Distance learning makes it harder for kids to exercise, especially in low-income communities

With many schools closed, children's health could suffer.

Keshia Pollack Porter, Professor of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus school exercise pandemic health-disparities childrens-health physical-education

If sitting at a desk all day is bad during coronavirus, could I lie down to work instead?

Couch potatoes are always looking for a way out.

Arthur L. Weltman, Professor of Kinesiology and Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  heart-disease  covid-19  physical-activity  exercise  sleep  insomnia  sitting  sedentary-behavior

8 simple strategies to fuel your body during a pandemic

The constraints of COVID-19 can act as a catalyst to eat more thoughtfully and, perhaps, eat better.

Julie Lee, Registered Dietitian, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: diet exercise sleep nutrition healthy-food

Flattening the mental health curve is the next big coronavirus challenge

A mental health crisis has begun, as social isolation from the coronavirus and loss of job, income and loved ones have left people reeling. A transformation of care is badly needed.

Jonathan Rottenberg, Professor of Psychology, University of South Florida • conversation
May 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression exercise anxiety psychotherapy mental-health-crisis

How to recover from an exercise injury – according to a sports physiotherapist

Whether it's a pulled muscle, sore ankle, or shin splints, here's the best way to get back on track.

Sheila Leddington Wright, Principal Lecturer in Sports Therapy, Coventry University • conversation
May 19, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  exercise  recovery  injury  sports-injuries  knee-injury

Brown, white and beige: understanding your body's different fat cells could help with weight loss

We all have white and brown fat cells – but recent research shows there's a third type, called "beige" cells.

Trust Diya, Lecturer in Biological Sciences, Staffordshire University • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  brown-fat  fat  exercise  nutrition  white-fat

Finding ways to move your body while social distancing

Physical activity is important for all kinds of health reasons, even in quarantine.

Renee J. Rogers, Associate Professor of Health and Physical Activity - Programming Director, Pitt Healthy Lifestyle Institute, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
May 8, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus physical-activity exercise quarantine walking quick-reads significant-figures physical sleeping activity walk movement

Exercise may help reduce risk of deadly COVID-19 complication: ARDS

The health benefits of exercise for our mind and body are well documented. But did you know that exercise could lower the risks of the most dangerous COVID-19 complication?

Zhen Yan, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
May 5, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  immune-system  exercise  pandemic  lungs  sars-cov-2  antioxidants  free-radicals

Regular exercise has long-term benefits for immunity – it's important to stay active

Though it was previously thought vigorous exercise could suppress immune function, research shows that most forms of regular exercise can help your immune system to work its best.

John P Campbell, Lecturer, University of Bath • conversation
April 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  immune-system  exercise  fitness  immune-function

Low-intensity interval training can be as effective as HIIT – but only if you spend more time working out

'LIIT' is the latest exercise phenomenon that advocates for slowing down your workout.

Bradley Elliott, Lecturer in Physiology, University of Westminster • conversation
April 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  exercise  fitness  hiit

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