To feel better, replace sitting with sleep or light activity

"With everything happening right now, this is one thing we can control or manage and it has the potential to help our mental health."

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
June 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: exercise sleep emotions featured health-and-medicine body-fat

Exercise gets ‘death marker’ protein to refresh muscles

"The beauty is that muscle use, in and of itself, is what initiates the processes that keep muscles 'up to date,' healthy, and functional."

Kristian Levring Madsen - U. Copenhagen • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: exercise proteins muscles featured health-and-medicine

School closures may boost childhood obesity

School closures in the US mean no gym classes. That could fuel a spike in childhood obesity. "Public health interventions are urgently needed."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 exercise schools childrens-health health-and-medicine body-weight

High blood pressure during exercise may be a serious warning sign

There's a link between high blood pressure during exercise for middle-aged and older adults and heart disease, hypertension, and even death.

Boston University • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: heart-disease exercise blood-pressure health-and-medicine

Are ‘eccentric’ exercises best for ACL injuries?

People with ACL injuries can lose up to 40% of the muscle strength in that leg. Eccentric exercises can build it back up, research in rats indicates.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: exercise athletes muscles health-and-medicine injuries knees physical-therapy

Active older veterans fall more, but don’t get as hurt

Physically active veterans are more likely to fall, but less likely to hurt themselves when they do, a new study shows.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: exercise seniors health-and-medicine injuries veterans falls

A 20-minute dose of nature can cut your stress

Just 20 minutes in nature can reduce your stress levels, research shows. That could mean gardening or just sitting outside and enjoying the sun.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
April 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: exercise stress mindfulness emotions featured health-and-medicine

Even during COVID-19, ‘nature is a necessity’

The COVID-19 crisis highlights why cities should invest in green space, says Marc Berman. "Nature is not an amenity—it's a necessity."

Jack Wang- U. Chicago • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 exercise parks social-lives earth-and-environment health-and-medicine

4 tips to protect your sleep in the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19's disruptions to your routine or your livelihood make it more important than ever to get good sleep. Researchers have four tips for you.

Alice Scott-Warwick • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: covid-19 exercise sleep featured health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms

Ankle exoskeleton makes running easier

Running is great exercise but not everyone feels great doing it. An ankle exoskeleton could make running easier and boost your physical activity.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
March 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: energy exercise running featured health-and-medicine

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