Gretchen Reynolds Your runner's high may be coming from what is essentially internally produced cannabis.
Health & Fitness
Some hacks for those of us who aren't natural allies to exercise.
Sarah Berry We might be stretching for the wrong reasons.
Patricia Reaney It may even reduce the risks of dying from cancer and other causes later in life.
Paula Goodyer We're a society that mocks female muscle but the benefits are broad reaching.
Michelle Bridges Eating breakfast before exercising wouldn't necessarily warm you up.
Paula Goodyer A reminder that regular exercise isn't just about healthier hearts.
Gretchen Reynolds Why do people run marathons again and again, despite the agonising pain?
Sarah Berry It's not just our sleep and wake patterns that are governed by natural rhythms.
You may not have been fitted in many years or even ever, but an expert fitter can make all the difference.
Michelle Bridges New goals, new exercises, and even a new outfit are pretty much essential, says Michelle Bridges.
A good bra is a lot like a good friend – both should be supportive and uplifting no matter what's going on in your life.
Michelle Bridges Vegetable-based protein powders are expensive but very much on trend.
Our fitness expert helps to manage inflamed Achilles and helps a chef prepare for an open-ocean swim.
Dorene Internicola "Even the best-intentioned get-fit efforts can founder before the demands of a corporate culture."
Our expert offers nutrition advice, suggests a workout makeover and serves up a healthy stir-fry.
Our fitness expert helps defeat negative self-talk and refreshes an active chef's workout routine.
Michelle Bridges Our fitness expert helps defeat negative self-talk and refreshes an active chef's workout routine.
Vigorous exercise, the kind that makes you red in the face, may be better than moderate exercise when it comes to living longer.
Michelle Bridges How to cut through all the paleo, gluten-free, 5:2 dietary noise.
Michelle Bridges Our fitness expert on how to gain weight and taking up exercise for the first time in your 40s.
Michelle Bridges Hi Michelle, my issue is the opposite of most people. I have been 56kg since I was 24, I'm now 44. I eat well and exercise, a lot, but want to gain 5kg and find this a challenge. Eating more high fat carb foods makes me feel bleh. Any tips for healthy calorie dense foods? Liz
It's hard to live a healthy lifestyle when you're packing in the big hours.
Our fitness expert on following your dreams and continuing good exercise habits into middle age.
Paula Goodyer Seven ways to get the best out of hitting the gym.
Michelle Bridges Our fitness expert on beating humidity and how to work up to 500 non-stop sit-ups
Sarah Berry When life becomes overwhelming and there's not enough time in the day, two exercises can transform the way you feel.
Michelle Bridges Our resident fitness expert dispenses sound advice and suggests a healthy dish.
Georgie Gordon Michelle Bridges has a powerful message for women: take control of your own life and your own body.
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Test of strength
Molly Wood As technology starts pushing us to be healthier and fitter, could apps replace personal trainers or the gym entirely?
Collette Beck The mere thought of exercise is boring for many people – but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Michelle Bridges Consistency is the name of the game, now and always.
Fit Not Healthy
Kasey Edwards Kasey Edwards talks to former elite marathon runner Vanessa Alford about the dangers of exercise addiction.
Dorene Internicola HIIT can blast calories, build muscle and boost endurance with impressive efficiency in just 20 minutes a day, but the catch is finding the right level of intensity outside the comfort zone, fitness trainers say.
Pizzas are turning into a nightmare on junk street.
Sarah Berry Exercise is good work for body, mind and health. But how much is too much?
Livia Gamble Your exercise program should be enjoyable but there are some rules that ought to be followed.
Let's Get Physical
Effie Mann Fitness at any size.
Getting up and at ‘em may mean more than just extra hours in your day.
Don't be seduced by data. It's no substitute for exercise!
Mind and body
Mike Plunkett The way we think about exercise and fitness may be a major barrier to being fit.
Five serves of vegies a day will help keep the doctor away.
Dom Knight Dom Knight on an admirable but incremental attempt at an athletic New Year's resolution.
Michelle Bridges Want a beer with your deep-fried chicken? Then be prepared to wear it, literally.
This Girl Can
Effie Mann Here's something that might stir you to get off the couch after a month of mince pies and rosé – well at least it feels more motivating than Spanx-like yoga pants and Fitbits, anyway.
Rosa Silverman A new study has shown the benefits for unborn babies of their mothers exercising during pregnancy, but women who do so are heavily scrutinised.
Sarah Berry And how ‘new’ are these fitness trends, really?
John Bingham The Goop detox is great ... if you like being sleepless and starving.
Michelle Bridges So you want to let yourself go? Do it, but lose the guilt.
Claire Cohen New research suggests that yoga could help cut heart disease and is just as effective as cardio exercise. Yoga refusenik Claire Cohen explains why nothing could tempt her into a sun salutation.
Sarah Berry A new study has found just one minute of "all-out" exercise can improve your health.
How much to indulge?
You can still party hard in the silly season if you do it right.
You can still party hard in the silly season if you do it right.
A Christmas Day workout is a present to yourself.
Lavanya Ramanathan Egg freezing's popularity is booming, but it's a choice that offers no guarantees.
Michelle Bridges A workout will fire up your brain as well as your body.
A workout will fire up your brain as well as your body.
Gym tricks + treats
Evelyn Lewin You're working up a sweat in the gym, so why are you still putting on weight?
Pip Coates Runners are constantly trying to find the perfect fuel that doesn't cramp their performance.