Fitness

Could your Fitbit data be used to deny you health insurance

Could your Fitbit data be used to deny you health insurance?

Andrew Boyd, University of Illinois at Chicago Wearing a fitness tracking device could earn you cash from your health insurance company. At first, this sounds...
Crossfit Fails Extreme Exercise Gone Terribly Wrong

Crossfit Fails: Extreme Exercise Gone Terribly Wrong

Crossfit is a popular form of exercise that boasts extreme fitness and weight loss opportunities without all the boring stuff like, you know, using correct...

Monday’s medical myth: run barefoot to prevent injuries

The human species is one of the most efficient terrestrial animals. We adapted to run on dry riverbeds and grasslands, but development of modern society has strained the evolutionary process.

Exercise, Even In Small Doses, Offers Tremendous Benefits For Senior Citizens

New research shows that senior citizens who walk or exercise regularly see tremendous benefits in their health and

Hate exercise? Small increases in physical activity can make a big difference

Libby Richards, Purdue University A new year typically brings new resolutions. While making resolutions is easy, sticking with them is not. Exercise-related resolutions consistently make...

Eating Well Is More Than Just What You Eat

As the new year rolls on and people consider the resolutions they have already broken, we’re being flooded with advice on what to eat.

Science behind the Sirtfood diet

Is there really any science behind the Sirtfood diet?

Few things are so deeply infected by fads, frauds and quackery as nutrition. As such, it is through a lens of healthy scepticism that we should view any new diet.

Diet vs. Exercise: How You Really Lose Weight

Diet vs. Exercise: How You Really Lose Weight

Regular exercise and a proper diet are the most important part of physical fitness. But is one more important than the other? Watch this video...

Measuring up: this year, aim for fitness over fat loss for long-term success

Getting fit and losing weight are consistently among the top New Year’s resolutions, and January is the boom period for the billion-dollar gym industry.

We can avoid weight creep – here’s how

Many of us enter a new year reflecting on where we have been and our plans for the future. For some, this will mean acknowledging that a couple more kilos have crept on over the past year.