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Why Swimming May Be The Best Exercise For Older Adults

Falling down and getting hurt is a big problem for older adults, and researchers think that physical activity may lower people’s risk of falls. But now, a new study suggests that the only type of exercise that lowers older adults’ risk of falls is swimming. Researchers in Australia looked at about 1,700 men ages 70 […]

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Eating For Summer ~ Maximize Your Nutrition While Saving Money

With so many good food options coming into season, local Nutritionist Natalie Bourke from Health By Whole Foods explains how to maximize your nutrition and minimize your food budget. Eating seasonally is a practice that has largely been lost due to the Westernization of our modern diets where supermarket shelves, fruit shop displays and café […]

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Figon – Doing It For The Kids

Sutherland Sharks star striker Jordan Figon has certainly experienced some highs and lows in his relatively short career. A goal for St. George FC in his first grade debut at just 16 years of age; selected to the Sydney FC National Youth League team a year later; a spate of serious injuries – including two […]

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Could Fitness Improve Academic Performance?

Physical education may be one of the school subjects some pupils find the most daunting, but according to new research, regularly taking part in exercise and keeping fit could help to improve a child’s academic performance in the long term. This is the discovery of a paper carried out by scientists at the University of […]

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The Owner’s Manual For The Female Runner

Wider hips, smaller feet, and a host of other traits make women more susceptible to injuries. Here’s what to do about it. Whoever said that you can’t get too much of a good thing must not have been a runner—especially not a female runner. Sure, running helps you beat stress, lose weight, look fantastic, meet […]

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Nikas Scoring And Setting Goals

Eight goals in eight games is a fantastic return for any top of the line centre forward. Factor in that he is playing in midfield and has half that amount in assists, and one begins to recognise that Panny Nikas may well be having his best season yet. The Sutherland Sharks midfielder is a goal-machine, […]

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Did You Know Muscles Are Key To Good Health?

If you still see exercise as an optional extra, not a health essential, science is finding more reasons to change your mind ~ including new research that suggests strong muscles are good medicine. One of the most compelling recent findings is that muscles are actually a huge secretory organ. When we exercise them, they release […]

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Olsen Eager For Redemption

Nicholas Olsen is eager to make up for lost time after returning to his old stomping ground with the Sutherland Sharks. The 18-year-old speedster was a regular in the Sharks line-up last year helping them reach the finals series and was a talent that was spotted during the course of the year. But after being […]

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Sit Less, Move More: Why Australia Doubled Its Exercise Guidelines

Australians are sitting down and lying around so much, experts have doubled the recommended amount of exercise and say we need to get up out of our chairs – even if we already do “enough” exercise. More and more studies are finding links between “sedentary behaviour” and weight gain, type 2 diabetes, poor muscle tone, […]

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Sydney FC’s Troubles Open The Door For Sky Blues Young Gun Dylan Caton

Dylan Caton has found himself in an ideal situation, in the midst of tough times for Sydney FC. While the club is in the middle of dealing with well-documented internal strife — along with an inconsistent season — coach Frank Farina has given young gun Caton his opportunity to make his way up from the […]

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