During pilgrimage walks, people often observe and appreciate simple things more keenly, feel the spiritual connection with their surroundings and gain new, enriching life perspectives.
Researchers looked at the most popular YouTube fitness videos and the types of behavioural change techniques they used. Here’s what they found.
There are many reasons why people may feel intimidated, but that doesn’t have to stop you from working out.
Research from around the world showed how much children’s activity levels dropped during lockdowns.
Preparing for being active in cold weather can help keep us safe and increase our enjoyment.
The new year is a perfect time to adopt new health habits and routines. These four scholars reflect on the ways that they overcame the pandemic blues to get fit.
Although ‘training to failure’ may be popular among people who regularly lift weights, it might not be as beneficial as some claim.
Exercise can’t make up for a poor diet, but it can help change eating habits. Regular exercise improves the brain and cognitive processes that help regulate junk food consumption and reduces stress.
Over half of people who intend to make healthy lifestyle changes fail to do so. Understanding the automatic tendencies that prevent people from enacting a new health habit can help them stick to it.
Weightlifting can be done by people of all ages and fitness levels.
On Christmas day alone, it’s estimated that people consume around 6,000 calories.
A growing body of research points to the body’s natural cannabinoid system as the primary driver behind the runner’s high – and the mental health boost and stress relief following exercise.
Rates of obesity and eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia both surged among young people over the past two years. Scholars explain why, and how parents can support kids dealing with body shame.
People who were more active had lower levels of inflammation in their brain.
Despite some claims, ‘overtraining’ is likely the last reason you’re struggling to lose weight.
To get more workers to be active, public health messaging must recognize the important role employers can play in creating the conditions for workers to focus on exercise.
The present healthcare structure in Nigeria contributes to the suffering of people living with diabetes in the country.
Some people do inherit traits which promote dance ability - but with hard work almost anyone can learn to dance well due to the plasticity of the brain
Our analysis showed 13 genes that were directly responsible for influencing how certain people adapted to different types of exercise.
A study of over 1,000 children in rural Oklahoma found that social and emotional health may be just as important as diet and exercise in reducing child obesity.