How Many Steps You Really Need to Take Each Day, According to Science?

How Many Steps You Really Need to Take Each Day, According to Science?

Photo: Ljupco Smokovski (Shutterstock) The more you walk, the lower your risk of all-cause and cancer mortality, according to a new study, with the benefits leveling out once you reach 10,000 steps per day. So clearly, that is the number of steps to aim for—or is it? Studies that compare health outcomes to step counts … Read more

Amp Up Bodyweight Exercises With These Superb Variations

Amp Up Bodyweight Exercises With These Superb Variations

Everyone likes to be comfortable but it’s a serious problem when that complacency slips into training. One surefire way to see diminishing returns with your workouts, or fall into a rut, is to do the same old exercises over and over again. The fundamental bodyweight exercises we all know — push-ups, pull-ups, squats, or lunges … Read more

Eat and exercise well to prevent sarcopenia

Eat and exercise well to prevent sarcopenia

“Sarcopenia — it’s a complicated name for something that we already know about,” says registered dietician Noreen Roche. While it is normal to lose some muscle mass due to aging, sarcopenia is characterized by a severe decline in muscle mass and mass, having a major impact on quality of life. Before you decide that this … Read more

Hope, hard reality mix in Japanese town wrecked by disaster

Hope, hard reality mix in Japanese town wrecked by disaster

FUTABA, Japan (AP) — Yasushi Hosozawa returned on the first day possible after a small section of his hometown, Futaba, reopened in January — 11 years after the nuclear meltdown at the nearby Fukushima Daiichi plant. It has not been easy. Futaba, which hosts part of the plant, saw the evacuation of all 7,000 residents … Read more

Iconic African game to be focused at world wildlife conference

Iconic African game to be focused at world wildlife conference

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Iconic African wildlife such as elephants, big cats and rosewood trees will be central to discussions of the World Wildlife Conference slated for Panama later this year. The standing meeting of the UN wildlife trade body, called the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, which met all of last week … Read more

Here’s the Space Force’s plan to ditch annual fitness testing

Here’s the Space Force’s plan to ditch annual fitness testing

The Space Force is boldly going where no US military branch has gone before: dumping the annual fitness test. The Pentagon’s newest branch wants its members to focus on managing their daily health to feel their best, rather than on how fast they can run a mile or complete pushups once a year. “It is … Read more