The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number.
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
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Will physical activity reduce or increase your arthritis pain? Get tips on exercise and other common concerns when coping with arthritis symptoms and arthritis pain.
Arthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. You can find plenty of advice about easing the pain of arthritis and other conditions with exercise, medication and stress […]Read More... →
How to Tell If You’re Overtraining or Just Sore
You’ve likely heard the saying, “no pain, no gain.” If you’ve gotten the impression that some soreness while working out is normal, you would be correct. But it can be a fine line between when that soreness becomes classified as pain. Walking this line correctly is […]Read More... →
If you are like most people, you lead a rather stress-filled life — a life filled with demands, and little time for rest and relaxation. With little time for you, you eat fast food rather than preparing a healthy meal, you choose more coffee over getting more sleep, and you spend hours hovering over your […]Read More... →
Explosive plyometric jumps and lifting huge racks of weight may be impressive, but those exercises aren’t for everyone. Lack of strength and flexibility or simple inexperience can quickly turn athletic bravado into a visit to the emergency room. In fact, there are a number of moves that the best trainers generally refuse to do […]Read More... →
You may be reluctant to exercise for fear that it’ll aggravate your symptoms, but research shows that regular moderate exercise lessens pain and improves function.
While the pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia may make exercise and daily activities difficult, it is crucial to be physically active. Research has repeatedly shown that regular aerobic exercise […]Read More... →
Prevent these 8 common injuries
Stay in the game and learn how to listen to your body and avoid injury with these tips.
Overuse injuries can be the bane of physically active people, from elite athletes to weekend warriors. Excessive, repeated stress on tendons, bones and joints over weeks or months can lead […]Read More... →
Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out in front. Keeping your foot to the floor, slowly bend one knee until you feel it being comfortably stretched. Hold for 5 seconds. Straighten your leg as far as you can and hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times with each leg.
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