Many people wonder if it’s better to exercise or sleep if you’re tired. We know we need to work out to stay healthy. But is it better to get an early night if we’re exhausted? The opinions of experts are mixed.
Different exercises help different aspects of health. New research has found vigorous exercise aids cognition much more than gentle activity.
Research has found that less than 12 weeks of HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, meaningfully reduce blood sugar. Studies show HIIT improves insulin resistance more than traditional exercise.
The season of festive fun runs is at its peak. People dress up in holiday running outfits and go to events that usually have 5k and 10k options. They can be a great way to exercise in December when you don't feel motivated to get outside.
While exercise later in the day may be best for blood sugar, morning exercise seems best for heart health. According to a new study, people who workout out in the morning are at a lower risk of developing heart disease than those who exercise midday.
Finding time in the day to exercise can be difficult. A new study found that working out in the afternoon or evening might be best for blood sugar control. But the jury is still out.
Regardless of your genetic predisposition, adding more physical activity to your day can lead to a longer life. According to a study of almost 5,500 women, those who were less sedentary and moved more increased their lifespan.
The number of pickleball players has doubled in the last five years. It's unsurprising as it's fun, easy to play, suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels and has enormous health benefits.
Step aerobics was wildly popular in the '90s. Now, it's making a comeback. The workout is simple, you step on and off a raised bench to music. But it can burn 600 calories in an hour.
Whether you exercise daily or are a “weekend warrior,” you lower your risk of an early death the same amount. But, exercising daily can help you maintain muscle strength better.
A new study has underscored just how helpful walking is. Just a couple of minutes of light-intensity walking after a meal makes blood sugar rise and fall slower.
Scientists have discovered the “anti-hunger” molecule the body produces in response to exercise. The find could be key to making drugs that would cause the body to have the same reaction without the exercise.
Living a sedentary lifestyle contributes to the risk of early death. Being physically active can lower the risks. And research has found that people who were active daily and “weekend warriors” had the same positive results.
It's a myth that you can't swim after eating. Low-impact exercise after a meal can help keep blood sugar stable. If you have blood sugar concerns swimming after a meal can be a great way to help yourself.
Helmets decrease the risk of a head injury. But, data shows that cyclists wearing a helmet are just as likely to need to be treated in a hospital after a crash and are more likely to be involved in a crash. So, should you wear one?
Unless you are an exercise enthusiast, your workout probably doesn’t spark joy. However, a routine created by a health psychologist is designed to do just that.
Experts go back and forth about whether or not it’s possible to lose weight without exercise. To lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you eat. If you cut back on your calories, you may be able to do that without exercising.
Many of us fail to reach our exercise goals. But, while picking up working out can be difficult, once you start, it becomes a habit you stick to — even for people who are averse to exercise!
There is good news for people who are concerned about their kidneys. Moderately intense exercise can slow kidney function decline in sedentary older adults.
You can train your brain to like exercise. In a study that used brain imaging, researchers found that people who work out more get a larger response from the receptors that sense the body's naturally occurring opioids.