Fitness

How to create a superhuman

These 10 genetic mutations give humans superpowers — and gene editing technology might be able to replicate them. Ellie McInerney reports. Achieving a Wolverine physique or Spider-man aeronautical...

Treadmill desks won’t slow you down at work

If you’ve heard all the hype around stand-up desks, chances are you’ve also heard about the treadmill desk. Maybe you’ve thought, ‘what an awesome...

How to start your own fitness business

A career as a personal trainer or gym instructor is a pretty cool prospect, but what does it take to get there? The nation's...

Shock your system to keep improving

Fitness First’s National Training Manager, Michael Cunico, answers readers’ questions. Q. I keep hearing that if you keep doing the same thing over and over...

Why runners get injured more often

It’s one of the great mysteries of sport: why runners seem to get injured more often than other athletes. A study from Harvard Medical...

Endurance exercise actually treats inflammation

If you’ve ever put off exercise because you’re feeling a bit sore, new research has shown that being sore is exactly the reason why...

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 finds out how to get...

The power of the microbiome

Our health is dependent on the trillions of microscopic wildlife that live everywhere on and inside the body. Health writer Mahsa Fratantoni explains the...

Sorry guys — women handle stress better than men

While men might be physically stronger, when it comes to mental toughness, women take out the top prize. A new study from the University...

Why your scales don’t give you the full story

It can be disheartening to try so hard to lose weight all week, only to jump on the scales and see no change. But...

10/22: Triathlon Pink Brisbane, QLD

Triathlons don't have to be daunting. Ladies, gear up in your best outfit (as long as it's pink!) for the Triathlon Pink 17/18 Summer...

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Slow facial ageing

Much of ageing is actually skin deep — it happens most visibly in your skin and surface layers. A surgical and cosmetic dermatologist, Dr...