Men and women living in areas of highest socioeconomic disadvantage have a 29% higher risk of being obese.
The government's focus on treating chronic disease neglects the importance of obesity and the benefits of preventive health measures tailored to gender and socioeconomic circumstances.
Non-communicable diseases are skyrocketing in Kenya and Uganda. Though the countries’ governments have a responsibility to tackle the problem, individuals need to take action too.
People enjoy the green space of parks, but often their activities are of a fairly passive nature.
Parks are found in most neighbourhoods, generally free to use and are enjoyed by diverse groups. Although most visitors don't use parks for physical activity, modest improvements can change that.
Feeling the burn.
It can take the body up to three weeks to fully recover from the strain of running a marathon, so here's some foods that are scientifically proven to help aid recovery.
Be in the running.
The mind matters when it comes to marathon running, and here are some top mental tips to help you on your way.
The force on a triple jumper’s bones is 15 times their body weight.
Studying how athletes' bones contort during exercise is helping scientists understand which exercise is best for maintaining healthy bones as we age.
Exercise can help alleviate some of the side-effects of cancer treatment.
Research shows exercise can improve outcomes of cancer patients while driving down health-care costs.
The physiological response to sex is similar to that of exercise.
Sex can often be a pleasurable experience. But it also has benefits some reports have compared to those of exercise. So can sex really count as a workout?
The ads are aimed at engaging the girls who enjoy being active but have fallen out of the habit .
Screenshot of the Girls Make Your Move website.
The Girls Make Your Move ads need to be supported by materials that increase girls’ beliefs in their ability and give them tools for planning to be more active.
So-called 'healthy towns' will address child obesity and dementia, but the real killer remains at large.
Easy to remember how to do, hard to figure out how it’s working.
What does it take to keep a bicycle upright and moving, without crashing?
Walking briskly for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week is a good start.
Many of us enter a new year reflecting on where we have been and our plans for the future. For some, this will mean acknowledging that a couple more kilos have crept on over the past year.
Exercise isn’t the best way to lose weight, in fact it’s one of the hardest.
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Some common misconceptions about exercise and weight loss need to be addressed before you undertake those resolutions.
January is the boom period for the billion-dollar gym industry.
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Reinforcement of the idea that exercise will lead to weight loss acts as a disincentive for those who stick to their exercise goals to only find the scales haven't turned in their favour.
Know why stored fat is bad for modern humans?
Finding it hard to lose weight? Here's why this may be.
Pumping iron: Is it really all worth it?
Does working out really cut the mustard in the battle against the bulge? The verdict's in.
OK, no spontaneous flames, doing well….
Assuming your new ride doesn't burst into flames, should you worry about other health impacts of hoverboarding about?
Use it or lose it.
The headlines The Telegraph: Alzheimer’s disease: Online brain training “improves daily lives of over-60s” Daily Mail: The quiz that makes over-60s better cooks: Computer brain games ‘stave off mental…
Moderate intakes of red meat and alcohol can prevent a cancer diagnosis.
Nearly 40,000 cancers diagnosed in Australia can be prevented if people avoid known risk factors for the disease, according to research published today.
Think of it as a useful signal from your body.
It's normal to experience muscle pain after exercising if it's been a while since you were active or performed a certain movement.