There’s a thin line between working hard enough and working too hard. Pushing your body to reach new levels of fitness requires commitment,
The most common site for pain in recreational runners is the knee. For some, especially older runners, the pain can be a symptom of osteoarthritis. But does running worsen knee pain and osteoarthritis?
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact across the entire population, but one group likely to have been disproportionately affected is people with eating disorders.
While many of us may remember skipping as something we did as children, the pastime has regained popularity during the pandemic as a way of keeping fit.
The places and communities that we live in play an important role in our physical health. What we have access to on our doorstep is important to motivating – or preventing – our physical activity levels.
It’s a common assumption that exercise in older people is difficult and dangerous, so it’s perhaps best avoided.
There’s no doubt that the pandemic has been difficult for people in different ways. But for a lot of people what has kept them going has been their daily exercise.
Has your doctor recommended you go for regular jogs in the park, countryside walks, community food growing sessions, or some other nature-based activity?
The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us reevaluate our health and take up new exercise regimes.
In the current pandemic many parents of young children are finding themselves spending more time in the role of caregiver than usual.
Apart from reduced social interaction and the domestic juggling involved, homes are not usually designed to replicate a workplace environment when it comes to employees’ health.
Whether you’re an ultra-marathoner or have just started, injuries and muscle soreness from running are inevitable. But instead of taking a break, many runners reach for ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to get through injuries or pain.
If you’ve had a surgery postponed due to the pandemic, or one is on the horizon, there may be some work you can do right now to prepare and to help improve your postoperative outcome.
The coronavirus began to affect sporting events as early as January 30, when the Chinese Football Association announced it was delaying the start of the football season.
With the Canadian government continuing to recommend physical distancing measures, many people are finding themselves confined to their homes more than ever before.
When I noticed my 12-year-old son was spending about seven hours a day doing his school work online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I immediately became concerned.
Even just a bit of intense physical activity prompts a “clean-up of muscles” as the protein Ubiquitin tags onto worn-out proteins and causes them to degrade, according to a small study.
Your alarm goes off and it’s time to start another day. What’s your first step? Perhaps making a cup of coffee? You may want to consider a brisk walk instead.
When it comes to losing weight, people often want know the best way to shed excess pounds – and there’s no shortage of fad diets or fitness crazes claiming to have the “secret” to fat loss.
Suffering a quarantine dip in mood? Struggling to find motivation to do anything? You are not alone.
Many people see stretching as an essential part of any exercise or workout regime.
Throughout history, peoples in many parts of the world have sought ways to develop their energetic potentials for improved health, martial power, and to bring themselves closer to the divine. In China these practices are called QiGong. It is believed that the correct regulation of body, breath, and mind will harmonize yin and yang, balance Qi and blood...
Children across the globe have not been at school for some time, and this prolonged absence from the daily routine has given many of us a chance to think about what should happen when schools re-open.
Recent Fitbit activity tracker data show a significant drop in physical activity worldwide that corresponds with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. In the United States, physical activity has fallen by 12%.
Yoga! Suddenly, everyone wants to know about this gentle approach to whole-self fitness. A Roper poll revealed that over six million Americans (more than 3% of the population) already practice yoga. You don't have to be lean to do yoga.
Scientists are constantly revealing newly discovered benefits of exercise. In experiments over the past 10 years, my research has found that exercise can help with a respiratory problem known as ARDS.
People around the world are staying at home as part of social distancing measures to limit the transmission of the novel coronavirus. In some countries people are being encouraged to exercise once a day.
A third of humanity is now under lockdown. This measure is crucial to minimise the spread of COVID-19, but what impact will it have on health and wellbeing?
When I first laid on a Pilates mat after twenty years of not dancing or doing any sort of physical activity with the exception of walking, surprising and volatile emotions surged up. The first emotion was denial -- I don't need this, I have managed for years without structured exercise. Then there was a deep releasing of regret and grief
Fitbit recently released data showing a global decrease in physical activity levels among users of its activity trackers compared to the same time last year.
In the 21st century, we all spend a ot of time in front of a screen... whether at home, at work, or even at play. What this often does is cause a distortion of our posture that then leads to problems in our body leading to discomfort and pain.
Worried about COVID-19? You may be putting yourself at undue risk, because chronic anxiety suppresses the immune system and increases our risk for infection.
Supporting girls and women in their efforts to be physically active must become a global public health priority.
Childhood trauma has a devastating impact on both the mind and the body of children who experience it. But that mind-body connection also offers a path toward healing.
Older women are more likely to take up exercising and stick to it if they are part of a small group guided by a personal trainer.
Tai chi is growing in popularity in the UK, with more clubs and classes popping up around the country and people of all ages wanting to give it a go.
Recently, several elite sportswomen have spoken out about toxic sport culture and the damage it does to their long-term health.
Children today spend more time sitting than ever before. And research shows that as they grow up, children tend to become more sedentary and less active.
As an exercise and health researcher, I can confirm that snow shoveling is an excellent physical activity.
Increases in physical activity tend to be followed by increases in mood and perceived energy level, research finds.
There are more incidents of skeletal muscle ruptures that are causing harm in other parts of the body.
Once only used by bodybuilders, more and more people are using sports supplements as a regular part of their health and fitness regime – and the industry is booming worldwide.
Wearable fitness trackers have less accuracy when used in certain ways.
Research shows that the benefits of older people going to exercise groups go beyond self-improvement and provide good value for society,
You know physical activity is good for you. But, that isn’t always enough to get or keep you moving.
The rise of wearable fitness trackers has increased the number of people monitoring their heart rate, both throughout the day and during exercise.
Exercise is not only good for your physical health, it’s good for your mental health, too. Indeed, many people even take up exercise as a way of boosting their mental well-being.
There are a lot of reasons people don’t exercise, and a lot of misconceptions about exercise.
Qigong has helped me understand and connect with myself as an energy being. Different forms of qigong emphasize different qualities, from meditative and healing to medical and martial arts; some incorporate branches of philosophy, such as Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism.
Professional sport is full of stories of elite athletes “choking” emotionally and mentally under the pressure of competition.
For the first time in human history, older people outnumber younger people. This has created unique health challenges. Dementia may be one of the scariest.
Endurance running is in. Fitness enthusiasts and elite runners alike spend their weekends pounding the pavements and bounding through the countryside.
Exercise is recommended for people who are overweight or obese as a way to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
It’s free, requires no equipment and the scenery can be stunning – it’s no wonder running is among the world’s most popular sports.
When you hear the word “cancer” probably the last thing that you think of is physical activity.
While the condition is often associated with older adults, rising childhood inactivity and poor fitness levels mean that the risk factors associated with heart disease are more common among teenagers than most people think.
Millions of people around the world, including nearly 60% of Americans, Australians and Europeans, participate in sports.
Ageing is inevitable and is influenced by many things – but keeping active can slow ageing and increase life expectancy.
Perhaps your GP has recommended you exercise more, or you’ve had a recent health scare. Maybe your family’s been nagging you to get off the couch or you’ve decided yourself that it’s time to lose some weight.
Moms in low-income neighborhoods say physical and social barriers in their neighborhoods discourage them from allowing their children to play outside, according to a new study.
Most people -- men especially -- tend to skimp on the stretching facet of their workouts. By committing to a flexibility routine, however, you can actually prevent injuries that can sideline you in later years and instead continue to use your body more fully, because you'll maintain greater range of motion in your muscles and joints.
As a society, we aren’t getting as much exercise as we should. In fact, current activity guidelines state that adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderately intense activity – or 75 minutes of vigorous activity – every week.
For some school children, PE is the best lesson of the week – a chance to leave the desk behind, get outside, and enjoy a run around with friends.
Physical inactivity is a global health problem. But despite overwhelming evidence that regular exercise is highly beneficial, the challenge of encouraging people to be more active remains.
It’s well-documented that regular exercise is good for us. Being active can reduce your risk for a variety of diseases such as heart disease and cancer, as well as improving psychological well-being.
Rainbow Yoga! The perfect 17-minute practice to brighten your day, to help turn darkness into light.
Expectant mothers receive an avalanche of information about potential risks to their baby.
A number of sexual assault survivors report enormous benefits from specialized classes, but not all therapists are on board.
First there were heated fitness studios, now the latest trend is working out in frigid temperatures.
In this gentle 20 minute yoga flow, you are invited to take a moment to surrender. No need to come with an agenda or worry about a specific outcome. Set down your burdens and let yoga take care of you.
Wearables might not offer enough motivation to get your daily steps, but a little competition might work.
Most parents are aware that physical activity is good for children – as it can help to improve their sense of self and have a positive impact on their mental health and well-being.
The Washington Post recently reported the story of Josh Hader, a 28-year-old who stretched and popped his neck, tore an artery and nearly lost his life from a major stroke.
Afternoon breaks were once a common feature of nearly all primary school timetables.
Please join me for this 28 minute at home yoga practice designed to help you feel good and bring you back into a balanced state.
Learn to reside in the role of the observer and hop on the mat for this special Yoga Belly practice!
Activate, stretch, and relieve any tension in this 23 minute yoga session specifically designed for the upper back.
Join me for this 27 min Yoga For Low Back practice! In this session we address all areas that contribute to low back aches and pain, as well as provide preventative care
Our Yoga For Weight Loss series continues with this 31-minute warming practice that invites you to focus on the power of thought as you build strength and awareness in the arms and abdominals.
In many ways, we have never been less healthy. Nearly 100 million adults in the United States are obese.
Many of us, aware of the benefits of exercise, try to stick to a routine, only to find our sneakers at the back of the closet when the weather doesn’t co-operate, our routine is disrupted or we are short of time.
Join me for this sweet, 15 minute Moon Practice, perfect for anyone under any stress. This practice invites you to get quiet, decompress, and call in some lunar energy to counteract a busy lifestyle.
Girls and women experiencing period pain often avoid physical activity, but our latest study suggests that doing exercise might actually provide pain relief.
Join me for Yoga For Risk Takers, I dare you! This 26 min session is all about expanding and grounding in honor of promoting courage and balance so that we are better prepared to take risks and “go
From the UK to Canada, China to India, around the world, yoga is big business. In 2016, Americans alone spent US$16 billion on yoga classes and products.
From fairly obscure beginnings in the mid-20th century, the practice of yoga in Britain has become a massively popular pastime.
The benefits of exercise may differ depending on the time of day when you work out, a new study in mice suggests.
You’ve probably seen ads for apps promising to make you smarter in just a few minutes a day. Hundreds of so-called “brain training” programs can be purchased for download.
Join me for Rose Yoga, a loving full length heart opening vinyasa flow! Allow your breath to blossom with each gesture.
Missed your workout or practice window? Fear not! Try this quick yoga break thoughtfully designed to connect you to your breath, fire up your core and stretch your whole body!
Total Body Yoga - Deep Core is a 20 min practice for building strength as well as increasing flexibility and blood flow.
Hop on the mat for this 22-minute yoga session designed to help you feel good! Stretch your body, tap into conscious breath, and get your endorphins kicking!
There's no shortage of good advice in the world. But how to actually follow it? - When it comes to your own wellbeing, learn to schedule your 'me time' with precision.
No yoga mat or stretchy pants required for this 14 min Office Break Yoga! Carve out time for yourself to stretch it out, create space, connect with your breath, focus your mind and replenish your body.
This gentle and nurturing 26 minute session is made with love and designed to support you, wherever you are today. Use the tools of pranayama to calm the nervous system as Adriene guides us through this
Sitting is probably killing you slowly — whether you exercise vigorously every day or not.
Hop on the mat for this full length warming vinyasa flow dedicated to respect and replenishment. Welcome in some heat as you stretch, strengthen, and create space. Replenish your energy to restore balance
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Nearly half the adult population in Australia drink it.