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Exercise and Fitness
Tiger Woods will undergo reconstructive knee surgery, his website reports, and will miss the remainder of 2008 season due to knee injury.
To promote sun safety and skin cancer prevention among golf enthusiasts, who face heightened risks of developing skin cancer due to prolonged sun exposure, dermatologists representing WDS provided free skin cancer screenings and sun damage assessments.
New study calls for increased use of protective equipment to reduce in school sports related injuries, particularly in regard to baseball-related injuries.
Women who were physically active as teens and young adults were 23 percent less likely to develop premenopausal breast cancer than women who grew up sedentary.
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.
Should the physical education in schools be geared more toward competition or personal performance leading to exercise more, be fit and have a healthy life? This report says the future health of Americans may depend exercising more.
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?
Regular physical exercise may help protect against mild cognitive impairment, a disorder of the brain that affects nerve cells involved in thinking abilities.
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
Gyrotronics, Pilates and Yoga, while similar, are exercise and fitness systems that focus on using the human body properly, and efficiently getting rid of bad habits (which everyone develops over time).
Older women loose more muscle mass than men and they need regular exercising and protein eating to preserve muscle.
ThermaFreeze Products Corporation (PINKSHEETS: TFZP) announced today the inclusion of the Company's compress pads at WisdomKing.com, the largest physical therapy store online.
Modest amount of brisk walking weekly is enough to trim waistlines and cut the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS), an increasingly frequent condition linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle.
Elderly adults at risk for physical disabilities are able to adhere to a regular program of moderate exercise for one year.
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.
Performed on a Krankcycle, an upper-body, stationary hand cycle that utilizes an adjustable, variable-resistance mechanism connected to a floating flywheel, Kranking is a new training system that focuses on upper-body cardiovascular training.
Physiotherapy can improve the daily lives of patients who have had knee replacement surgery due to osteoarthritis in the short term.
With fantasy football almost as popular as the real-life games, enthusiasts can now look to a physical therapist, an expert in musculoskeletal conditions, for a better understanding of the injuries plaguing their fantasy teams.
The contestants of NBC's hit show The Biggest Loser are showing off this season's latest fitness fashion accessory, the bodybugg armband, which measures the number of calories that they burn, aiding in their weight loss efforts.