Researchers are still trying to figure out exactly what happens within muscle to create knots, also known as myofascial trigger points. But they do know some ways you can avoid or alleviate them.
Using poles while you walk can be a great, low-impact way to exercise.
Researchers suggest it is important to build daily habits that support mental well-being and seek care when necessary.
So-called ‘weekend warriors’ had a 30% lower risk of death from any cause compared to those who never exercised.
The most important thing is to listen to your body in order to avoid heat illness.
More of us are working out from home post-COVID. There are ways to help you stick to your exercise routine without a gym instructor.
The clue is in exercise’s ability to control levels of our “stress” hormone, cortisol.
Your body follows a circadian rhythm that influences everything from how well your medications work to the best time for exercise.
Riders in the 2022 Tour de France will ride more than 2,100 miles (3,400 km) over the 21 flat and mountainous stages of the race. And they will burn an incredible amount of energy while doing so.
Social media content that positively represents body size, shape and weight diversity may help to address the negative psychological effects of ‘fitspiration’ that depicts narrow body standards.
‘Time under tension’ may be a popular weightlifting technique, but research shows it’s no better than exercising at your normal pace.
During spring and summer, as more people consider exercising outdoors, a trauma- and violence-informed approach to physical activity can help ensure equity, inclusion, safety and access.
Try to avoid eating an hour or two before a workout.
A new study looks at UK kids’ physical activity levels once COVID restrictions had begun to lift compared with before the pandemic.
Research is revealing that fitness trackers alone can be helpful facilitators toward changing a sedentary lifestyle but don’t motivate people to increase their physical activity.
Exercising during pregnancy is safe – and can have many benefits for both mother and baby.
Research highlights the importance of daily meditation, exercise and sleep for improving executive functioning, a component of attention that helps people focus.
The best exercises to do are the ones that motivate you to workout – not the ones you think you have to do.
There are benefits to group exercise, but relying too much on a group may leave people less resilient for solo exercise, especially if suddenly cut off from a group as many were during COVID-19.
As little as 30 minutes of exercise five times a week can benefit your immune system.