Editor's note

Many of us seem to be having more trouble than usual getting the exercise we need while social distancing. Renee J. Rogers, an expert in health and physical activity at the University of Pittsburgh, notes that recent FitBit data that shows how Americans are exercising 12% less than they were before the pandemic hit. As she explains, moving your body in short bursts throughout the day – rather than going to the gym or running outside – might be a good solution.

This week we also liked articles about the different reasons why Americans would like to rely less heavily on fossil fuels in the long term, the perils black men face when they go for a run in mostly white neighborhoods and why it seems that so many websites look alike.

Nicole Zelniker

Editorial Researcher

Short walks can boost the immune system and keep a person fit. AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Finding ways to move your body while social distancing

Renee J. Rogers, University of Pittsburgh

Physical activity is important for all kinds of health reasons, even in quarantine.

Wind turbines in the first rays of sunlight at the Saddleback Ridge Wind Project in Carthage, Maine, March 20, 2019. AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty

Both conservatives and liberals want a green energy future, but for different reasons

Deidra Miniard, Indiana University; Joe Kantenbacher, Indiana University; Shahzeen Attari, Indiana University

How should the United States power its economy in 2050? A recent survey finds surprising agreement from Americans of all political stripes.

Footage captured the last moments of Ahmaud Arbery’s life. Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Youtube

The killing of Ahmaud Arbery highlights the danger of jogging while black

Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland

Research shows black men are less likely to exercise in white neighborhoods. Those who do jog report having police called and neighbors shun them.