Martin Gibala

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When the pandemic curtailed gym hours, quite a few of us moved our workouts indoors. Photograph: iStock

Five minutes of burpees, jump squats and other calisthenics significantly improves aerobic endurance, according to one of the first randomised, contro(...)

Some habits learned during the pandemic may be worth holding on to. Photograph: iStock

Looking back on the past year, lockdowns and pandemic restrictions forced many people to start new routines. Work commutes disappeared for many. Fitne(...)

An intense 20-second ascent up stairs, done several times a day, can improve your fitness, a new study has found. Photograph: iStock

As little as 20 seconds of brisk stair climbing, done several times a day, might be enough exercise to improve fitness, according to a pragmatic new s(...)

The study found that 60 seconds of arduous exercise was comparable to 2,700 seconds of gentler exercise in terms of physiological effects.

It’s not that I am lazy, I actually enjoy being active. Honestly, I do. Like my colleague Damian Cullen, I have been known to wax lyrical about any f(...)