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Sports Medicine / Fitness News From Medical News Today

Sports medicine bridges the gap between science and practice in the promotion of exercise and health, and in the scientific assessment, study and understanding of sports performance. Sports medicine covers subjects such as sports injury prevention and tre

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Sitting harms brain health, regardless of exercise

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A small study of middle-aged and older adults reveals that more sitting time is linked to greater thinning of a brain region that is important for memory.

How active are you, really?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Can you accurately gauge your daily levels of physical activity? A new study suggests that individuals may be a bit overconfident in self-evaluations.

How long will it take me to lose 10 pounds?

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:00:00 PDT

Is it possible to safely lose 10 pounds in a week? There are many ways to lose weight, but most require a much longer timeframe. The most successful diets involve lifestyle changes, healthful eating, and exercise. Losing weight quickly may be dangerous and anybody wanting to lose weight rapidly must talk to a doctor.

Physical and mental benefits of swimming

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Swimming can benefit the mind and body in various ways. It is a low-impact activity, and this quality helps many people, including older adults and people with certain disabilities, to exercise, lose weight, build muscle, and relax. Here, learn more about the range of health benefits that swimming can offer.

Could your fitness boost your kids' brain power?

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Adult male mice exposed to a stimulating environment with lots of exercise boost learning ability in offspring through altered sperm RNA, study shows.

What is the RICE method for injuries?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT

A soft tissue injury may require first aid. One treatment method is known as RICE, which stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. If done correctly it can prevent an injury from getting worse and promote healing. We describe the method in detail. Here, learn when, how, and why RICE is an effective treatment.

What causes calf muscle pain?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:00:00 PDT

Calf muscle pain is often caused by overuse or a sports injury. However, it can also indicate an underlying medical issue, including deep vein thrombosis or diabetic neuropathy. Learn more about the causes of calf muscle pain, as well as what stretches can provide relief and when you should see a doctor.

Micro concussions may alter football players' brains

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A study investigating minor blows to the head finds differences in the brains of footballers and cross-country runners. Are micro concussions to blame?

How long does it take for a smashed finger to heal?

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 03:00:00 PDT

When someone squashes their finger under something or between two objects, it is called a smashed finger. Although different to a break, a smashed finger can be very painful and will take some time to heal. Here, we look at some of the ways to relieve the throbbing pain and what to do for a speedy recovery.

Patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee): Treatment and recovery

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Patellar tendonitis involves small tears in the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shin. Learn more about this injury common in athletes who jump.

Jammed finger vs. broken finger: What to know

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A jammed finger is a common injury that can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the finger. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment.

Causes and treatment of inner thigh pain

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:00:00 PDT

Pain in the inner thigh can have many causes including injury, menstruation, or a hernia. Learn more about causes, treatments, and when to see a doctor.

Step up for health: Pedometers 'boost exercise levels for years'

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have found that using pedometers may not only offer short-term benefits, but they also could help to increase exercise levels for up to 4 years.

How to treat muscle knots

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Muscle knots are small, bump-like areas of muscle that can be painful to the touch. The medical term for muscle knots is myofascial trigger points.

High fitness may slash dementia risk, study says

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study from Sweden asks whether the level of physical fitness at middle age could influence women's risk of developing dementia later in life.

How do you relieve neck spasms?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:00:00 PDT

A neck spasm is a common complaint that has a range of potential causes and treatments. Included is detail on stretches and massage.

What causes the outside of your foot to hurt?

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 03:00:00 PDT

A look at lateral foot pain or pain along the outer side of the foot. Included is detail on diagnosis and the outlook for lateral foot pain.

Too much TV may raise men's colorectal cancer risk

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Men who watch at least 4 hours of TV every day could see their risk of colorectal cancer increase by more than a third, a new study suggests.

What causes pain behind the knee?

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Pain in the back of the knee can have many causes, including Baker's cyst and muscle injuries. Learn more about causes, how to treat it, and outlook.

Head injuries may lead to early Alzheimer's

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Amid rising worries that sports-related head injuries may damage health long-term, a new study suggests that they may be tied to the onset of dementia.

Now too much standing is bad for us, says study

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Studies have long been telling us that too much sitting is bad for our health. Now, a new study claims that prolonged standing may cause us harm, too.

How to identify and treat inner knee pain

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 13:00:00 PDT

Learn about the causes of inner (medial) knee pain, treatments, and exercises you can do at home to strengthen the knee and relieve pain.

How fasting boosts exercise's effects on endurance

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A new study, conducted in mice that exercised on a treadmill for 45 minutes per day for 2 months, found that feeding only on alternate days enhanced endurance.

Fitness: How do friends' social media posts affect us?

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

We've all seen those social media posts about friends running marathons, going for a jog every morning, or signing up for a fitness program. The question is, how do they impact us?

What can you do about a groin strain?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:00:00 PDT

A look at groin strains, a muscle injury that has many potential causes. Included is detail on diagnosis and exercises you can do to relieve a strain.