The Greek body - white, muscular, masculine and middle class - dominated as an ideal type. This dominance continues today.
Each extra hour of light activity above three hours cuts your risk of heart attack by 15%.
Doing the vacuuming or taking the dog for a walk? Pick up the pace – these bursts of incidental exercise could be key to improving your fitness.
Many of us are programmed to aim for 10,000 steps a day. This target is not right for everyone – but we can all benefit from setting step goals to increase our activity.
A new study reports that school-based physical activity interventions are ineffective in improving young people's activity levels. But we just need to think outside the box if we want them to work.
If you think VO₂max is just important for athletes, think again.
As we age, our bodies need different types of exercise. Here is a guide to doing the right exercise for your age.
Moralistic talk about food, exercise and bodies has its roots in Christianity and is perpetuated by corporations. Collectively, we can resist.
From going out dancing to choosing smaller plates, two nutrition researchers offer some tips for reaping the fun of the holidays without destroying your health.
American military personnel must pass a fitness for duty exam before they serve. Nuclear weapons handlers undergo a rigorous screening process. Shouldn't the president also undergo such exams?
The new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans have just been released, and here is the bottom line: Just move. Bike, walk, run or lift weights. It all counts toward your weekly exercise quota.
An ultra-marathon runner and exercise physiologist describes what it's like to take part in an ultra-endurance event, and the consequences it had on his body.
Modified ball sports, like walking rugby, are increasingly popular with older people.
The adult heart rate should be between 60 and 100 beats per minute,but lots of factors can affect this.
Dog walking has health benefits for children - but it's not a straightforward fitness boost.
Most people follow fixed time periods when it comes to recovery. The latest research calls this into question.
Gyms have gone mad for these bits of neoprene. Yet researchers are still scrambling to catch up.
A new study found those who reported walking faster were less likely to die prematurely.
You're more likely to know a word but not be able to produce it as you get older. Keeping fit could minimise these lapses.
Our body burns more fat when we exercise before breakfast, but studies haven't found that means we lose more weight over time.