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.
A new study finds that the single biggest influence on kids’ physical activity levels is the exercise habits of their closest friends.
Tired of your mindless treadmill routine and all that running leading nowhere? Consider mixing up your fitness plan, with more and more gyms offering unique classes for workouts that are effective — and fun.
New York Times columnist and author Gretchen Reynolds explains in her new book why you don’t need to train for a marathon to benefit from exercise. And she sings the praises of “fartleking.” What’s that? Read on.
Spending time in front of the tube not only leads to mindless eating, but also sets children up to prefer unhealthy foods in general.
Doctors previously thought exercise would worsen heart failure patients’ condition, but a new study finds it actually strengthens muscles, improves health and may even boost recovery.
Hitting the gym every day is great — unless you’re doing it wrong. We’ve asked fitness experts to help tweak your workout to make it more effective.
A cluster of studies relies upon geographical data-mapping to analyze the impact of neighborhood on children’s health.
Researchers analyzed historical data on children’s height and weight and calculated that the childhood obesity rate will rise to 21% by 2020 unless children eat less, exercise more or both.
A survey of successful weight losers highlights the strategies that worked: exercising and eating fewer calories and less fat
How healthy is your county? An interactive survey ranks 3,000 U.S. counties on health measures including the number of fast food restaurants and the level of physical activity among residents.