Those of us with desk jobs can take heart. According to new research, exercising for just 30 minutes each day can mitigate many of the risks associated with sitting too much.
Isobel Roe and Scott Mitchell
Just five bad nights of sleep can put your body in a pre-diabetic state, and if you are a man it can lead to a dramatic reduction in testosterone, according to a recent report commissioned by the Federal Government.
You have your runners on, your FitBit is charged, but now what?
When you exercise, your heart and breathing rates increase, delivering greater quantities of oxygen from the lungs to the blood, then to exercising muscles.
Determining an optimal heart rate for exercise depends on your exercise goal, age, and current fitness level.
Heart rate and exercise intensity share a direct, linear relationship: the more intense the exercise, the higher the heart rate.
When you exercise at the highest possible intensity, your heart will reach maximal heart rate (HRmax), the fastest rate it is capable of beating.
But exercising at a maximal heart rate (HRmax) for every exercise session will not produce efficient fitness results. These high intensities can rarely be sustained, negating the potential benefit of the exercise.
Anna Kelsey-Sugg and Amanda Smith
If you can play Chopsticks on the piano, dance the Nutbush or ride a bike, chances are you've experienced muscle memory.
The human function allows us to perform actions without conscious effort — but is that 'memory' in the muscles, or the mind?