Timing of exercise impacts men with Type 2 diabetes

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.

Sonia Epstein • harvard
Feb. 17, 2021 ~5 min

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

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

12-minute bursts of exercise have bigger impact than thought

A new study describes how a 12-minute burst of cardio exercise impacted more than 80 percent of circulating metabolites, including pathways linked key bodily functions such as insulin resistance, oxidative stress, vascular reactivity, inflammation, and longevity.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Nov. 16, 2020 ~4 min

Physical activity may protect those at risk for depression

After mining millions of electronic health record data points, researchers found people who were more physically active at baseline were less likely to develop depression, even after accounting for genetic risks.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Nov. 5, 2019 ~5 min

Exercise, fasting shown to help cells shed defective proteins

A new study from the Blavatnik Institute finds that intense exercise and fasting activate hormones that boost cells’ capacity to dispose of defective proteins, which clog up the cell, interfere with its functions, and, over time, precipitate diseases including neurodegenerative conditions such as ALS and Alzheimer’s.

Ekaterina Pesheva • harvard
Feb. 21, 2019 ~9 min

A step-by-step guide on how to choose, make, and keep New Year’s resolutions

Figure out what resolutions fit your lifestyle and then make them happen with some expert advice.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Dec. 31, 2018 ~13 min

Exercise-related hormone irisin found to target key bone cells

Scientists have discovered that irisin, a hormone released by muscles during exercise, directly acts on key regulatory cells that control the breakdown and formation of bone.

Richard Saltus • harvard
Dec. 14, 2018 ~5 min