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Do you have a fat personality?

Do you feel you were meant to be fat? Experts now believe some people overeat by nature and certain personality traits determine whether they lose weight or not.

Tweaking an exercise routine to stay strong after 50

People turning 50 may want to consider tweaking their exercise routines because as they age stiffer joints, slower recovery from injury and the loss of lean body mass are among the perils facing the youngest baby boomers, fitness

How this old fart got fit

Actor and comedian Tim Plewman overhauled his life and despite being in his 50s he stopped smoking and began exercising and taking his health seriously. Here’s how he did it.

Recommended exercises in pregnancy

The type of exercise you choose in pregnancy should suit your skills, abilities and preference; and it should also fit within the guidelines for pregnancy.

How to exercise safely during pregnancy

When it comes to exercise during pregnancy there are a lot of myths around what is safe and what isn’t. We spoke to Dr Etti Barsky of Preggi Bellies SA to get the facts.

Exercise: the benefits for baby

Studies have shown that the placentas of women who exercised regularly in early to mid pregnancy grew faster and functioned better than those of healthy non-exercising women.

Students in the gym

Long hours sitting in lectures, in the library and in front of the computer make it tricky to find time to exercise.

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