Lifting weights for less than an hour a week can cut your risk of heart attack or stroke by up to 70 percent, according to a study.
Thyroid conditions can affect both the physical and mental abilities of athletes. As always, proper treatment is key — but be warned that too much treatment can lead to doping controversies.
Less than one-quarter of all U.S. adults get enough exercise, according to the CDC. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that people 18 to 64 get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week.