Even if you exercise, sitting too much is linked to health risks from anxiety to diabetes. But this 'invisible' behaviour may pervade our lives even more under COVID-19 stay-at-home guidelines.
If you're itching to get back to the gym when it re-opens, here's what you can do to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Youth physical inactivity was already a problem before COVID-19, but it doesn't have to stay that way.
Online workouts can give women support and inspiration. Now they've discovered the benefits, women might be less inclined to return to the gym once restrictions are lifted.
Every year, about 10 per cent of youth athletes experience a concussion. Research shows there are steps we can take to help prevent these injuries, but we can't be afraid to make changes.
If you want to boost your energy and mood and feel more alert, get moving instead of getting coffee.
Though exercising at around 50-72% of our VO₂ uses more fat as energy, the amount of actual fat burned is minimal.
Physical activity can help people manage the stress of COVID-19, but closures and distancing have made it even harder to exercise. These researchers are developing a free toolkit to help us all cope.
The truth about the pros and cons of stretching.
For athletes, COVID-19 means more than cancelled competitions. Having their athletic goals put on hold and their training routines disrupted can take a toll on athletes' mental health.
Though it was previously thought vigorous exercise could suppress immune function, research shows that most forms of regular exercise can help your immune system to work its best.
With gyms closed and fitness supplies short on the shelves, maybe it's time to turn your housework into a workout.
'LIIT' is the latest exercise phenomenon that advocates for slowing down your workout.
With the coronavirus forcing people to stay at home, new ways are needed to keep fit.
Use tins of beans, use a coat, use your kids ... it's all about being creative with the space you've got.
Don't just sit there. It's easy to get some exercise in your daily routine if you're stuck at home.
The immune system can respond to stress in ways that harm health. But there's a stress-buster that can help keep you calm and healthy: exercise.
In addition to its health and fitness benefits, exercise can also give your relationship a boost – especially if you exercise together.
Shovelling snow is excellent exercise that works the upper and lower body. However, it's important to remember that digging out from a storm pushes many people to their maximal fitness capacity.
One hypothesis suggests that there's a finite amount of protein that the body can actually use.