physical activity

For older men, total volume of exercise matters more than consistency

Exercising for just a few minutes a day is linked to a lower risk of death in older men, according…

How healthy is it to be ‘fat but fit’?

‘No such thing as “fat but fit”, major study finds,’ ran the headline in the Guardian. The BBC report was…

Exercise appears to slow the rate at which our cells age

Cell ageing appears to slow down if we keep fit and active, according to research at Brigham Young University in…

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Is a two-week beach holiday really that bad for your health?

Just two weeks of inactivity in healthy young people can reduce muscle mass and lead to an increased risk of…

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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…

Don’t dismiss the data: a fatter Britain really is consuming fewer calories

Three years ago, a study found that people in Britain drink considerably more than they say they do. It became…