How exercise can help you build resilience at any age

Stressing our bodies through exercise can make us more resilient to a variety of stressors.

By Kelyn SoongFebruary 3, 2023

This free fitness equipment is hidden in plain sight

Numerous studies show that stair climbing, even in short but intense bouts, strengthens muscles, boosts energy and improves overall cardiorespiratory fitness.

By Bob BrodyFebruary 1, 2023

Why nonalcoholic beer beats regular beer after exercise

For performance, recovery and overall health, nonalcoholic beer is a better choice than regular beer or even a sports drink.

By Gretchen ReynoldsJanuary 25, 2023

This workout is popular on TikTok — but is it healthy?

The '12, 3, 30' treadmill workout was popularized by influencer Lauren Giraldo in 2020. Experts recommend easing into it

By Allyson Chiu and Lizzy RabenJanuary 19, 2023

What grip strength can tell you about how well you’re aging

Grip strength is closely linked to mortality in people of all incomes, and may be a better indicator of life span than blood pressure.

By Gretchen ReynoldsJanuary 18, 2023

Joined a gym? These 6 exercises, once a week, will make you stronger.

This 15-minute weight training routine uses common gym equipment and will build strength at any age.

By Gretchen Reynolds and Alexa Juliana ArdJanuary 11, 2023

These 2-minute exercise bursts may be better than your regular workout

Brief spurts of exertion spread throughout the day, called exercise "snacks," can improve metabolic health and undo the worst effects of sitting all day.

By Gretchen ReynoldsJanuary 4, 2023

6 simple steps to build an exercise habit

Motivation for exercise can come in many different forms. Here’s advice from experts on how to make 2023 the year you get moving.

By Kelyn SoongJanuary 2, 2023

Heart health, women and the limits of exercise

Fit, healthy people can and do develop heart disease, and the symptoms can be very different for women. Here's what you should know.

By Gretchen ReynoldsDecember 28, 2022

The Monty Python workout? It’s a silly walk, and it works!

A not-so-serious study discovered that a walking style made famous by the comedy troupe is actually vigorous exercise.

By Gretchen ReynoldsDecember 21, 2022

Regular exercise protects against fatal covid, a new study shows

A new study found that exercise, in almost any amount, reduced people’s risks of being hospitalized or dying of covid.

By Gretchen ReynoldsDecember 21, 2022

How to bike safely through the dark winter months

Buy lights, wear reflective clothing and pay attention to your tires while riding in the cold, experts say.

By Teddy Amenabar and Aaron SteckelbergDecember 20, 2022

Does exercise really help aging brains? New study raises questions.

Exercise and mindfulness training did not improve older people’s brain health in a surprising new study of nearly 600 people.

By Gretchen ReynoldsDecember 14, 2022

To live longer, pick up the pace just three minutes a day, study shows

To increase longevity, add intensity to daily activities like moving a little faster doing chores or walking to the bus.

By Gretchen ReynoldsDecember 9, 2022

Icy temps, foam rollers and naps: How World Cup athletes recover

Some athlete's recovery techniques, like Ronaldo's favorite cryotherapy sessions, aren't backed by science. Others, like foam rolling, really can work.

By Gretchen ReynoldsDecember 9, 2022

Here’s what it takes to be a World Cup referee

Referees, who must pass a fitness test, typically cover a distance of six to eight miles during a 90-minute match.

By Kelyn SoongDecember 7, 2022

Pulisic’s pelvic injury highlights athletes’ risks to a sensitive area

Contact injuries to the male groin and pelvis in soccer and other sports can cause excruciating pain and discomfort, even when they do not involve the genitals

By Gretchen Reynolds and Kelyn SoongDecember 2, 2022

To counter the effect of sitting too much, try the astronaut workout

Astronaut exercise programs, which include both high-intensity interval training and weight workouts, can benefit those of us who never leave Earth.

By Gretchen ReynoldsNovember 30, 2022

Parkinson’s patients and researchers search for exercise ‘prescription’

Researchers are studying which exercises at what level of intensity provide the greatest gains against Parkinson's disease.

By Marlene CimonsNovember 26, 2022

Two runners had cardiac arrests. A cardiologist was racing behind them.

A cardiologist at the race performed CPR on both runners. The incidents offer lessons and reminders to runners of all abilities.

By Kelyn SoongNovember 24, 2022