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Choosing the Right Home Weight Machine

Posted 30 Jan 2018 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 – Still looking for a New Year's resolution? Consider strength training. It's important for everyone, regardless of age, gender and how developed you do and don't want to get. Strong muscles make everyday activities easier and allow you to maintain your independence throughout life. But you don't have to go to a gym to get in these workouts. If you prefer machines to free ...

Physical Therapist Challenges 'No Pain, No Gain' Theory

Posted 18 Jan 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 – Many people think if they're not sore after a workout, they didn't push themselves hard enough. But some experts challenge this view. "There's no evidence that shows individuals with muscle soreness get stronger versus those that don't," said physical therapist Heather Henry, from University Hospitals Avon Health Center in Avon, Ohio. Soreness after a workout is caused ...

Running in the Cold: How to Survive and Thrive

Posted 15 Jan 2018 by

SUNDAY, Jan. 14, 2018 – Whether you're training for a marathon or just logging miles, cold-weather running requires some special health and safety precautions, according to a sports medicine expert. That said, it also gives you a chance to get ahead of the competition because people often don't train once serious cold sets in, Dr. Joshua Blomgren said in a news release. He's a primary care ...

Seniors, Lose the Weight But Not the Muscle in 2018

Posted 30 Dec 2017 by

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 – If you're a senior who's pledging to lose weight in 2018, be sure you're shedding excess fat without losing muscle and bone. Losing fat is good for your heart, but maintaining muscle and bone is crucial for staying mobile and living independently, said Kristen Beavers, a health and exercise science professor at Wake Forest University. "Everybody says that they want to ...

Health Tip: Build Your Strength

Posted 19 Dec 2017 by

-- As you age, it's important to keep up your strength. To build your muscles, you'll need to lift or push weight, the National Institute on Aging says. Here's the agency's advice for starting a strength-training program: Talk with your doctor if you are unsure about starting a specific exercise. Don't hold your breath during strength exercises. Doing so can affect your blood pressure. Breathe ...

Are Women Naturally Fitter Than Men?

Posted 6 Dec 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 – When it comes to getting and staying fit, women may have an aerobic edge over men, new research suggests. In a small new study, investigators compared oxygen uptake and muscle oxygen extraction in 18 young men and women while they worked out on a treadmill. Oxygen uptake is an important measure of aerobic fitness. Women consistently processed oxygen about 30 percent ...

7 Signs You'd Benefit From a Fitness Assessment

Posted 5 Dec 2017 by

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 – You might be excited to begin an exercise program for better health, but for some people, getting a fitness assessment first is the right way to get started. As part of this exam you'll learn about appropriate exercises and safety guidelines, such as workout duration and the intensity level best for you. During the assessment, key components of your fitness will be ...

Preventing Sports Injuries

Posted 16 Nov 2017 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 – Simple steps can help keep you from being sidelined by a sports injury. First, make it a rule to bookend every workout with a warm-up and a cool-down. The warm-up is meant to increase your heart rate and blood flow to muscles. Start with some light cardio, like brisk walking, for your warm-up. After 3 to 10 minutes, focus on increasing flexibility in the muscles you'll ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Compounded Glutamine, Arginine, and Carnitine Product for Injection by United Pharmacy: Compounding Risk Alert - FDA Investigates Two Adverse Events

Posted 8 Nov 2017 by

ISSUE: FDA received an adverse event report stating that two patients developed what is described in the report as tissue erosion at the injection site following the administration of an injectable glutamine, arginine, and carnitine (GAC) product that was compounded by United Pharmacy, LLC, located in West Palm Beach, Florida. According to the report, a sample of the product was sent for testing ...

Divers May Be Plunging Into A Whole Lot Of Injury Trouble

Posted 7 Nov 2017 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 – A well-executed dive may look graceful and effortless, but competitive diving can take a toll on the body, a doctor warns. "Even when a dive is perfectly executed, injuries can occur, whether traumatic or from overuse," said Dr. Nathaniel Jones, a sports medicine physician at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill. Jones noted that a springboard diver strikes the ...

What Exercise Regimen Is Best for Healthy Weight Loss in Seniors?

Posted 2 Nov 2017 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 – Seniors who want to lose weight should hit the weight room while they cut calories, a new study suggests. Older folks who performed resistance training while dieting were able to lose fat but still preserve most of their lean muscle mass, compared with those who walked for exercise, researchers report. "The thought is if you lose too much lean mass, that this will ...

Health Tip: Tendonitis 101

Posted 30 Oct 2017 by

-- Tendonitis occurs when the thick cords of tissue that connect muscles to bone become inflamed and painful. Tendonitis can be triggered by an injury, muscle overuse, improper stretching or incorrect form during exercise, the American Podiatric Medical Association says. The condition usually resolves on its own with rest, ice and elevation. But it may be time to visit the doctor if symptoms ...

Get Your Muscles In Step With Tai Chi

Posted 24 Oct 2017 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 – If you're looking for a low-impact exercise that can have a big impact on your quality of life, give Tai Chi a try. This ancient Chinese practice combines slow, flowing movement with meditation and deep breathing. According to the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, studies show that Tai Chi is very good at improving muscle strength, ...

Your Robot Masseuse Will See You Now

Posted 12 Oct 2017 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 – The backaches of the future may have a new remedy – developers say a robot masseuse is now treating patients in Singapore. Known as Emma (for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation), the robot mimics the human palm and thumb and specializes in back and knee massages, according to its developers. It is used alongside a doctor and massage therapist and, the developers ...

The Value of Strength Training

Posted 9 Oct 2017 by

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 – Strength training – also called resistance training or, simply, weightlifting – isn't just for those muscular bodybuilders at the gym. It's a type of exercise that should be part of everyone's overall fitness plan. Why? Strength training keeps muscle toned, reduces body fat, and helps burn more calories even when you're not working out. Strong muscles are especially ...

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