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With Aussie temperatures regularly hitting the high 30s this summer, you'd have to be barmy to run while the sun is up. Unfortunately, once the air has cooled down enough to run you're basically in pitch-black darkness. So how do you run outdoors safely?

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Video: If you never learned to swim, it’s not too late. In this video, we follow Terry, 35, who never got around to learning to swim, and JR, 30, who’s been afraid of the water since nearly drowning as a child.

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The hotter it is, the slower you run - but humidity plays a role too. When the air is full of moisture, sweating doesn't cool you down like it usually would. You won't be able to run as fast, because your body is trying to prevent you from overheating.

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All of the cardio machines are lying to you. There’s probably some workout on the elliptical that promises to keep you in the “fat burning zone,” and a chart on the treadmill informing you that the zone exists when your heart is beating at a certain rate. Forget it. The fat burning zone is a myth.

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Crap. Summer holidays are just around the corner. That means we've got barely a month to make our bodies look vaguely presentable in a swimsuit. One solution is to blow a small fortune on a personal trainer. Alternatively, here are 50 ways to fast track your health that won't cost you anything (and will make you a happier person in the process).

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Like most guys of a certain vintage, I have mixed feelings about my body. Staying lean and not surrendering to the siren’s call of the dreaded 'Dadbod' is a key concern. But then so is building and maintaining enough muscle so that I can keep up with the young bucks on the soccer field or in the gym.

One of the main keys to success is your diet. You need a meal plan that's high in healthy carbs, fats and proteins. More importantly, it needs to be easy to prepare and affordable - so you'll actually stick to it.

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I've never been a fan of New Years' resolutions. Many are made in the throes of revelry during parties, are responses to dares or simply statements of aspirations with no real plan for achieving them.

But this year, I decided to take a crack at setting a couple of specific goals for 2019. I had a birthday over the holiday period and that was also an opportunity to think seriously about where my life is heading. This is what I'm planning for 2019 and how I'm going to track and achieve my goals.

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When we asked what you liked from last year’s fitness challenges, many of you said that you enjoyed having something new to add to your routine. So we’ll continue the challenges in 2019 by highlighting some under-appreciated exercises you should know.

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Finding the right motivation to lose weight often comes from others who have similar experiences. Losing weight requires lifestyle changes you can sustain. The initial weight loss is only part of the equation. You need to have a plan in order to maintain your loss.

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One of my favourite parts of the holiday period is getting out on the trail. Getting out from behind the laptop and into my trusty hiking boots is the perfect way to unwind.

But as relaxing as nature is, it's imperative to always have safety at the forefront of your mind - especially when you're also dealing with the summer heat.

Whether you're new to the trial or a seasoned hiker, you should always have these in your backpack.

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Heat stroke is a serious condition that can result in seizures, organ failure, and more. And before you get heat stroke, you'll experience a milder condition called heat exhaustion. Knowing signs of both can help you keep yourself and your friends safe.