Biking or Walking to Work Helps Keep You Fit

Walking, cycling or taking public transit to work helps middle-aged adults lose body fat and weight, new research suggests. “Physical inactivity is one of the leading causes of ill health and premature mortality,” said study author Ellen Flint. She’s a lecturer in population health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in England.…

Will a Sit-Stand Desk Make You Healthier?

Sit-stand desks are fixtures in many offices today. But new research finds little proof of health benefits associated with their use. Experts warn that long periods of sitting can increase the risk of heart disease and obesity. Adjustable desks that let you stand or sit while working are among the approaches being tried to reduce…