Patients who got in shape before surgery had shorter hospital stays afterwards on average.
Studies have shown a drop in physical activity for kids during lockdowns, which could impact their long term health. But their mums are getting more active.
COVID has made the usual jitters about returning to school that much more intense. Parents can support their children by listening carefully and prioritising healthy habits
Many of the advice given to humans works for dogs, too.
The amount of exercise you need to do depends on your training goals.
ActiveTO and programs like it across the country create more urban public space for exercising and can remove a major barrier to physical activity: lack of open and safe space.
If it’s been a while since your last workout, it’s important to take things slowly.
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.
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.