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Exercise and Fitness
Florida Board of Athletic Training are encouraging young athletes, their parents and coaches to learn more about prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries.
Fatigued lower limb muscles can inhibit the ability to control dynamic sports landing movements, increasing the risk of non-contact injury to the knee's anterior cruciate ligament.
In the largest study of its kind, surgeons at Hospital for Special Surgery have determined that by modifying a classic ligament surgery, they can return more athletes, such as baseball players, to their prior level of competition. The modified surgery repairs a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL), which links and stabilizes bones of the lower and upper arm where they meet at the elbow.
Less traumatic than the classic Tommy John surgery, the modified surgery called the docking procedure, with time, is likely to become the gold standard for treating these injuries.
Anyone who's ever struggled with their weight dreams of having a firm, lean and healthy body. The last thing an overweight person wants to hear is another empty promise about a diet that boasts of dramatic weight loss at lightning speed. And according to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 66% of adult Americans are overweight. While they may want to lose weight and feel healthier, most would point to hectic, time-challenged schedules as their biggest deterrent.
Urban planners who incorporate parks and sidewalks in the mix may have a hand in increasing the physical activity of their cities' residents.
Older hospital patients who participate in special care programs may go home sooner and incur fewer medical costs than patients receiving standard care.
Fourth annual "Step Up, Florida!" statewide initiative promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
Regular exercise is recommended for middle-aged and older people, but the effect of exercise on the development of osteoarthritis (OA) in older people is unclear.
New study finds exercise endurance athletes with ventricular arrhythmias have dysfunctional right ventricles.
Swimmers and scuba divers can improve their swimming endurance and breathing capacity through targeted training of the respiratory muscles.
When golfers in the northeastern United States dream of returning to those greens and fairways next spring, they can have some reassurance that inhaling pesticides applied to the turf does not pose a serious human health threat.
Kids who live in certain types of neighborhoods are likely to walk more often, a new study reveals, with boys more likely to walk if they have accessible destinations and girls more likely to walk if they believe it's easy to do so.
Three hours of brisk walking per day can trigger biochemical changes that increase production of new brain neurons.
Public health programs that encourage physical activity, fitness and exercise have not been successful.
Researchers apparently have "gotten a grip" on the relationship between the development of tennis elbow (tendonitis) and the size of the grip on the racket a player uses.
Researchers are reporting development of a method for quickly identifying newly emerging designer steroids before they go into wide use in sports.
The biggest cause of post exercise fainting may be explained by this finding on Histamine.
Randomised comparison of three interventions for Tennis Elbow: mobilisation with movement and exercise, corticosteroid or wait and see.
Exercise is often used in treating osteoarthritis and is an important part in rehabilitation following joint replacement.