Fitness

Train your breath to win big

Australian Olympians train their breathing for extra performance. In a Fitness First mag exclusive, their breathing coach James Fletcher reveals how to improve your...

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...

What workout burns the most calories? Think again

You might have heard that a cardio workout burns the most calories in the shortest amount of time. Or maybe you’ve read that a...

The secret to balance for surfing: group classes

As anyone who’s attempted to balance on either a surfboard or a skateboard can attest, it’s no easy feat to achieve such an effortless...

How to spot your coming heart attack

One of the biggest developments in medicine promises to dramatically decrease the number of people dying from heart attacks. After ironman Dean Mercer died of a heart...

Running protects the brain from wear and tear

The benefits of exercise go far beyond physical gains. Research from the University of Ottawa in Canada have found that exercise protects neurons in...

You won’t believe what happens when tattoos get sweaty

Go to any gym today and you’re going to see inked skin. More than just pretty words or pictures, tattoos are a physical change...

Work hard, play hard. Really!

Have you ever justified a big night out by saying you work hard, so you’re entitled to play hard? It turns out that “work...

6 reasons you should exercise other than for a hot body

If you follow Instagram, you've probably realised that exercise is an important part of achieving your ultimate body. But if that's not so important...

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...

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...