Researchers found doing fewer repetitions of these sprint intervals on a bike may lead to greater improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness.Image Credit: Flickr/W_Minshull Time-poor people who do fewer repetitions during high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts may get better fitness benefits than those who complete more, according to a University of Stirling analysis. Experts from Scotland’s University

One hour of physical activity per day could offset health risk of 8 hours of sitting. Image Credit: Flickr/Yuichi Sakuraba The health risks associated with sitting for eight or more hours a day – whether at work, home or commuting – can be eliminated with an hour or more of physical activity a day, according

New research from McMaster University is challenging traditional workout wisdom, suggesting that lifting lighter weights many times is as efficient as lifting heavy weights for fewer repetitions. It is the latest in a series of studies that started in 2010, contradicting the decades-old message that the best way to build muscle is to lift heavy

New research suggests that mothers who eat high-fat, high-sugar diets can predispose multiple generations to metabolic problems, even if their offspring consume healthy diets. While other studies have linked a woman’s health in pregnancy to her child’s weight later in life, a mouse study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is the

Exercise helps smokers with a high risk for cessation failure due to emotional distress finally kick the habit, according to psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. According to a study in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, between 20 and 33 percent of smokers are considered to have high-anxiety sensitivity — or fear of anxiety and

Evidence is mounting that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting has health benefits beyond weight loss, with a new USC-led study indicating that it may reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Scientists discovered that the diet triggers a death-and-life process for cells that appears critical for the body’s repair. “During the fasting-mimicking diet, cortisone is

Research shows 46 percent increase in workplace productivity with use of standing desks. Credit: © Mack Male / Flickr Most people have heard the argument that standing desks are good for the body. They can help burn more calories and fight obesity. Standing can even help improve students’ attention and cognitive functioning. Now, new research

The authors of a new study suggest about 20 percent to 40 percent of cancer cases and about half of cancer deaths could potentially be prevented through modifications to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Credit: © Hernán Piñera / Flickr A large proportion of cancer cases and deaths among U.S. individuals who are white might be

Scientists found bright light exposure increased insulin resistance compared to dim light exposure in both the morning and the evening. In the evening, bright light also caused higher peak glucose (blood sugar) levels.Credit: © Sergey Nivens / Flickr Exposure to bright light could affect your metabolism, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. Northwestern scientists found

The health benefits of walking and cycling outweigh the negative effects on health of air pollution, even in cities with high levels of air pollution, according to a study led by researchers from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) and Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. This new evidence

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