The biggest risks of using fitness trackers for health monitoring

Fitness trackers that help monitor sleep quality, heart rate and other vital signs are a popular way to help Americans improve their health and well-being. There are many types of trackers on the market, including those from well-known brands such as Apple, Fitbit, Garmin and Oura. While these devices are becoming more popular — and … Read more

Big Personal Trainers Go Viral on TikTok

Growing up as the fat kid in her Long Island neighborhood, 36-year-old Morit Summers hated who she saw in the mirror. She weighed over 200 pounds, and doctors forced her on fad diets and weight-loss surgeries. It only made her feel worse. Then, when she was 14, her family hired a personal trainer who worked … Read more

How higher-intensity exercise can improve your heart health

A new study has found that increasing vigorous physical activity can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Brisk activity (such as jogging or brisk walking) may provide more benefits than moderate activity (such as walking), even when overall activity does not change. The study found that increasing vigorous exercise can lead to up to … Read more

BYU scientists discover a new method to optimize personal aerobic training

Two people can do the same aerobic exercise with vastly different results. BYU exercise science researchers are finding a way to make sure everyone gets results from their workout.Photo by BYU Photo Two people can do the same aerobic exercise with vastly different results. BYU exercise science researchers are finding a way to make sure … Read more

6 Fitness Questions Answered | MD Anderson Cancer Center

Some people make exercise look so easy. They’re at the gym several times a week, posting run times on their fitness app. It’s like they know something the rest of us don’t. So what do they know that the rest of us don’t? We spoke with MD Anderson fitness expert Carlos Duncan and got his … Read more

6 Fitness Questions Answered | MD Anderson Cancer Center

Some people make exercise look so easy. They’re at the gym several times a week, posting run times on their fitness app. It’s like they know something the rest of us don’t. So what do they know that the rest of us don’t? We spoke with MD Anderson fitness expert Carlos Duncan and got his … Read more

Physical exercise confers positive health benefits on COVID-19 outcomes

A new study published in Plus one found that physical exercise positively influenced the prognosis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: The Health Benefit of Exercise in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Mainland China. Image credit: GP PIXSTOCK/Shutterstock The results show relatively higher cure rates and lower morbidity and mortality associated with severe acute respiratory … Read more

Health status and physical capacity of survivors of COVID-19 one year after hospital discharge

A wide range of clinical symptoms, asymptomatic, mild, and severe, are associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. SARS-CoV-2 is the causative agent of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Persistent symptoms of COVID-19 1 year after hospital discharge: A prospective multicenter study. Image credit: Prostock-studio/Shutterstock Background Prognosis of acute … Read more