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Americans Believe Leading Cause of Obesity is Laziness

A survey reveals many Americans think laziness is to blame for weight problems, a belief that could be sabotaging their efforts.

Here’s Why You Need to Ditch Your Desk and Walk for 5 Minutes

A study shows that even short breaks of physical activity every hour can help you get through your day easier.

Poor Sleep Habits Might Make Losing Weight More Difficult

A study found that normal sleeping habits carried the power to make or break a person’s success in losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight, regardless of the person’s nutrition or exercise habits.

The Science Behind Why Music Enhances Exercise

A new study found that participants were more positive about their workouts if they listened to music during exercise.

Exercise May Reduce Risk of Relapse for Breast Cancer Survivors

A recent study shows that exercise and weight gain play large roles in the health of breast cancer survivors when it comes to relapsing.

4 Tips to Keep Off the Weight You Worked So Hard to Lose

Keeping the weight you've worked so hard to lose from coming back is possible with these diet and exercise tips.

Creatine May Cause Muscle Deformity in Young Users: Study

The popular sports supplement creatine may be unsafe for minors.

Using Your Phone Is Actually Disrupting Your Workout

Being on your phone while exercising not only distracts you from the workout at hand, but also compromises your posture and the intensity of your routine.

Can Dancing Make You Happier and Healthier?

Dancing does a lot more for your health than you may realize.

Running May Increase Life Expectancy

New research shows that every hour you run could extend your life by seven hours.

IntelliRoll: The Foam Roller With Curve Appeal

You don't have to be an athlete to use this innovative foam roller. Its unique curves can hit the contours of your body that traditional foam rollers can't reach.

Why Your Workout Routine May Not Be Working for You

There's a simple way to test whether or not your current workout routine is proving to be beneficial.

Can You Really Shake Your Way to a Runner’s Body?

The BionicGym is a wearable device that lets you 'shiver' away those extra pounds.

The Best Exercises to Help Fight Heart Disease

Swimming, racquet sports and aerobics might be the best exercise to help stave off heart disease or stroke, according to a new study

3 Must-Do Steps for Any Fitness Resolution

Sticking to a resolution or accomplishing a goal can be a matter of will. However, building up that willpower is much easier said than done.

When Keeping Weight Off Is Hard, Here Are 3 Exercises to Help

Weight loss results in metabolic rate decline, which means burning fewer calories at rest. These exercises help keep the weight off by targeting leg muscles that affect metabolic rates.

‘Weekend Warrior’ Workouts Linked to Longer Lives

One to two vigorous workout sessions per week may be all you need to maintain your health.

Can Yoga Classes Help People Fight Depression?

Yoga was found to help those with severe depression who didn’t fully respond to antidepressant treatments, according to a study.

7 Refueling Snacks to Eat Post-Workout

Maximizing your results after a workout is easy and delicious with these seven refueling snacks.

As Americans Become More Obese, Fewer Are Trying to Lose Weight

Overweight Americans are becoming more satisfied with their weight and appearance, which has lead to a decrease in their attempts to shed pounds.

Girls Who Play Soccer Suffer More Concussions Than Football Players

High school girls who play soccer get more concussions than boys who play football, according to new research.

Do You Know Your Fitness Age? Here’s How to Find It

Traditional fitness testing can be a costly and time-consuming process, but a new method that could save you a lot of money is now just a few clicks away.

Hold, Breathe, Release: Yoga Can Improve Blood Pressure

Practicing yoga for an hour a day can help improve a person’s blood pressure and reduce the risk of serious health complications, according to a new study.

Stairs Are the New Coffee Break at Work

Feeling that afternoon slump at work? Here's why you may want to put down the coffee and hit the stairs.

Why a Runner’s Brain Is ‘More Connected’ Than Others

A runner’s brain has a leg up over the minds of those who don’t regularly run, a new study suggests.

The Health Benefits of Strength Training for Women

Research shows strength training workouts decrease a woman's risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and that the timing of workouts during a woman's menstrual cycle makes a difference in efficacy.

Exercise Can Help People Fight Depression: Study

A trip to the gym could be the best medicine for depression, according to a new study.

Researchers Determine the Best Time of Day to Exercise

Researchers have determined when the body can gain peak physical performance during the day.

Why You May Want to Fast Before Working Out

Not eating before working out may seem counterintuitive, but a new study says that waiting to eat until after your workout may help you burn more fat.

Even Just One High Intensity Workout Could Lead to Serious Condition

Concerning research into high intensity workouts, including exercises that push the body to its limits, stresses the importance of taking it slow.

New Documentary Shows Benefits of Golf for Autistic Children

The documentary, called "Voices From the Outside," showcases how one organization is helping teach autistic children life skills through professional golf lessons.

In-Bed Cycling May Be Viable Exercise for ICU Patients

ICU patients could recover more quickly by exercising using a bicycle during their stay.

Walking Could Keep Our Eyes Sharp As We Age

A new study found that low-intensity exercise can help to prevent macular degeneration as we get older.

High Intensity Exercise May Keep You Healthier Longer

To see aging cellular function nearly reversed as a result of high intensity training shows much promise as a way to keep people healthy for as long as possible.

Holiday Trend: Fitness Tracker Sales on the Rise

The wearables market increased by 3.1 percent in the past quarter, with 85 percent of those sales from fitness trackers.

Weight Training May Prevent Osteoporosis in Men

The study showed that even those with low bone mass can naturally improve the density of their bones without resorting to clinical or medical methods.

Get Fit, Get Smarter? Study Links Physical Fitness to Higher GPA

The difference between getting an A instead of a B letter grade could be affected by higher iron levels in students who are more physically active.

Inactive Teens May Develop Weaker, Lazy Bones

Between the ages of 10 and 14 for girls, and the ages of 12 and 16 for boys, is a crucial time in their physical development.

Stretching Too Long May Cause More Harm Than Good

Here's why you may not want to hold that stretch for too long.

High Impact Exercise Proves Most Effective for Shedding Pounds

According to a new study, the most efficient workout to lose weight is a high impact program that utilizes movements that require jumping and elevate the heart rate to its peak.

Social Media Makes Running More Contagious

A new study found that when people see social media posts of their friends running longer distances, running more becomes contagious.

Older People Who Exercise Are More Likely to Survive Strokes: Study

A study says that if you exercise regularly during your 40s, your brain could benefit by having blood vessels as healthy as a 16-year-old's by the time you're in your 70s.

Marijuana Users Are Fitter, More Active

New research calls into question other uses for marijuana as a weight-loss aid or supplement for those who are obese.

Can Exercise Help to Prevent Alzheimer’s?

A new study will try to determine whether regular aerobic exercise can help preserve brain function.

Genes Related to Muscle Strength Discovered

The new study gives the medical community a great understanding of how our DNA impacts strength, and also may shed light on interventions that can reduce the risk of low strength in the elderly.

Yoga May Improve Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Men recovering from prostate cancer who partook in yoga two times a week had better energy levels, sexual function and urinary function compared to those who did not.

Yoga Could Play Important Role for Kids With Cancer

Preliminary studies show that participating in yoga classes can help kids with cancer, as well as their parents, manage the physical and mental effects of treatment.

Children Are Already Less Active by Age 7, Study Finds

A new study finds that both boys and girls experience a gradual decline in physical activity starting at age seven, not during adolescence as previously thought.

Why You Should Use a Foam Roller, Even If You’re Not a Gym Rat

Often an overlooked part of the fitness routine, foam rolling can help you recover from injuries, ease knots and increase flexibility.

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