Study of 700,000 People in 46 Countries Shows How Lazy America Is

The United States, already one of the most obese countries in the world, is also one of the laziest, according to a recent study.


Too Many Americans are Obese, and it’s Rubbing off on Their Pets

Researchers at Banfield Animal Hospital write in a report that obesity among pets has skyrocketed over the past 10 years, thanks to their owners.


Rates of this Preventable Disease Quadrupled in 35 Years

The rate of diabetes worldwide quadrupled between 1980 and 2014, and the WHO says things will get worse if we do not tackle the issues at hand.


Surprising: Exercise may Actually Improve Eyesight

Research has found that low-intensity exercise helps activate the visual cortex, which may in turn actually help improve your vision.


These Fun and Simple Activities can Delay Death, Study Shows

Research suggests that exercise can reduce your risk of cardiovascular death (heart disease or stroke) by 28%. Time to swim, do aerobics, and play racquetball!


Drink Alcohol? This Might Cut Your Risk of Alcohol-Related Early Death

A new study links exercise with a lower risk of dying early from alcohol-related cancer and other health problems. Cool, right?


What the Top 10 Foods on Twitter Say About America’s Health and Habits

Researchers studied mentions of food on Twitter to discover Americans’ relationship with food. Here are the top 10 food and beverage tweets, in order.


Finland: This is How Much Exercise Kids Need

The Finnish government has recently introduced physical fitness guidelines, stating that children need at least 3 hours of exercise per day.


Automated Insulin System Approved for People with Type 1 Diabetes

The world’s first “artificial pancreas” has been approved by the FDA for people with Type 1 diabetes. Will life now be easier for diabetics?


Muscle Confusion Remains Popular, But is Argued to be a Myth

Some experts purport that muscle confusion, an exercise technique used to stimulate muscle growth, does not actually work.


Exercise in Old Age Essential for Reducing Disability, Regaining Independence

A new study shows how physical activity – especially walking – can help older adults recover from disability and regain their independence.


Study: Everyone Can Squash This 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. suffer a stroke each year, but a new study suggests that more than 90% of strokes are preventable.


Most Kids Lack Ideal Cardiovascular Health: What do we Do?

A new report shows that many children lack ideal cardiovascular health, due to poor diet and a lack of physical activity, leading to health problems later.


Moms: Exercise in Pregnancy is Good for Healthy Mom and Baby

New studies show that exercise is actually a great way for mother and baby to stay fit and keep the pregnancy as healthy as possible.


Boost Your Memory by Doing This Soon After Studying

Exercise has long been associated with good brain health, but a new study shows that working out shortly after studying may help you retain memories.


Study: This Activity may Cut Your Risk of 13 Types of Cancer!

A new study of more than 1 million people shows that physical exercise cuts your risk of 13 types of cancer. Time to get moving!


Survey: U.S. Prison Inmates go Outside more than 33% of Kids in the UK

The UN requires that inmates in maximum security prisons get 1 hour of outdoor time, but some parents say they can’t even force their kids to play outside.