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.
Research from NTNU is now being integrated into millions of smartwatches worldwide. You work on a single training goal, and the fitness tracker tells you if you reach that goal. It may be the key to staying healthy.
NTNU’s Fitness Calculator was developed in 2013. It was able to reveal your body’s real age and how long you could expect to live. Now it turns out that it can tell you much more about your health.
Staying fit or improving fitness over time should be a goal for anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of getting dementia.
The dreaded condition known as rhabdomyolysis may be much more common after a particularly intense training session than you’d think. But for most people, the only symptom is being slightly more sore than usual.
A new study shows that every third Norwegian has a fatty liver. You can get it even if you don’t drink alcohol. If you are out of shape, the probability is much higher.
What needs to happen to entice more seniors up and out of their easy chairs? The Generation 100 study found some answers by combing through 70 000 exercise logs.
The summer of 2018 has been one of the hottest and driest in recent times in large parts of Norway and Europe. How does weather affect the exercise habits of the elderly? A study of 1200 older adults’ activity level linked to weather data shows that warmer, dry weather is the most inviting.
Obesity is known to increase the risk of heart failure, but new results indicate that physical activity can reduce the risk.
Are you in poor physical shape or struggling with depressive symptoms? Maybe both? You’ll live longer by improving either condition – even if you’re getting up in years.
It may not be enough just to meet public health guidelines for physical activity if you want to stave off the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle, especially if you are older.
The heart has to work harder in the hours following an unhealthy meal, especially if you have type 2 diabetes.
A landmark study from back in 2008 showed that interval training and a high pulse rate two to three times a week are more effective than weight loss and moderate exercise every day in controlling metabolic syndrome.
People who exercise regularly tend to be less depressed after a heart attack. Those who don’t work out yet can also find reason for optimism from the research.