Fitness

5 Workouts to Build Core and Hip Strength for Runners

The exhilarating feeling of running free and watching as the trail expands and opens in front of you is something

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.

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

Are dog owners more physically active?

People who owned a dog were much more likely to fulfil physical activity guidelines, compared with people who didn’t. Public

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

Team sports and depression in young people

Weekends spent playing team sports – especially soccer, netball and cricket in Australia – are a common experience of childhood.

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

How school policies can prevent obesity

Overweight and obesity in children are worrying health concerns. One way that public health programs can help address this is

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