Working out and lying around snoozing might seem like activities that are opposites, but sleep and exercise have at least one thing in common: they can potentially boost memory. The cognitive benefits of naps have led some people to suggest
Here’s a question that’s still up for debate among psychology researchers: just how bad is sitting around, really? On one hand, there’s a definite connection between sedentary behavior and mental health risks. One study found, for example, that people’s life
Among the detrimental effects that are increasingly being blamed on sedentary behavior are mental health conditions such as depression. In one study I wrote about a couple years ago, researchers found that just one week of sedentary behavior could significantly
There are as many parenting philosophies as there are parents, but one thing most parents probably agree on is that it’s good for kids to stay active. Running around outside beats hours parked in front of the TV any day.
Exercise might prolong your lifespan and cut your risk of dementia later in life, but focusing on these long-term benefits isn’t necessarily enough to motivate a regular exercise routine. In fact, recent research suggests that being more physically active goes
For better or worse, pedaling around on a two-wheeled vehicle seems to effect people’s cognition, as I’ve written about before. Being bicyclists apparently makes people better drivers but also gives them a little paranoia, at least temporarily. Here’s another change
People choose to spend their precious weekend hours in different ways. Sometimes taking it easy and recharging your batteries is just what you need to start the next week off fresh. Other times, you might find that planning a physically
Riding your bike to work will put you in better shape and help protect the environment. Apparently, it’ll also make you a little paranoid. That’s according to a new paper titled State Paranoia and Urban Cycling from researchers in London.
It looks like we may be able to add a less extreme stress response to the list of benefits associated with physical activity. A new study published in the journal Anxiety, Stress and Coping suggests that exercise may take some
Intuitively, it might seem like sticking to a regular exercise routine is nothing more than a battle of willpower. This would suggest that people who are somewhat lacking in the self-control department are doomed to forever be out of shape.