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Why muscles make good medicine

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

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.

A workout for your mind

I've beaten yesterday's time!

Paula Goodyer Why exercise is a smart move for your mind, not just your body.

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Are you in a food rut?

diet

Paula Goodyer A broader mix of foods helps you get enough of the nutrients you need.

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Straight to the pointe

Barre class

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

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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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Fishy business

Shopping for fish? Why there's a catch

Fishy business: Which fish is right?

Paula Goodyer Eating fish is good for human health - but how do we do it without trashing the ocean?

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Sun run

The nature workout

Outside run: time to get off the treadmill.

Paula Goodyer There are good reasons why kids and grown ups should run around outdoors

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All gain - less pain

Running

Paula Goodyer Entering a running event is a great way to get fitter - as long as you prepare first

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See Jane stretch

Jane Fonda

Paula Goodyer Jane Fonda is a role model for fit older women - but why aren't there more like her?

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Getting the jump on bones

Give your bones a jumpstart.

Paula Goodyer High impact hops, skips and jumps can be just what strong bones need

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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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The best workout buddy: your dog

Red Dog

Paula Goodyer When it comes to getting fitter, a dog can be your best friend

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Can you be fat and healthy?

Apple for the boss?

Paula Goodyer Why being overweight isn't always a passport to heart disease and diabetes.

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Get cooking with quinoa

Quinoa

Paula Goodyer Gluten free and high in protein and fibre - why quinoa is a star ingredient.

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Bend and stretch your style

yoga

Paula Goodyer For those who don't know their iyengar from their ashtanga, how to tell which class to take?

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Keeping lean on 17,500kj a day

Health food, healthy, nuts, bread, muffins, vegetables, diet, nutrition, eating, lunch, snack, meal.

Paula Goodyer For some people the real batttle is gaining kilos, not losing them.

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Stay lean in the fat season

Kneading, baking, cooking, dough, bread, pastry, cake, biscuits.

Paula Goodyer How to keep kilo creep at bay this winter.

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A run on the dark side

Woman running, jogging at sunset, sunrise, night, evening, fitness, exercise.

Paula Goodyer When there's no daylight left for a walk or a run, here's how to do it safely in the dark.

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A smarter weight loss workout

Walking.

Paula Goodyer When weight loss is frustratingly slow, a faster workout can help.

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