Modified ball sports, like walking rugby, are increasingly popular with older people.
People intuitively know what is best for their mental health. A new approach suggests enforcing this belief like regular exercise.
The government's new exercise campaign encourages us to get 30 minutes of physical activity a day. But while ads can get us to change our attitudes, they're unlikely to change our behaviour.
Who hasn't been told to stretch before and after exercise to prevent injury and improve performance? There may be no scientific evidence to back that up, although stretching has other benefits.
All dogs need regular exercise outside of the home (and it's good for people too).
All five experts said BMI is not ideal for determining the health of your weight.
Most people follow fixed time periods when it comes to recovery. The latest research calls this into question.
Researchers are learning even more about how a sedentary lifestyle is bad for our bodies. A recent study shows a link between sitting patterns and diabetes in older people.
Alcohol has several negative effects on post-exercise recovery and rehydration, and should be avoided after sport and exercise
Part of yoga's appeal is that it continues to be seen as a mystical, ancient tradition. The truth is, the practice of yoga has gone through some profound shifts.
Gyms have gone mad for these bits of neoprene. Yet researchers are still scrambling to catch up.
Even using public transport is better for your health than travelling by car.
A recent series on low back pain by the global medical journal The Lancet shows doctors often overlook recommended treatments, such as advice to stay active and to exercise.
Working out in a dilapidated gym can yield more benefits than working out in a fancy gym. But it depends on your preferences.
Historically the advice to cancer patients was to rest and avoid activity. We now know this advice may be harmful to patients, and that every person with cancer would benefit from exercise medicine.
The days when health messages focus only on exercise that gets us out of breath could be coming to an end.
From opioids to endocannabinoids, an exercise scholar digs into the science to explain the mental health benefits of a regular workout.
People are often disappointed when exercise doesn't translate into weight loss. Here are four reasons it might not be happening for you (yet).
Trust Me, I’m An Expert: how Syrian refugees are using exercise to improve mental health.
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Last year, two researchers flew to Gaziantep in southern Turkey, where about one in four people are Syrian refugees, to explore how exercise might help improve mental health.
Children’s muscles recover rapidly from high-intensity exercise, and kids can produce repeated exercise efforts when most of us adults continue to feel exhausted.