Better Off Podcast: Is working from home unhealthy?
Working from home has its perks: Better coffee, easy commute, no fluorescent lighting. But, as any home office worker can tell you, there are also downsides: No more office social hours, no more ergonomic chairs, and no more…
Intimate partner violence early in pandemic linked with worse mental and overall health in women
Women who experienced intimate partner violence during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to suffer worse mental health and other adverse health effects, according to a new study led by Harvard Chan School.
Plant-based low-carbohydrate diet linked with lower risk of premature death for people with type 2 diabetes
Following a low-carbohydrate diet comprised primarily of plant-based foods was significantly associated with lower risk of premature death among people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard Chan School.
Following healthy lifestyle may reduce risk of long COVID
Women who followed most aspects of a healthy lifestyle, including healthy body weight, not smoking, regular exercise, adequate sleep, high quality diet, and moderate alcohol consumption, had about half the risk of long COVID compared with women without…
Examining the potential health dangers of pro football—and how to protect players
Research scientist Rachel Grashow, director of epidemiological research initiatives with the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University, comments on the recent cardiac arrest suffered by the Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin, as well as other serious health issues faced by…
Toxic environment harming sperm counts
Sperm counts among men around the world are plummeting due to toxins in the environment, according to Harvard Chan School’s Carmen Messerlian.
Bicycling, also referred to as biking or cycling, is a form of transportation and a popular leisure-time physical activity. Health benefits include improved cardiovascular fitness, stronger muscles, greater coordination and general mobility, and reduced body fat. As with…
Physical Activity Considerations for Special Populations
Research strongly supports the benefits of staying active across a range of physical and mental health conditions for people of all ages. In the U.S., the Department of Health and Human Services provides specific guidelines for physical activity…
Exercising more than recommended could lengthen life, study suggests
Getting the federally recommended amount of physical activity can reduce the risk of early death—but boosting activity higher can further reduce the risk, a study found.
Boost your mental health by spending time outside
Spending time in nature has been shown to improve both physical and mental health—and Harvard Chan School’s Peter James has advice on how to get the most benefit from time spent outdoors.