exercise

How Exercise Helps Your Kids At School

Children who do more physical activity are likely to improve their health and it might also help them improve their school grades. Those are the findings of recent research from Sweden which suggest that doubling the amount of time spent doing physical education at school has an impact on children’s academic achievement.


How To Get A Great Workout Without Equipment

Everyone wants to get into shape — but it’s easy to find excuses to put off exercise. Maybe you feel like you don’t have the right equipment, and just don’t want to spend the time and money to seek it out. But what if you don’t really need any gear to work out?


Fix Your Chicken-Head Posture With These Easy Stretches

As we hunch over our computers and phones, lean forward to cook and wash dishes, and generally just continue ageing, we develop this forward-head look that’s not only unattractive but possibly damaging to our health. This video offers ways to reverse it.


Four Actionable Ways To Improve Your Running

It’s easy to fall into a routine with your running and never really think about changing things up, but you might be missing out on opportunities to improve. Today, I want to share four actionable ways you can improve your running.


Briefly: Chocolate Porn, Protein Balls, Sweat Hacker

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Post-workout protein balls recipe, Le Daniel chocolate p√Ętisserie video, is Alien: Isolation the scariest video game ever?


The Best Ways To Improve Your Workouts At The Gym

If you’ve settled into an exercise routine that works for you the next thing you may struggle with is making yourself at home in the gym. We’re talking about making sure you exercise properly, make progress, and don’t hurt yourself. Luckily, there are plenty of places to turn for good advice. Let’s look at some of them.


Avoid Exercise Injuries By Watching For These Signs

It’s incredibly easy to injure yourself while exercising, but if you know what signs to look for you can prevent yourself from hurting yourself too badly. Over at WonderHowTo, Dr Brian Parr explains which symptoms are normal and which to watch out for.


The Right Way To Warm Up For Your Workout

Stretching has long-been many people’s favourite warm-up activity before working out. The truth is that low-intensity workouts are better.


Ask LH: Can I Warm Up Before I Reach The Gym?

Dear Lifehacker I enjoy going to the gym, and recently I’ve been trying to upgrade my warm up. But I’m wondering: how close to the workout does the warm up have to be? Am I OK spending some time warming up at home and then heading to the gym, or will the effect wear off?


Why Sports Drinks Are Pointless For Most People

A proposal to allow sports drinks manufacturers to feature health claims has led to something of a spat between the drinks industry and a health lobby group. The heart of the matter is whether “sport drinks” are, in fact, healthy.