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5 mistakes women make at the gym

With summer around the corner, many people start training in spring – either for the first time or after a break. In either case,...

Float to bust stress & recover

Stress may slow down your recovery from strenuous exercise. We get a personal trainer to test a radical antidote: flotation tanks. We might be finally...

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The Expert: How to breathe right during exercise

Fitness First’s National Training Manager, Michael Cunico, answers readers’ questions. Q. My trainer keeps correcting my breathing during exercise. Does breathing "right" really matter? Often...

The classical way to recover faster

After a heavy gym session, you’ll recover faster if you listen to low-tempo classical works of Vivaldi, Handel and Bach or more contemporary artists...

Sitting is the villain once again in a new study

Whether being sedentary is the next smoking or fine as long as you exercise is the yo-yo hot topic in health and fitness. Yet...

5 easy ways to reduce your environmental footprint

Environmental consultant, international author and earth healer, Dr Mahdi Mason shares with us 5 things you can do right now to reduce your environmental...

How to stop Millennials becoming the obese generation

Millennials are on track to become the most overweight generation on record when they hit their mid-30s. Fitness mag editor Tony Sarno argues they're...

What’s the deal with forest bathing?

If at first forest or bush bathing sounds like new-age tree-hugger hooey, stay with us. It’s now been scientifically proven to reduce blood pressure...

5 mistakes women make at the gym

With summer around the corner, many people start training in spring – either for the first time or after a break. In either case,...

Float to bust stress & recover

Stress may slow down your recovery from strenuous exercise. We get a personal trainer to test a radical antidote: flotation tanks. We might be finally...

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Dining alfresco

BBQ season is here so get fired up! Food editor Melanie Pike says don’t forget the sides. Cider can chicken Serves 4-6 1.5kg whole chicken 375ml can...
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