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…
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.
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.
Experts recommend that people who are physically able to exercise aim for 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every week to reap longevity benefits.
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.
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.
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, it’s more likely that any potential virus in the air will disperse.
Maintaining physical activity after a heart attack can help people live longer, according to a new study.
Anne Lusk, research scientist in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, recently has been speaking and writing about ways that cities can encourage more people to bicycle by creating safe and appealing…