People who exercise may lower their odds of developing low back pain or may reduce the intensity of back pain they do experience, a research review suggests.

People who exercise five days a week for 30 minutes significantly reduce their risk of dying early and of developing heart disease, even if a sports club or gym is not an option, according to a new international study.

Many of the same things people should do for a healthy heart – such as exercising, eating well and avoiding cigarettes – can also help protect the brain from cognitive decline and dementia, according to the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

Physical activity during and after pregnancy improves psychological wellbeing and may protect against postpartum depression, according to a new analysis.

Most employees with access to workplace wellness programs say they have made a positive impact on their health, even though a majority are unwilling to devote more than one hour per day to health-related activities such as consistent exercise, according to a new survey.

A moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that are linked to poor blood vessel health in the brain, a small study suggests.

People who cycle to work have a substantially lower risk of developing cancer or heart disease or dying prematurely, and governments should do all they can to encourage more active commuting, scientists said.

Adults with longer-lived parents have a lower-than-average risk for problems with the body’s circulatory system in middle age, British researchers have found.

For obese people who sit for most of the day, replacing some sitting time with standing, slow walking or slow cycling reduces average blood sugar across the day.

(Reuters Health) – Even though teens get more exercise at school than anywhere else, it still isn’t enough to meet minimum daily activity levels recommended for good physical and mental health, a U.S. study suggests. Children and teens should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity every day, the World Health Organization […]