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Conquer Your First Rope Climb With These Intermediary Exercises

If you’re training for an obstacle race of some sort, then you’ll likely need to climb a tall rope. Climbing a rope, like the pull-up or push-up, can be worked on, one exercise at a time. Here are the exercises that will prepare you for rope climbing and more.


Even More Evidence BMI Isn't A Good Measure Of Health

We already knew BMI isn’t a great measure of whether a person is fat or not, but now a study confirms that it’s not a good measure of health either.


Thinking Cap: Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

Some truly gross stories of bad gym behaviour, an uplifting visit to a tea farm that’s been operating for over 600 years and how to get over the whole “X years experience required” in a job application in this week’s Thinking Cap!


The Best Cheap Or Free Places To Get A Great Workout

If paying for a standard gym membership just doesn’t fit your budget, there are plenty of low-cost, or even free, options that offer effective ways to work out. From public or non-profit fitness centres to bodyweight exercises in the playground, you can get a great workout without the membership fees.


See How Much Weight You Can Lose Playing Pokemon GO With This Calculator

While the slow strolling and constant stopping of Pokemon GO isn’t going to get you fit in only a few sessions, the game has plenty of long-term potential if you’re looking for a fun way to keep yourself moving. This calculator can help you plan out your Pokemon GO weight loss goals.


Ignore The Beginning To Get Motivated To Work Out

Getting started is the hardest part of any new habit, especially working out. If you want to get going, pretend that beginning doesn’t exist and start mentally preparing yourself for the middle.


Should You Measure Your Running In Minutes Or Kilometres?

Should you head out the door for a 30-minute run or a 5K? If you train for a marathon, are you working up to racing for 42km or for a certain number of hours? You can plan your workouts by time or distance, but each has its advantages. Here’s how to decide.


Running Goals Showdown: 5K Races Vs. Marathons

Once you set your sights on a race, it changes your training. The question today is, should we dream small or dream big? Should you aim for a fast and fun 5K sometime soon, or commit yourself to a full marathon of guts and glory?


How Much Pokemon GO You'd Have To Play To Actually Lose Weight

There’s no doubt that Pokemon GO is getting millions of people to get moving more, but is just playing it enough to start losing weight? Turns out you’d have to play a lot to start seeing any real results.


Eight Hip Stretches That Counter The Effects Of Sitting All Day

Video: You and I probably spend too much time sitting. Excessive sitting makes our hips very tight, which in turn, can affect our posture and make it harder to perform our best or move freely in general. If you have to sit for work, try a few of these hip stretches daily to keep that important joint healthy.


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