The exercise pill: How exercise keeps your brain healthy and protects it against depression and anxiety
Many doctors believe that exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that modern medicine has in its arsenal. But have you ever wondered why that is so? Your brain actually benefits, too.
Feb. 25, 2021 • ~9 min
Almost 2 in 3 college students in a new survey reported experiencing depression, doubled from the year before the pandemic began.
Feb. 22, 2021 • ~5 min
Based on observational data, it was found that the timing of daily physical activity was linked to fitness levels and cardiovascular risks in men with Type 2 diabetes.
Feb. 17, 2021 • ~5 min
Moderate physical activity improves cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults, according to new research. It may also protect against dementia.
Feb. 15, 2021 • ~5 min
A "prediabetes" diagnosis doesn't help identify older adults at risk for full-blown diabetes. "Doctors instead should focus on healthy lifestyle changes..."
Feb. 12, 2021 • ~7 min
An excerpt from Daniel Lieberman’s newest book, “Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding.”
Feb. 5, 2021 • ~18 min
Loss of muscle mass among elderly can lead to falls, and staying put during the pandemic doesn't help
Loss of muscle mass is a growing concern for the tens of millions of older Americans. It leads to falls and increased isolation, already a huge problem during coronavirus.
Feb. 3, 2021 • ~6 min
When exercised, human muscle can ward off the damaging effects of chronic inflammation, according to a new study using lab-grown muscle.
Jan. 25, 2021 • ~6 min
They don't come as pills, but try these 6 underprescribed lifestyle medicines for a better, longer life
Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~10 min
New research on the muscles of black-legged kittiwakes suggests some of the birds are simply better athletes than others.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~5 min