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The women who don’t know they’re autistic

July 26, 2017

Let’s call her Sophie. The description we’ll give could be that of any woman who is on the autistic spectrum without knowing it. Because they’re intelligent and used to compensating for communication impediments they may not be consciously aware of, these women slip through the cracks of our still-too-inefficient diagnostic procedures. Studies reveal one woman […]

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Sperm count can be reversed

July 26, 2017

Australian experts have responded to a new study which found men’s sperm count has dropped by nearly 60 per cent in the last four decades. In the meta-analysis of 185 studies, the researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Icahn School of Medicine found a 52.4 percent decrease in sperm concentration and a […]

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Getting fitter at any size

July 26, 2017

The irony of fitness promotion is that it rarely shows images of overweight people at the gym or using a set of dumbbells – even though they’re the group that often needs the most encouragement. “Ads for gyms have photos of muscled men and lean women in crop tops – yet they’re the people already […]

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Brisk walks may slow dementia

July 26, 2017

Exercise may bolster the brain function and thinking skills of people with dementia, according to a new report. The study’s findings suggest that walking a few times per week might alter the trajectory of the disease and improve the physical well-being of people who develop a common form of age-related memory loss that otherwise has […]

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Is the ‘alien yoga’ trend really healthy?

July 26, 2017

As far as Instagram trends go there’s not much that’s been left untouched – who can forget the thigh gap, the Cara Devigne eyebrows and the turmeric latte? But, just when you thought trends couldn’t get any weirder, our feeds are filing up with stomachs contorted into unrecognisable shapes. This trend is named alien yoga. […]

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Seven recovery secrets we often get wrong

July 26, 2017

When we talk about training, we tend to focus on performance and technique – how to get bigger, faster, stronger, better. Yet these goals cannot be reached without proper recovery. Recovery, unlike popular opinion, doesn’t constitute post-session beers. While nobody brags about how they “smashed their recovery this week”, perhaps they ought to: recovering properly from exercise allows […]

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Roxy Jacenko’s personal trainer, Ben Lucas, chosen by Apple for tech session

July 26, 2017

Steve Jobs 2.0 has been found in Sydney, but instead of technology he’s responsible for Roxy Jacenko’s taut abs. Ben Lucas, personal trainer and co-founder of Sydney’s Flow Athletic, has been chosen by Apple to attend its educational session in Hollywood next week. Despite being more into cardio than coding, his likeness to the Apple […]

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How clean is your gym?

July 26, 2017

Hitting the gym is a national pastime for many Australians, but does handling all that equipment mean that your body is handling a lot more too? With a steady flow of people using the gym throughout the day, we know that germs are just part of the package. But the extent of these germs may come […]

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