Exercise during teens reaps long-term benefits for women, study shows

exercise / work out
01 Aug 2015
Playing team sports and exercising during adolescence can have long-lasting benefits for women and may even reduce their risk of dying from cancer and other causes later in life, a new study showed on Friday.   Researchers who...

Early bedtimes can lift the spirits

Sleep 2
31 Jul 2015
Going to bed early and keeping regular sleeping hours can reduce negative thoughts and worries, according to recent research at Binghamton University in the US. The study involved 100 BU students who were asked to fill out multiple...

Sleep science: Learning is possible during sleep

30 Jul 2015
French researchers have discovered that rehearsing simple word classifications up until the moment we nod off leads to the brain continuing such exercises during sleep.   "We show that the sleeping brain can be far more '...

Snowga--mixing yoga with snow sports--takes off

Kennedy poses — snowshoes and all — on the trail.
30 Jul 2015
If there's snow, chances are there's Snowga, for the marriage of yoga and snow sports with a winter wonderland backdrop is making headlines and inspiring folks from all over to bridge the gap. When ski instructor and registered...

Arab female bodybuilder looks abroad for recognition

Bahraini female bodybuilder and personal trainer Haifa al-Musawi has several certificates from international fitness and bodybuilding associations
28 Jul 2015
Flexing her muscles in defiance of the Gulf's conservative cultural stereotypes, bodybuilder Haifa Musawi has lost all hope of pumping iron for Bahrain so now is looking elsewhere for recognition.   The 32-year-old began working...

Stress-free Greece: 5 great yoga retreats

Meditation while excercising yoga 
25 Jul 2015
Stressful times for Greece mean potentially stressful times for visitors to Greece.   With the country still locked in the grip of a financial crisis that could yet trigger its exit from the eurozone, anxiety is never far from many...

How to survive a shark attack

A blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus, in an undated photo. Scientists using DNA testing have confirmed the second-known instance of ''virgin birth'' in a shark -- a female Atlantic blacktip shark named Tidbit that produced a baby without a male shark.
23 Jul 2015
First things first: Despite what happened to Mick Fanning on Sunday, you are incredibly unlikely to be duking it out with a shark any time soon.   Fanning, a world champion surfer, had a run-in with one on live TV during a surfing...

How to exercise your way to better sleep

A young girl practicing yoga on the beach.
05 Jul 2015
Physical activities including walking, aerobics, cycling, gardening, golfing, running, weight lifting, yoga and Pilates could help you sleep better, according to a new study. On the flipside, the research team found that more...

Think outside the gym

Group walking
05 Jul 2015
Summer is fast approaching and the mountains are calling. As sports like mountain running, climbing and the novel Scandinavian swim-run competitions become popular, the question of how to transition from urban life to nonstop action can be...

Going vegan can lead to weight loss

02 Jul 2015
Sticking to a vegan diet could be one of the best ways to lose weight, according to a new study that suggests vegans lose an average of 2kg more on the short term than individuals on other diet plans. The review analyzed the results of 12...