A growing body of research suggests that swimming provides a unique boost to our brain health. Neurobiologist Seena Mathew explains what scientists know — and what they’re still figuring out.
Small space? No equipment? Can’t make noise? There are still a surprising number of ways to exercise at home — and the benefits you’ll gain are real and lasting, says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki.
What worked was committing to the smallest goal possible — doing something that was only a hair better than doing nothing. Here’s why that surprising strategy did the trick, says author and coach Christine Carter.
And it’s not just running — you can get these feelings of bliss and well-being from other kinds of physical activity too. Research psychologist Kelly McGonigal explains how we can get it and why it exists.
To jump-start a workout habit, start out with small amounts, suggests wellness specialist Lauren Parsons.
Walking meetings are a great way to get some exercise during your workday. But when it’s chilly and dark, what else can you try? 5 winter-proof options.