‘Fat but fit’ is a myth, new study suggests
Scientists have long debated the extent to which weight impacts on health. Now a major study has found that overweight people are more at risk of heart disease. Should we take its advice?
‘You make your own luck. You make it in training’
One week into Rio, the world’s most amazing athletes are jumping, swimming and riding their way to glory. But all eyes are on ‘the best gymnast in history’: Simone Biles. What’s her secret?
Obesity as great a danger as armed conflict
Around 2.1 billion people — about 30% of the world’s population — are now overweight or obese. The problem is getting worse, but whose responsibility is it to cut us down to size?
Marathon runners defy Boston attack fears
Thousands of people in London are bracing themselves for one of the most painful experiences of their lives: the marathon. But is there more to running than masochism and madness?
Idleness matches smoking in world death rankings
Lack of physical activity now kills as many people as cigarettes, scientists have found. Fully a third of adults do almost no exercise. Is there any way of getting people moving again?
We are still cave men, claims top scientist
A top behavioural scientist has made waves in the diet business, saying that we should eat and live more like our genetic ancestors.