Latest Fitness & Exercise Stories
Hate the gym? Grow a garden instead.
Late-blooming exercisers may get the same benefits as lifelong gym rats
Science helped me run my first marathon in 3 hours and 21 minutes
The hardcore science of parkour
Burpees are hard to define, and that’s what makes them good
I zapped my muscles to get swole and it sort of worked
How to work out your pelvic floor (and why everyone should)
Here’s why gym clothes smell so rank—and how to freshen them up
Exercise really does seem to help with depression
7 iconic movie training montages ranked by professional trainers
The weirdest things we learned this week: killer surgeons and mysterious floating feet
How to make exercise a regular part of your life
Check out the weirdest New Year’s Eve facts we could find
Here’s how much exercise you should get—and why it’s okay if you fall short
Is it possible to be too flexible?
The weirdest things we learned this week: Lady Liberty’s big secret, the ultimate exercise hack, and a penis in a bottle
Fitness trackers turn health into a game that users rarely win
The weirdest things we learned this week: eating organs, celebrating sweat, and banning dogs
Sorry, hot yoga fans. Sweating doesn’t cleanse your body.
How to stretch for any type of workout
Why chocolate milk is a great post-workout snack (but maybe not the best)
Why (almost) everyone needs to stretch when they exercise
Here’s how much protein you really need
Here’s what the U.S. Army’s new gender-neutral fitness test will look like
The weirdest things we learned this week: Cruise ships full of poop, deadly wallpaper, and the sport where women beat men
These charts reveal America’s complicated relationship with exercise
That beer after your workout probably isn’t helping you
There’s a HIIT for weight lifting, too. And it works really well.
Should I work out when I’m sick?
A few simple habits can tack some extra years onto your lifespan
We’re finally understanding why exercise is great for your heart
Pregnant people get a lot of grief for the unhealthy habits we all share
Music can seriously improve your workout. Here’s how to create the perfect playlist.
The world’s strongest athletes aren’t shredded and for good reason
A six pack won’t make you a better runner, but these deep core exercises might
Don’t let snow shoveling give you a heart attack
You can actually be allergic to exercise
Measuring the vibrations of runners’ strides could help prevent muscle injuries
Compression tights might not actually help tired muscles
‘Fat but fit’ is absolutely possible
Why endurance athletes hit the wall
From the archives: How to stay fit and live longer, according to a 1920s authority on exercise
Apparently the end of the world is going to make us all work out more
Is bicycling a cancer-fighting miracle? Probably not.
Running might be kind of contagious
High-intensity interval training is great for you—but it won’t keep you from aging
Cramming in all your exercise on the weekend is still good for your health
This stick-on sweat monitor knows when you need a drink
To Your Brain, A Runner’s High Looks A Lot Like Smoking Weed
You Could Eat Fast Food After A Workout To Build Muscle
FDA Won’t Regulate Most Health-Related Wearable Devices
The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements
Rugby Player Study Suggests Exercise Diversifies Gut Bacteria
How Biking In Traffic Affects Your Body
Check Your “Fitness Age” With This Research-Based Calculator
How Much Can A Human Body Sweat Before It Runs Out?
A Single Bout Of Exercise Can Make Your Flu Shot More Effective
FYI: How Much Can A Human Body Sweat Before It Runs Out?
Humans May Be Biologically Able to Run 40 MPH, New Study Shows
Will Running Barefoot Cure What Ails Us?
Baby, We Were Born Not to Run
Science Confirms the Obvious: It’s Healthier to Take the Stairs