Research shows that people's social networks, employment conditions and life stages all impact their use of wearable devices. Understanding these factors can help you achieve your fitness goals.
A new study has found bodyweight exercises you can do at home are just as good as a gym workout.
The more you exercise, the more your body adapts to it. Here's how you can improve the gains from your training.
Being vegan and an athlete can go hand-in-hand, but it does take careful planning.
Exercise practitioners are taught to help us set goals to get active. But the way we set goals may be unhelpful, or worse, make it even harder for us to exercise.
The physical impact of extreme exercise on the body is intense.
There are concerns that performance-enhancing drug use is quickly becoming a public health crisis.
The so-called 'Mamils' are looking for good mental health – not a chance to relive their youth.
Fitness, strength and mobility are important for us to live happy and healthy lives, how much does walking improve these measures?
Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, our research shows.
Activity tracking devices are boosting people's desire to make healthy lifestyle changes – and stick to them
We may not be able to 'age backwards', as some jellyfish do, but research is slowly revealing the secrets of successful ageing for humans.
Celebrity fitness gurus tell us to turn up the heat in the gym to see immediate results. But the science of how we use energy in our bodies shows a long-term view is the best approach.
In July, Scots cyclist Mark Beaumont will attempt to cycle around the world in 80 days, smashing the world record by 43 days. Here's what he has to get right.
The French manager brought flair and fitness to the home of football.
Regular physical activity energises you to perform daily chores, deal with stress better and improves your quality of sleep.
Soon, wearable fitness devices will be able to diagnose diseases. Could that lead insurers to deny coverage to people based on their data alone?
A new study highlights beneficial physical adaptations.
Scientifically you can be overweight and healthy - and yet there is still an obesity stigma.
Old habits die hard.