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Fitness - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

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Almost a quarter of the world will be obese by 2045 researchers warn

One in eight people, up from one in 11, will have type 2 diabetes.

'It's just like go out and have a huge fight, and run until you can't anymore'

In her weekly column, Irish international and Cork football star Saoirse Noonan delves into the differences in GAA and soccer training.

Fitness - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Boost productivity and improve sleep patterns - the benefits of early-morning exercise

Personal trainer David Last on why we should look to get our exercise in as early as possible.

Fitness - Monday 21 May, 2018

'The gym is not an obsession, but it's not far off'

In his second fitness column for The42, former Munster out-half Jonny Holland discusses life after professionalism.

Fitness - Sunday 20 May, 2018

5 of the most useful fitness resources to help you achieve your goals

Apart from The42 of course.

'It's an amazing outlet, the release it gives you. Throw on your runners, it's so easy'

First marathon to Olympic marathon in a year, triathlons and rowing – Caitriona Jennings shares her story.

Fitness - Thursday 17 May, 2018

7 of the most extreme endurance challenges in the world

Whoever said ‘Impossible is nothing’ had clearly never heard of these races.

Fitness - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Get out, get active! 5 outdoor exercises to really push yourself this summer

In her weekly column, Irish international and Cork football star Saoirse Noonan tells us how you can replicate her pitch training.

Fitness - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Work your body! Three of the best and most effective full body kettlebell workouts

Here’s David Last’s weekly column.

Fitness - Monday 14 May, 2018

'Rugby wasn't always my first love, but when I knew... I knew'

In the first of his new weekly columns for The42, Jonny Holland talks about his love of sport and fitness.

Fitness - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Fitness - Saturday 12 May, 2018

'You tell yourself never again, but it's a drug. You crave more even when you should say no'

The42′s Ryan Bailey pens his first Follow Fitness column, as he prepares to take on his first triathlon.

Fitness - Friday 11 May, 2018

Training for a triathlon? Here's a 5-step stretching routine to help with the cycling leg

Muscle pulls are a disaster and this will help you avoid them.

Fitness - Thursday 10 May, 2018

The 12-week couch-to-10k training plan to make the most of the Irish summer*

*We can’t promise an actual summer, but we can give you a three-month training plan regardless.

Fitness - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

'I hated playing with the girls at first, but I got used to it'

In the first of her new weekly columns for The42, Saoirse Noonan maps her rise to where she is today, combining top-level sports.

Follow Fitness: Check out The42's new series tracking three very different fitness journeys

Today The42 launches a new kind of fitness content.

Fitness - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Why the change in weather should bring a shift towards a healthier lifestyle

Personal trainer David Last on how we can take advantage of the longer, brighter days.

Fitness - Friday 27 April, 2018

5 tips for getting yourself in gear ahead of the 2018 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle

You don’t need to spend a fortune on bike equipment to cycle the Ring of Kerry for charity…

Fitness - Thursday 12 April, 2018

'Exercises have no gender, kinda....' - A closer look at gender neutral training

Here’s Dean Merton’s weekly column.

Fitness - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

What to eat, goal-setting and sleep - Catherina McKiernan's pre-run tips

The running season is upon us with plenty of big events coming up.

Fitness - Sunday 8 April, 2018

'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness' Win

'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness'

Brent Pope and Jason Brennan have teamed up to write the newly-published Win.

Fitness - Thursday 5 April, 2018

5 of the most common workout excuses and how to overcome them

Personal trainer David Last has heard all the excuses down through the years, but writes ‘if it’s truly important to you than you will make it happen.’

Fitness - Thursday 29 March, 2018

3 simple recipe ideas for on-the-go protein snacks

Personal trainer David Last provides some inspiration on ways to ensure you’re hitting your daily protein targets.

Fitness - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Buddy Up! Reach your fitness goals with a little help from your friends

Find a community in which you can find accountability, support, and inspiration to reach your goals, writes personal trainer Dean Merton.

Fitness - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

5 gym exercises to help improve your 5k time this running season

As the evenings get longer, we’re back into running season.

Fitness - Sunday 18 March, 2018

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

Fitness - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Five of the best ways to train: Legs, pull, push, cardio and core

Personal trainer David Last gives his five simple components of a well-rounded workout plan.

Fitness - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Micro, meso, macro! A guide to setting fitness goals and actually hitting them

Here’s Dean Merton’s weekly column.

Fitness - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Chill, get active, learn: Your guide to slaying the Beast from the East

Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his thoughts in a different type of fitness column this week.

Fitness - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

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Band aid! The piece of kit you can use to improve mobility, core and strength

Personal trainer David Last on resistance bands and why they’re so useful.

Fitness - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Damian Browne on the capsizes, calm, blood and tears of his epic solo row across the Atlantic

We caught up with the former Connacht and Leinster lock as he rested up in Antigua after an incredible 4,800km solo row versus rough seas.

Fitness - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Finish strong! Three ways to end your session on a high

Personal trainer Dean Merton brings you through some quick and brutal (but effective) finishers.

Fitness - Friday 16 February, 2018

'I capsized twice in six hours... all I knew was my head got smashed against the side of the cabin' Resilient This post contains videos

'I capsized twice in six hours... all I knew was my head got smashed against the side of the cabin'

The low points stand out as the most vivid memories for Damian Browne after he completed his epic 4,800-kilometre row.

After 64 days at sea ex-Connacht and Leinster lock Browne completes epic row across Atlantic

‘Without a doubt this is the toughest challenge I have ever taken on,’ said Browne after embracing his parents, brother and sister in Antigua.

Fitness - Thursday 15 February, 2018

How to get the most out of the gym when playing team sports

David Last offers his best advice for your GAA, rugby or soccer gym programme.

Fitness - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Do less more often! Three useful fitness hacks (that aren't hacks at all)

Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his thoughts in his latest column.

Fitness - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

5 tips to help you stay consistent with your fitness goals in 2018

Remember, focus on the small wins, writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

5 training, stretching and mobility tips that will complement your running

If you’ve taken up running in the New Year, personal trainer David Last has some useful advice.

Fitness - Saturday 20 January, 2018

The Donegal man making big waves in the world of professional surfing

Conor Maguire has surfed some of Europe’s biggest waves.

Fitness - Thursday 4 January, 2018

New year, new me: Wilshere credits radical change in diet for improved performances

The Arsenal midfielder believes his diet helped him in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea.