Gym

The best gym in the world

Paula Goodyer Why does a walk in a rainforest or a run on the beach give us a greater sense of wellbeing than plodding on a treadmill at the gym? Is it because a changing views of trees and beachscape is prettier...

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Gender and the gym

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Paula Goodyer When it comes to getting physical, some women would rather not work out with men.

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The fresh air gym

Paula Goodyer Outdoor gyms have no walls - and no fees either.

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Ringing ears

Deaf to the dangers of loud gym music

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Siobhan Moylan Motivating or a hindrance? Either way, noise levels at the gym may be doing more harm than good.

10,000 steps plus trips to the gym, it'll make you and the boss happy

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Kelly Burke EMPLOYEES who walk 10,000 steps a day and work out in the gym three times a week can give their employer an extra $2500 worth of productivity a year, an Australian clinical trial has found.

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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

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

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Tips and tricks

Five reasons your training may be failing

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Susie Burrell We hear it time and time again, the more exercise you do, the better it is for your metabolism, your body and your mind.

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Can you reset your metabolism?

Take control of your metabolism.

Susie Burrell Having a self-assessed "slow metabolism" is frequently cited as the reason some of us find it hard to lose weight, tone up or change the shape of our body.

Road test

Paleo vs raw vs detox: Three extreme diets put to the test

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Radical Dieters

New year, new you - but how hard is it to embark on a radical health regimen? Three people put their bodies on the line.

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Mission to the moon and back

Amanda Gower and her mother Deb

Sarah Berry Why one woman is making it her mission to travel the distance to the moon and back in one year in honour of her mother.

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Go Janice

Bodybuilding grandmother busts stereotypes

Cassy Small As you contemplate missing your morning workout, spare a thought for 71-year-old bodybuilder Janice Lorraine, who by the time you've finished your Weet-Bix is most likely midway through a three-hour...

Workout for free

The best free fitness workouts on YouTube

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Emily Marquart Fitness gurus are taking to YouTube and posting their workouts, which means it's easier than ever to squeeze in exercise when you're crunched for time.

Why professional athletes recover before you do

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Laura Hambleton It's a mystery: When we twist our ankle playing tennis, it can take weeks to heal, but when a pro athlete does it, he often misses barely a beat.

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Too good to be true?

Top 10 dubious diet products

Kristy O'Kane Our personal favourite: the Hollywood Cookie Diet.

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Yoga: why men don't get it

Yoga Man.

Despite its benefits, the poses and the chanting can be too much of a stretch for some males.

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Strong opinions

Paula Goodyer If you don't know who Tracy Anderson is, then you really should read more gossip magazines. Anderson is the personal trainer to celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian and her training...

Gwyneth's trainer says ...

Light weights v. heavy weights - what's best?

Gwyneth Paltrow

Paula Goodyer Women shouldn't train with weights of more than 3lbs says Gwyneth Paltrow's personal trainer. Really?

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Christmas survival

Tis the season to keep your eye on the prize, not the pies

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Susie Burrell If you consider that an extra mince pie a day will leave you with an extra kilogram over a period of just four weeks, it is not difficult to see how the Christmas cheer can really pile on the kilos...

Fitness trends 2014: Zumba not the HIIT the trendspotters thought

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Sarah Berry This year it's all been about the twerk. At least it has been according to the most searched exercise terms on Google.

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