Health

50-country comparison of child and youth fitness levels

An international research team co-led from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the University of North Dakota studied the aerobic fitness levels of children and youth across 50 countries. The results are ...

Neuroscience

The secret to a younger brain may lie in exercising your body

It is widely recognised that our physical fitness is reflected in our mental fitness, especially as we get older. How does being physically fit affect our aging brains? Neuroimaging studies, in which the activity of different ...

Overweight & Obesity

Simvastatin blunts benefits of exercise in overweight, obese

(HealthDay)—Cholesterol-lowering therapy with simvastatin reduces the physiological responses to aerobic exercise training in overweight or obese adults who are at increased risk for metabolic syndrome, according to research ...

Health

Fitness tests get tweaked

We're not saying they're not out there, somewhere, blithely crushing pre-pubescent souls with their whistles and clipboards and flexed-arm-hang timers.

Health

Vigorous workouts give more bang for buck

A one hour high-intensity workout provides the same fitness benefits as 50 hours of walking, a major Flinders University study has found.

Health

Exercise resolution fizzling? These expert tips can help

Whether you're just starting a new exercise regime for 2018 or already tinkering with your plan, congratulations – you're among millions of Americans trying to sweat off the holiday sluggishness.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Smoking in pregnancy 'affects boys' fitness in later life'

Mothers who smoke are putting more than their own health at risk, suggests a study published today in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). Young men whose mothers smoked during pregnancy had ...

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