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Exercise is more precious than ever. So let’s stop scaring kids off PE

When I was growing up I routinely bunked PE lessons. I saw PE as optional – it was on the timetable, but no one seemed to care if you didn’t attend. PE was for sporty kids anyway, and I wasn’t one

Does exercise burn more calories in the cold than in warm weather?

Gut Check is a periodic look at health claims. We ask: Should you believe this? The claim: E xercising in the cold burns more calories than exercising in warmer temperatures, making it easier to lose weight. Specifically, people who hiked in

Is the Keto Diet Better Than a Regular Diet, Even with Exercise?

Is the ketogenic diet more effective for people with metabolic syndrome than a standard American diet with exercise? Researchers from Bethel University in Minnesota think so. But dietitians say it may not be that simple. The researchers set out to discover