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Choosing your core training: for swimmers

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We’ve all heard the word ‘core training’ and ‘core strength’ thrown about in fitness circles. For athletes, whether you run, cycle or swim, you know that having adequate core strength is very important in order to avoid preventable injuries since most activities require a good body balance.

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Choosing your core training: for runners

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We’ve all heard the word ‘core training’ and ‘core strength’ thrown about in fitness circles. For athletes, whether you run, cycle or swim, you know that having adequate core strength is very important in order to avoid preventable injuries since most activities require a good body balance.

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Choosing your core training: for cyclists

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We’ve all heard the word ‘core training’ and ‘core strength’ thrown about in fitness circles. For athletes, whether you run, cycle or swim, you know that having adequate core strength is very important in order to avoid preventable injuries since most activities require a good body balance.

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Barbecues: Why You Should Add Beer

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If you’re a fan of barbecues, then you’ve probably come across beer-marinated steaks. But apart from imparting a unique flavour, it does something else to the meat that benefits more than just your tastebuds.

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Swearing Profanities Boosts Sports Performance

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Swearing may come naturally when we’re angry, but it’s also natural to swear when we’re trying to psych ourselves to be able to climb that last hill, or lift that last rep. This is because according to psychologists, swearing actually makes you stronger.

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High Intensity Workouts Slow Down Aging: Study

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Immortality may not be something any of us want, but when it comes to aging slowly – that’s another matter altogether. Sadly, the only creatures able to regenerate new cells at whim are not humans. However, there are things that we as humans can do to slow down aging. That’s what a team of scientists at Brigham Young University found out.

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Knee problems?

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Our knees are so underappreciated that we don’t realise how much they work for us until they hurt or break down. For many athletes, it’s a very common injury point. Knees take a battering over the course of a lifetime, bearing our full weight when we stand, and take in extra force with every jump, run, kick, slide, or slalom.

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Apps for Active Folks

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Research from JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research) has shown that exercise app users are more likely to exercise during their leisure time, compared to those who do not. This could be due to the fact that it’s making it easier for users to access. Whether you’re training for your first marathon/triathlon or attempting to shed some weight, or planning to go for nearby classes with a new workout buddy, there’s a download that can help amp up your results.

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Marathons: Setting Goals

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With a rapidly-growing list of marathons and fun runs that keep popping up almost every week in Singapore, it’ll only be a matter of time before leisure runners (and even non athletic types) will start taking part in one. But if you haven’t run a marathon (or long distance) before, there are things to keep in mind when preparing for one.

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Burning Calories with Sports and Sex

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Everyone knows that the surest way to burn calories – and lose weight – is to use more energy than you consume. Burning fat is not the only reason for getting active – regular exercise reduces your risk of heart disease. And one of the easiest, most accessible ways to burn calories is by brisk jogging – an adult weighing 75kg burns 430 calories in a moderately-paced 30 minute run (or 1/5 of the recommended daily caloric intake). But what other activities compare to that?

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