Four out of 5 Americans live in cities, so urban planning can make a big difference in our lifestyles – especially if it promotes healthy diets and physical activity.
A lot of claims have been made about the benefits of tai chi, but do they all stand up?
In addition to its health and fitness benefits, exercise can also give your relationship a boost – especially if you exercise together.
From obstacle courses to playing music, school children give their thoughts on how to make a daily run more exciting.
Shovelling snow is excellent exercise that works the upper and lower body. However, it's important to remember that digging out from a storm pushes many people to their maximal fitness capacity.
Just one in four Indigenous women play sport or are physically active, with many citing racism, cost and gendered expectations as barriers.
Research shows it generates future savings for society by lowering demand for health and social care services.
The age of the Industrial Revolution also saw a fitness revolution in Britain.
Gym memberships spike as people make their New Year's resolutions – but very few people will actually use them past February.
Cross-country skiers are 50% less likely to develop depression than the general population.
Does it matter what type of physical activity you do?
New Year's resolutions are often no more than good ideas that last a few weeks. Research suggests, however, that putting purpose behind your resolutions can make a big difference. Here's how.
People tend to pay attention when things get personal, so you need to know how climate change is damaging things in your life.
Getting in better shape is one of Americans' top resolutions for the new year, but many people give up after six months. Here are some suggestions to make exercise enjoyable so you can stick with it.
Would you rather lounge in front of your TV than sweat in the gym? Your distant ancestors may well be (a little) responsible for your lack of motivation.
Trying a new exercise routine? Strapping on a new wearable monitor? An expert in human physiology explains the ins and outs of your heart rate and why it's a valuable number to understand.
There are a lot of misconceptions about exercise. Here are nine.
Physical inactivity contributes to dementia risk as much as genetics, according to research.
A global report looking at physical activity among 11-17 year olds has found 89% of young Australians don't get enough physical activity. This puts us towards the very bottom of the pile.
Experts in child health and physical activity offer recommendations for training of early childhood educators, and strategies to get kids moving.