I know that you want to get healthy this year, because it's the most popular New Year's resolution. Plenty of people want to help you, too, with everything from diet tips to exercise suggestions. They will tell you to make some lifestyle changes, to download a new app or even to buy a wearable fitness tracker (those probably don't work, by the way). But with lots of advice floating around, there are bound to be bad suggestions — those rooted in confirmation bias, trendiness and pretty much anything except scientific evidence.
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You can probably think of countless reasons why you don't want to take your dog for a walk. It's too cold, you're tired, your arch nemesis lives around the corner — the list goes on and on. But with this double-duty exercise bike and treadmill, you can give your pup a good run without ever stepping outside.
The United States NFL doesn't use those pebbled leather footballs just because it's tradition. They're also a lot easier to grip, helping both quarterbacks and receivers make spectacular plays. You probably won't end up in any slo-mo highlight reels using this Baller Yoga leather mat, but you also won't find yourself slipping all over the place when you get sweaty.
Yeah, we know, your CrossFit gym has completely changed your life, you've never looked/felt better, and all other exercise programs pale in comparison. But you may want to ease off the intensive workouts now and then. All that over-exertion can actually impair your immune system, according to a new study just published in Frontiers in Physiology.
The London Marathon was held on April 24, and among its runners? Astronaut Tim Peake, orbiting above the Earth on the International Space Station, and he set the world(?) record for running a marathon in space.
Fat cells secrete the hormone leptin as a means of signalling the brain when we're full after eating. But new research indicates that leptin may also play a role in motivating us to exercise as well — possibly contributing to the phenomenon of "runner's high".
Working out can be a drag, especially if your only means of entertainment is an awful juicer informercial on five of the 10 gym TVs. But thanks to virtual reality, you can soon exercise your way through a video game — and starting today, you can preorder a VR-ready bike that lets you do exactly that.
If you want to be remotely healthy, don't eat junk food. It's that simple. Because it's really not worth it (oh but it is, sometimes) when you try to burn off all those bad kilojoules you just ate. Think about the exercise! Think about the weights! Think about the cardio! Think about all that when you're about to eat a Big Mac and Fries because you need about an hour and a half of cardio or two hours of weights to whip that out your system.
The treadmill is a time stopping torture machine that was made to remind us all of how we'll never be in as good a shape as we want to be and how we'll never be even half way good at estimating how many minutes have passed. And it's ok because treadmills were basically made to exploit and torture prisoners into providing labour and power mills.
A number of studies have suggested that physically active men have lower rates of erectile dysfunction than couch potatoes, but all of them relied on people being honest about the amount they exercised. A new study published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine checked those results by measuring how much their subjects actually moved.