How Getting Sweaty Makes Us Human

Working out and working up a sweat go hand-in-hand. But perspiration is about much more than keeping cool. According to Dr Vybarr Cregan-Reid it also sets humans apart from other animals, and has helped us climb to the top of the evolutionary ladder. MARGO WHITE: Why do we sweat? DR VYBARR CREGAN-RE...


How Much Should I Exercise?

It is important to realise that even a small amount of physical activity is better than none. If you currently do no physical activity, start by doing some, and gradually build up to the recommended amount. The current Australian Physical Activity Guidelines recommends that each week adults should a...


Protein Power

Everyone is talking about it – in the clubs, in magazines, online – so what’s all the fuss about protein? What is Protein? First to understand what protein is. Protein is a macro nutrient that is found in animal products like meat, milk products, eggs and fish, as well as non-animal products –...


How Years of Failure Made Me Work Out Again

The exact moment one man realised he was direly out of shape Once, a long time ago, I was fit. It had never happened before and, until last week, I wondered if it was ever going to happen again. I vividly remember the feelings: Legs that didn’t ache after a few flights of stairs. Back muscles I coul...