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Exercise and Fitness

How Exercise Changes Function Of Heart

Apr 29 2008 - 11:39am

For the first time researchers are beginning to understand exactly how various forms of exercise impact the heart. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators, in collaboration with the Harvard University Health Services, have found that 90 days of vigorous athletic training produces significant changes in cardiac structure and function and that the type of change varies with the type of exercise performed. Their study appears in the April Journal of Applied Physiology.

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Research Focuses On Treatment, Prevention Of Sports Injuries

Apr 18 2008 - 11:52am

As the weather grows warmer, baseball and softball leagues swing into action, soccer and tennis matches start up and cyclists and runners hit the road. The health benefits are substantial for those who regularly participate in sports and physical activity. But unfortunately, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 10,000 emergency room visits per day are the result of participation in sports, recreation or exercise. That's 3.65 million ER trips per year. How can those injuries be reduced?

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Top Strength Exercises For Your Best Summer Beach Body

Apr 14 2008 - 12:01pm

As summer quickly approaches, many of us are scrambling to find a workout regimen that will get us the fastest results so we can look good by Memorial Day. The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) polled their member database -- nearly 100,000 personal trainers and health professionals strong -- their survey recommended trying the following exercises for each body part to get your best summer beach body:

1. Chest: incline and decline dumbbell presses

2. Back: seated lat rows

3. Lower Back: reverse hypers

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Legislation Requires Life-Saving Equipment At Outdoor Fitness, Sports Facilities

Dec 13 2007 - 11:58pm

Illinois legislation requires outdoor football stadiums, soccer fields, baseball fields and other outdoor facilities to have an automated external defibrillator on hand to help save lives in the event of a medical emergency.

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