t’s a familiar scenario: Your exercise routine was humming along smoothly until, suddenly, you got injured. Or sick. Or work demands piled up, leaving little to no space for your regular sweat session. Now that you’re ready to jump back in, you’re probably wondering how long it will take to regain your hard-earned fitness?
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that exercise is good for you. Regular aerobic exercise lowers your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. And in the short-term, a good workout clears the mental cobwebs, helps you think clearly and makes you more productive.
Mounting evidence shows that those cerebral effects aren’t just […]
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sports-medicine research has called into question the value of warm-ups and cool-downs, and cast doubt on whether they really prevent muscle soreness.
However, there are still other benefits to these pre- and post-workout steps, and to stretching after both. But it’s important to get the sequence right.
A […]Read More... →
SATURDAY, Nov. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If your kid is highly skilled at hockey but wants to try basketball, new research suggests you shouldn’t worry about whether that might cost your child a college scholarship.
Researchers surveyed 91 professional and collegiate ice hockey players and found they tended to play multiple sports as children, […]Read More... →
Head protection still not common after high-profile skip face-plants
If you watch the video of champion curler Brad Gushue’s infamous fall, you might gasp.
The skip slipped and smashed his face during a Grand Slam of Curling quarter-final a few years ago. Although he finished the game, his concussion was so severe, he spent the […]Read More... →
Worried about the health effects of poor sleep, three people get tested – with surprising results
No matter what time 67-year-old Carolyn McCann hits the sack, she’s wide awake by 4:30 a.m.
“I don’t think I have a lot of nights where I sleep eight hours solid. I haven’t done that for a long time […]Read More... →
A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone that occurs when bone tissue has to absorb more weight and impact than it can handle. This type of injury can occur over time in a well-conditioned bone that is overused, or suddenly in an underconditioned bone that is placed under undue stress in a […]Read More... →
For some, carpal tunnel syndrome can be managed without surgery. But many people find that carpal tunnel release surgery is the most effective way to treat the condition and resolve their symptoms.
During carpal tunnel release surgery the transverse carpal ligament is cut to relieve pressure on the median nerve
The […]Read More... →
Fruits and vegetables have been the focus of many studies investigating the role of diet in cognitive function. Yet research has turned up inconsistent results, likely due to small sample sizes and study durations that were too short to find a protective effect.
Now, a large study spanning two decades has linked eating […]Read More... →
Many acute sports or exercise injuries can safely be managed at home for a few days, until symptoms are relieved or until a physician can perform an in-office evaluation.
Existing medical research does not definitively support any specific treatment regimen, but most medical professionals and textbooks agree that the initial home treatment for mild and […]Read More... →
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