Suck it up

Yet more research has confirmed the damaging impact of pollution when you cycle or train near main roads. This...

The sun (and your phone) fight infection

If you want another reason to get out in the sun this summer, here it is: blue light in...
Friends equal fitness

The key to good health is… friends?

Forget the debate on whether exercise or diet is the most important for maintaining good health — it turns out...

Carbs post-workout leads to stronger bones in runners

Whether or not you should be eating carbs is hotly under debate — for weight loss, for muscle gain...

Why a nap is a good idea

A 30 minute nap might save you from dangerous stress biomarkers associated with a poor night’s sleep. A study published...

Keep your holiday chill longer

So you had a relaxing holiday? Right now, you’re in a super healthy low-stress state that will eventually fade...

How alcohol impacts on your fitness

Drinking too much booze after an intense workout could be reversing your gym gains, says health writer Mahsa Fratantoni....

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...