Trying a new exercise routine? Strapping on a new wearable monitor? An expert in human physiology explains the ins and outs of your heart rate and why it's a valuable number to understand.
Responding to pressure with your respiratory system.
Researchers are looking for ways to determine who's most at risk for dementia and also ways to detect it early. A scientist who has studied low blood pressure makes a case for a link between the two.
Freedom of choice is a pillar of Western culture. But can too much of it be a bad thing?
Exercising at your maximal heart rate isn't always effective. Training smarter, not harder, will make you fitter.
We don't control our heart – it's an involuntary muscle – but special pacemaker cells help keep it ticking away.
The adult heart rate should be between 60 and 100 beats per minute,but lots of factors can affect this.
Most people follow fixed time periods when it comes to recovery. The latest research calls this into question.
Heart-rate monitors can be accurate – as long as you don't move.
Could it be all just a terrible misunderstanding? Researchers are increasingly turning to love to understand hate.
Atrial fibrillation is a condition that causes a
rapid and irregular heartbeat. The normal heart rate lies between 60 and 100 beats per minute.
An electric fan cools you down in extreme heat, but not if you're old.
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 risk of developing an irregular heartbeat was 41% higher among those who were grieving a partner's loss than among those who hadn't experienced such loss. And this could last up to a year.
A new study looking at a long-lived lemur species attributes it to their frequent hibernation-like state. But what lessons can humans learn from this?
When people are in love, their hearts beat for each other, or at least at the same rate, according to a new study. When couples…