Only in moderation

Extreme fitness fad has run out of puff

Victoria Lambert Victoria Lambert welcomes a trend that encourages us to exercise only in moderation.


Sexercise: an exciting alternative to the gym


Matty Silver Sex should be considered a significant exercise for burning calories – that’s the happy conclusion reached in a study.

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Surprise research

Sweat your way to more youthful skin

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Gretchen Reynolds Exercise not only appears to keep skin younger, it may also even reverse skin ageing in people who start exercising late in life, according to surprising new research.

How exercise revs brain power

Christie Aschwanden Researchers are finding that fitness has a long-term influence on a wide range of cognitive abilities.

Lifting the bar

Nick Galvin in Body Pump

Nick Galvin When I was young, I owned a much-loved pair of Noddy shoes that had marked on the toe ''Right'' and ''Left''.

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Strong at every age

Why everyone should 'bulk up'

Paula Goodyer If you still see exercise as an optional extra, not a health essential, science is finding more reasons to change your mind - including new research that suggests strong muscles are good medicine.

Why muscles make good medicine


Paula Goodyer If you think exercise is an optional extra, this could change your mind

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The French convention

A boulangerie in Paris.

The Gallic appetite for good food and wine is no secret. But less is known about how this strong culture helps a nation stay slim.

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Skip these workout blunders

Get more bang for your buck by working multiple muscles.

Paula Goodyer Get more out of your precious exercise time by avoiding the common pitfalls that can make your efforts less effective.

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Spinning Wheels

Get on your bike

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Charmaine Yabsley It may not seem like it, but riding a stationary bike can get you somewhere.

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Lifestyle secrets

Lifestyle secrets of the world's healthiest countries


Cassy Small Australia is up there with the world's fattest countries. What are the thinner, healthier countries doing right?

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Ski fitness

The white stuff


Charmaine Yabsley It pays to be prepared before you hit the slopes.

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Let the mind games begin

Paula Goodyer

Paula Goodyer How soon should you think about preventing dementia? As early as the 20s and 30s and certainly by the time we're in our 40s, according to researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at the...

We should be heading off dementia at 30. Here's why

Paula Goodyer Dementia might not strike until late in life but the problems that increase the risk start earlier than we think

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Straight to the pointe

Barre class

Paula Goodyer Fitness trainer Adele Rancan likes to quip that exercising with a ballet barre is like horizontal pole dancing.

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Straight to the pointe

Paula Goodyer A new strength and flexibility workout mixes dance training at a ballet barre with yoga and Pilates

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Healthy bones

In pursuit of inner strength

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Jane Brody We need to consider our bone health from a young age to ensure a solid frame for life.

Great fitness barre none

Fitness trainer Adele Rancan likes to quip that exercising with a ballet barre is like horizontal pole dancing. She's only kidding.

Excess baggage

Top diet disaster destinations

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Luke Malone The top 10 countries where you're most likely to gain weight.

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Celebrity sweat

Hard candy mixed with sweat: Madonna's tips to become 'eye candy'

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Jenna Clarke Take cover slackers, Madonna's fitness regime has hit our shores.