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.
How can exercise, meditation and hypnosis change our brains and potentially prevent disease?
Our body burns more fat when we exercise before breakfast, but studies haven't found that means we lose more weight over time.
Four out of five experts say walking is enough exercise.
It's not just elite sportspeople who get muscle cramps. If you've ever experienced one, you'll know how painful they are. But why do we get them, and is there anything to be done?
Running (or walking) with others is good for health and social connections. But you don't have to aim for marathons.
The human spine can withstand heavy lifting, according to the latest research.
Although we can’t change our age or genetic profile, there are fortunately several lifestyle changes we can make that will reduce our dementia risk.
Middle-aged and elderly people taking up exercise shouldn't be put off by joint pain. It will pass.
Research shows that exercise offers promise -- as an alternative to prescription opioids -- for relieving chronic pain.
We found that over 12 years, women who had an unhealthy weight and had yo-yoed didn't gain more weight than women who had never yo-yoed.