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Picking an Exercise Boot Camp

Picking an Exercise Boot Camp

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Exercise boot camps get you in shape through one or more days of intensive training. Some have a celebrity aspect, like camps run by the dance squads of pro sports teams, while others promise the secrets of elite military […]

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Video Replays Affect Soccer Refs’ Thinking

Video Replays Affect Soccer Refs’ Thinking

Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Anyone watching 2018 World Cup Soccer has to marvel at the referees’ quick thinking. But slow-motion video playbacks may alter their ultimate decision, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed 88 elite soccer referees’ responses to videos of fouls. The refs handed out harsher […]

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Health Tip: Learn Warning Signs of Heat Stroke

Health Tip: Learn Warning Signs of Heat Stroke

(HealthDay News) — As summer weather heats up, it is important to recognize symptoms of heat stroke. Latest Exercise & Fitness News Normally, you regulate your body temperature by sweating. But in some cases, the body’s temperature-control system is overtaxed and your temperature rises too quickly. Very high body temperature can cause damage to the […]

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Exercise May Ease Inflammation Tied to Obesity

Exercise May Ease Inflammation Tied to Obesity

Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Bicycling or other regular exercise may help reduce harmful inflammation in obese people, a new study suggests. Physical activity tames inflammation by changing blood characteristics, according to a team led by Dr. Michael De Lisio, of the University of Ottawa in Canada. Chronic […]

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Exercise May Counter Effects of Obesity Genes

Exercise May Counter Effects of Obesity Genes

Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Older women who carry genes that make them prone to obesity may take comfort in new findings that suggest exercise can counter that risk. For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 8,200 women, aged 70 to 79, of European ancestry. The […]

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Exercise Options That Double as Stress-Busters

Exercise Options That Double as Stress-Busters

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Exercise is a known stress buster, and different disciplines relax and tone you in a variety of ways. So, you can pick and choose from many types of exercise to go beyond physical fitness to better mental health. Exercise’s […]

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Sports Injury Treaments

Sports Injury Treaments

Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MDMedical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Sports injuries refer to the kinds of injury that occur during sports or exercise. While it is possible to injure any part of the body when playing sports, the term sports injuries is commonly used to refer to injuries of the […]

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Exercise: Is The Weather Holding You Back From Exercising?

Exercise: Is The Weather Holding You Back From Exercising?

Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MDMedical Editor: Dennis Lee, MD A comparison of weather conditions with self-reported physical activity levels in over 350 counties in the U.S. revealed that residents of northern states with relatively cool, dry summers are the most likely to get the recommended amount of exercise. The researchers looked at data from […]

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Hip Injury – Shoes, A Factor In Elderly Falls

Hip Injury – Shoes, A Factor In Elderly Falls

(March ’98) – Shoes may seem something of a pedestrian subject but the shoes that older people choose are being accused of increasing their risk of falls and injuries. What’s new, you ask? They shouldn’t be wearing high heels at their age anyway. No wonder the elderly are always falling down! Older people should show […]

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Fitness When There’s No Time to Exercise

Fitness When There’s No Time to Exercise

Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MDMedical Editor: Barbara K. Hecht, PhD While looking at an article by a leading fitness guru, I was struck by her emphasis on making exercise a priority and finding a way to fit in your gym time at any cost. Although she’s right in principle, those of us who are […]