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Cycling to work: major new study suggests health benefits are staggering

Cycling to work: major new study suggests health benefits are staggering

Cycling to work was associated with a 41% lower risk of dying overall compared to commuting by car or public transport. Cycle commuters had a 52% lower risk of dying from heart disease and a 40% lower risk of dying from cancer. They also had 46% lower risk of developing heart disease and a 45% […]

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian

Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian

When we crunched the data we found vegetarians did not have a lower risk of early death compared with their meat-eating counterparts. Vegetarians might live longer, but only because they’re more likely to be healthy in other ways, too.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
A five-point checklist for getting around the world in 80 days by bicycle

A five-point checklist for getting around the world in 80 days by bicycle

Beaumont will need to cover 240 miles a day over 16 hours, at an average speed of 15 miles per hour. The challenge, of course, is not achieving this speed but in maintaining it for 4,800 hours.

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
We asked children why they don’t get enough exercise – here’s what they said

We asked children why they don’t get enough exercise – here’s what they said

To help better understand the factors that can help or hinder the physical activity levels of children today, my colleagues and I recently conducted a study to explore the barriers UK children face when it comes to being physically active.

April 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Why US communities should be designing parks for older adults

Why US communities should be designing parks for older adults

By Jay Maddock, Dean and Professor of Public Health Texas A&M University As America grays, healthy aging becomes essential. Physical activity or exercise is an important piece of this. Getting regular exercise of just 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week has been linked to a reduction in heart disease, cancer, falls and cognitive impairment […]

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
How to Do the Shortest Workout Possible – Fitness tips from the New York Times

How to Do the Shortest Workout Possible – Fitness tips from the New York Times

Dr. Martin Gibala, a professor of kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, explains how few high-intensity intervals can markedly improve fitness.

February 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Athlete-turned-trucker works to improve trucker’s health

Athlete-turned-trucker works to improve trucker’s health

By Alex Smith, KCU Kaiser Health News On a chilly winter morning, dozens of truck driver trainees file into a classroom at the headquarters of Prime Inc., a trucking company based in Springfield, Mo. At the front is Siphiwe Baleka, an energetic former swimming champion in his mid-40s. He delivers grim news about trucker health […]

January 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Investigation finds no increased risk of cancer in soccer players

Investigation finds no increased risk of cancer in soccer players

A Washington state investigation has found no increased risk of cancer among soccer players in the state. In fact, investigators found less cancer among the soccer players than expected based on rates of cance among Washington residents of the same ages. The investigation was launched after the University of Washington Women’s Associate Head Soccer Coach Amy Griffin […]

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Five things you need to know about fitness trackers

Five things you need to know about fitness trackers

By Corneel Vandelanotte, CQUniversity Australia and Stephanie Alley, CQUniversity Australia Most modern fitness trackers are electronic devices you wear on your wrist to track steps, overall physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep. They typically work with a smartphone app or website that allow you to track your progress over time using graphs and figures. Advanced fitness […]

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Another reason to exercise every day during the holidays

Another reason to exercise every day during the holidays

By William B. Farquhar University of Delaware Yes, of course we all know we should exercise every day during the holiday season to help counter the onslaught of excess calories that started on Thanksgiving and will mercifully end with a New Year’s toast. We may even tire of hearing about exercise and weight from family, friends […]

December 26, 2016 | By | Reply More