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Exercise

Tips for people who want to start training — and stick with it

Be patient, find an activity you think is fun, don’t start off too hard at the beginning, and remember why you wanted to start exercising in the first place. Those are among researchers’ suggestions for those who want to make exercise a habit.

Getting in shape by swimming

Researcher and swimmer Bjørn Harald Olstad has some tips to take to the water and get in better shape.

Saunas are just as healthy as light workouts

Don’t feel like working out in a gym? Finnish researchers have a good suggestion for keeping in shape in the New Year. They assert say a half hour in a sauna is as good for the heart as a workout in a gym.

Strength training isn’t enough

Older women gained noticeably stronger muscle mass from resistance training. But that wasn’t enough to prevent falling.

Embarrassed to exercise in front of colleagues

Non-gym-goers feel self-conscious when working out with colleagues, according to a new study.

Escape the exercise doldrums with fitness apps

Your smartphone can help you overcome negative mental and physical experiences of exercise.

Is e-cycling good exercise?

Using an e-bike instead of a car is obviously a contribution to a better environment and less climate change. But do e-bikes also promote health or do their electric motors make everything too easy?

Men run more slowly than they think

Men embellish and overestimate, while women have a more realistic idea of how fast they can run.

One step, or two steps at a time?

The job is the same, but what gives the best exercise?

Physical activity has little impact on weight

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