Exercise Column: Stand-up paddleboarding

Jil Hogan Jill Hogan gives stand-up paddleboarding a try and is instantly hooked.

Dame Helen Mirren's 12 minute exercise plan

Helen Mirren

Olivia Parker Helen Mirren swears by a 12-minute fitness plan, but will it work for everyone

High-intensity fitness

What is the appeal of 'extreme exercise'?


Sarah Berry Overheating, vomiting, enduring electric shocks, dehydration, bruises, cuts, kidney-failure and cardiac damage are just some of the potential risks of such high-intensity forms of fitness.

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Questionable claims

Just eat well - most exercise supplements are bunk

Vitamins and supplements: are they worth it?

Stuart Gray I am always amazed by the wide range of sports nutrition products on sale in gyms.

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Truth serum

No more excuses - it's time to exercise


Susie Burrell After working in weight loss for more than 15 years, it is safe to say that plenty of excuses have crossed my path.

Sitting down 'raises cancer risk' no matter how much exercise: study

Every extra two hours spent sitting each day was linked with a 10 per cent increased chance of developing cancer of the bowel.

John von Radowitz A couch potato lifestyle is linked to a significantly greater risk of certain cancers as well as heart disease and diabetes, research has shown.

Star power

Celebrity exercise trends

Jennifer Hawkins.

Fully fit: find out how the stars stay in shape.


Sex as exercise

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Sarah Berry Sex may be the more exciting exercise equivalent to pounding the pavement. And, when it comes to sex, we hardly need the extra motivation of exercise.

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How exercise revs brain power

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

Susie Burrell

Working out the right way to eat and exercise

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Susie Burrell If you exercise regularly, you will know the feeling of intense hunger that can accompany regular high-intensity workouts – that need to eat something immediately if not sooner and usually...

Easy exercise

Simple ways to incorporate exercise into your day

Marjie Gilliam For those who absolutely loathe the thought of going to the gym.

Redesign Sydney's public areas to cater for exercise, fitness industry urges

Members of the Bottoms Up fitness group

Nicole Hasham Public areas should be redesigned to encourage physical activity as outdoor training grows in popularity, the fitness industry says.

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Elite approach

Exercise guru labels outdoor fitness groups 'embarrassing'

Nicole Hasham Outdoor personal training is a ''middle class'' indulgence that can embarrass onlookers and deter others from exercising, one of Australia's leading fitness experts says.

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High impact

Is exercise ageing you?

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Renae Leith-Manos For the most part, exercise is an elixir for health, but you have to know your limits.

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Baby on board: exercise with caution, say experts

Lucy Carroll Three days before Noa Ries gave birth to her first child she snapped on a swimming cap and swam 2.5 kilometres.

Study finds short bouts of exercise better than long


Good news. When it comes to exercise for weight loss, less may be more. By Gretchen Reynolds.


Regular exercise 'cuts disease risk'

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An active lifestyle lowers the risk of more than 20 illnesses: study.

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Training for two

How to exercise when you're expecting

A pregnant woman.

Michelle Bridges Exercise when pregnant and reap the benefits long after you've given birth.

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Weighing in

Play, not exercise, for fit kids

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Sandy Smith Swapping outdoor play for indoor Xboxing comes at a cost, experts warn.

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Better diet, exercise can cut cancer by one quarter


Jen Rosenberg A QUARTER of cancers could be prevented by 2025 through diet and exercise, saving hundreds of millions of dollars in the cost of treatment, a report in the Medical Journal of Australia has found.

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