Posted 4:38 PM 8/16/2011
Aug. 16, 2011 -- A study published by The Lancet shows that if inactive people increased their physical activity by just 15 minutes per day, they could reduce their risk of death by 14% and increase their life expectancy by three years. The study compared inactive people with active people who engaged in a range of different levels of physical (More)
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Posted 10:34 PM 8/15/2011
Aug. 15, 2011 -- Watching six hours or more of TV per day could shorten the average life expectancy by nearly five years, a study suggests.
Researchers say it's the first study to look at the loss of life associated with this sedentary activity.
Posted 5:02 PM 8/8/2011
Aug. 8, 2011 (Washington, D.C.) -- Being in love may enhance your athletic prowess, a survey of about 400 competitive athletes suggests.
"Based on our findings, being in a loving relationship is helpful to athletic performance, particularly if it's a long-term committed relationship," says study head Kelly Campbell, PhD, assistant professor of (More)
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Posted 4:25 PM 8/8/2011
Posted 11:13 PM 7/29/2011
July 29, 2011 -- Swimmers have detectable levels of a potentially dangerous chlorine by-product called haloacetic acids (HAAs) in their urine within 30 minutes of a swim, a study shows.
Posted 9:46 PM 7/29/2011
July 29, 2011 -- What's the difference between the way a golf pro swings a club and the way a duffer does it?
Many amateurs have swings that can land more than their golf balls in the rough, according to a biomechanical study of 10 professional golfers and five amateurs. Those flawed golf swings can also cause low back pain and elbow problems.
Posted 10:19 PM 7/28/2011
July 28, 2011 -- About 6,000 people a year seek emergency treatment for heat illnesses suffered while playing sports or participating in other recreational activities outdoors, the CDC says in a new report.
During the period examined, 2001 through 2009, the CDC says 75% of those treated for heat illness in emergency rooms and departments were male, and 35% were between the ages of 15 and 19.
Posted 5:57 PM 7/19/2011
July 19, 2011 (Paris) -- One in three retired NFL football players appear to have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), researchers report.
"Cognitive impairment seems to be more prevalent in retired American football players than in the general population that age, where you do not see rates anywhere approaching 35%," says study head Christopher Randolph, PhD, clinical professor of neurology at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.
Posted 8:10 PM 7/12/2011
When she stepped into the pool in January 2009, Makeda Pennycooke didn't know how to swim. The 38-year-old executive pastor from Charlotte, N.C., had signed up for lessons in hopes of getting a workout and conquering her fear of the water.
During her first lesson, Pennycooke learned it was going to take some practice before she could swim a lap. "I was really discouraged at first because I felt like I wasn't getting it," she says, "but after two months of (More)
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