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The physical demands of a sport often dictate the dimensions of the athletes who do best in it. Olympic swimmers have long arms. Marathon runners are shorter than 800m runners. Rowers are big and strong. But top riders rarely come out of the same mould. We asked runners from all disciplines to tell us what …

I still remember working in a beginner’s cycling event, and I was asked, ‘have you ever had problems getting jeans? The answer was no – but I still looked at my quads to see if they had reached Hoy-esque proportions overnight. Yet a few years later, when my primary interest was track cycling, I would …

Good news – dressing to flatter an apple figure is surprisingly easy. It’s about getting the most out of your body type – starting with showing off those enviable arms and legs. What is an apple body shape? Apple body shapes tend to carry most of their weight on the upper half of their body, …

When it comes to clothing sizing, consumers are likely to have a hard time naming a more complex and absurd category to navigate than jeans. Each brand follows their own sizing standards, while the fit, fiber content, and recovery of a pair of jeans can dramatically alter its fit. In an effort to streamline sizing, …

New research presented at the European Obesity Congress (ECO) held online this year suggests that a measure of body shape should be used alongside body mass index (BMI) to help determine the risk of obesity-related cancers. BMI is a simple way to measure body fat from a person’s weight and height. But its reliability is …

Taylor’s new GT 811e is a bantamweight instrument that delivers a surprisingly powerful punch, but, perhaps more importantly, it’s a lot of fun to play. Smaller instruments noticeably lack a smooth frequency response and often have a hole where the bass should be, but that’s far from the case here. The fact that it plays …

Scientists from the Norwegian University of Oslo have developed a new solution to find out how robots can adapt to walking on different surfaces. Their new robot, named DyRET, can change the length of its length and shape of its body depending on the surface it walks on. It is essentially a mechanical adaptation of …

A woman’s body shape – not just the amount of fat – is what drives the stigma associated with being overweight and obese. Fat stigma is a socially acceptable form of prejudice that contributes to poor medical outcomes and negatively affects educational and economic opportunities. But a new study has found that not all overweight …

Newswise – A woman’s body shape – not just the amount of fat – is what drives the stigma associated with being overweight and obese. Fat stigma is a socially acceptable form of prejudice that contributes to poor medical outcomes and negatively affects educational and economic opportunities. But a new study has found that not …

As we enter our third month of confinement, many of us will feel the result of a few too many trips to the refrigerator. And some of us may even fear the so-called “Quarantine 15” – what some people have dubbed the weight gain that may be caused by weeks of self-isolation during the coronavirus …

As we enter our third month of confinement, many of us will feel the result of a few too many trips to the refrigerator. And some of us may even fear the so-called “Quarantine 15” – what some people have dubbed the weight gain that may be caused by weeks of self-isolation during the coronavirus …

As we enter our third month of confinement, many of us will be feeling the result of a few too many trips to the refrigerator. And some of us may even fear the so-called “Quarantine 15” – what some people have dubbed the weight gain that may be caused by weeks of self-isolation during the …

Being physically fit starts with being fit. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions every year is to get in shape. And our first thoughts are usually about the gear we need to buy to achieve that dream – whether it’s watches, adaptive clothing, or fancy household gear (we’re looking at you, Peloton). But …

Do you think you can tell if a person is quarrelsome and irritable or warm and reliable based on their body shape? New research is shedding light on “the complex and value-based judgments people make of strangers based solely on their bodies.” Share on PinterestResearch reveals the instant judgments we make about the personality of …

Imagine getting ready for a job interview or a promising first date. You’re probably thinking about your outfit and general grooming: a cool shower, along with hair products and makeup, if you use them. Glasses or contacts? Hair raised or raised? Various decisions signal different levels of erudition or sexual attractiveness, and people spend a …

Few animals can match the resilience of the humble hydra. Small tentacle freshwater animals can literally be torn to pieces and become healthy animals again. A study published on February 7 in Cell reports suggests that the hydra pieces have a structural memory that helps them shape their new body plan according to the pattern …

This article is part of our report on the benefits of exercise. Consult our interactive body map on the risks of inactivity. For most of us, going to the gym can be confusing about what exercise to do. If you want to change your body shape, can selecting certain exercises really work? Once we reach …