Your genes and gut bugs can influence weight gain, but the effects are modest. Calories in, calories out are what determine your body weight.
Obese people — fit or unfit, active or not — are on average at greater risk of heart disease, diabetes and early death than lean people with similar behaviors.
If you’re a red meat-eater, there’s a good chance you’re eating more of it than you should.
Older women who took 4,400 steps a day had a lower risk of dying than those taking 2,700, suggesting you may not have to walk 10,000 steps a day to benefit.
There are so many versions of intermittent fasting diets, it’s hard to know which one is best. Here’s what the research says.
If you pay people for achievable increases in their daily physical activity, they will continue to be more active for months after the rewards are withdrawn.
From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention One in four older adults who are 65 years of age will live into their 90s. Although risk of injury increases as we age, aging without injury is possible. Older adults…
Once you’ve decided to start exercising, start slowly and build your exercise routine up over weeks and months.
There’s no indication that we will go back to the days without smartphones, so why not use them to address promote physical activity?
To be effective for exercise, walking needs to be of at least moderate intensity. For many, this is a brisk walk.
Only about 20-40 minutes of physical activity a day seems to eliminate most health risks associated with sitting.
Although the “normal” range of heart rate is quite broad at 60-100, there’s increasing evidence having a heart rate at the lower end of the spectrum is better for you.
Wellness programs failed to make a difference in health measures, such as improved blood sugar, blood pressure or how much employers spent on health care.
Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, a good pair of shoes can protect your feet and keep you running.
Resting heart rate changes with age, with lower rates indicative of better cardiovascular fitness.