The Number of Daily Steps Needed for Weight Loss

It’s clear that staying active is key to being healthy, and fitness trackers and smartwatches have become popular tools for tracking activity. But just how many steps does someone need to take to lose weight? That’s not such a simple question. While evidence is limited on exactly how many steps a day it takes to … Read more

Tips for getting away from your screen and out into the cold

A friend once told me a story about a senior man and his daily chocolate habit. Rain or shine, it took a daily walk to the candy shop. Once there, he pondered his choices — sea salt and caramel, cappuccino, lemon cream or hazelnut — and picked out a single truffle. Then he went home … Read more

This Two-Minute Morning Activity Will Boost Your Energy and Focus All Day

While a cup of coffee can start your morning with a bang, there’s an easy, two-minute activity that will jumpstart your metabolism and give you more energy throughout the day. Uber investor Sahil Bloom developed the 5-5-5-30 morning exercise routine that takes only two minutes and has been scientifically shown to improve your attention, concentration, … Read more

Giant Study Identifies Exercise Sweet Spot For Lowering Risk of Death

An extensive study, involving records from more than 116,000 people over the course of 30 years, has found that moderate amounts of physical activity for between 300 and 600 minutes could be the sweet spot when it comes to reducing mortality risk. And if you make those workouts a little more intense, you can tap … Read more

Huge Study Finds Getting All Your Exercise on The Weekend Is Probably Fine

Thanks to scientists collecting and analyzing vast amounts of data, we know a lot about exercise and how it’s good for your health. We know stuff like the optimal time of day to exercise, how often you should exercise, and what kind of intensity you should aim for. Many of these are just recommendations, of … Read more

Tinnitus Seems to Be Somehow Linked to a Crucial Bodily Function, Studies Hint

Around 15 percent of the world’s population suffers from tinnitus, a condition which causes someone to hear a sound (such as ringing or buzzing) without any external source. It’s often associated with hearing loss. Not only can the condition be annoying for sufferers, it can also have a serious effect on mental health, often causing … Read more

Sleep Helps The Brain Process Emotions, And a New Study in Mice Reveals How

A new study has revealed an important way in which sleep helps the brain process emotions for the next day, and while the findings were discovered in mice, they could also help us solve some of the mysteries of human sleep. The role of sleep in brain function is still very much an enigma, but … Read more

Brisk Walking Is Able to Slow Down The Biological Aging Process

Scientists have reported a possible link between brisk walking and biological age, as measured by leucocyte telomere length (LTL) – one of the biomarkers that scientists think we can use to assess the rate at which the human body gets older. This ‘biological age’ essentially means how worn out the body’s cells are getting. A … Read more