VO2 max: Definition

Maximal oxygen intake (VO2max) VO2 max is the maximum amount of oxygen an individual can consume per minute. It can be measured by a VO2max (maximal oxygen intake) test. The test, which is usually carried out by a fitness expert at a sports centre, takes around 10 minutes. Depending Read more ...

Body Fitness

If an individual has decided to start exercising, she needs to know how fit – or unfit – she is in order to choose the right level of activity. The best advice is for an individual to consult her doctor, who will carry out general health tests to ensure that it is safe for Read more ...

Weight Problems

EFFECTS OF EXCESS WEIGHT A person who is overweight or obese is likely to suffer from a number of physical and emotional problems. In brief: • Physical symptoms such as shortness of breath, aching legs, swollen ankles and aggravated back pain. • Low energy levels. • Read more ...