The Heart Benefits of Casual Exercise

Research shows that even low physical fitness, up to 20 percent below the average for healthy people, is beneficial.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Swimming Lessons May Help Babies Stand Sooner

The typical timeline that babies learn to stand occurs around 9 to 12 months of age, but babies given swimming lessons in a study could stand at just 4 months old.

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.

Walking May Reverse Effects of Dementia

Compared to a non-exercise group, the group that partook in walking classes three times a week showed remarkable improvement in cognitive function.

Nutritious Elixir Helps Women Run and Bike Faster: Study

Physically active women who took a monthly supplement containing essential minerals sliced nearly a minute off a three-mile run – and gained other aerobic...

Team Sports Could Make You a Happier Person

A study found that athletes who were part of a team, and happy with their teammates, showed higher levels of life satisfaction.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

7 Refueling Snacks to Eat Post-Workout

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

Health Apps Don’t Recognize Real Danger: Study

If you’re using apps to manage your health – listen up. Many won’t warn you of a medical emergency, a recent study reveals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Stretching Too Long May Cause More Harm Than Good

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

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?

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.

How to Work Out on Your Period

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

Can Exercise Help to Prevent Alzheimer’s?

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

Running May Increase Life Expectancy

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

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.

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.

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.

Too Much Yoga May Cause Injury

There are many benefits to practicing yoga, but a new study also found that there may be a risk for musculoskeletal pain as well.

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.

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.

Stress Fractures Are More Likely in Underweight Female Runners

New research shows a correlation between a low BMI of 19 or less and an increased risk of injury in female runners.

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.

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.

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.

Creatine May Cause Muscle Deformity in Young Users: Study

The popular sports supplement creatine may be unsafe for minors.

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.

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