It shouldn't come as a surprise that sitting for long periods of time is bad for us. But new research suggests it isn't just the total amount of time we spend sitting each day that we need to worry about, it's also the length of time between bouts of physical activity. While still incomplete, these results suggest a sensible life hack that could help certain individuals stave off some of the effects of prolonged sitting.
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Can't shake that nagging, guilty feeling that you should have dragged your butt up the stairs every time you take the elevator? Then you're in luck, because Vycle creators Elena Larriba and Jon Garcia have come up with a pedal-powered elevator alternative that helps you get in shape as you travel between floors.
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.
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".