The Guardian | Thursday 11, June 2009
Surprising as it may seem, the over-65 age group is less active than any other. But exercise doesn't have to fall off the agenda as you age - in fact, it can help you live a longer, healthier and happier life. Sam Murphy finds out more.
Exclusive to website | Wednesday 19, August 2009
Some people rarely run a step outside the confines of the gym, while others loathe the treadmill…but how ever you feel about the running machine, these ten tips will help you get more out of using it, making your workouts not only more effective, but also more fun. Honest!
The Observer | Sunday 27, July 2008
Most people assume that as we get older, physical performance declines. But a growing body of evidence suggests that it's not physiological changes that make us slower, weaker and fatter but a decline in training. One study, published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found that in competitive masters athletes, it wasn't until the age of 75 that significant declines in performance were found! One man proving that older needn't mean slower is Olympic swimmer Mark Foster, who I interviewed for Observer Sport Monthly. Find out what he, and a host of experts, have to say about the chances of attaining a new PB once past the first flushes of youth...
The Huffington Post | Friday 13, July 2012
The Olympic legacy was meant to be a fitter, more active nation, but research published this week in The Lancet shows that two out of three Britons are not meeting the weekly physical activity guidelines. Our unwillingness to work up a sweat is not only contributing to the likelihood of ill health but is also knocking years off our lives, says Sam Murphy.
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