Exercise & Fitness

Running and your back

Most of us will suffer an episode of acute low back pain.  Some will have frequent bouts and the pain

Heat stroke and heat exhaustion

When your body can’t keep itself cool you can develop heat illnesses, ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and,

Can you exercise away the effects of sedentary behaviour?

In an increasingly busy world, sedentary behaviour – that is sitting for prolonged periods of time – has become more

Can athletes excel on a vegetarian diet?

People follow vegetarian diets for a variety of reasons such as religious beliefs, personal and moral values, environmental concerns, health

Being fit protects against diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a difficult disease to manage that increases the risks of kidney failure, heart disease and blindness.

Being physically inactive can be a death sentence

Physical inactivity is a global pandemic increasing the risks of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia and some cancers like colon

Can one hour of exercise a day save your life?

One hour of exercise each day eliminates the health toll of sitting. The activity patterns of over one million people

What is the best type of exercise to do to lose weight?

What is the best type of exercise to do to lose weight?

Searching for the best way to lose weight? Should the emphasis be on diet or can the solution be found

Can genes pick a future gold medallist?

Does inheriting a good set of sporting genes determine a future gold medallist? Sporting prowess runs in families, so inheriting

Bursitis

What is bursitis? Bursitis is a painful condition that happens when you have inflammation of a bursa. Bursae are small

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