In new book, Daniel Lieberman examines what motivates us to exercise

An excerpt from Daniel Lieberman’s newest book, “Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding.”

Daniel E. Lieberman • harvard
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.

Roger Fielding, Lab Director and Senior Scientist, Tufts University • conversation
Feb. 3, 2021 ~6 min

Human muscle fights inflammation all by itself

When exercised, human muscle can ward off the damaging effects of chronic inflammation, according to a new study using lab-grown muscle.

Ken Kingery-Duke • futurity
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.

Michael Parkinson, Senior Medical Director of Health and Productivity, UPMC Health Plan & Workpartners, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
Jan. 20, 2021 ~10 min

Bird ‘Fitbit’ and muscle samples indicate fit fliers

New research on the muscles of black-legged kittiwakes suggests some of the birds are simply better athletes than others.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
Jan. 19, 2021 ~5 min

Film can grab your sweat to power your watch

A new film can not only evaporate sweat but also use that moisture to power wearable electronic devices such as watches, fitness trackers, and more.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Jan. 14, 2021 ~5 min

Connected workouts can help you get fit alongside virtual buddies during the pandemic

From step counters and active video games to apps for exercisers and tech-enabled gear, there are a lot of ways to combine your workouts with your digital life.

Karin Pfeiffer, Professor of Kinesiology, Michigan State University • conversation
Jan. 7, 2021 ~9 min

Daniel Lieberman busts exercising myths

In his new book, “Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding,” Daniel Lieberman explores exercising myths.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Jan. 4, 2021 ~11 min

Group exercise may be even better for you than solo workouts – here's why

Your most important piece of exercise gear may be the friends you buddy up with to work out.

Jacob Meyer, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Iowa State University • conversation
Dec. 29, 2020 ~9 min

When working out makes you sick to your stomach: What to know about exercise-induced nausea

You're working out, feeling great – until your stomach starts to churn and you're sidelined with a bout of nausea. Here's what's happening in your body and how to avoid this common effect of exercise.

Anne R. Crecelius, Associate Professor of Health and Sport Science, University of Dayton • conversation
Dec. 29, 2020 ~7 min