Team sport players are as good at endurance as long-distance runners and as powerful as bodybuilders – and it is down to their blend of training, a study suggests.

The key is to combine strength and endurance training, researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University say.

Cycling, running or swimming is recommended for all-round fitness.

But climbing stairs or doing chores – energetically – also works, as an alternative to the gym, they said.

Source: Power and endurance training ‘key to all-round fitness’ – BBC News