Static stretching — stretching and holding muscles — was once an essential part of sports warm-ups, until studies suggested it reduced performance. New research shows it should be making a comeback.
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.
How to avoid being in the quarter of people who fail to keep their resolutions.
Your most important piece of exercise gear may be the friends you buddy up with to work out.
Most people know the benefits of physical activity. However, we tend to be less aware of how damaging inactivity can be, even for short periods — especially for older adults.
The key is to make sure you're performing them correctly.
Our bodies need fuel both for exercise and recovery.
Exercise can improve mood and mental health, which may drop during the winter months.
New research suggests cardiac rehab programmes may not be carried out as intended.
'Eccentric exercises' are a normal part of everyday life – but they may carry some risks.
Focus on "being" an exerciser, instead of seeing exercise as something you "should" do.
We need better national monitoring of children's fitness levels.
The app's predictions may only work if we're willing to make life changes.
Studies show rest days are important for helping our body recover and adapt in many ways.
Hormonal changes mean during the first half of a woman's menstrual cycle, she'll have more energy and recover more quickly. This is the time to train hardest.
Jumping rope is short on time, fun, and good for your heart health.
Living near green spaces, or growing up in a deprived neighbourhood, were both linked to higher fitness levels among teens.
During an AMRAP workout, participants will aim to complete as many rounds of a single exercise as possible within a set time.
Physical training before surgery — like breathing exercises or running — boosts the odds of a good outcome. Patients with surgeries postponed during COVID-19 can use the delay for 'prehabilitation.'