Fit doctors more likely to prescribe excercise, study finds

The new study, published in the British Journal of General Practice Open, concludes that doctors’ own lifestyles influence their preventive counselling about physical activity. The authors questioned doctors who were taking part in the Longitudinal Study of Norwegian Medical Students and Doctors. Of the 526 medics who responded, 307 (58%) […]

Best exercise to lose weight, here’s why experts call squats king of weight loss exercises

Whether you’re doing squats for weight loss or to gain an enviable, toned body, it is important to get the right form while doing it. Once you have mastered the art of squatting, you’ll see results around your thighs, glutes, calves and seat. There’s a reason why squat is called […]

3 exercise myths busted

On a treadmill, a jogger is forced to stay within the narrow confines of the treadmill belt, which may interfere with his natural running gait and stress his limbs. THERE is no doubt that exercise is important for good health. Not only does it maintain bone and muscle mass, it […]

Can I exercise during pregnancy, what types of exercise are safe and is there any risk of miscarriage?

UNDERSTANDABLY a lot of mothers-to-be get nervous about the idea of exercising during their pregnancy. But when you think about it, nine months is a long time to avoid the gym… here’s everything you need to know about keeping your unborn baby safe while exercising. ALAMY 5 If you’ve always […]

London firefighters injured in boat-inflation mishap while training

The case of two London firefighters who were injured during a training exercise on Fanshawe Lake Friday highlights the dangers of the job, the department’s deputy chief says. More than a dozen firefighters were participating in water-training exercises on Fanshawe Lake around 11 a.m. when the two were injured, acting […]

Heart patients need to focus on fitness and exercise, not weight loss

Patients with coronary heart disease should aim for a fitter self for a longer life, according to a study. Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have found that heart disease patients can gain weight without jeopardizing their health, but sitting in their recliner incurs significant health […]