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How exercise can slow the spread of cancer

“Thorough and solid” study suggests why intense training is so effective at preventing cancer.

People exercise less when they live next to noisy traffic

The likelihood of taking daily exercise falls by five per cent for every ten decibels of noise, shows new study.

Fitness is our religion

Society’s focus on health and exercise meet all the criteria of a religion, according to Swedish researchers.

Does it matter how long you sit—if you are fit?

It may not be enough just to meet public health guidelines for physical activity if you want to stave off the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle, especially if you are older.

Exercise in the morning and sleep better at night

If you find it difficult to fall asleep in the evening then you may want to consider switching your evening run to the morning, say scientists.

Fitness targeted in school gym classes

Raising pulses and preventing obesity in gym class are becoming more important than gaining motor skills. A professor strongly opposes to this.

Being unfit nearly as harmful as smoking

Poor physical fitness amounts to nearly as high a risk of premature death as tobacco smoking and appears to be more lethal than hypertension and cholesterol.

Pregnancy can boost a sports career

A new study indicates that having a baby can be advantageous for a sportswoman. Triathlon competitor Kari Flottorp Lingsom asserts that she became even more fit after giving birth to her child.

Regular exercise slows the progress of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's grip on the brain and the mind is halted by exercise, new study shows.

Fitness reporting scores a hit

A newspaper series about three people pursuing a keep-fit programme prompted many readers to start exercising themselves.