Posted 6:58 PM 8/9/2012
Aug. 9, 2012 -- The gentle movements of Sun-style tai chi (SSTC) can improve the lives and boost the exercise endurance of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a new study by Australian researchers.
Posted 9:00 PM 8/7/2012
Aug. 7, 2012 -- No exercise is more popular than walking, and more people walk these days than they did five years ago, according to a new CDC report.
Nonetheless, the majority of adults still need to increase the amount of exercise they get each week in order to meet federal health guidelines. Nearly a third of American adults still get no exercise at (More)
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Posted 10:54 PM 7/30/2012
July 30, 2012 -- Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte credits a beer keg and a giant boat chain with helping him win the United States' first gold medal of the London games.
Lochte powered past teammate Michael Phelps and the rest of the field Saturday to easily win the 400-meter individual medley on the first full day of the summer Olympics.
Posted 10:08 PM 6/25/2012
June 25, 2012 -- Next time you see your doctor, be prepared to be weighed and measured -- and possibly referred to a weight loss program.
Posted 7:01 PM 6/4/2012
June 4, 2012 -- Exercisers who train chronically to compete in marathons, triathlons, and other long-distance events may be hurting their heart health, according to a new report.
"Chronic extreme endurance efforts, like marathons, ultra-marathons, and long-distance triathlons, can cause cardiovascular damage over time," says researcher James H. O'Keefe, MD, director of (More)
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Posted 9:42 PM 6/1/2012
June 1, 2012 (San Francisco) -- You may be able to run faster if you take off your shoes. But you also risk injury, new studies show.
Your legs and feet move differently when you run barefoot. This can make you more efficient. But the unfamiliar movements can strain your muscles and tendons.
Posted 4:02 AM 5/28/2012
May 28, 2012 -- Kids who like to be active can influence others to do the same, or at least that's what new research finds.
Children in social groups that included others who were physically active were six times more likely to be physically active themselves in a study published today in the journal Pediatrics.
Posted 8:09 PM 5/18/2012
May 18, 2012 -- Sprains, strains, and worse injuries are unavoidable in sports, and playing through the pain comes with the territory for most athletes.
So how do they continue to excel with pain that would leave others sidelined?
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