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...

Train to run smarter, further and faster

Improving running performance is all about building up cardiovascular conditioning at your own pace, says Fitness First senior trainer and running expert Johnny Cainer. Here are...

How to warm up for a weights session

Don't tire yourself out before you even start lifting. Fitness First's National Fitness Manager Michael Cunico answers a reader's question on about warming up...

The secrets of sleep

Science is starting to better understand sleep. Josie Chun reports on how the latest research can make you sleep better. It’s one of life’s simple...

Exercise 4 hours after learning to help you remember

If you really want to keep something in your memory, exercising 4 hours after learning will help you remember it better according to a...

Is lack of sleep the new smoking?

You’ve probably heard by now that sitting all day is the new smoking. But there’s a new new smoking: lack of sleep. A World Health...

How much sun is too little?

We’re constantly being warned about the dangers of getting too much sun, so why are we now being told about the dangers of not getting...

Post selfies to drop a dress size

Posting photos of your abs or booty on Instagram isn’t narcissistic — it’s a powerful way to stick to your fitness goals. A study...

5 minutes of activity

That’s all the time you need to dramatically reduce the effects of sitting all day, according to a recent study. Just five minutes of...

25-28 January: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, VIC

Tour de France winner Cadel Evans is bringing Europe’s one-day classic races to Australia, and bringing together road racers of all pedigrees and their...

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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...