Although it may be no surprise that boxers can develop brain damage from repeated blows to the head, a new study has identified the acute complications and long-term consequences of engaging in thi
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Exercise and Fitness
In a web chat on Tuesday, Michelle Obama discussed her anti-obesity campaign on AOL Health.
The American Heart Association (AHA) wants to step into your living room and encourage you to get active with selected Nintendo Wii games.
The US National Physical Activity Plan is calling for additional research into ways to educate and motivate people to exercise more and increased physical activity education for health care profess
David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy ruptured his Achilles’ tendon Sunday, March 14 while playing for AC Milan in Italy and will have surgery in Finland by specialist surgeon Dr. Sakari Orava.
Watching the 2010 Winter Olympics can spark a great deal of interest in winter sports among people who already participate in them as well as individuals who are moved to try a new sport.
Just last week, researchers at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences published an editorial online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, suggesting that authorities rethink how the
Pedometer based walking is a great way to track progress with walking and boost your fitness level.
Big athletes, especially football players are sought after. A new study shows that big size, especially among football players, could mean future health problems.
The simple act of exercising can make you feel good about yourself and improve body image.
A new study by scientists at the University of Iowa shows why muscle membranes don't rupture when healthy people exercise.
The findings shed light on a mechanism that appears to protect cells from mechanical stress. The study, which appears online July 20-24 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Early Edition, also helps explain why muscle damage is so severe when this mechanism is disrupted, which occurs in certain congenital and limb-girdle muscular dystrophies.
Researchers from the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England are looking for female participants for a study investigating the relationship between exercise and body image. Dr James Byron-Daniel and MSc Research methods student, Nicola Stock will explore how small amounts of exercise make women feel about how they look and hope that the study will shed new light on an area where there is currently very little research.
By the time they reach ninth grade, most adolescents abandon the physical activities they enjoyed in seventh grade; and the more vigorous the activity, the more likely they are to drop it.
Although some older adolescents rekindle their interest, it still does not return to seventh-grade levels, according to a study in the July issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
In order to be safe, you have to be seen. That’s the advice the Southwest Injury Prevention Network (SWIPN) are urging walkers, runners, cyclists and others to follow when they use roadways to keep physically active in the coming months. With spring in the air and summer right around the corner, SWIPN launched its Be Safe Be Seen campaign this week.
Results of a new study show that vibration plate exercise machines can trim harmful belly fat, combined with exercise and calorie restriction. Researchers compared four groups of people. Dieters who used vibration plate exercise machines lost enough weight to improve health. The findings showed that vibration plate exercise machines help dieters trim belly fat when used properly.
Major League baseball (MLB) began banning steroid use in 1191, but did not begin testing its players until 2003. Over time time they have slowly gotten tougher with their testing and penalties. Currently, players such as Mani Ramirez are given a 50 game ban for their first offense. After a third positive test for a performance enhancing drug (PED), the player is banned for life.