Why rest is as crucial as exercise in keeping fit: Breaks allow muscles to recover and makes the body get fitter faster

Why rest is as crucial as exercise in keeping fit: Breaks allow muscles to recover and makes the body get fitter fasterWorking rest periods into exercise sessions makes you fitter, fasterSport scientists undertook study with cyclists By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 23:55 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 18 January 2013 Relax: Periods of relaxation can help exercise enthusiasts get fitter, faster If your resolution to exercise more is leaving you tired out, put your feet up.

Moob operations up 38% in a year as men are spurred on by buff bodies of Olympic athletes

Moob operations up 38% in a year as men are spurred on by buff bodies of Olympic athletes Excessive development of male breasts is thought to affect 40%of menNumber of man boob operations has doubled in the last five yearsCondition can be triggered by obesity, hormone problems and medication By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:01 GMT, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:12 GMT, 7 January 2013 Ricky Gervais is one high-profile sufferer of moobs The number of men going under the knife to get rid of their so-called man boobs has increased by 38 per cent in the last year, new statistics show.

Three-legged miniature donkey runs for the first time thanks to specially-made prosthetic limb

No more wonky donkey: New prosthetic limb helps three-legged Emma run for the first timeEmma the miniature donkey was born with a deformed leg which had to be amputatedThe artificial leg is one of the first to be created by equine surgeonsIt could spark the start of prosthetic limbs becoming available for all horses | UPDATED: 16:14 GMT, 1 October 2012 A miniature donkey, born with a deformed leg, is thriving after being fitted with one of the first prosthetic limbs to be created by equine surgeons.

Are 59 must-have sports bands a waste of money? Bracelet did nothing to improve skills of amateur rugby player

Are 59 must-have sports bands a waste of money Bracelet did nothing to improve skills of amateur rugby playerThe bracelets have become the latest must-have among amateur athletes hoping to improve their performance | UPDATED: 23:57 GMT, 3 September 2012 To the uninitiated, they look like ordinary black bracelets.

London Olympics 2012: Sex before sport WON"T ruin your medal chances

Good news for Olympians! Sex before sport WON'T ruin your medal chances A review of studies found sex doesn't reduce physical strength or enduranceNo research yet on psychological impact of the act | UPDATED: 16:33 GMT, 31 July 2012 The ancient Greeks believed athletes should avoid sex before sport, but modern Olympians and scientists are torn over whether abstinence enhances performance.

The oh, oh, Ohhh-lympics! As record 150,000 condoms are handed out to a host of super-attractive athletes, could London 2012 be the raunchiest games ever

The oh, oh, Ohhh-lympics! As record 150,000 condoms are handed out to a host of super-attractive athletes, could London 2012 be the raunchiest games everAthletes will receive 15 condoms each for the 17-day festival”I”ve seen athletes having sex out in the open, getting down and dirty on grass between buildings,” says U.S.

Why young girls are getting fatter: They manage just 17minutes of exercise a day

Why young girls are getting fatter: They manage just 17 minutes of exercise a day Children only get a third of recommended exercise a dayGirls less active than boys by the age of eight | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 21 June 2012 Many young girls only get 17 minutes of exercise a day, research suggests.

Olympics hero Dai Greene: How clean living has conquered my epilepsy

How clean living has conquered my epilepsy: An Olympic hero's remarkable recipe for beating seizures – without drugs | UPDATED: 23:21 GMT, 28 May 2012 Olympic gold medal hopeful Dai Greene has had to overcome more than just track hurdles in his career.