Thick snow covers tree branches as people walk along a street in Ottawa after a snowstorm.
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Taking your physical activity outside comes with added benefits. Here are ways to pursue your fitness goals outdoors, even in the middle of a Canadian winter.
Cold showers can have some benefits, a scientist says.
Dutch cold water enthusiast Wim Hof has advocated chilly showers, but a scientist examines if their benefits are as good as he suggests.
People walking next to traffic in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
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African city planners need to promote inclusive cities where residents are not captive walkers but walk because it is accessible, safe and pleasurable to do so.
Staying on track with exercise goals can be hard without a plan to deal with stressors that get in the way.
Behavior change is very hard. Try as we might to keep those New Year’s resolutions, many have given up by this time. Here are some ways to keep going and stay on track, from a counseling psychologist.
The idea that fat is lazy and thin is virtuous has its roots in Christianity and is perpetuated by industry and media today.
Moralistic talk about food, exercise and bodies has its roots in Christianity and is perpetuated by corporations. Collectively, we can resist.
The Airds Bradbury residential development has open spaces but these lack the amenities of public parks.
New research shows many good intentions for creating urban environments that promote good health were not carried through. The solutions start with engaging more closely with residents themselves.
While good things can come in small packages, are you prepared to pay the price?
Tiny versions of leafy green vegetables and herbs have made it from restaurant tables to the home kitchen. But are these microgreens healthier for you than regular greens?
Eating healthfully adds up quickly.
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Consumers tend to think that healthy foods have to cost more than their less nutritional counterparts. New psychological research looks at how pervasive this is.
Using incentives drawn from game play, the peak-hour crush can be reduced, or avoided altogether.
Using elements of game play, we can create incentives for people to change how and when they make various transport choices in ways that enable the whole system to work better.
People enjoy the green space of parks, but often their activities are of a fairly passive nature.
Parks are found in most neighbourhoods, generally free to use and are enjoyed by diverse groups. Although most visitors don’t use parks for physical activity, modest improvements can change that.
We all know that stress can wreak havoc on your health but what does it do to your genes?
There’s something in the tree air and it’s good for you.
There’s something in the air that actually has health benefits when you take time to walk among the plants and trees. What that is exactly is still being studied by scientists.
Square eyes = no prize.
Teenagers spend one-third of their lives sitting down and three hours a day watching TV. New findings confirm that it’s not just their health that is at risk.
No pain, no gain.
In 1980 we set up a large long-term study of 2,500 men in Caerphilly, South Wales, to monitor their health habits and work out what five forms of healthy behaviour were integral to a disease-free life…