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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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Prolonged sitting and frailty a deadly combination

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Middle-aged and older adults who have low levels of physical activity may be at greater risk of death as a result of prolonged sitting, researchers find.

Higher income individuals more physically active, yet more sedentary

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research led by American Cancer Society researchers in collaboration with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Georgia State University used activity monitors to find that...

Early life physical activity may prevent cognitive decline

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study in rodents shows how physical exercise in early life creates a cognitive reserve that improves cognition and neuronal activity in later years.

Dorsiflexion: Injuries and mobility exercises

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Dorsiflexion is the movement of raising the foot upwards. Learn about the potential injuries that can affect dorsiflexion, and exercises to treat them.

Upper crossed syndrome: Causes, symptoms, and exercises

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Upper crossed syndrome refers to an overlapping configuration of overactive and underactive muscle groups. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Yoga can help to treat depression, studies show

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New studies presented at the American Psychological Association's annual convention indicate that yoga can help to reduce symptoms of depression.

Multiple sclerosis: Resistance training may reduce brain atrophy

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Resistance training twice per week for 6 months may reduce brain atrophy in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, new study reveals.

Scientists propose new approach to hitting the gym

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

James Cook University sports scientists are warning that fatigue from weight training can carry over to endurance training and the two activities must be better coordinated to maximise athletes...

High prevalence of evidence of CTE in brains of deceased football players

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was diagnosed post-mortem in a high proportion of former football players whose brains were donated for research, including 110 of 111 National Football League...

Dog walking could be key to ensuring activity in later life

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new study has shown that regularly walking a dog boosts levels of physical activity in older people, especially during the winter.

Rounded shoulders: Ways to fix 'mom posture'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about stretches and exercises to help correct rounded shoulders, a resting shoulder position that is not in the ideal alignment.

How physical exercise prevents dementia

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Numerous studies have shown that physical exercise seems beneficial in the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age.

Sesamoiditis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Sesamoid bones are located in the knees and feet. What is sesamoiditis, who does it affect, how is it treated, and how may it be prevented?

Sarcopenia: Causes, symptoms, and management

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sarcopenia is a condition characterized by loss of muscle mass. Learn about the causes and symptoms of this condition, and how it is diagnosed and treated.

Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a study led by...

Sever's disease: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is Sever’s disease and who does it affect? In this article learn about the causes, recovery, and possible recurrence of Sever’s disease.

Football boosts bone development in boys

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Playing football can improve bone development in adolescent boys, new research shows.

Torn meniscus: Causes, symptoms, and recovery

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Torn meniscus is perhaps the most common type of knee injury. Learn about the causes of this cartilage tear, the symptoms, and how it is treated.

Peroneal tendonitis: Causes, treatment, and recovery

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Peroneal tendonitis affects the tendons, and can make movement difficult and painful. Learn about the causes, treatments, and outlook for this condition.

Seven health benefits of coconut water

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Coconut water can be a great way to rehydrate after a sweaty workout. Learn how it can replenish your electrolytes and provide extra potassium.

Researchers hope new biomarkers will lead to sports pitch-side test for brain injury

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified inflammatory biomarkers which indicate whether the brain has suffered injury.

Find exercise too strenuous? A placebo might help

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For people who find exercise too much like hard work, researchers suggest that simply believing that a sport or sports product is beneficial could help.

Late teen years are key period for bone growth

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 02:00:00 PDT

The late adolescent years are an important period for gaining bone mineral, even after a teenager attains his or her adult height.

Plantar flexion: Function, anatomy, and injuries

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Plantar flexion is a term that describes the motion of pointing the foot downwards. Learn about the muscles involved in this posture and possible injuries.

A study shows that people find sport less strenuous if they believe it's doing them good

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

No pain, no gain?"Sport is too much like hard work." For many, that is reason enough to pass when it comes to exercise. But does sport really have to make you break into a sweat?