Opinions are mixed on whether a Nike commercial featuring 12-year-old Nathan Sorrell, who weighs 200 lbs., combats or promotes stigma surrounding obesity
Sometimes you need an extra push to hit the pavement or treadmill — or to make it through that last grueling mile of training — and the key may simply be loading right songs on your iPod, according to Dr. Costas Karageorghis, …
Psychologist Michael Thompson makes the case in his new book that overnight camp is the antidote to parenting in the age of anxiety
A weight-control coach — even it’s only a peer, not a professional — can help you stick to your plan and shed those pounds, a new study suggests
Has cheering for Team USA this Olympics season inspired you to go for gold in your own distance event? Here in New York City, we’re seeing more and more fitness fans and amateur athletes — including a few staffers from TIME’s …
Supersized debate: opinions flowed over at the public hearing on New York City’s proposed ban on large-sized sodas, on which the Board of Health is set to vote on Sept. 13
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
Researchers link increases in waist size and less powerful leg-muscle strength to TV watching in kids
Youth employment rates are down, but some parents aren’t even pushing their kids to look for a job. Here are some key questions to consider when deciding what’s right for your family.
It was late Friday night, within minutes of the announcement that former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had been found guilty of 45 of 48 counts of sexually abusing children, that the National Child Protection …
The FDA reports that drug prescriptions for kids have dropped overall since 2002, but while the use of certain drugs like antibiotics fell, prescriptions for others, including ADHD meds, increased significantly.
Students have been taking stimulants to get ahead since the 1930s. Is there any reason to believe the problem is bigger today than ever before?
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.