Fitness

Some people appear to be considerably younger or older than their chronological age. Genetic signatures that may help explain this have been discovered by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, United States. The age-associated genetic patterns were found by analysing skin cells from people of various ages, according to a
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If you feel you’re getting stuck in a rut, changing up your workout routine can be a great way to boost both performance and motivation. And with many popular workouts getting fresh updates for 2019, with at-home fitness getting some high-tech accessories, and new trends in yoga emerging, next year is an opportunity to get
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Before 2014, Gracie Hee would never imagine herself kicking and punching her way to winning Muay Thai competitions. Today, the primary school teacher in Kuantan is so passionate about the sport that she is a coach and serious contender. “Muay Thai has changed my life. Even though I led a very active lifestyle before by
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You don’t have to be an athlete to get tendonitis – the condition that causes inflammation of a tendon. It can occur at any age, in any gender, and usually results from doing repetitive motions over time, which puts strain on the tendon. Homemakers often get it as they are repeatedly cooking, mopping, gardening, painting
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Perhaps you’ve experienced this before: It’s a beautiful day and you’re feeling motivated for a run, or some sports and exercise. Fuelled by the desire to challenge yourself, you decide to increase your workout intensity and push yourself harder than you usually would. It’s all fun and games to finally break a sweat and accomplish
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Have you counted how many steps you walk a day? It takes approximately 2,000 steps to walk 1.6km, and 10,000 steps to reach 8km. A sedentary person walks about 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. On average, a Malaysian walks 3,963 steps daily, way below the global average of 5,000 steps. This hardly brings about
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Pretty soon, gyms might start losing their members. With Wifi, a smartphone and a bit of floor space at home, you can now YouTube your way to fitness. Or can you really? Last week, a friend of mine called, complaining of knee pain. Not a fitness buff, and after giving birth to two lovely children, she
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Any exercise can help you live longer, but new research shows some exercises can help you live longer than others. “And the study actually found that the team sports, the sports where you had some social connectivity, actually produced a greater longevity than those individual sports,” says Dr Ed Laskowski, co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports
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Of late, the sporting arena has turned into a colourful one, especially after the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If you tune in to any sports channel or attend a sporting event, you’d have noticed athletes strapping various body parts with multi-coloured tapes. These eye-catching pink, blue, black and yellow strips, referred to
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The next time you hop on a bicycle to head across town, consider this: your helmet may not perform well enough in an accident. A first-of-its-kind study using the latest techniques for simulating head injuries found significant variations in how bike helmets protect against concussions. Urban-style helmets – which have nearly solid covers with few
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When we refer to jogging, it is often about putting on shoes and going around the park or neighbourhood to sweat it out. Jogging is usually done at a slower, gentler pace, while running is performed at a much faster pace. Anything faster than eight to 11 km/hour would be classified as running. But slow jogging?
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Exams. Yes, the dreaded word can make students palpitate … and their parents too. Exam stress can affect students in different ways. For some students, taking exams is second nature to them. For others, it can result in sweaty palms and palpitations. Sounds familiar? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Health Ministry senior principal assistant director/public health physician
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In my last column, I talked about accidents at the gym. This week, we take a look at the three body parts most commonly injured during a workout. Often, such injuries stem from poor posture, faulty technique, improper footwear, anatomical causes, and trying to do too much too soon. To prevent an injury, it is
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Nike recently unveiled Nike City Ready, a new collection from Nike Women, which allows female athletes to train and run in style, or simply look good off-duty. The all-female design team has created a collection that takes advantage of Nike’s innovative technology for performance-ready pieces that are also aesthetically pleasing, with directional silhouettes and cuts
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