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High-intensity interval training not worth the extra effort, study suggests

November 5, 2019

Exercising at a moderate intensity produces almost the same physical outcomes as exercising at maximum intensity, according to…
Are activity trackers the answer to nurse fatigue?

December 19, 2018

Activity trackers might lead to better outcomes for hospital patients — when nurses wear them. Millions of individuals…
Study to explore how cognitive development shapes attitudes about physical activity

October 13, 2018

Even though we know the benefits of physical activity, many of us would rather watch TV than exercise.…
Research Brief: Nearly all adolescents have eating, activity or weight-related issues

June 25, 2018

A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that nearly all young people have struggles…
As soon as 25% of People in a Group Adopt a Certain Belief, Large-Scale Change Follows, Finds a New Study

June 11, 2018

Researchers have been trying to identify the exact tipping point for large-scale social change for years, with results…
This is your brain. This is your brain outdoors.

February 2, 2018

The brain acts much differently when we’re outdoors compared with when we’re inside the lab, a new study…
For a healthier 2018, find purpose in life

December 29, 2017

If your resolution is to be healthier, happier and more fit in the new year, focus first on…
Scientists: Strong evidence that human-caused climate change intensified 2015 heat waves

December 19, 2016

Human-caused climate change very likely increased the severity of heat waves that plagued India, Pakistan, Europe, East Africa,…
Study: Ocean acidification already slowing coral reef growth

February 26, 2016

An international team of scientists from the Carnegie Institution for Science, Rice University and other institutions has performed…
World’s large river deltas continue to degrade from human activity

February 24, 2016

From the Yellow River in China to the Mississippi River in Louisiana, researchers are racing to better understand…
Humans adding less nitrogen to oceans than models predict

January 14, 2016

A new study finds that human activities are likely contributing far less nitrogen to the open ocean than…
Why Counting Your Steps Could Make You Unhappier

December 31, 2015

Using gadgets to track how much we eat, sleep and exercise is a 21st century obsession. But new research from…
Turn-taking in communication may be more ancient than language

December 16, 2015

The central use of language is in conversation, where we take short turns in rapid alternation, a pattern…
Humans Evolved To Get Better Sleep In Less Time

December 16, 2015

Insomniacs take heart: Humans get by on significantly less sleep than our closest animal relatives. The secret, according…
Clues from ancient Maya reveal lasting impact on environment

September 12, 2015

Evidence from the tropical lowlands of Central America reveals how Maya activity more than 2,000 years ago not…
Variability Keeps The Body In Balance

September 23, 2014

Although the heart beats out a very familiar “lub-dub” pattern that speeds up or slows down as our…
Huge population fluctuations could have preceded passenger pigeon extinction

June 18, 2014

Juvenile (left), male (center), female (right), by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Credit: Public Domain In the 19th century, billions…
What our ancestors can teach us about exercise, Alzheimer’s and human longevity

May 6, 2014

UA psychology professor Gene Alexander and anthropologist David Raichlen teamed up to look at physical activity and human…
When mothers are active so are their children – but many mothers are not

March 27, 2014

 A study of physical activity patterns of women and their four-year-olds reveals a strong association between the two.…
Mysterious poles make road crossing easier for high flying mammals

January 18, 2013

Wildlife can have a tough time crossing roads. Noisy, fast vehicles and wide, open gaps in habitat make…
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