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Aerobic exercise and tai chi keeps mind sharp for over 50s

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Taking up exercise at any age is worthwhile for the brain, Australian research shows.

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Melburnians Victoria University needs your dodgy knees

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In a world-first study, Victoria University researchers are investigating what happens to the body when an older person with osteoarthritis of the knees stumbles or falls.

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Top 3 tips for staying positive and productive in the darker months

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As the end of daylight savings can leave Aussies feeling pretty blue with the lack of sunlight leaving many feeling tired, unproductive and lacking in energy. Highlighting the impact of lighting on people’s lives, recent research conducted by Philips Lighting shows that 80% of the nation feel more positive if they live in a light

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Older Australians urged to count steps and stay out of hospital

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Older Australians can reduce their time spent in hospital by walking an extra 4300 steps, or 3 kilometres per day, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

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Exercise : motivation gets you started, but routine keeps you going

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The benefits of exercise have been well documented over the years. Carol Maher and Tim Olds, Researchers from the University of South Australia review the best science about how to start an exercise habit, and how to keep it going.   

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Health Check: do cold showers cool you down?

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  It’s normal to feel hot, sweaty and uncomfortable in warm weather, but what’s the best way to cool down? To answer this question, Yossi Rathner, Joshua Luke Ameliorate and Mark Schier from Swinburne University of Technology took a look at how the body maintains stable internal (core) temperature.

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Measuring up: this year, aim for fitness over fat loss for long-term success

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Getting fit and losing weight are consistently among the top New Year’s resolutions, and January is the boom period for the billion-dollar gym industry. While any attempt to incorporate more exercise into our lives should be welcomed, it’s time to rethink the reasons for joining the gym. And, in particular, the way we measure success

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Starting yoga after 50

Starting yoga after 50

While many yoga classes across the country seem to cater to the youthful enthusiast who wants to sweat his or her way through an hour-and-a-half workout, a growing number of 50+ are raising questions about the best way to safely introduce yoga into midlife and beyond. We explore how to safely start yoga after 50. Starting

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4 Common Weight Loss And Exercise Myths

Originally written by Corneel Vandelanotte and published by The Conversation. The beginning of each year marks a fresh start for many, with most of us making promises to ourselves that we’ll ‘eat better’ or ‘exercise for longer’. Unfortunately, many of us will fall off the bandwagon – but there’s no reason you can’t climb back on.

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How To Weightlift In Your 50s, 60s And Beyond

As we age we usually have less vigour for fitness, and often it becomes far too easy to slow down and forget about our fitness all together. But really, must our ageing mean a complete stop to physical activity? Certainly not. You might not be keen to run a marathon, but incorporating some resistance or weight bearing

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