Randall Stafford discusses the importance and benefits of physical activity, particularly for aging adults.
Circadian rhythms affect Olympic swim performance, study finds
Olympic swimmers race about 0.39 seconds faster in the evening than in the morning, and as insignificant as that fraction of a second may seem, …
Ice pack or heating pad? What works best for athletic injuries
Sports medicine expert Calvin Hwang weighs in on when you should use cold or heat for athletic injuries, such as sprains and strains.
Motor-powered ankle exoskeleton could make running easier, faster
Stanford bioengineering researchers find that a motorized device that attaches around the ankle and foot can drastically reduce the energy cost of running.
Even if you are virus-free, COVID-19 is affecting your health. Here’s what to do
Are your healthy habits succumbing to coronavirus? Here are some tips to stay safe and protect your well-being amid the outbreak.
Self-care: The gift that keeps on giving
Psychiatrist Jacob Towery discusses how to practice self-care and how it can benefit both individuals and the people around them.
Exercise stress test results often misinterpreted as bad news
Stanford research shows that having high blood pressure at peak exercise intensity could indicate good fitness, rather than revealing heart disease risk.
Is a rubber band the secret to running faster?
“Exotendon,” a device that is clipped between a runner’s shoes and links them together, may be the secret to running faster.
Even athletes may have high blood pressure, possibly
A third of young athletes register high blood pressure, raising questions about their health — or about the new U.S. hypertension guidelines.
To get kids and adults to exercise, here’s what works
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.
MyHeart Counts health data released for external research
Scientists from the MyHeart Counts research study have released data from 50,000 participants to enable additional investigations.
Promoting safer routes to school through citizen science
Documenting the safest routes to walk to school through a phone app can increase the likelihood that kids will bike or walk to class.
At event, experts talk heart health and share the latest on Apple Heart Study
If you happened to have dropped by the Apple Store in downtown San Francisco Monday evening, you might have caught sight of something out of …
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.
WELL for Life challenges you to explore the great outdoors
Stanford's WELL for Life initiative encourages you to get outside through a "mini challenge" that emphasizes the role of nature in your well-being.
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.