Research shows that the gaps in physical exercise have widened substantially between men and women, whites and non-whites, rich and poor and educated and less educated: especially during the pandemic.
People who stayed active or became more active in adulthood spent between 10% and 22% less on healthcare.
Short, 20-second bursts of activity — known as exercise 'snacks' — throughout the day have many benefits, from boosting energy and productivity to improving cardiorespiratory fitness.
Even half the amount of steps shows health benefits.
Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.
Moving during the work day is not only good for our health, but can also improve our concentration.
The restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a boom in online fitness opportunities. Here's what to look for in online classes.
Around 36% of people overestimate how much exercise they get daily.
Older adults, who are at a higher risk for COVID-19 complications, can strengthen their immune systems by exercising.
People who value the physical and mental health benefits of exercise are more likely to maintain habits they developed during periods of COVID-19 lockdown.
Being physically active is largely not an individual choice, but a result of what funds, spaces, places and opportunities are available to the individual and communities.
'Eccentric exercises' are a normal part of everyday life – but they may carry some risks.
Couch potatoes are always looking for a way out.
A new study found a few sessions a week of high-intensity interval training helped students pay attention in class.
Getting students to move while learning a concept helps them understand it better. And it gets them off their seats.
All exercise is beneficial for our overall health – regardless of age.
Lockdown has, for many, been an opportunity to take up daily exercise. And this is something that must be encouraged long after lockdown restrictions are lifted.
The most effective strategy for reducing obesity will be tailored to each individual.
When young children are active, their brains and bodies develop the ABCs of "physical literacy," a key developmental foundation. A new program from University of Winnipeg can help.
It's more important than ever for families to develop new routines for staying physically and mentally healthy – and to address the part screens play in our lives.