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July 18, 2014

 

A person in bed reaches for an alarm clock.

The Golden Snooze?

It is clear that sufficient sleep and health go hand-in-hand. But is it possible to get too much sleep?

July 10, 2014

 

A human arm rests in the grass

Think Buff?

While actually working out is the best way to get stronger, research suggests that even just thinking about lifting heavy objects can yield results.

April 28, 2014

 

Crossed feet in soft light

How To Improve Your Memory

It turns out that giving your brain a boost could be as easy as putting one foot in front of the other.

December 6, 2013

 

Hiking trail signs with exercise instructions.

Another Reason To Exercise

Physical activity is a biological norm. When we don't exercise, we actually cause harm to our bodies.

March 29, 2012

 

dog asleep on a treadmill

The Connection Between Exercise And Sleep

I've heard that getting regular exercise can help. Is this true?

March 7, 2012

 

woman with a headache

Does Exercise Trigger Headache?

I like to exercise, but I suffer from migraines and worry that getting my sweat on at the gym could trigger a headache. Am I right to be cautious?

February 3, 2012

 

younger and older runners on a trail

The Mathematics Of Middle-Age Spread

How much more does an older runner have to run in order burn as many calories as a teenager?

October 10, 2011

 

man eating french fry

The Obesity Epidemic Is Caused By Overeating, Right?

One study claims that we eat nearly 600 more calories per day than people did in the mid 1970s. But, the obesity epidemic is more complicated...

June 17, 2011

 

Ballet dancers stretching

Is There Any Reason To Stretch Before A Workout?

To stretch or not to stretch. New research shows that stretching might not be needed before a workout.

March 17, 2011

 

lifting weights

I’m Sick But Is It Safe To Exercise?

Is there truth to the saying, "sweating out a cold?"

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