The age of the Industrial Revolution also saw a fitness revolution in Britain.
It's incredibly difficult to will away bad habits. But two simple strategies can make things easier.
Gym memberships spike as people make their New Year's resolutions – but very few people will actually use them past February.
Does it matter what type of physical activity you do?
Forget being super self-critical and whipping yourself into shape. There are ways to set yourself up for success that are far kinder and work better.
The cost and the hassles involved can stand in the way of kids joining teams and taking part in organized activities. So can cultural barriers.
As record running times drop, what role is footwear playing?
No matter how much you weigh, there are many benefits to starting exercise, from a reduced risk of heart disease to better mental health.
Moving daily is essential to keeping ourselves healthy.
You only need a small amount of time to make a big difference.
It doesn't matter much how much you exercised in your youth, according to the science. What really matters is how much you exercise now.
What the science says about working out in extreme temperatures.
A small body of research has started to explore how fitness trackers and calorie counting apps might be linked to disordered eating and exercise.
Is grunting a sign that we’re ageing fast? Or is it just one of those things that come with the middle years, like reading glasses, greying hair and 'dad jokes'?
Research shows that the more adults identify with exercise or physical activity, the more they engage in it.
The people who get the most out of self-tracking tend to be 'systematic thinkers' who search for meaning in patterns.
Financial rewards can entice us to exercise more, and the benefits are lasting, according to a new research review.
Want teenagers to be more active? Just talk to them first
If you're unfit or overweight, there's lots you can do to make a new exercise regime both enjoyable and successful.
The Greek body - white, muscular, masculine and middle class - dominated as an ideal type. This dominance continues today.