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Locomotion

The secret science of running

Are modern men and women born to run, or must our 21st-century bodies be carefully cross-trained to stay fit and healthy?

When it comes to care and training of today's distance runner, expert opinions are mixed.

Tuesday, 21 August, 2012, 11:49am

Rock-solid confidence

Rock climbing has been a stepping stone for Ricky Kwok Chung-hang in more ways than one. Thanks to the sport, he learned that success takes hard work and patience. Rock climbing even led the shy 18-year-old to musical theatre, and he now aspires to be a radio DJ.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Learning the ropes

Jim Skiera, executive director of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), is craning his neck to see a climber high up in a tree. The climber scampers across the canopy, ringing small bells tied to the branches, all part of a tree-climbing competition that has brought together Hong Kong's small climbing and arborist community.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Wind down on the home stretch

It's tempting to wrap up a workout quickly and head for the showers and food, but spending just a few minutes stretching after exercise can do wonders for your walking.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Get into your stride with perfect poise

Walking comes naturally as we go from baby to toddler, so having a walking coach seems like a joke.

'Most people are sceptical that they need one, because they think walking is just about putting one foot in front of the other,' says Freeman Lee, an International Association of Athletics Federations-certified track and field coach.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Put your best foot forward

Sitting down and standing up are things many take for granted, but for Gregory Lo, they were once a challenge.

The accountant had been plagued with chronic back pain and undesirable cholesterol levels, the results of a sedentary life and long office hours.

24 May 2011 - 12:00am

Glamour Gurus

Save my skin

During the autumn and winter months, my combination, acne-prone, sensitive skin gets really dry. What facial moisturiser should I use?

H2O desperate

Dr Leung Sze-kee says:

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Blind pedestrians forced to run gauntlet of the thoughtless

It was famously, if unkindly, said of a former American president that he had not the mental ability to chew gum and walk at the same time. Perhaps we should ask ourselves if some of Hong Kong's pedestrians are equally challenged.

13 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Rock climbers pay attention to safety

Rock climbing in Hong Kong is a thriving outdoor sport that provides physical and mental challenges for those with a sense of adventure. People can get involved in the activity at indoor and outdoor venues, or in locations within country parks.

2 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Get wet and wild in the ice kingdom of extreme sports

It's wet, it's wild and it's very cold: this is Norway, the ice kingdom of extreme sports.

Take scuba diving for starters. Divers familiar with Asia will recall strapping on a tank over their swimwear and not much else. In the waters off Norway, wetsuits are necessary - and the sights below the waves are out of this world.

5 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

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