An exercise physiologist explains how it’s a problem of communication between your brain and your body.
Some Paralympic powerlifters lift heavier weights than athletes without disabilities. Here’s what we know about why this might be.
Which is worse, dry heat or wet heat? Both, says an exercise physiologist.
Proprioception is the sense that allows us to rapidly know without looking where each part of our body is.
You’re working out, feeling great – until your stomach starts to churn and you’re sidelined with a bout of nausea. Here’s what’s happening in your body and how to avoid this common effect of exercise.
‘Normal’ body temperature has declined in urban, industrialized settings like the US and UK. Anthropologists find the trend extends to Indigenous people in the Bolivian Amazon – but why?
Our new research shows deep body fat wrapped around the heart can release dangerous molecules, potentially leading to atrial fibrillation.
A high-tech twist on an old idea – running on springs – could give human-powered movement its biggest boost in more than a century.
Sweating is usually our body’s way of stopping us from overheating. But if excess sweating is a problem for you, there’s help.
We can answer this question by looking at the differences between the first, second and third layers of our skin.
An expert explains the challenges of a mission to Mars for younger readers.
When you read in the back seat of the car, your eyes tell your brain you’re still. But your ears can sense you’re moving. Your eyes and ears are having an argument that your brain is trying to settle.
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.
Emerging evidence suggests that prolonged stress exposure can accelerate the ticking rate of an internal cellular clock. By doing so, stress can contribute to faster ageing and body deterioration.
Sit down to Thanksgiving dinner ready to amaze your companions with physiological facts about why different cuts of the turkey have different characteristics.
In his recent interview, Prince Andrew claimed that he had stopped sweating. Here’s what the research says about how and why our bodies do it.
New research suggests the clitoris is equally as important for reproduction as it is for sexual pleasure. But the evidence behind that claim is up for debate.
The marathons in next year’s Tokyo Olympics have been moved to Sapporo, because of concerns around Tokyo’s extreme heat. The move, though controversial, will reduce risks to the athletes’ health.
Our body is able to regulate its temperature very effectively, but heat waves can damage certain organs if we are not careful…
Can the brain’s conscious mechanisms exert a significant influence on the body’s autonomic functions? New research suggests yes – with possible implications for mental health.