Nike has recently displayed a plus-sized mannequin in its London store, triggering responses ranging from outrage to celebration. But there's no denying the health risks of obesity.
A new study shows that moderate to intense physical activity — such as playing soccer or running — for up to 50 minutes per day is associated with better mental health.
It's not enough to simply promote healthy eating and exercise without considering the very real environmental and structural constraints present in South Africa.
Contrary to what you might think, there's not one right way to sit. According to the principles of ergonomics, there are three good options.
Financial rewards can entice us to exercise more, and the benefits are lasting, according to a new research review.
Want teenagers to be more active? Just talk to them first
If you're unfit or overweight, there's lots you can do to make a new exercise regime both enjoyable and successful.
We blame electronic devices for our increasingly sedentary behaviours. So why not harness them to study our movement patterns and tackle urgent health crises?
Many people drink coffee for that extra bit of energy to go about their day. As well as sharpening our minds, there's evidence caffeine can give us a physical boost, too.
Most Canadian children spend too much time on screens and don't eat enough fruit and vegetables. Fathers can help by modelling healthy behaviours and getting involved in research.
Medical school efforts to cultivate good wellness practices and adaptive coping skills in medical students may offer an effective long-term solution to physician burnout.
We usually associate addiction with bad things like smoking, alcohol and gambling. But it's possible to be addicted to exercise, too.
Exercising at your maximal heart rate isn't always effective. Training smarter, not harder, will make you fitter.
Why getting up and doing housework can pile on the pounds.
The Greek body - white, muscular, masculine and middle class - dominated as an ideal type. This dominance continues today.
Doing kegel exercises is actually very beneficial for your pelvic floor muscles. Don't know how to do them? We have you covered.
Each extra hour of light activity above three hours cuts your risk of heart attack by 15%.
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe is now offering a new 'polygenic risk score' that reveals your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Does it work? Are our family physicians ready?
Doing the vacuuming or taking the dog for a walk? Pick up the pace – these bursts of incidental exercise could be key to improving your fitness.
Approximately 50% of the UK's poorest people live over 15 miles from a national park and most people require transport to get to them.