Let’s get physical: the history of women’s exercise

Today, exercise is a multibillion-dollar fitness industry, and women account for more than half of all gym memberships, and dominate yoga, pilates, and barre studios. But it hasn’t always been this way. For much of the 20th century, sweating was considered unladylike and women were discouraged from physical exercise. Women were not allowed to run … Read more

Short, intense workouts may be a better exercise option for teens, study finds

Though it is widely known that exercise provides physical and mental health benefits, it’s not always easy for young people to fit it into their days. Only in 1 in 5 teenagers get the 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day recommended by the World Health Organization. But a new study published in Pediatrics … Read more

The time of day to eat breakfast if you want to lose weight

Breakfast should only be eaten after 11am, an expert has said. Waiting a few hours before eating anything after waking up is better for staying healthy and shedding excess pounds, according to nutrition expert Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London. That is because most people now eat dinner much later in … Read more

Furious Goodlife Health Club members hope petition will help overturn decision to scrap creche services

Furious gym-goers are getting behind a petition to save creche services at one of Australia’s biggest fitness chains. Goodlife Health Clubs announced last week that it would no longer be able to mind clients’ children while they hit the gym from July 3. A post on the Goodlife Health Clubs social media page stated the … Read more

Brit smashed in face with dumbbell bar after he refused to give up bench press at Thai gym [Video]

This is the shocking moment a British gymgoer was viciously attacked in a Thai gym after refusing to give up a bench press. CCTV footage shows Gary Reed, 46, from Hastings, East Sussex, working out on a bench press in Pattaya, Thailand on May 17 when an angry fitness fan stormed over to claim he … Read more

Reduce Sitting Time By One Hour a Day to See Health Benefits

New research published in the Journal of Science and Medicine says that reducing your sedentary time by one hour a day for three months improves heart health and metabolic health. The goal is to simply move more, more often—participants in the study saw benefits after incorporating standing and low-intensity activity. Comparisons of sitting to smoking … Read more

I hate working out, but I loved my Reformer Pilates class

Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes reformer pilates. It may sound like an intimidating workout, but rest assured, it’s anything but. Don’t misunderstand—it’s a workout. But you’ll enjoy it every step of the way—and this is coming from someone who loathes exercise. The high-intensity classes and cardio jumping to crazy music aren’t my scene. Additionally, I … Read more

Exercise and weight-loss are key to combating crippling arthritis, health watchdog says

Arthritis patients will be told by the NHS to lose weight and exercise as the main therapies for their condition under new clinical guidelines. Physical activity may be a better option for relieving pain than painkillers such as paracetamol, the health watchdog says. Starting exercise programs may initially make the pain worse but this should … Read more

Will remain-in-Mexico policy remain under Biden? Supreme Court to decide

Posted Apr 22, 2022, 1:11 pm Kelsey Reichman Courthouse News Service Next Tuesday, in a contentious battle that could have big implications for administrative law, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about the Biden administration’s stumbling efforts to shape its own immigration policies. When President Joe Biden was elected, immigration advocates breathed a sigh of … Read more