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Sexercise

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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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.

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

Fitness.

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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Dame Helen Mirren's 12 minute exercise plan

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

Wise words for winter

Five decisions that prevent winter weight gain

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Susie Burrell Any health professional who works in health and fitness knows the occupational hazard that arises at this time of year.

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...

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.

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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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

Weights

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

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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

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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.

It's possible to have too much healthy food

 Monounsaturated Fats

Susie Burrell It's possible to have too much of a good thing - even healthy foods.

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An end to fat shaming

Paula Goodyer Calling people fat doesn't make them thin - and it may make weight problems worse.

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Fun fitness

Aqua aerobics

Aqua aerobics

Charmaine Yabsley The benefits of making a splash will surprise you.

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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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.