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Should We Blame Ancient Greece for Today’s Search for Six-Pack Abs?

The cultural obsession with six-pack abdominal muscles shows no signs of abating. And if research into male body image is to be believed, it will likely only grow, thanks to social media. By Conor Heffernan Today, there’s an entire industry centered...

Meet the 90-Year-Old Greek Marathon Runner

Marathon runner Stelios Prassas, at 90 years old, will likely be the oldest athlete to participate in the upcoming Athens Marathon. Prassas, who prides himself in maintaining not only the physical fitness of a teenager, but also the spirit of...

Celebrity Fitness Coach Xenios Charalambous Talks Training Career and Heritage

Celebrity fitness coach and expert Xenios Charalambous chatted with Greek Reporter about his career over Zoom, and how he went from playing video games to becoming an accomplished fitness professional. "I have been doing well," he said, during the quarantine....

Greek Siblings Launch App to Connect Over 10,000 Athletes

A platform popular with tens of thousands of athletes worldwide, Racecheck, was created by Greek siblings Alexandros and Katerina Tanti. The app was inspired by the duo's love for triathlons. Together, the siblings created the Racecheck website, to be accompanied...

Did Ancient Greeks Suffer From Middle-Age Spread?

Middle-age spread; a modern-day problem that worries millions of people or an inherent feature of human nature? As people get older, the body is may start losing its ability to remain in shape. An increase in bulk, especially in the waist...