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Exercise and Fitness

Articles about exercise and health, exercise videos and fitness equipment. Studies and research related to fitness and exercise including running, walking, jogging, yoga, resistance training, the latest fitness trends and exercise related news.

How To Play Golf Safe In The Sun

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.

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How Exercise Changes Function Of Heart

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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Physical Education From Competition To Personal Performance

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.

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Research Focuses On Treatment, Prevention Of Sports Injuries

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

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

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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Making Upper-Body Exercise Accessible For All Levels, Abilities

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.

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Physical Therapist Provides Injury Analysis For Fantasy Football

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.

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The bodybugg on arms of 'The Biggest Loser' contestants

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.

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