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Don’t argue; but exercise and eat nuts

Don’t argue; but exercise and eat nuts ‘Walnuts interact with the microbiome’ to produce beneficial effects on gut flora, reports The Journal of Nutrition. By Peta Bee The Times Run or cycle three times a week Most top athletes have superior gut health to sofa-surfers, but exercise more often and you too could boost your microbiome ...

Shortage of snooze nothing to sneeze at

Shortage of snooze nothing to sneeze at Taking work home with you can affect sleep and also your productivity Sean Parnell HEALTH EDITOR @seanparnell   11:00PM November 8, 2018 Maybe it’s the kids waking early. Or the curlews crying out through the night. Or the mozzies or the dogs or the developers or the hoons or the tricky bladd...

Youthfulness begins in the brain

Youthfulness begins in the brain Neuroscientists Norman Doidge and Michael Merzenich recommend keeping the brain young by forcing it to grow new neurons. Recently I was talking to a man of my age who said he was feeling old. He said he didn’t really want to go out much at night, preferring to stay home and watch TV, or Netflix and equiv...

Seven painful side-effects from overdoing exercise

Seven painful side-effects from overdoing exercise Even yoga can bring on painful injuries. Is your high-intensity workout giving you headaches? Do you have Spinning foot? Then you’re not alone. As more of us acquire a gym habit, we’re seeing a new wave of unwanted side-effects that go beyond the common muscle tears and strains. In so...

Stay active to keep chronic low back pain at bay

Stay active to keep chronic low back pain at bay Last year, 245.9 million new cases of low-back pain emerged around the world. It is often trivialised, made out to be only a part of life, certainly nothing to bang on about. But low back pain has been one of the leading causes of disability globally for nearly three decades. Last year alo...

Sit-ups raise concerns for spines

Sit-ups raise concerns for spines Sit-ups increasingly are black-listed in gyms and are no longer seen as the standard of fitness in the armed forces of some countries. Australian Monday 26/11/18 By Peta Bee 11:00PM November 25, 2018 Sit-ups once were considered an unrivaled standard of fitness; the number of abdominal crunches you could ...

‘Fat’ marathon runner defies doctor to chase bigger challenges

‘Fat’ marathon runner defies doctor to chase bigger challenges Julie Creffield runs in Central Park before taking on the New York marathon. Picture: AFP AFP 12:00AM November 5, 2018 Six years ago a doctor told Londoner Julie Creffield she was too fat to run a marathon. She had none of it, and proved him wrong. The 40-year-old mother o...

Weight training will give you strength in battle of waistline

Just 13 minutes of regularly lifting weights has marked results. If you avoid the weights when you visit a gym, you could be making a big mistake. Scientists believe they are among the best tools for reducing your waistline and improving your long-term health — and express sessions of 13 minutes could be enough to make a difference, s...

The Ab Exercise Women Shouldn’t Do

If you’re trying to starve yourself into a better body, you’ve got it all wrong. The path to a lean physique runs right through the kitchen. We women spend a lot of time designing workouts that properly target muscle groups like quads, glutes, and shoulders. We pay careful attention to exercise selection, periodization, freque...