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Heart rate apps let you know when to rest

Training times can be improved observing HR variability over time

Cycling without a helmet? Think again

Road deaths underline risks for two-wheeled commuters

Why we can exercise but not lose weight

Psychological factors behind a lack of success in shifting kilos

Malaria vaccines and business travel

Stance on prevention varies between US and Europe

Biological markers and longevity

Tracking of vital signs takes a new tack

Moderation needed: tuna sushi

Sushi and mercury toxicity risk

Most of us need to eat more fish — but of the right kind


Fasting plus cardio sheds weight quicker

Add intense exercise to eating less for striking results

Roll, don’t stretch after exercise

Effect on tight muscles is like a deep tissue massage

Exercise tracking: the Apple Watch

Apple Watch: a run for your money?

Excellent for motivating, but short on truly accurate monitoring

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Women feel under more stress at work

Willingness to acknowledge pressure is a factor

Is heel striking a problem for you?

Changing deeply ingrained running habits can be tricky

Statin shock: should I now take them too?

Defining who should take heart drugs is controversial

Rugby and American football injuries

Gladiatorial atmosphere fuels fears over health risks

Exercises to fix ‘text neck’

Too much screen time can cause serious posture problems

Beetroot good for sport and hypertension

The nitrate-rich food enhances workouts and lowers blood pressure

Use behavioural economics to lose weight

Financial incentives can push us to exercise, as Pact app shows

Genetic tests aid breast cancer battle

Causes for optimism but guidance on mammogram frequency varies

Train your brain to get you up that hill

Research on how the brain affects physical stamina

Can saunas enhance your workout?

Warming muscles may increase endurance

Protect eyes with careful use of LED

Vitamins and special lenses can help protect our sight

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