Strava data shows just how severe the gender gap is in cycling and running

Strava data shows just how severe the gender gap is in cycling and running

There is still a substantial gender gap in cycling and running , according to new data from fitness app Strava .Strava's fitness data also showed a huge increase in the number of people riding inside, rather than outdoors.

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

A new study, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience , shows that older people who routinely partake in physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain, and dancing has the most profound effect.

Exercise Is Key to Longer Life

Exercise Is Key to Longer Life

Exercise Triggers Positive Changes and Better Health There are many benefits to attaining at least two and a half hours of moderate-intensity aerobic work and strength training activities each week.

Get fit for a healthy gut

Get fit for a healthy gut

Reporting in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism indicated cardiorespiratory fitness was a far greater predictor of gut microbiota diversity than either body fat percentage or general physical activity.

Do you take care of your heart? Cardio fitness may be influencing how healthy your gut is

Do you take care of your heart? Cardio fitness may be influencing how healthy your gut is

However, a new study provides a unique take on it, saying that the state of your heart and blood vessels affects the population of good bacteria that live inside the gut.

Plogging: Eco-Friendly Fitness

Plogging: Eco-Friendly Fitness

So by plogging not only will participants get an excellent workout, but also the added benefit that their local communities are simultaneously being cleaned. Plogging has also become increasingly popular in social media, with many participants posting their collected trash and litter.

Loneliness Increases Dementia Risk

Loneliness Increases Dementia Risk

Your brain health may also suffer as a result of feeling lonely, with a recent study — including the largest sample to date — showing loneliness is associated with increased risk of dementia.4 While this association has been revealed previously, the latest study is unique in that it included a diverse sample of more than 12,000 individuals with a long 10-year follow-up time.