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.
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.
Yoga for Exercise
Yoga began not as a form of physical exercise, but as a practice to achieve spiritual enlightenment and mental discipline. It originated in India about 5,000 years ago, first appearing in religious texts recorded by priests. The word…
A popular category of dietary supplements are workout supplements, which are typically taken before (‘pre-workout’) or after exercising (‘post-workout’), and are sold in a variety of forms from pills to powders and ready-to-drink shakes. The global pre-workout supplement…
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
“I don’t have time!” is one of the top reasons for not exercising, as many traditional workouts push a commitment of about an hour. High intensity interval training, or HIIT, challenges this barrier by incorporating an effective workout…
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.
Walking for Exercise
Walking is one of the most popular forms of exercise worldwide. It doesn’t require expensive equipment or special skills, and it provides a wide range of health benefits. Whether you choose an outdoor solitary path in nature, a…