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Torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear)

Torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear)

What is the treatment for a torn ACL? Is surgery needed to repair an ACL tear? The major decision in treating a torn ACL is whether the patient would benefit from surgery to repair the injury. The surgeon and the patient need to discuss the level of activity that was present before the injury, what […]

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Do You Know Your Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level?

Do You Know Your Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You might know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, but do you know your cardiorespiratory fitness level? Experts at the American Heart Association think this number may be an even better gauge of heart health. Cardiorespiratory fitness shows how […]

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The Return of a Training Classic for Runners

The Return of a Training Classic for Runners

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With running, proper form is essential for everything from desired speed to injury prevention. But for many people, muscle memory has locked in less-than-perfect form. A very simple technique, popularized in the 19th century by chemist-turned-runner W.G. George and […]

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The Effects of Exercise on Your Appetite

The Effects of Exercise on Your Appetite

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are you hungry after you exercise? That might not be a problem if you’re at a healthy weight, but if you’re trying to shed extra pounds, the calories you take in could replace the ones you just worked so […]

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When to Replace Athletic Shoes

When to Replace Athletic Shoes

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve made a financial commitment to athletic shoes, no doubt you want your money’s worth. But it’s important to replace them when you see specific signs of wear. Doing so will help prevent injury and allow you to […]

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Personal Trainers’ Top Tips

Personal Trainers’ Top Tips

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ever wonder what top trainers tell their best clients? Personal trainers excel in mapping out individualized exercise programs. And they also offer insights that can help fitness buffs stay motivated. Here are some of their best tips: Remember the […]

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Health Tip: Benefits of Yoga

Health Tip: Benefits of Yoga

(HealthDay News) — The ancient practice of yoga can provide a retreat from the chaos of life, says Harvard Medical School. Yoga’s goal is to challenge yourself physically without feeling overwhelmed. The practice has been noted to provide both mental and physical benefits. Latest Exercise & Fitness News These benefits include: If you have any […]

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Choose Your Running Shoes Carefully

Choose Your Running Shoes Carefully

Latest Exercise & Fitness News SATURDAY, Aug. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a runner, the wrong running shoe could sideline you, a foot expert says. Choose carefully, or you risk discomfort, pain and injuries such as shin splints, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, irritated nerves or the loss of a toenail, warned Dr. Christina […]

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Health Tip: Fit Walking into Your Schedule

Health Tip: Fit Walking into Your Schedule

(HealthDay News) — Walking is a versatile form of exercise that can be done most anywhere. The American Heart Association suggests that adults spend at least 30 minutes each day doing a moderate intensity activity. Fitting brisk walking into your daily schedule is one way to meet that goal. Latest Exercise & Fitness News To […]

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Americans Are Spending Even More Time Sitting, Study Shows

Americans Are Spending Even More Time Sitting, Study Shows

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The United States has grown a bumper crop of couch potatoes in recent years, a new study reports. The amount of time people spend sitting around actually increased after the initial release of the federal Physical Activity Guidelines for […]