• The energy compensation conundrum

    Oh, great: researchers find that human physiology works against us when we exercise to stay trim.

    Ever wonder why it seems so hard to exercise off those winter kilos, even as the weather warms and you become increas...

    Body and Mind October 8, 2021
  • Motivating mighty mitochondria

    Here’s good news if you’ve gotten a little lazy: you’ll draw health benefits almost instantly fro...

    Health researchers have long known you don’t have to train like an Olympian to stave off obesity, diabetes, and the o...

    Body and Mind June 4, 2021
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    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    A round up of the stories that may have snuck past you in this week's edition of science digest...Sharks aren’t s...

    Animals March 1, 2021
  • Why gyms need to not smell like gyms

    It could provide motivation in more ways than one.

    Scientists have put forward a couple of new reasons why gyms need to smell a bit different. The first is a study ...

    Body and Mind November 27, 2020
  • Focus

    Cosmos Q&A: Taking the exercise path

    A little intensive effort can achieve a lot.

    Were there any surprises in the findings?Researchers this week released what they say this is the first study to ...

    Body and Mind August 20, 2020
  • A spring in your step?

    In theory, it could make you run an awful lot faster.

    A spring-powered device attached to human legs could, in theory at least, boost sprinting speed by more than 50% with...

    News March 26, 2020
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    To build muscle don't chill out after training

    Cold water immersion after training impairs muscle growth.

    Cold water immersion is a popular post-workout ritual for many athletes. However, if your goal is to build muscle mas...

    ASC Edits March 5, 2020
  • Jog on – and on and on

    Any amount of running lowers the risk of death.

    Why did it have to be running? Wouldn’t a dignified stroll do the trick? Not to mention chess or Tiddlywinks…This j...

    Body and Mind November 5, 2019
  • Make the gym more appealing

    Mouse study explores the hunger hormone ghrelin.

    Getting a bit hungry by fasting and cutting out snacks could actually make you want to exercise – not veg out on the ...

    Health October 20, 2019
  • Jogging is best for those prone to obesity

    Atudy assesses exercise impact with five measures of obesity.

    If you are genetically prone to obesity there is one type of exercise that could be of special help. It’s jogging. An...

    Body and Mind August 1, 2019
  • Exercising 10 minutes a week cuts death risk

    Even very short bursts of physical activity pay dividends.

    It sounds like a line from a shonky self-help promotion but researchers from China’s Shandong University have establi...

    Body and Mind March 19, 2019
  • Dog walking dangers for the old

    Taking a pet for a stroll could have devastating consequences.

    Taking the dog out for a walk is maybe not such a good idea after all.Credit: Drazen_/Getty ImagesElderly people...

    Society March 6, 2019
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