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 Soong
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 Brody
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 Reynolds
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 itBy Allyson Chiu and Lizzy Raben
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 Reynolds
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 Ard
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 Reynolds
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 Reynolds
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 Reynolds
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 Reynolds
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 Reynolds
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 Reynolds
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 genitalsBy Gretchen Reynolds and Kelyn Soong
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 Reynolds
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 Cimons
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 Soong