Do you ride your bike to work? If you don't, maybe you should.
Why? People who commute by bicycle are at lower risk of dying early, a new study from New Zealand finds.
Researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, the University of Melbourne and the University of Auckland found that those who cycled to work had a 13% reduction in death during the study period.
Only about one in five U.S. adults and one in 10 children and teens who suffered head and neck injuries in cycling crashes said they wore a helmet, a new study finds.
An analysis of data from more than 76,000 cyclists nationwide who experienced such injuries between 2002 and 2012 found that only 21% of men, 28% of women and 12% of younger riders had been wearing a helmet.<...
Many American kids don't don helmets when biking, skateboarding and riding scooters, a troubling new poll finds.
Among more than 1,300 parents surveyed, 18% said their kids never wear helmets while biking, 58% said their kids don't wear helmets while skateboarding, and 61% said their children don't wear helmets when riding scooters, according to the C.S. Mott Children's Ho...
Serious sports injuries aren't confined to athletes -- spectators also run that risk, a new study finds.
"You don't expect to be injured when you attend a sporting event as a spectator," said Dr. Amit Momaya, a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "You certainly don't expect to die, yet there are any number of cases where spectators are injure...
Exercise is good for your mental health, as long as you don't overdo it, researchers say.
An analysis of data from 1.2 million people in the United States found they reported 3.4 days a month of poor mental health on average. But those who were physically active had 1.5 fewer "down" days a month than those who were not active.
Being active for 45 minutes three to five times ...
A road trip across the country is a someday dream for many Americans. Pedaling the roughly 4,000 miles from coast to coast adds an epic aspect to the adventure.
"When I was a kid, I met a guy in a bike shop whose bike was loaded down with bags," said Craig Miller, an avid cyclist who co-hosts a popular sports radio show on KTCK in Dallas. "He told us he was riding from California to ...
More than 2.2 million American children a year -- or about 25 an hour -- were treated in emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries over a 10-year period, a new study finds.
"The good news is that the rate of injury declined over the course of the study. Still, far too many children are being seriously hurt on their bikes," said lead author Lara McKenzie. She's principal inves...
Waiting until you're thirsty to drink during sports could lead to dehydration and poorer performance, a new study finds.
"Drinking only to thirst typically leads to significant dehydration, which is associated with exercise performance impairment," said study author Stavros Kavouras, a professor and director of the Hydration Science Lab at the University of Arkansas.
If you want to counter the physical costs of getting old, regular exercise might be your best option, researchers report.
The findings "debunk the assumption that aging automatically makes us more frail," said researcher Janet Lord. She is director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the University of Birmingham in England.