Play It Safe With Winter Sports
Skiing, snowboarding, skating and sledding are great ways to have winter fun, but be sure to take steps to reduce your risk of injuries, experts say.
Strengthen your deltoids to help prevent shoulder injuries
When it comes to training, the anterior, or front, deltoid muscle gets almost all the attention, while the medial and posterior deltoids get the cold shoulder.
Why static stretching may not be as effective as you think
For a decade, the research has been clear: static, hold-the-pose stretches prior to athletic activity diminish performance and might even open athletes up to injury.
Stimulating the Brain to Enhance Rehabilitation Effects
For more than two decades, physician-scientist Pablo Celnik has studied how people acquire new motor abilities and what makes those abilities stick around. To this end, he’s used noninvasive brain stimulation techniques including transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
BMI may mediate inverse link between fiber intake, knee OA
Zhaoli Dai, Ph.D., from the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues used data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) and the Framingham Offspring Osteoarthritis Study to assess how BMI and inflammation might impact the observed association between greater fiber intake and the lower risk for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.
Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people
New research published in the European Heart Journal suggests that even people with no signs of cardiovascular disease should exercise to prevent a heart attack.
Treating and Managing Shoulder Pain
Sore shoulder remedies: This common joint problem can affect anyone. Shoulder pain may involve the cartilage, ligaments, muscles, nerves, or tendons. It can also include the shoulder blade, neck, arm, and hand.
Medicine balls: Exercise tools that add fun to fitness
Consider working out with a medicine ball, an inexpensive fitness tool that's exploding in popularity. This weighted ball helps you develop strength, endurance and even flexibility-and many exercises are done with a partner, adding a fun dimension to workouts.