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People in These US States Get the Least Exercise

Three-quarters of Americans aren’t getting enough exercise, finds a new report published last week by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But some states are doing better that other when it comes to being active. Read More >>

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Your Half-Arsed Attempts at Exercise Are Still Really Good for You

When it comes to exercise, every bit really does count. A new study published this week in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that the life-extending benefits of physical activity can show up whether you’re dedicating a whole block of the day to the gym or just carving out small moments by taking the stairs or walking a block longer to work—so long as it adds up to the same amount of time spent on physical activity. Read More >>

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Physically Fit Women Were Almost 90% Less Likely to Get Dementia in 44-Year-Study

The intricacies behind what can cause dementia are still largely a mystery and highly debated. But a new study published Thursday in Neurology offers more evidence that staying fit can keep both our bodies and minds sharp into our later years. Read More >>

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A Lifetime of Cycling Keeps the Immune System Young, Study Finds

Immortality may be a gift reserved only for the mole rats of the world. But staying highly active into your golden years might just offer the next best thing: a robust immune system that looks decades younger than expected. That’s the finding of a new study published Thursday in the journal Ageing Cell. Read More >>

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Working at the Desk Bike Didn’t Make Me Any Fitter

I’m sitting, peddling, shaking, typing - all at my desk - in search of the “zone.” The zone, you see, is an ellipsis. It’s when you’re deep in a project, busily ignorant of your surroundings, centred and focused on the task at hand. Read More >>

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VR Games Are the One Way to Make Exercise Even Less Appealing 

VirZOOM, a VR/fitness firm, wants to get you off that couch and into a calorie-burning virtual reality. The Massachusetts-based startup is selling a new series of stationary bikes that sync with VR headsets to immerse players in elaborate fantasy scenarios as they cycle. On the one hand, fitness is important. On the other, look at this shit. Read More >>

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Why Does Exercise Start Hurting Two Days After a Workout?

If you’ve decided, this year, to start working out, you might have noticed a strange phenomenon: You’ll leave the gym feeling fine, and then two days later wake up sore. This weird time-lag appears unique to exercise, and is, when you think about it, kind of inexplicable—like stubbing your toe, feeling nothing, and then two days later suddenly yelping in pain. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Black Box VR Brings Your Gym Into the World of VR

There are a lot of reasons why you might not want to go to the gym. Exercise for one, is definitely not fun, and anyone who claims otherwise is some sort of masochist. Or, at least, that's my opinion. If you're worried about having to physically go somewhere, then work out in front of a group of people, then Black Box VR has the solution: it's a virtual reality gym that you can use at home. Read More >>

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Working Out in a Group Is Better for Your Mental Wellbeing Than Going at It Alone, Suggests Study

The way we exercise and who we choose to do it with is a very personal thing, but new research suggests that working out in a group setting has its advantages, resulting in significant improvements to physical, mental, and emotional measures. Those who workout alone, by contrast, experience virtually no changes in stress levels or perceived levels of fitness, at least those in the study—even though they tend to put in more effort. Read More >>

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UK Adults Spends More Time on the Toilet Than Exercising

Stats charting the health and exercise habits of the nation appear to show just how far in decline we are, with adults apparently spending more time preening and peeing in the toilet than on doing any form of exercise each week. Read More >>

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A Pedal-Powered Lift Will Make You Less Guilty About Not Taking the Stairs

Can’t shake that nagging, guilty feeling that you should have dragged your bum up the stairs every time you take the lift? Then you’re in luck, because Vycle creators Elena Larriba and Jon Garcia have come up with a pedal-powered lift alternative that helps you get in shape as you travel between floors. Read More >>

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Why On Earth Would You Fast Every Other Day?

If you distil life down into its most basic parts, you’re here to do one thing: eat. Aside from a few days mandated by certain religions, every single day is a journey to consume enough food to make it to the next day. And maybe not get bored or uncomfortable along the way. Read More >>

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Australian Scientists Declare Virtual Reality Is Officially Considered Exercise

When you look at almost any study about the physical and mental benefits of video games, you'll find a reference to "exergames". Games like Wii Sports, and Just Dance on the Kinect - the kinds of games specifically designed to get you active. Read More >>

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Gym Offers 45-Minute Intensive Sleep Routine

Targeting stressed parents who don't have enough time to sleep at night what with working three casual jobs and having numerous social media feeds to maintain, gym group David Lloyd has had an idea. A 45-minute trip to the gym where you lie down and have a nap under the pretence of it being a valuable wellbeing class. Read More >>

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When It’s Cold Outside, is it Better to Stand, Walk, or Run to Keep Warm?

While waiting for the bus in the dead of winter, you’ve probably wondered if taking a run around the block would help you battle the freezing cold. After all, your body generates heat and warms up when you exercise, right? It turns out that strategy has some merit, but only at certain speeds. Read More >>