For longevity, aim for 150 minutes of weekly exercise
Experts recommend that people who are physically able to exercise aim for 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every week to reap longevity benefits.
Evidence mounts on the benefits of strength training
A recent meta-analysis found that people who do muscle-strengthening workouts are less likely to die prematurely than those who don’t, adding to previous evidence that strength training has long-term health benefits.
Walking daily may boost healthy aging
Studies have shown that a regular walking habit can promote weight control, but it may also provide additional health benefits for body and mind as people age.
Far fewer than 10,000 steps per day can boost health
Fitness tracking devices often advise that we take 10,000 steps a day—about five miles—but taking far fewer can still have health benefits.
Outside workouts safer than gyms during COVID-19 pandemic
Outside, it’s more likely that any potential virus in the air will disperse.
Middle age not too late to see benefits from exercising
Becoming physically active in mid-life can extend longevity.
10,000 steps not a magic number for fitness
There doesn’t appear to be any scientific basis for the idea that 10,000 steps should be everyone’s daily fitness goal.
Brisk walking may reduce early death risk in older women
Older women who take at least one brisk walk a week could potentially reduce their risk of early death by 70%, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s…
Combat the health risks of prolonged sitting with small actions throughout the day
An hour of moderate exercise every day may be protective against the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle—including increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and premature death—according to I-Min Lee, professor in the Department of…
For a longer life, more exercise is better than less
What is the optimal amount of exercise needed to live a long life? It’s slightly more than you may think, but not as much as you might expect, according to two studies published April 6, 2015 in JAMA…