Vigorous exercise good for kids, study finds

Ten minutes a day of high-intensity exercise may be beneficial for children, study finds. Research out of the US has found that replacing low-intensity exercise with brief periods of higher-intensity or vigorous physical activity may be beneficial for the health of young people, particularly when it comes to their risk of diabetes, heart disease and […]

5 benefits of small group training

Whether you can only fit in a quick 30-minute training session or just enjoy a little competition, small group training is becoming a popular activity at many gyms and fitness centres around Australia. Here are five reasons why. 1. Motivation. Training with a small group of people (on average five to 10) in a circuit-style […]

Exercise better than medicine for anti-aging

Combining strength training with HIIT cardio fights the effects of aging, study finds. A new study has found that exercise — and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in particular — is great at delaying the aging process. Exercise causes cells to create more proteins for their mitcochondria, where energy is produced, and for their ribosome, whose […]

Weights and cardio exercise best for breast cancer survivors

Exercise beneficial for breast cancer survivors, study finds. New research published in the journal Obesity suggests that a combination of resistance and aerobic exercise is extremely beneficial for survivors of breast cancer in managing the side effects of post-treatment hormones, as well as improving body composition and health outcomes overall. Post-menopausal breast cancer survivors take […]

Hands off your phone during exercise

No phone cardio is the way to go. Like to text or check your Facebook while you’re on the treadmill or going for a walk? New research suggests that’s not good for you or your workout. Two new studies published in the journals Computers in Human Behavior and Performance Enhancement & Health have found that […]

Moderate exercise helps fight inflammation

20 minutes on the treadmill can do you a world of good. Think that just 20 minutes of exercise won’t do much for your health? Think again. Researchers from the University of California San Diego’s School of Medicine have found that just even one exercise session of moderate intensity can act as an anti-inflammatory by […]

Safety in the Gym: 10 Top Tips

10 Gym Safety Tips. It’s never a bad time for a refresher course on gym safety but after the recent news that a gym member in Iowa, USA, died when he dropped 140 kilos on himself during a bench press, it’s more important than ever to know how to use the gym safely. Accidents in […]

Infrequent exercise still beneficial for health

Exercising just once or twice a week has benefits for your health, new research has found. With the busy lifestyle many people have these days, it can be hard to find the time to get to the gym to exercise. However, a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that people who perform just […]

20 Fitness Motivation Quotes

20 motivational quotes to inspire greatness in the gym. Lacking motivation to get back into the gym? Back in the gym already but feel stagnated? Or maybe you’re just looking for new inspiration for a the new year. Whatever your situation, reading words of wisdom from successful people can be super-inspiring. With that in mind, […]

Exercise critical for overall health

When starting a health and fitness program, the focus should be on overall health rather than weight loss alone, according to new research. A new Canadian study has found that weight loss programs focusing on both exercise and nutrition are more effective at helping people lose weight and improve health outcomes overall. These programs are […]