Although ‘training to failure’ may be popular among people who regularly lift weights, it might not be as beneficial as some claim.
Exercise can’t make up for a poor diet, but it can help change eating habits. Regular exercise improves the brain and cognitive processes that help regulate junk food consumption and reduces stress.
Over half of people who intend to make healthy lifestyle changes fail to do so. Understanding the automatic tendencies that prevent people from enacting a new health habit can help them stick to it.
For many, the pandemic has disrupted daily habits around eating and fitness – which makes it a prime time to shake up old assumptions about achieving an ideal body.
To get more workers to be active, public health messaging must recognize the important role employers can play in creating the conditions for workers to focus on exercise.
Our analysis showed 13 genes that were directly responsible for influencing how certain people adapted to different types of exercise.
Practising standing on one leg has also sorts of benefits, research shows
A new study finds huge benefit in taking just 7,000 steps a day. Which may come as a relief to those who never quite make it to 10,000.
Australians love mass sporting events and raising money for charity. Under COVID, these activities have taken a major blow.
The amount of exercise you need to do depends on your training goals.
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.
Teaching circus arts — from juggling to trapeze — in physical education classes increased children’s physical literacy, resilience and participation, with greater gender equity.
Connecting health apps to health care can enable better care for patients with chronic diseases, and it has the potential to lower skyrocketing US health spending.
The subject of a new Netflix miniseries, Halston once ruled over New York’s fashion world. But the designer with a devil-may-care approach to his business dealings attempted too much, too quickly.
We lose some fitness ‘gains’ in as little as four weeks.
Top tip: take it slow when you get back to training.
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.
Too much time sitting is linked to health risks, and also to lower quality of life. But in some contexts, such as reading, playing an instrument or socializing, sitting had positive associations.
Greek statues, the Napoleonic wars and the advent of photography all played a role.