Credit: Elena Georgiou, My City /EEA Duke professor Herman Pontzer has spent his career counting calories. Not because he’s watching his waistline, exactly. But because, as he sees it, “in the economics of life, calories are the currency.” Every minute, everything the body does—growing, moving, fighting infection, even just existing—”all […]

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The COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home order has changed daily lives and routines for everyone. Without the gym environment or equipment to use, it can be challenging to work out regularly and stay motivated. Students now have the opportunity to partake in online activities to compensate for the loss of […]

Stephanie Bowens  |  StarNews Correspondent Regular physical activity benefits both the body and mind, and with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, taking care of one’s physical and mental health is vital. However, as many spend more time at home and some gym-goers and people who frequent recreation centers are unable to […]

A new study from Cedars-Sinai showed that evidence-based group exercise classes reduce loneliness and social isolation in older adults. Credit: Cedars-Sinai Older adults who joined group exercise classes experienced decreased loneliness and social isolation, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic. The classes have continued virtually […]

Sequin-studded masks might seem a bit flamboyant. But when you’re a competitive ballroom dancer being judged on appearance, you need a mask to match your dress and heels, says Trisha Pérez Kennealy, a dancer and chef-owner of the Inn at Hastings Park, a boutique hotel in Lexington, Mass. New costumes […]

Credit: CC0 Public Domain With the coronavirus causing some gym-goers and regulars at the local recreation center to reconsider their workout spot, staying physically active means getting creative with an exercise routine closer to home. There are lots of safe ways to work out while maintaining physical distance. Early fall […]

MARYLAND — The Maryland Department of Transportation is partnering with state and local agencies, nonprofits and communities across Maryland to host Walktober, a monthlong series of activities and virtual webinars in October promoting the state’s official exercise: walking. Maryland named walking as the official state exercise in October 2008. Walktober […]

(Photo: Getty Images/HuffPost) Many people who loathe exercise arguably feel that way because of how the activity has been marketed to them. For too long, exercise and weight loss have been indivisibly bound, leading many to fall into the comparison trap, experience shame or engage in negative self-talk. But moving […]