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sport

Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
January 23, 2019

How to stop chafing

Chafing is always a risk, especially in summer. Here’s how to prevent and treat this common problem. Chafing is a type of skin irritation that can go from mild to extremely painful within minutes. It happens when skin continuously rubs against skin, clothes or other surfaces. The inner thighs, underarms, ankles and nipples are all prone to chafing, especially when you’re participating in sports activities. If you’ve ever done a long run or hike, your feet and/or ankles probably chafed at some point, leading to painful blisters. Heat, moisture, poorly fitting clothes and shoes, and excessive or unusual exercises all…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
November 30, 2018

Sports to suit your body type

As you grow older, your body develops into a shape that’s mainly dependant on your genetic makeup. This lets you know what kind of body you will have, and how well it will work. To know which sports you’re likely to excel at, it’s best to know which body shape and type are the best fit for certain activities. From a scientific point of view, there are three main components of how your body is built. These are: body type, body size (height and weight) and body composition (body fat percentage). To maximise the advantages of your body type, you…
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Pregnancy
April 14, 2017

Serena played tennis while pregnant – should you?

Serena Williams' hinted pregnancy has taken twitter by storm this week, and although it may be good for publicity, is exercise good for her baby? The tennis player posted a picture of herself on Snapchat yesterday (19 April), with the caption '20 weeks'. This means she was pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January. So, what would the doctor have to say about this? "Generally speaking, pregnant women can play tennis early in pregnancy. In fact, the cardiovascular activity is good for mom, and as a rule of thumb: what's good for mom, is good for baby. However,…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
January 25, 2016

Which type of sport suits YOU?

It’s a fairly common question – what exactly IS the best type of exercise? Runners are lean, but sometimes too skinny, cyclists have huge legs but small arms, cross fitters are strong all over but, well just a little bit scary. So which one is it? Ask a dozen physiologists which exercise is best, and you’ll get a dozen wildly different replies. So, we’ve done our best to narrow down your options: (more…)
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