Mounting research shows that going for a swim can preserve memories, reduce mood disorders and increase mental acuity in all age groups.
Overall muscle fitness among children and teens hasn’t declined over the past several decades, but by some measures it’s not improving, either.
Doing at least 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week can be enough to reduce or eliminate some of the health harms of poor sleep.
The deadly toll of last month’s mountain race in Gansu province, China, has shaken competitors and fans alike. But is the sport dangerous?
What if assisted living facilities became more active communities, where the residents were less sedentary? This could potentially enable residents to gain more independence, rather than losing it.
A doctor offers tips on how to safely get exercise, sleep and drinking habits back into shape as the pandemic wanes.
Using hot baths or saunas shouldn’t be considered as a substitute for exercise. But they can mimic some of the health benefits.
Our new Cochrane review found antidepressants led to only small improvements in depression symptoms on average compared with placebo.
It might look easy driving a car around a track but it takes a lot of targeted training to be a good F1 driver.
Some people with back pain see immediate benefits from stretching.
Choosing the right “cocktail” of light activity, exercise and sitting, can improve health and decrease risk of premature death.
We lose some fitness ‘gains’ in as little as four weeks.
Many people have been moving less since the pandemic, and one consequence may be a reduction in core strength. But there are a variety of exercises you can do to focus on improving your core.
New research has highlighted the benefits of high-intensity interval training.
Top tip: take it slow when you get back to training.
Meeting the recommended guidelines for physical activity reduces the risk of falling ill and dying of infectious diseases by 37%.
New research suggests people who exercise for 150 minutes a week are half as likely to die from COVID-19 compared to those who are consistently inactive.
Exercise is important for astronauts to prevent weak muscles.
But more intense exercises – such as weightlifting – are still important for health and fitness.
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.