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Fitness

The magic behind the medals

The most successful winter Olympian ever opened nearly two decades of training logs to researchers to shed light on how she achieved her goals. Now researchers have looked at two methods she used for her high-intensity training sessions to see how they compare.

Getting in shape by swimming

Researcher and swimmer Bjørn Harald Olstad has some tips to take to the water and get in better shape.

Out of shape gym users overrate their fitness

The rose bush does have thorns, but from another perspective the thorn bush has roses.

Scientists: Exercise can fight erectile dysfunction

Exercising several times a week can stave off erectile dysfunction among men. A new study outlines how much exercise it takes.

How exercise can slow the spread of cancer

“Thorough and solid” study suggests why intense training is so effective at preventing cancer.

People exercise less when they live next to noisy traffic

The likelihood of taking daily exercise falls by five per cent for every ten decibels of noise, shows new study.

Fitness is our religion

Society’s focus on health and exercise meet all the criteria of a religion, according to Swedish researchers.

Does it matter how long you sit—if you are fit?

It may not be enough just to meet public health guidelines for physical activity if you want to stave off the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle, especially if you are older.

Exercise in the morning and sleep better at night

If you find it difficult to fall asleep in the evening then you may want to consider switching your evening run to the morning, say scientists.

Fitness targeted in school gym classes

Raising pulses and preventing obesity in gym class are becoming more important than gaining motor skills. A professor strongly opposes to this.