Home > Fitness > Lifestages Lifestages All sections in Fitness » Exercise » Getting started » In the gym » Lifestages » Sport » Sports injuries » Running » Rugby » Walking » Cricket » Soccer » Cycling » Sports nutrition Older runners maintain youthful energy levels Treadmill assessments found that older runners burned oxygen at a similar rate as younger runners at a number of different speeds. take a Flexibility test » Receive Health tips » Ask Fitness Expert » Join Health24 on Facebook » 10 minute bikini-ready workout Why you need strength to run 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. Curb childhood obesity with healthy eating and exercise Virgin Active’s national Club V manager, Robyn Moore gives some tips in national School Health week on how to keep your child active and healthy. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Mental health & your work » How open are you about mental illness in the workplace? Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips. Sleep & You » Sleep vs. no sleep Diagnosis of insomnia 6 things that are sabotaging your sleep Kick these shut-eye killers to the kerb and make your whole life better – overnight.