‘Exercise in a Bottle,’ Scientists Working on Pill That Mimics Effects of Working Out

A couch potato’s dream — a magic pill that could mimic the benefits of exercising without ever having to leave the couch could soon be a reality. Australian scientists have carried out “breakthrough” research, mapping out the 1,000 molecular changes in the body induced by exercise, and could soon use that research to create such […]

Obamas Turn Easter Egg Roll Into Birthday Party for First Lady’s ‘Let’s Move!’ Campaign

Children attending Monday’s annual White House Easter Egg Roll also found themselves part of an impromptu birthday celebration for first lady Michelle Obama’s signature “Let’s Move!” initiative. The effort, which celebrated its fifth anniversary Monday, promotes exercise and healthy eating. Mrs. Obama also has used to the initiative to push controversial school-lunch standards in districts […]

Dept. Of Transportation Rolls Out $47M for Bike and Pedestrian Paths

Over $47 million has been awarded to municipalities by the U.S. Department of Transportation for bicycle and pedestrian path projects. “As uncertainty about the future of long-term federal funding continues, this round of TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) will be a shot in the arm for these innovative, job-creating and quality of life-enhancing projects,” […]

Why Americans Need to Start Walking More

The very mention of exercise turns many people off, and often invokes a reaction of, “Forget it.” But why? Exercise is essential to a healthy life. Without regular exercise, we suffer premature ailments and unnecessary pains of many kinds. So why are people so resistant to exercise? In part, it may be because our culture […]