Stanford emergency medicine physician Rebecca Walker discusses her experience running an ultramarathon, and guiding a blind runner, in Antarctica.
How much exercise is safe during pregnancy?
Physician Justin Thompson offers guidance on the safety of exercising during pregnancy. Many non-contact activities are healthy.
How early physical therapy can lessen the long-term need for opioids
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.
Mobile devices improving heart health step-by-step
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.
Keeping fit fights off genetic risk for heart disease, Stanford study finds
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.
Stanford scientist weighs in on new government report on physical activity
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.
Weight gain, and loss, causes widespread molecular changes
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.
The cooling touch: Glove used to boost athletic performance, and more
A look at the medical applications of a cooling technique that improves athletic performance.
Physicians who tout well-being may scare off patients, Stanford researcher finds
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 …
Ibuprofen doubles risk of kidney injury in distance runners, Stanford study says
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 …
Social networks may boost fitness, Stanford researchers say
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 …
‘Eat a bleeping Dorito’: An elite runner and Stanford medical student addresses disordered eating
Somehow, Megan Roche balances her roles as a fourth-year Stanford medical student, wife, athlete on the Nike trail running team and, according to her Twitter profile, …
“The Secret Life” of Stanford Medicine alum Cheri Blauwet
Cheri Blauwet's list of accomplishments is long. The wheelchair racer/elite athlete has competed and medaled in three Paralympic Games (she took home the gold in …
Stanford researcher investigates what makes super athletes so fit
Every two years, a small group of elite athletes captures the attention of the world at the Olympic Games. For two weeks, we marvel at their …
Spinning wheels: Cycling as a strategy to cope with ADHD
Both Mike Sinyard and his son have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). And father and son are both helped by the same, non-traditional therapy: cycling Now, Sinyard, …
In Stanford study, a social exercise app got people moving
Everybody wants to exercise more, but many of us get caught up in day-to-day demands and never get around to it. A profusion of phone …