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.
No matter how much you weigh, there are many benefits to starting exercise, from a reduced risk of heart disease to better mental health.
A biologist frustrated by his own struggle to lose weight explains why simply exercising more and harder won't melt the pounds away.
A guide to physical activity for those over 60, from the lifetime physically active to the late starter.
Running once a week, or for 50 minutes a week, significantly improves your health and reduces your risk of dying at a single point in time.
The marathons in next year's Tokyo Olympics have been moved to Sapporo, because of concerns around Tokyo's extreme heat. The move, though controversial, will reduce risks to the athletes' health.
Fasting exercise could help lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
There's no substitute for study, but if you want to help yourself do better in exams, you should get enough sleep, exercise and try to enjoy the process.
It's often said that "bad posture" can cause neck pain but science seems to indicate that other factors might be at play.
We just need shops, cafes and other services within easy reach to get us walking extra minutes in our busy days.
Oxygen is vital for life, so much so that cells can sense when there isn't enough and adapt almost instantly. So how do they do it? The winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology figured it out.
Researchers are looking for ways to determine who's most at risk for dementia and also ways to detect it early. A scientist who has studied low blood pressure makes a case for a link between the two.
You only need a small amount of time to make a big difference.
Expert looks at latest diet trend which claims 'resetting' your hormones is the key to losing stubborn weight.
It doesn't matter much how much you exercised in your youth, according to the science. What really matters is how much you exercise now.
It's normal for expectant mums to worry about how their activities might affect their baby's health. But when it comes to vigorous exercise, the evidence shows there's nothing to worry about.
We need to keep active and exercise to stay healthy. So why not teach school kids some of the activities they'd go on to enjoy later in life?
What the science says about working out in extreme temperatures.