It's time to fact check exercise. The truth is that you don't have to be a marathoner or a gym rat to get meaningful health benefits from exercise.
Heart and lung damage can happen after even mild illness, prompting doctors to recommend caution before returning to your workout.
Many of us have been moving less since the pandemic began. But some, including many older men and women, seem to be moving more.
Even if you’re not trying to get swole, these movements will help you with everyday movements.
You do pilates, do you? Bad news, I'm afraid! Very bad news!
What’s more, while it’s not very helpful for melting away pounds, exercise can prevent weight gain and improve your appearance by increasing muscle mass and reducing visceral fat, the type indicated by a large waist that’s linked to heart disease and diabetes.
Over the course of human history, we’ve never been as sedentary as we are right now. And scientists say it could be killing us.
While most people are aware of the benefits of physical activity — increased muscle and strength, reduced risk of disease, better quality of life and a lower risk of death — we tend to be less aware of how damaging and expensive reduced physical activity can be.
Sleep is one of the best recovery strategies we have, because this is when most of the muscle repair and recovery takes place. Ensuring a regular sleep routine and aiming for around eight hours of sleep per night is a good idea.
These exercises engage multiple muscle groups and promote balance.
One very underappreciated fact about exercise is that even when you work out, the extra calories you burn only account for a small part of your total energy expenditure.
Useful news for the next time you’re cramming for an exam: Physical exercise done four hours after learning something new helps solidify newly learned memories.
Regular exercise changes the structure of our bodies’ tissues in obvious ways, such as reducing the size of fat stores and increasing muscle mass. Less visible, but perhaps even more important, is the profound influence exercise has on the structure of our brains – an influence that can protect and preserve brain health and function throughout life.
What if physical activity doesn't help people lose weight? New research suggests working out might slow metabolism down.
Everyone has felt depressed at some point in their lives; whether you suffer from sporadic bouts of moodiness or full-blown depression the question is always - how do you pick yourself up when you're feeling down?
Instead of seeing exercise as all or nothing, I started to think about it like climbing a ladder. It's OK to start at the bottom rung and work your way up. So I started with small bursts of movement throughout my day.
Moderate or vigorous? Long or short? Every day, or binging at the weekend? There are a lot of ways to burn calories – but some make more sense than others
Reports stating people need to exercise five times as much risk discouraging the majority from engaging in achievable behaviours that are clearly good for their health. – Brigid Lynch and Paul Gardiner
Exercise can be a very effective way to treat depression. So why don’t American doctors prescribe it?
All this research, while illuminating, didn’t offer up any clear conclusions on whether running or walking was better for you overall. So I asked some of the world’s leading researchers in this area. Their conclusion? You need to consider the trade-offs.
Exercise is an important aspects of our lives. For some it is a new endurance race and for others its setting simple goals to improve their health. But, what really is the difference between being fit and actually exercising?
The sweet spot for physical activity and longevity seemed to arrive at about 35 minutes a day of brisk walking or other moderate activities.
Exercise is like an addiction. Once you're in it, you feel like your body needs it - Elsa Pataky