Sidelined by injury, runner Ellen Bouchard turned to science and discovered that proper form, not the perfect shoes, are the key to avoiding pain.
Stanford research shows that having high blood pressure at peak exercise intensity could indicate good fitness, rather than revealing heart disease risk.
“Exotendon,” a device that is clipped between a runner’s shoes and links them together, may be the secret to running faster.
A third of young athletes register high blood pressure, raising questions about their health — or about the new U.S. hypertension guidelines.
Stanford's Abby King shares evidence-backed strategies to get people to exercise more and sit less. "You don't need fancy equipment," she said.
Stanford emergency medicine physician Rebecca Walker discusses her experience running an ultramarathon, and guiding a blind runner, in Antarctica.
Physician Justin Thompson offers guidance on the safety of exercising during pregnancy. Many non-contact activities are healthy.
Patients who undergo physical therapy soon after a pain diagnosis are less likely to use opioids in the long term, a Stanford-Duke study finds.
Stanford heart doctors bank on digital health to improve heart care in the future by monitoring encouraging exercise, detecting and tracking conditions like atrial fibrillation, and more.
In one of the largest observational studies on fitness and heart disease, researchers examined found that people with higher levels of grip strength, physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness had reduced risks of heart attacks and stroke.
A new report out of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department takes a science-first approach to detailing the boons of physical activity for human health.
Study finds even a modest weight gain causes the body to fluctuate on the molecular level, but most changes revert back when weight is lost.
A look at the medical applications of a cooling technique that improves athletic performance.
Physicians have to walk a tough line when encouraging healthy behavior. Take Dr. J. She bikes to work, swims over lunch, jogs on the weekend …
Like the other runners in my office, the first question that popped to mind when I heard about a Stanford study linking kidney damage with …
Your online social network doesn’t just keep you connected, it can also help you stay fit, a new study shows. A team of researchers led …