Despite the promise of drugs that can help people shed pounds, healthy lifestyle choices are still key to overall health.
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Anti-obesity medications are becoming the go-to treatment for weight loss. But drugs alone may not provide the same benefits as lifestyle choices like exercise and a healthy diet.
The most active participants had the highest pain tolerance overall.
There are many physiological and psychological reasons why exercise may boost our pain tolerance.
Many people describe exercise headaches as feeling similar to a migraine.
Exercise or exertion headaches could affect up to a quarter of the adult population.
A healthy mind in a healthy body? Here’s what the science says.
One genetic study of over a quarter million people highlights the cognitive benefits of exercise, while another, based on 30 years of scientific literature, says the opposite. Who’s right and who’s wrong?
About 1 in 4 adults ages 65 and up experience a fall every year.
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Lifestyle factors like physical activity, diet and sleep can lower the ‘biological age’ of your cells and tissues and reduce age-related physical decline.
Loss of muscle mass and a slower metabolism are just some of the physical changes caused by the menopause.
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Weightlifting can help mitigate some of the changes that accompany the menopause.
While there is more than a decade of research into the negative effects of social media, a new study shows how women are taking control of their own online spaces to create more positive experiences.
Levels of the stress hormone cortisol are reduced with as little as 20 minutes in a city park.
Numerous studies indicate exercise as an effective treatment for people with existing depression and other mental illnesses, and exercising in nature can further improve mental well-being.
While dead hangs may be OK for people with good upper-body strength and no shoulder problems, they can be risky for some.
I’m frequently asked ‘does exercise help you lose weight, or is it just diet?’ Like with most things to do with losing weight, the answer is: it’s complicated.
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The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, so you might as well try and enjoy it.
There are two types of muscle memory – one of which can help us in the gym.
Muscle memory may explain why people find it easier to gain muscle the second time around.
Many women aren’t sure where to start when it comes to exercising again after having a baby.
The key is to progress gradually and listen to your body as you get back to exercise.
Some believe any amount of alcohol will ruin your ‘gains’.
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Just be careful not to drink too much.
We looked at more than 1,000 research trials and found clear evidence to back exercise as a way to improve depression, anxiety and psychological distress.
Happy habits = happy people.
The good news is that we can all improve our happiness levels with daily practice.
Mid-morning workouts may just have slightly more benefit than evening ones.
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Mice who exercised in the late morning had approximately two-fold greater fat breakdown.
Getting enough good sleep each night can have benefits for your fitness.
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Even the world’s best athletes say sleep is important for helping them perform well.
Physical activity during cancer treatment can help improve mental and physical health outcomes.
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Physical activity throughout cancer treatment is both safe and beneficial.
Shin splints, better known as medial tibial stress syndrome, can be avoided.
Between 9% and 20% of runners will suffer from shin splints at some point in their life.