Exercise & Fitness

What does your walk say about your health?

How fast an older person walks – their ‘gait speed’ – has been used as a proxy for health for

Competition key when it comes to increasing exercise

People who were competing against one another did more exercise and formed better exercise habits than people who worked together.

Exercise is the drug you need for your brain

There have been many studies linking exercise with benefits for the brain but no-one’s been too sure about whether that’s

Exercise to prevent osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition characterised by weak and fragile bones that are liable to fracture. Normal, strong

Can peppermint improve athletic performance?

Exercising in the heat places extra strain on the body. For athletes, the higher work rate, perceived exertion and faster

Gut microbes good for marathon runners

Scientists have discovered that long-distance runners harbour colonies of bacteria in their gut that can help them to run for

What diet will improve exercise endurance?

A new study finds that switching to a Mediterranean-style diet can improve endurance exercise performance. A Mediterranean-style dietary pattern rates

Middle age: Is it too late to get fit?

Many of the health headlines we see emphasise the importance of starting young – whether it’s diet, exercise or general

Will a little exercise do a lot?

They arrive at their desk, huffing and puffing. They need a few moments to gather their breath before they can

Breaking from the classroom

It’s recommended that primary school children (aged five – 12 years) should aim for at least 60 minutes of moderate

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