Fitness

FITNESS SCIENCE

Would you take a pill for quick muscle gains?

Forget pumping iron and sweating buckets in the gym: the future of muscle building might be as easy as taking a pill. Researchers from...

9 body parts we don’t need… or do we?

The appendix may not be so useless after all — but what about our other puzzling body parts? Ellie McInerney reports on our evolutionary leftovers. The...

TRAINING TIPS

Perform at your best

If you want to perform at your best in your next training session and then maximise your recovery, here are some tips from the pros. When...

The five supplements a top personal trainer swears by

Are you confused by what supplements to take? As a personal trainer, Brianna Pitt finds that these are the five supplements which most benefit...

HEALTH

Simplest brain hack of all: take the stairs

Want a really powerful and simple way of keeping your brain younger and sharper, as well as enjoying a stack of other health benefits? Take the stairs...

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...

The truth about massage

Many who train seriously include it in their routine. but what exactly are the benefits of massage? We ask remedial message therapist Jackie Messaike from...

The new danger in exercise: overhydration

It was almost inevitable that people would take well-meaning advice to hydrate before training or sport to extremes, resulting in water intoxication and its terrible...

MOTIVATION

Learn the skills of slowing down

Exercise more, eat better, do more for the community, spend more time with our family, connect more with our friends, develop more skills for...

Can exercise be contagious?

There might be something behind #fitspo after all. New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has uncovered that runners who share their workouts...

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