Sport

When it comes to playing sport, hardest workers kick the most goals

Peter Martin IT IS the time-poor paradox. When people are asked why they don't play sport, the Bureau of Statistics says they commonly blame "lack of time" or "working too many hours".

Sport and support key to managing highs, lows

SUSAN ALLAN will never lead a completely normal life but early intervention has given her the sort of freedom undiagnosed sufferers can only dream of.

High-intensity fitness

What is the appeal of 'extreme exercise'?

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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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Cross Board: the new snowboard?

The new snowboard? Cross Board.

Sarah Berry Can's ski? Terrified of snowboarding? Well the Cross Board may be the method for you.

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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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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'Paleo' running: the athlete's foot?

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Sarah Berry Do our ancestors know best when it comes to our footwear as well as our food? A new study provides compelling evidence that going back to the way our ancestors ran – barefoot – can be...

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Health talk

How much protein is healthy?

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Paula Goodyer Why it's smart to eat protein from plants not just animals.

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The best music to workout to

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Rachel Clun Want to maximise your workout potential? According to a recent study, you should listen to the right music.

Ryan's story

A body of struggle: men and eating disorders

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Alexandra Bathman Wearing a faded T-shirt, dusty trousers and yellow Hard Yakka boots, it's unlikely anybody would ever pick Ryan as a recovered anorexic.

Abuse of horse drug Clenbuterol leads to severe side effects

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Gemma Khaicy The misuse of a body building and slimming drug has spread from elite sport to the public and has led to admissions to hospital, according to research released on Monday.

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...

Presence of mind

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Paula Goodyer You'd be mad to suggest losing weight at this time of the year, but it does make sense not to put it on.

The kilo creep

Let's hear it for a lighter Christmas

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Paula Goodyer It's hard to lose weight at Christmas - but you can avoid putting it on.

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Is having fun the key to getting fit?

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Catherine Rodie Skate-fit, POUND and Zumba ... how the 'fun-factor' is getting people who resist exercise over the line.

Fitness road test

Women and the hardcore CrossFit culture

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Sarah Berry CrossFit training has a fearsome reputation but are women-only classes a soft option? Sarah Berry's on a mission to find out.

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Wellbeing

The ultimate cross-training activity?

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Charmaine Yabsley Get your five-a-side together and shoot for a great workout, writes Charmaine Yabsley.

Miss Olympia competition

Brisbane mother muscles in on bodybuilding competition

Alicia Gowans from Design Your Body Studio in Camp Hill with her bodybuilding award.

Natalie Bochenski A Brisbane woman who gave birth just 12 months ago is set to compete for one of the world’s most prestigious body building titles, Miss Olympia.

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Parkrun

A happy example of our generosity

Pip Coates Parkrun is taking over community spaces all around the country at a rapid rate.