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Exercise

Physical activity has little impact on weight

Higher levels of physical activity do not protect against weight gain, according to a new study.

Physically active children are less depressed

Children benefit from physical activity. And it can even help children cope with depression.

Why you shouldn't exercise too hard

A mounting number of patients are being admitted to hospitals with muscle injuries caused by overdoing a workout.

Don’t blame lactic acid for sore muscles

People have believed for years that high levels of lactic acid in your muscles after a hard workout are the reason you feel tired and sore. Turns out this is just wrong.

Why does your mouth taste like blood during intense workouts?

And should you take a break if it happens?

Learning from the best long-distance runners

A new study compares training programmes of different professional long-distance runners. The researcher behind the study says amateur athletes can also learn from how elite athletes train.

Should you exercise if your muscles are sore?

Is it OK to work out — or will you just make things worse?

Bodybuilders on drugs might be a case of male identity crisis

These pumped-up bodies may hide deep insecurities, according to one researcher.

Intense exercise inhibits cancer in mice

New research shows that cancerous tumours grow more slowly in mice that exercise more. Scientists now plan to test the effect in humans.

Physically active individuals cope better with heart attacks

People who exercise regularly tend to be less depressed after a heart attack. Those who don’t work out yet can also find reason for optimism from the research.