Just over 10% of the world’s adults now live with diabetes and the COVID pandemic saw many people sitting down for longer periods – but small daily changes can improve health.
The present healthcare structure in Nigeria contributes to the suffering of people living with diabetes in the country.
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.
Even just a few minutes of walking every hour can help better manage blood sugar levels.
Getting students to move while learning a concept helps them understand it better. And it gets them off their seats.
Sitting on the floor is still common in many cultures – but is it better for your health?
Moving daily is essential to keeping ourselves healthy.
A new study shows that moderate to intense physical activity — such as playing soccer or running — for up to 50 minutes per day is associated with better mental health.
Sitting too much might be killing you – this is what you can do about it.
Analysis of bones from over hundreds and thousands of years ago suggests that our skeleton today is more fragile than that of our ancestors.
Our love affair with the chair has horrible consequences.
Governments must understand that the factors making cities convenient and productive also make their residents prone to obesity. They must confront this challenge with intelligent, focused policies.
One in five children are now obese by the time they turn 11.
Annoyed you don’t have a sit-stand desk? Spare a thought for those workers who have to stand all day: Standing may double the risk of heart disease.
It’s not all child’s play.
The ideal fitness regime is not just a matter of time.
Assuming your new ride doesn’t burst into flames, should you worry about other health impacts of hoverboarding about?
A global health and disease study shows we’re living longer, but spending more years in poor health. But there are some things within our power to change.
More people are getting standing desks in response to our increasing knowledge about the harms of sedentary lifestyles. But can you transition to standing at work without causing yourself harm?
Globally, evidence points to children becoming less active because they would rather play computer games than be outdoors.