Public and community health experts highlight four ways that communities can collaborate to encourage physical activity and fun.
Socio-economic factors are major barriers to physical activity. New research suggests this is one more reason why disadvantaged people were at increased risk for COVID-19.
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.
Governments spend millions to try to get kids moving but these interventions may be short-lived, or only benefit a group of kids. Our program is cost-effective and can work long term.
Hiking has seen a sharp increase in popularity since the start of the pandemic.
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.
Choosing the right “cocktail” of light activity, exercise and sitting, can improve health and decrease risk of premature death.
Meeting the recommended guidelines for physical activity reduces the risk of falling ill and dying of infectious diseases by 37%.
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.
People who stayed active or became more active in adulthood spent between 10% and 22% less on healthcare.
Short, 20-second bursts of activity — known as exercise ‘snacks’ — throughout the day have many benefits, from boosting energy and productivity to improving cardiorespiratory fitness.
Even half the amount of steps shows health benefits.
Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.
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.
Around 36% of people overestimate how much exercise they get daily.
Older adults, who are at a higher risk for COVID-19 complications, can strengthen their immune systems by exercising.
People who value the physical and mental health benefits of exercise are more likely to maintain habits they developed during periods of COVID-19 lockdown.
Being physically active is largely not an individual choice, but a result of what funds, spaces, places and opportunities are available to the individual and communities.