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BitPets get you out for a walk

Are you getting fat from playing way too many computer games? If so, we have good news for you. The game of BitPet requires you to move around in order to do well.

Biggest struggles for rising football stars

The transition from junior to senior football is a big one. Researchers have identified some of the biggest stressors for athletes who want to continue playing football at the elite level.

Having trouble sleeping? Try exercise!

People in good physical shape are less likely to need a sleeping pill prescription from their doctor. This suggests that being fit can help you sleep better.

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Passion has its rewards

Passion determines whether you become the best of the best, including when it comes to football.

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Mom is right — get up off the sofa

A lot of young people struggle with depression, a fact that is especially true for girls. But youth who are physically active are less vulnerable.

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Why failing hearts love hard workouts

High-intensity interval training strengthens the heart even more than moderate exercise does. Now researchers have found several answers to what makes hard workouts so effective.

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Mimicking effect of exercise with gene therapy

Gene therapy is the most effective method to be able to provide health benefits you normally gain through physical exercise. This means of “training” could be helpful for folks who can’t exercise in the usual ways.

High intensity training best for older people

Five years of high-intensity interval training increased quality of life, improved fitness and might very well have extended the lives of participants in the Generation 100 study.

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Cycling among top causes of concussion

A lot of people struggle with poor memory and impaired attention after a concussion, but how they experience their symptoms differs from their test results.

Instagram makes it easier to exercise

People who followed researchers’ motivational posts on Instagram got more enjoyment out of their training sessions. Just a couple of minutes over the course of four weeks was enough to make a difference.