physical activity

Statistics show collectively that increased physical activity leads to better academic performance among elementary, middle, and high school students

By Chayil Champion • April 8, 2022

Make sure you ease back in so as to reduce your risk of injury, UCLA Health experts advise

By Sandy Cohen • February 28, 2022

Find ways to reduce stress.

By uclahealth • February 2, 2022

Small amounts of activity can help lessen the negative health effects of prolonged inactivity

By Ask the Doctors • January 1, 2021

Don't Sweat it! You Can Stay Fit Without a Gym

By Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM • April 13, 2020

Q: I am 63 and even though my kids think I’m too old, I want to start running. Can you help me to prove them wrong? A: We believe that it’s never too late to become physically active. And if you’re careful about how you begin – and maintain – your new exercise regimen, [...]

By UCLA50Plus • December 11, 2019

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children need physical activity to promote healthy growth and development. Playing outdoors fosters higher levels of physical activity than indoor play, which is vital for kids since childhood obesity rates are on the rise. Unfortunately, the average child spends less than 30 minutes of unstructured [...]

By uclahealth • July 11, 2019

Older adults can benefit from regular physical activity. Fortunately, the activity does not need to be strenuous to achieve health benefits. Even a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood or a nearby park can benefit both body and mind. While activities such as hobbies can contribute to maintaining independent, [...]

By UCLA50Plus • November 8, 2018

As we age, we all experience some decline in our abilities, but there are ways seniors can maintain their quality of life and maximize their independence. What are some tips? Staying active both physically [...]

By UCLA50Plus • November 8, 2018

A new study suggests moderate exercise is not just good for your body but improves mental health as well. Researchers concluded this after analyzing the responses of 1.2 million adults who participated in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey. Physical activity improves mental health The study, which [...]

By uclahealth • October 17, 2018