A recent study finds that the performance-enhancing claims of dozens of fitness products don’t hold up to scientific scrutiny
Contrary to conventional wisdom, detailed energy measurements show that while hunter-gatherers may be more physically active than the rest of us, they don’t burn more calories thanks to their lower metabolisms
A Dutch study finds that high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar are the norm, not the exception, among severely overweight children and adolescents
When it comes to being couch potatoes, Americans aren’t alone. Physical inactivity has become a global pandemic, say researchers in a series of related papers published in the journal Lancet.
Staying fit and healthy saves you serious cash in the long run, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot to get there. Some tips for making good health affordable
Whether you exercise every day or not, you still need to cut down the time you spend sitting in a chair
With more American adults qualifying as obese than ever before, doctors should be screening all adult patients for unhealthy weight, says a government panel.
Exercise can lower women’s risk of breast cancer, but how much exercise is enough and at what age do women have to be physically active to benefit?
Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or exploring a new city, a pause in your normal routine can make it tough to stay fit — not to mention all those meals out and indulging in a few (O.K., a lot of) cocktails. The good news: …
Researchers say there’s an optimal “dose” of exercise that benefits the heart and extends life. Beyond that point, you’re not doing yourself any favors.
For some healthy people, exercise may actually increase heart risk, according to a paper published this week in the journal PLoS One.
Megapastor and bestselling author Rick Warren believes he has an answer to America’s obesity epidemic — and it lies in the Book of Daniel. (The full story appears in this week’s issue of TIME, available to subscribers here.)
Why an ancient Jewish scripture has led 15,000 members of a modern megachurch to lose megaweight.