ve often heard is that drinks at room temperature are more easily absorbed by the...
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Mel Gibson’s very fit cast for Hacksaw Ridge

Mel Gibson’s movie Hacksaw Ridge premiered in Sydney last night. Fitness First Mag’s Kate Evans was on the red...

Running protects the brain from wear and tear

The benefits of exercise go far beyond physical gains. Research from the University of Ottawa in Canada have found...

Bad night? Exercise can stave off sleepy food cravings

It’s a well-known phenomenon that when we’re tired, we eat more, and the food we tend to reach for...

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to…

Yesterday, Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the mechanisms of...

Training your back muscles to avoid injury

One of Australia's leading neurosurgeons Dr Richard Parkinson gives us the low-down on avoiding common injuries in the gym, and tips...

The truth about massage

Many who train seriously include it in their routine. but what exactly are the benefits of massage? We ask...

The secrets of sleep

Science is starting to better understand sleep. Josie Chun reports on how the latest research can make you sleep...