“Use it or lose it.” I’m sure you’re familiar with this advice. And I hope you’ve been following it. I certainly thought I was. I usually do two physical activities a day, alternating among walking, cycling and swimming. I do floor exercises for my back daily, walk up and down many stairs and tackle myriad […]Read More... →
Small amounts of exercise could have an outsize effect on happiness.
According to a new review of research about good moods and physical activity, people who work out even once a week or for as little as 10 minutes a day tend to be more cheerful than those […]Read More... →
Super-agers are active senior citizens whose physiology far exceeds the average for their age group Credit: E+/Johnny Greig
Patrick Cangley covers 160 miles a week in the saddle of his bicycle. The gentle undulations of the Surrey countryside no longer challenge him, though: instead, he prefers to power up lung-busting steep inclines, and has […]Read More... →
Sometimes these sounds mean nothing, but when joint pops and crackles are accompanied by pain or swelling, it might mean something else entirely. So what exactly are your joints trying to tell you?
Why Joints Snap, Crackle […]Read More... →
While back pain might make you want to hide in bed until everything feels better, the best thing to do is usually to move around and perform exercises that don’t hurt. Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States.
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Back Pain Can Be the Result of a Dangerous Underlying Condition
If the pain is arising from an underlying condition like cancer, infection or a serious fracture of the bone, the pain can worsen. This fear has prompted emergency room physicians to perform too many tests. Rather than benefit the population of back […]Read More... →
Our skeletons may help to keep our weight under control, according to a fascinating new study with animals.
The study suggests that bones could be much more intimately involved in tracking weight and controlling appetite than scientists realized. It also raises interesting questions about […]Read More... →
Arthritis isn’t always from the wear and tear of getting older — younger adults too often get it after suffering knee or ankle injuries. Now researchers are hunting a way to stave off the damage, by targeting the little energy factories that power cartilage cells.
University of Iowa scientists used pigs to mimic […]Read More... →
Exercise may change the composition and activity of the trillions of microbes in our guts in ways that could improve our health and metabolisms over time, a new study finds.
The results provide novel insights into how exercise can affect even those portions of […]Read More... →
When we exercise, far-flung parts of our bodies apparently communicate with one another, thanks to tiny, particle-filled balloons that move purposefully through the bloodstream from one cell to another, carrying pressing biochemical messages, according to an important new study of the biology of exercise.
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