Charmaine Yabsley Swimming is a great workout, whatever your age or fitness ability.
Sarah Berry You can get good gains from doing nothing, you may be better off steering clear of gel packs and blisters can be a very bad sign; the tips for making it through a big race are rather surprising.
Wise words for winter
Susie Burrell Any health professional who works in health and fitness knows the occupational hazard that arises at this time of year.
Delicious and nutritious?
As manager Roy Hodgson allows ketchup back into the diets of England’s footballers ahead of the World Cup, we look at the surprising health benefits of the red sauce.
Christie Aschwanden Researchers are finding that fitness has a long-term influence on a wide range of cognitive abilities.
Converts to HIIT, the fitness craze for 2014, argue that just two 35-minute sessions a week bring extraordinary benefits. Jim White is put through his paces.
In the name of science
Harry Wallop Having made a name experimenting on himself, TV presenter Michael Mosley is pushing himself to the limit for science – or, as far as his wife can stand.
Thea O'Connor 'When I tell people I'm a yoga instructor, they usually look at me in a funny way, like I'm joking,'' says Sarah Harry, of Ashwood, Melbourne.
Damien Murphy Darren Fittler could never have realised the electric fences on his parents' farm north of Coffs Harbour were good training for a 21-kilometre army-style obstacle course that lay ahead in adulthood.
The Gallic appetite for good food and wine is no secret. But less is known about how this strong culture helps a nation stay slim.
Libby McShane There's more to recovering from anorexia than just putting on some weight, writes *Libby McShane.
In physics, they say a body at rest tends to stay at rest. I know this first-hand. When on the couch watching Glee, I am likely to remain on the couch watching Glee.
Life after London
Sarah Berry Olympic athletes who put everything into competing can later crash into depression whether they win or lose.
Sarah Berry Americans and Brits view Australians through rose-tinted glasses. But, the reality looks a lot less glossy.
Iron (age) man
Megan Johnston Hikers exploring the Canberra hills should not be alarmed if they come across a man wearing no shoes, scrambling through the scrub.
Sarah Berry The battle to lose the kilos can be a tricky one fraught with undesirable effects, writes Sarah Berry.
Peter Foster It was one of those strange but illuminating coincidences: at the exact same time my BlackBerry began to buzz with the news Britain was threatening to put legal curbs on the amount of salt, fat and...
Rhiannon Sawyer Once the domain of elite athletes, extreme sports have gone mainstream.
Paula Goodyer Age need not be a barrier to keeping fit - even with strenuous exercise.
Lissa Christopher Acupuncture can reduce hay fever symptoms, new research shows.