Fitness Trackers May Be Giving You False Heart Rate Data

If you like to track your heart rate during exercise, you should think twice about the accuracy of your reading if you wear a popular “wrist-worn” device.

How to Work Out on Your Period

Here's what to know about working out during your menstrual cycle.

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.

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.

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.

Running May Increase Life Expectancy

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

Could Playing Soccer Give You Better Eyesight?

This study is the first of its nature.

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.

In-Bed Cycling May Be Viable Exercise for ICU Patients

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

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.

Treadmill Stress Test Could Give Women Misleading Results

You might want to opt out of the treadmill portion of your next stress test if you’re a woman – the results might not be accurate.

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.

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.

Exercising While Angry Could Triple Your Heart Attack Risk

Many people turn to exercise to blow off some steam, but working up a sweat while angry could greatly increase a person’s risk of a heart attack.

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.

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.

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.

Can Dancing Make You Happier and Healthier?

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

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.

Miss or Must-Have? Rank These Health Innovations

Vital Updates scours the web daily for innovative health products. Cast your vote to let us know which ones you think are the most interesting.

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.

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.

‘Weekend Warrior’ Workouts Linked to Longer Lives

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

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.

Do Compression Pants Really Work?

Compression pants are a new wave of apparel technology that boast improved performance and reduced muscle soreness, but do they deliver actual results?

Should Doctors Tell You You’re Overweight?

A 30-second discussion about a patient’s weight can lead to improved health outcomes, including a trimmed waistline.

Don’t Like to Exercise? It Could Be in Your Genes

If you’re not a big fan of working out, mom and dad could be to blame. A study says your genes could play a huge role in your interest in exercise.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brain Volume Could Predict Weight Loss Success

For those seeking to lose weight, a quick brain scan may predict how successful you’ll be, says a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Smartphones Alone Don’t Help Teens Lose Weight, Study Finds

While many teens use their smartphones almost constantly, the omnipresent gadgets are not an effective tool to help them lose weight.

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

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.

Getting Fit? Why You Need Competition to Stay Motivated

Whether your fitness goals are to lose weight or to build muscle, competition could be the key ingredient to your success, a new study shows.

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.

How a Big Belly Can Shrink Your Brain

Overweight individuals had brains similar to those with a healthy weight who were ten years older, a new study found.

Exercise Can Boost Testosterone in Overweight Men

Vigorous exercise can boost testosterone levels in overweight and obese men, lowering the chances of related health disorders.

Exercise During Pregnancy Reduces Health Risks in Children

Research shows that one of the health benefits of exercising while pregnant is that it protects your children into their adulthood lives.

Exercise May Combat Work-Related Stress

New research shows exercise may help combat the harmful impact stress has on someone’s health, specifically when it comes to stress brought on from work.

7 Refueling Snacks to Eat Post-Workout

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

Can Exercise Help to Prevent Alzheimer’s?

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

Why Too Much Water Can Actually Be Deadly

Water has been touted as the number one beverage for dehydration. But for some long endurance athletes it could potentially be fatal.

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