While you may be an Excel champ by day and gym rat by night, recent research suggests that the recommended 30 minutes of cardio five times per week may not undo the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle. So what’s a worker chained to his or her desk to do? Luckily, short bouts of aerobics, strength exercises, and stretching in between conference calls and Gchats can help improve fitness levels and heart health, too.
If you're looking for exercise that improves heart and lung capacity but is gentle on your joints, swimming is a top choice. Consider our very own Aqua Aerobics class!
You may be surprised to know that you don't need to drink eight glasses of water a day to prevent dehydration and stay healthy.
Is laughter a kind of exercise? That offbeat question is at the heart of a new study of laughing and pain that emphasizes how unexpectedly entwined our bodies and emotions can be.
People with good vision took about 9700 steps each day and exercised at a moderate or vigorous level for 20 minutes. People with vision loss in both eyes took 6,800 steps each day and exercised for 10 minutes. How many steps do you take a day?
Standing or sitting for long periods of time can take a toll on your muscles. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try simple office stretches throughout the day.
Physical, aerobic exercise performed right after a memory has been formed intensifies the imprinting, making the memory stronger.
Here's How to Walk at Your Desk About 3 Hours Daily While You Work
Consider this before skipping yet another workout: exercise could make your brain stronger and faster, too.
One major way we differ from our ape ancestors is in having arched feet. Still, as many as one in four of us highly evolved humans have flat feet.
Gaining weight can often be just as challenging as losing weight, here are five things to do to gain weight in a healthy way.
You don't have to join a gym or even change into exercise clothes to have free access to a fine piece of exercise equipment that's good for your heart: stairs. An upcoming program on campus, keep a lookout for posters!
5 great things about swimming, an almost ideal way to stay in shape.
Some healthful foods that are easy to find but don't always find their way into our shopping carts. Including beets, cabbage, and pumpkin seeds!
Learn each part of your body and the best that scinece and medicine can offer for taking care of your self.
Short video with Dr. Mike Evans on preventitive medicine, answering the old question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health?" in a completely new way.
NYTimes interview with author Gretchen Reynolds about the science of exercise, why standing up is good for you and why, after writing a book about fitness, she began to exercise less.
Study finds neurons of exercising rats respond differently to stress than the neurons of slothful rats.
A new study shows that as you age, your memory and other thinking skills can be improved by combining different forms of exercise.
A personal reflection on optimism by health writer Jane Brody.