Even Light Exercise Can Help You Live Longer

A new study shows that small bouts of light physical activity are enough to increase lifespan in older men. Government guidelines recommended that adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise every week. However, only about half of American adults actually meet those recommendations, and for older adults, they may seem hard to achieve. But a… Read more →

This Woman Was Paralyzed After Doing Sit-Ups

Sit-ups are such a standard strength-training exercise, you never think you could be seriously injured doing one. But that's what happened to a 23-year-old Brazilian law graduate and fitness model—and her recovery has been nothing short of miraculous. In January 2016, Marcelle Mancuso was at the gym doing inverted sit-ups (which means your ankles are in the air high and your head lower… Read more →

U.S. Skater Couple Competed Through a 'Kind of Traumatic' Moment Just Before Taking the Ice

[brightcove:5720340376001 default] American ice dancers Evan Bates and Madison Chock skated to a season’s best on Monday (Sunday night stateside) in their first routine at the 2018 Winter Olympics, ending in seventh place to advance to the event’s second half on Tuesday. It was, all things considered, an energetic performance to be proud of, Bates later told reporters — in… Read more →