05/02/2014 - 10:13

Here’s another reason to drop that doughnut and hit the treadmill: A new study suggests aerobic fitness affects long-term memory. Michigan State University researchers tested 75 college students during a two-day period and found those who were less fit had a harder time retaining information.


12/28/2012 - 10:17

The weather outside might be frightful, but sitting by that fire might make your fitness routine go cold. Though your body may be layered under sweatshirts and coats, staying active and healthy is important no matter what the temperature is outside.

06/28/2012 - 06:43

Frequency-dependent selection fosters the diversity of populations but does not always increase the average fitness of the population. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver developed a model to address the scenario of mutations being frequency-dependent but having random fitness parameters. The results demonstrate that the dynamics that arise in random mutants increase the genetic diversity within a population. Fitness, though, may even decline.

02/28/2012 - 12:42

Many leading causes of death are linked to unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, including inadequate physical activity. Adults in minority populations have lower levels of physical activity and higher rates of preventable deaths, according to the Department of Health & Human Services. In a new study, University of Missouri researchers found that minority adults who received exercise interventions increased their physical activity levels. However, these interventions are not culturally tailored to best assist minority populations in improving overall health.

10/06/2011 - 12:15

For the fitness-inclined, a hard workout can actually feel good: a chance to loosen up tight joints, sweat out the day’s stress and push through the burn of those last few reps.