Researchers are still trying to figure out exactly what happens within muscle to create knots, also known as myofascial trigger points. But they do know some ways you can avoid or alleviate them.
An exercise physiologist explains how it’s a problem of communication between your brain and your body.
For elite athletes, even mild COVID-19 vaccine side effects can throw their training plans off course. But they can plan ahead.
Trying a new exercise routine? Strapping on a new wearable monitor? An expert in human physiology explains the ins and outs of your heart rate and why it’s a valuable number to understand.
A biologist frustrated by his own struggle to lose weight explains why simply exercising more and harder won’t melt the pounds away.
Exercising at your maximal heart rate isn’t always effective. Training smarter, not harder, will make you fitter.
Historically the advice to cancer patients was to rest and avoid activity. We now know this advice may be harmful to patients, and that every person with cancer would benefit from exercise medicine.
Drinking coffee before exercising could make you run faster and lift heavier - if you’ve the right genes.
Here’s how athletes at the Winter Olympics are able to perform in extreme cold.
Running shoes with springs in the soles have been touted as the next big thing in shoe design. But they won’t turn a weekend warrior into an Olympian.
Sports bras can help elite athletes compete to their best, but also should be considered as an important piece of kit by all women who exercise.
Sex can often be a pleasurable experience. But it also has benefits some reports have compared to those of exercise. So can sex really count as a workout?
Sports drinks claiming to contain electrolytes have innundated stores in recent years. So what are electrolytes? Are they good? How can we best get them?
Exercise alone can be hard, but exercising in the heat is a whole lot harder. Put simply, this is due to the balance between how much heat the body generates and how much it is capable of losing.