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...

Should you train with a hangover?

Should you exercise after a big night? Mahsa Fratantoni asks the experts. There are usually two kinds of people with a hangover: those who wallow in...

Girls’ Muscle Myths Busted

It’s the biggest myth in fitness: that women will bulk up if they do weights. Personal trainer Leanne Tesoriero demolishes it. I’ve lost track of the...

Cutting carbs burns fat, and could save your life

The war between low-fat and low-carb diets may be coming to an end, with low-carb coming out firmly on top — and with the science...

Lack of sleep can kill you

The evidence continues to mount that a lack of sleep is catastrophic for our health. Research by Uppsala University and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden...

Walking is better than standing

Just when you thought the problems of sitting all day at work (likened to the effects of smoking) could be countered by stand-up desks,...

Napping know-how

A power nap can be a good way to refresh yourself if you’re feeling tired during the day. But to prevent it from interrupting...

Science proves your limits are all in your head

If you need more evidence that your exercise limits are purely mental, an experiment from the University of Kent’s School of Sport and Exercise...

5 steps to get past that last rep

Your training limits are purely mental. This is how to break your limits, says Fitness First trainer Martin Henry. What if someone told you, after your last...

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...