Fitness apps which allow millions of users to virtually compete with each other can provide inspiration however, they may also be putting users in danger.
Kids' fitness has declined for several decades, but kids in rich countries are showing improvement. What does this suggest for kids in poor countries?
The rise of 'fitspiration' seems to promote a body that is both impossibly thin and muscular. A new study explores whether this has become a new benchmark for women.
Drinking coffee before exercising could make you run faster and lift heavier - if you've the right genes.
Turns out taking antioxidant supplements after exercise doesn't do much to help reduce muscle soreness after all.
Fitbits and other trackers are just the latest iteration of the fitness industry's relationship with technology.
Taking more exercise is a New Year's resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
It might be cold and dark, but that's good news for your pooch and for you if you want to improve your fitness and exercise more.
Research shows that people's social networks, employment conditions and life stages all impact their use of wearable devices. Understanding these factors can help you achieve your fitness goals.
A new study has found bodyweight exercises you can do at home are just as good as a gym workout.
The more you exercise, the more your body adapts to it. Here's how you can improve the gains from your training.
Being vegan and an athlete can go hand-in-hand, but it does take careful planning.
Exercise practitioners are taught to help us set goals to get active. But the way we set goals may be unhelpful, or worse, make it even harder for us to exercise.
The physical impact of extreme exercise on the body is intense.
There are concerns that performance-enhancing drug use is quickly becoming a public health crisis.
The so-called 'Mamils' are looking for good mental health – not a chance to relive their youth.
Fitness, strength and mobility are important for us to live happy and healthy lives, how much does walking improve these measures?
Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, our research shows.
Activity tracking devices are boosting people's desire to make healthy lifestyle changes – and stick to them
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