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Being active and staying thin help to protect the ageing brain

Insulin resistance, which is more common in overweight people, is linked to an increased rate of cognitive decline, according to…

Do hunter-gatherer Bolivians really have the ‘world’s healthiest hearts’?

Members of an Amazonian community have been found to have the healthiest hearts of any population group yet studied, according…

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Does exercise help if you have cancer? Here’s what we know

Exercise is a wonder drug. It’s a miracle cure. It’s a panacea. If it was a drug, doctors would be…

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Short bursts of intense exercise ‘best at delaying the ageing process’

As we age the amount of energy our cells can produce gradually wanes. A new study shows that short bursts…

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Exercise wards off heart disease whatever your weight

Overweight or obese people with low levels of physical activity are a third more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, according…

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Exercise may protect against depression, but this study doesn’t show it

Children who get enough exercise aren’t just more physically fit, but also have better mental health in adulthood, according to…

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The less exercise you do, the more it matters

‘Weekend warriors’ — or people who get all their exercise in one session at the weekend — get almost as…

Physically active boys ‘do better at reading and maths’

A sedentary lifestyle is linked to poorer academic performance in boys, according to research published in the Journal of Science…

Could mice teach us about the best time of day to exercise?

Scientists have discovered that muscles can be more or less amenable to exercise depending on the time of day, according…

I couldn’t escape anxiety — then I learned to run from it

Last year I went through a rough patch. I felt constantly anxious and despondent. I struggled to see the point…