The strength and flexibility workout is having a moment. What can — and can’t — it do for us?
Here’s what to know before adding a foam roller to your warm-up or cool down.
Older adults typically need more protein than younger people. Here’s how to ensure you’re getting enough.
Some claim the corset-like garments help wearers slim their midsections. Here’s what the experts say.
With proper technique, you can get the most out of this simple, yet powerful exercise.
Whether you’re lacing up your running shoes after a few months or a few years, follow these tips to avoid injury and frustration.
Ankle instability is often the result of nerve and ligament damage. These exercises can help get you back on, and stay on, your feet.
People are flocking back to indoor rock climbing gyms for the intense workouts and amiable social scene. It’s not as hard as it looks.
If you’re willing to be creative, a set of elastic bands can be as effective as a gym full of weights.
It’s the one exercise most of us should be doing. But we need to do it right.
The trick is to break the movement into pieces and train with patience and deliberateness.
A social media diet of perfect bodies is spurring some teenage boys to form muscle dysmorphia.
Men and women who briefly contracted their arm muscles as hard as possible once daily increased their biceps strength by up to 12 percent in a month.
Back pain is common and complicated. But altering your workout to build control and stability can help prevent it.
And what can I do to feel better?
Working out at different times of the day might have unique benefits for health, an ambitious new study in mice suggests.
A jump rope can increase your agility and speed while giving you a great workout in half the time of a run.
Letting the tension flow out of your muscles can improve your physical and mental well-being.
Muscles develop a lasting molecular “memory” of past resistance exercises that helps them bounce back from long periods of inactivity.
It’s high time for women to reclaim the real strength behind exercise.
And how do I get it to stop?
A new analysis of data from “The Biggest Loser” highlights the complex ways the body compensates when we drop pounds.
There’s no magic bullet to knee health, but staying active and building muscles around the joint are crucial.
What you need to know about high-intensity interval training, or HIIT.
Working out may seem like the last thing someone in pain wants to do. But it can bring relief.
The muscle wasting disease that has debilitated Sharif Tabebordbar’s father motivated a life in science that led to an important medical discovery.
Twenty minutes of cycling may prime muscles in the arms to grow more while lifting.
Focusing on external sights and sounds, rather than what’s going on in your body, made running feel easier and improved performance.
After recovering from a traumatic brain injury, a writer seeks to reclaim the mental transcendence that comes from running.
Cyclists who had pedaled on an empty stomach incinerated about twice as much fat as those who had consumed a shake first.
Irisin, a hormone produced by muscles during exercise, can enter the brain and improve cognition, a mouse study suggests.
Scientists are developing devices and clothing that make running and walking easier and more enjoyable.
High-intensity interval training has surprising benefits for fitness and physical power, but don’t stay seated the rest of the day.
The obvious place to look isn’t always the right place.
A cellular chat after your workout may explain in part why weight training burns fat.
Was there a clue in the dark color of his urine?
Even a gentle session of leg lifts set off an exaggerated nervous system reaction in older women with rheumatoid arthritis.
Icing muscles after strenuous exercise is not just ineffective, it could be counterproductive, a new study in mice suggests.
A new study hints that excessive HIIT may harm your mitochondria, the energy generators found in every cell of your body.
The muscles of those who worked out looked like those of 25-year-olds and showed less of the inflammation that is tied to health problems as we age.
He risks infections, bones that do not heal, and foot and ankle injuries that impede walking. His ability to play pro golf again is in question.
We can thank our heads and shoulders — and not just our knees and toes — that we evolved to run as well as we do.
Four seconds of intense intervals, repeated until they amount to a minute of total exertion, led to rapid improvements in strength and fitness in middle-aged and older adults.
Balance is something the body learns to do automatically by engaging the postural muscles.
Soon after the race, he could barely straighten one arm. How could running have caused this?
Athletes who have endured the most grueling tests have a lot to tell us about how to thrive in the pandemic.
Two recent research efforts looked into the southern alligator lizard, which has one of nature’s more extreme mating strategies.
A rigorous three-month study found that people lost little weight, and much of that may have been from muscle.
From a sniffle or cough that feels like allergies to severe body aches and crippling fatigue, the symptoms of coronavirus can be unpredictable from head to toe.
Two new studies look at what happens when we do not exercise or move around much for a period of time.