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.
Whether you exercise every day or not, you still need to cut down the time you spend sitting in a chair
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?
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.
A new study finds that the single biggest influence on kids’ physical activity levels is the exercise habits of their closest friends.
Scientists discover that physical activity leads to beneficial changes in gene activity, even after a single workout.
The problem with exercise games is that to benefit, you actually have to play them
Virtual games aren’t just for kids any more. Navigating virtual worlds helps grandma and grandpa stay physically and cognitively healthy.
Kids want to play, so what’s stopping day care centers from letting children be physically active?
Think that physical activity is just good for the body? Turns out exercise can help youngsters do better in school too
Too many kids weigh too much, but too few states and schools require recess or follow recommended guidelines for physical education.
Our genes may have a lot to do with the way we look and behave, but they certainly don’t dictate our destiny. That’s true when it comes to our weight too.
A new study finds that teens who went to bed early and got up early were thinner and fitter than kids who slept late. The findings, published in the journal Sleep, suggest that it’s not just the amount of sleep that kids get, but …