The number of A.C.L. operations at 26 children’s hospitals in the United States has soared as more children and adolescents play sports that involve twisting the knee
When Jason Lalli tore his left anterior cruciate ligament at age 26, he thought he would be fine […]Read More... →
You’re probably weaker than you were yesterday.
This sobering fact, for those who’ve reached adulthood, was one of the recurring themes at last month’s Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology conference in Winnipeg. By some estimates, you hit your muscular peak by the age of 25 and then begin declining, slowly at first […]Read More... →
Fall is here and Canadians are getting ready to bundle up in their cozy sweaters, drink pumpkin spice everything and admire the changing leaves. It might be tempting to start hibernating indoors now that there’s less daylight and the weather is cooler, but fall is a great time to get outdoors and be active.
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A new Canadian study suggests teenage athletes who sustain concussions may still be experiencing brain changes even after they have been cleared to return to play.
Researchers at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine examined 17 bantam hockey players aged 11 to 14 who suffered concussions while playing.
They studied MRIs […]Read More... →
With the explosion of boutique gyms and spin classes and ultramarathons, it can feel like exercise should be both expensive and extreme. But researchers are finding that it really doesn’t seem to matter what kind of physical activity you do to reap great health rewards.
In one of largest global studies ever published […]Read More... →
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens when you try to sleep on the involved side.
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The cause of rheumatoid arthritis, a systemic autoimmune disease, is unknown. But certain genes and environmental factors, such as smoking, are linked to the disease process. Now Mayo Clinic research suggests a new link: the composition of gut microbes.
Veena Taneja, Ph.D., an immunologist at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine, recently demonstrated a relationship […]Read More... →
Balance problems are conditions that make you feel unsteady or dizzy. If you are standing, sitting or lying down, you might feel as if you are moving, spinning or floating. If you are walking, you might suddenly feel as if you are tipping over or generally unsteady.
Many body systems — including your muscles, bones, […]Read More... →
Wearing walking shoes that are comfortable and fit your feet can help prevent injuries such as blisters and calluses. A walking shoe should also be fairly lightweight and provide good shock absorption. But not all walking shoes are created equal. Find the fit and features that are right for you.
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