Exercise Improves Vision

Intrigued by research with mice showing that exercise excited parts of the brain associated with vision, researchers at the University of California in Santa Barbara decided to find out if exercise could improve the vision of humans. A UC Santa Barbara news release reports that the researchers gave 18 volunteers […]


Top Marathoners Start Slowing At Age 35

Eventually, we all slow down; then we stop. For the best marathoners, researchers at Georgia State University have determined, the big slow begins around age 35, and the rate of decline is different for men and women. A Georgia State news release reports that the researchers, who reviewed 2001-2016 data […]

Fitness Pain

Knee Replacement Or Not?

How much does it hurt? That’s something to ask yourself before committing to a full knee replacement. Why? Because researchers at the Commonwealth University of Virginia are convinced that knee replacement provides “minimal effects on quality of life,” and that patients with less severe symptoms don’t gain enough to justify […]

Fitness Health

Resistance Training Builds Strong Bones

Like just about everything else, our bones get weaker as we get older. What to do? Researchers at the University of Missouri suggest weight bearing exercises and jump training. Here’s why. As Science Daily reports, the researchers split a group of men 25- to 60-years-old who had low-bone mass into two […]

Attitude Fitness Pain

Boring Desk Job? Try A Tough Mudder

Ever wonder what drives people to pay good money to suffer through Tough Mudders and other grueling endurance events? Now we know. It’s their day jobs. Researchers at Cardiff University are convinced that pain and suffering, especially pain and suffering blended with team spirit, are the ideal antidote for the […]


Fitness Trackers Bad With Heart Rates

It’s comforting to imagine that your fitness tracker has your heart rate covered, but research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic suggests that fitness tracker wearers should take some heart rate monitors with a grain of salt, or perhaps with something else that won’t raise blood pressure. A Cleveland Clinic news […]

Attitude Fitness

Is Your Health App Too Friendly?

Sure, interactive health apps are good for your health, and back and forth communication between wearer and device has been shown to increase likelihood that the wearer will actually follow through with a recommended exercise. That’s the good news. The bad news, from researchers at Penn State and the University […]