Globe Health Club Blog

Eating for Aesthetics: 10 Essential Rules to Get Muscle Beach Ready

Mass monster? Nah…you’d rather be proportional and ripped, right? Here are the top 10 nutritional strategies you need to ensure you’re on track to a lean, muscular physique. Anyone can eat enough to get big. But if you want to add the kind of size that looks right when you’re strolling down the boardwalk by the Mus...

Teenagers tan today, pay tomorrow

Teenagers tan today, pay tomorrow Australians aged 18 to 40 who are regular users of sunscreen in childhood reduce their risk of developing melanoma by 40 per cent compared with those who rarely use sunscreen. Summer may be a week away but skin cancer is a year-round issue in Australia, where lifestyle and environment put us at greater ri...

Train for as many months as you want but the New York Marathon is a mental game

Train for as many months as you want but the New York Marathon is a mental game Sophie Tedmanson after completing the New York Marathon on November 4. By Sophie Tedmanson 11:00PM November 12, 2018 Crossing the finish line of the New York Marathon, I blew a kiss skywards, then started sobbing and collapsed into the arms of a stranger — a...

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 ...