Psychology & Psychiatry

Q&A: How owning pets can lead to a healthier lifestyle

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been working from home as a result of COVID-19. The adjustment has been difficult, and created a lot of stress and strain on my mental and physical health. I find that I spend much of my time in front ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is it OK to exercise when you're sick?

If you are sick and plan to exercise this cold and flu season, experts say to use your head—and recognize the body's warnings signs.

Medical research

Study details molecular effects of exercise

A simple blood test may be able to determine how physically fit you are, according to a new study conducted by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Eat healthy, move your body during pandemic

Move over, "Freshman 15." There's a new belt-busting threat fueled by the coronavirus pandemic cramming Americans into their homes, dangerously close to their snacks, suds, sodas, sofas and streaming videos.

Health

How many steps per day to lengthen your life?

(HealthDay)—For years, health experts have urged us to get off the couch and get moving. Now a new U.S. government study shows how much we stand to gain.

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